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CARBON THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS AT THE TRIPLE POINT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
957
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
957
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Astron Research & Engineering
130 Kifer Ct Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: CARBON THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS AT THE TRIPLE POINT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $490,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE MELT TEMPERATURE, HEAT OF FUSION, LIQUID VISCOSITY, AND ULTRAHIGH TEMPERATURE STRENGTH OF GRAPHITE AND CARBON-CARBON MATERIALS ARE UNCERTAIN AND OF SUBSTANTIAL INTEREST RELATIVE TO NOSETIP PERFORMANCE IN ADVANCED EARTH ENTRY MISSIONS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO USE COMPONENTS OF A UNIQUE AND AVAILABLE FACILITY--THE NASA AMES ELECTRIC ARC SHOCK TUBE (EAST)--TO RAPIDLY RESISTANCE HEAT CARBON SPECIMENS TO THE TRIPLE POINT, AND MEASURE THESE THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES. THE HIGH ENERGY CAPACITY AT EAST (1.25 MJ) ENABLES MILLISECOND TIME SCALE HEATING WHICH HELPS TO CIRCUMVENT MANY OF THE PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE THWARTED PREVIOUS MEASUREMENTS ATTEMPTS. ON PHASE I, WE WILL EXPERIMENTALLY DEMONSTRATE THE BASIC FEASIBILITY OF THIS APPROACH AND DESIGN QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT EXPERIMENTS. ON PHASE II, WE WILL CARRY OUT THE DETAILED THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENT TESTS.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Powars
4159628165

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astron Research & Engineering
2028 Old Middlefield Way Mountain View, CA 94043

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