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THIN OXIDATION RESISTANT CARBON/CARBON COMPOSITE MONITORING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12249
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12249
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086 0470
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: THIN OXIDATION RESISTANT CARBON/CARBON COMPOSITE MONITORING
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $67,004.00
 

Abstract:

NEW GENERATION HIGH-TEMPERATURE MATERIALS ARE BEING DEVELOPED FOR A HOST OF APPLICATIONS SUCH AS THE NATIONAL AEROSPACE PLANE (NASP). CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES SHOW GREAT PROMISE FOR THIS APPLICATION BECAUSE OF THEIR HIGH STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES.IN ORDER TO FULLY UTILIZE THE HIGH-TEMPERATURE ADVANTAGES OF CARBONCARBON, OXIDATION COATINGS ARE BEING DEVELOPED AND APPLIED TO CARBONCARBON TO PREVENT OXIDATION DEGRADATION OF THE PARTS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. IT IS CRITICAL THAT THESE COATINGS BE DEFECT FREE. ADVANCES IN X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPH (CT) ARE PROVIDING METHODS FOR THE EVALUATION OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS AT VERY HIGH RESOLUTIONS. IT IS PROPOSED THAT A HIGH-TEMPERATURE OVEN SYSTEM BE DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE WITH THE TOMOSCOPE HIGH-RESOLUTION CT SCAN SYSTEM SO THAT OXIDATION COATINGS OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES CAN BE FULLY EVALUATED FOR DEFECTS THROUGHOUT THE RANGE OF OPERATING TEMPERATURES. SUCH A SYSTEM WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW TINY RACKS AND VOIDS THROUGHOUT THE COATINGS WHICH COULD CAUSE RAPID OXIDATION AND FAILURE OF THE CARBON-CARBON COMPONENT. THE DESIGN OF SUCH AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM WILL REQUIRE INNOVATIVE THINKING IN OVEN DESIGN, IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION & DATA PRESENTATION.

Principal Investigator:

Robert N Yancey
5132559808

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Research & Applctns
425 Lakeside Dr Sunnyvale, CA 94086

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No