CMC Matrices Enabling Long Operational Lifetimes at Temperatures Above 2700°F

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Silicon Carbide based ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) offer the potential to fundamentally change the design and manufacture of gas turbines to significantly increase performance and fuel efficiency over current metal-based designs. Physical Sciences Inc.… more

Efficient Manufacturing of Low Defect Density SiC Substrates using a Novel Defect Capped Planarization Assisted Growth (DC-PAG) Method

Company: Sinmat Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Silicon carbide based power devices has several advantages because it can be used in very high power, high temperature, high frequency applications, where conventional silicon devices cannot be used. Despite significant advancement in SiC… more

Robust 2700 F MC/C Fiber Reinforced Matrices for Turbine Engines

Company: Advanced Ceramic Fibers, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced Ceramic Fibers, LLC has developed a transformational enabling fiber technology for use in UHT turbine engines - alpha silicon carbide/carbon based fibers - with capability above Navy"s goal of 2700 F. Our turbine engine OEM and aerospace team… more

SBIR Phase I: Designing an Immune System Response Into High-Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials (CMC)

Company: Free Form Fibers L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is designed to evaluate a novel interphase nanocoating designed for Silicon Carbide (SiC) fibers, which is intended to behave as a biomimetic immune system for high-temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites… more

High Temperature (300 °C) Silicon Carbide (SiC)-Based Integrated Gate Drivers for Wide Bandgap Power Devices

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: SiC power semiconductors have the capability of greatly outperforming Si-based power devices. Smaller switching and on-state losses coupled with higher voltage blocking capability, and especially its high operating temperature make SiC the ideal semiconductor for high performance, high power density… more

Compact , High-Power Density, High-Voltage Silicon Carbide (SiC) Based Solid-State Circuit Protection Device (SSCPD) Incorporating Advanced Power Pack

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I project seeks to develop an advanced, flexible, robust, high-power density, high-voltage (600 V), solid-state circuit protection device (SSCPD) through the incorporation of silicon carbide (SiC) device technology, the implementation of… more

Intelligent, Fault Tolerant and Robust Silicon Carbide based Power Management Unit for Aircraft Applications

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI, Inc.), and Moog, Inc. have allied to form a team devoted to the development of an intelligent, multi-channel, highly-miniaturized, high-temperature, Silicon Carbide (SiC) based Solid-State Energy… more

Extreme Environment Circuit Blocks for Spacecraft Power&Propulsion System&Other High Reliability Applications

Company: Chronos Technology (Div. of FMI, Inc.) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …gy (the R & D division of Frequency Management International, FMI) proposes to deliver a comprehensive, and fully investigated & validated feasibility study (in Phase 1) for a novel approach leading to design & fabrication of extreme Environment Silicon … more

Benzoxazine Matrix Composite Bearing Materials for Arresting Gear Components

Company: Composite Technology Development, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … bearing material comprised of either glass or carbon reinforcing fibers and a benzoxazine resin chemistry in place of the current phenolic resin to replace the current cotton/phenolic composite bearing material. Nano-scale additives such as clays, silica, silicon … more

Computer Aided Design Platform for Silicon Carbide Power Electronics

Company: CoolCAD Electronics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Silicon Carbide (SiC) electronics has the potential for revolutionizing the high temperature high power electronics industry. There is a strong need for tools and models for circuit design using the new SiC power devices that are coming to market. Our work in… more

Thermal Interface Materials for Power System Components

Company: General Nano LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Improving heat transfer and enhancing mechanical compliance at interfaces has significant impact on military and commercial applications. For example, silicon carbide power electronics operate at much higher temperatures (~250 oC) than their… more

Silicon Carbide Quasi-Bipolar Junction Transistor (QBJT)-Based boost converter platform for up-tower wind applications

Company: GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: SiC power electronics are ideally suited for reducing the size and weight of power electronics systems that are used in wind power converters. Present power electronics systems require large transformers which operate a modest frequencies that prevents their use on top of the turbine tower. The… more

Ceramic Matrix Composites for Concentrating Solar Power Receivers

Company: Hyper-Therm High-Temperature Composites, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …, relatively high modulus ceramic fiber reinforcement within a ceramic matrix produces a material with significantly greater toughness, flaw insensitivity, and strain capability than a monolith, while maintaining high-temperature refractory capabilities. Silicon carbide… more

Ultra-Lightweight and Low-Cost Space Telescope Mirrors using CFRP Composites

Company: Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The current designs of telescopes for space borne applications use monolithic glass, beryllium, or silicon-carbide optics. With the existing optical technology, it is increasingly difficult or impossible to meet the new goals and requirements of AF, ORS, and other… more

FLAAT Growth Technology for Low Cost Thick High Quality GaN on Thin 8 Sapphir

Company: Kyma Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … billion in size as markets mature for GaN power devices, solid state lighting, and hundreds of other new applications. Even with this remarkable forecast, GaN epitaxy is still produced primarily on foreign (non-GaN) substrates, typically sapphire, silicon, or silicon … more

High Temperature SiC/SiC CMCs Tailored for Nuclear Environments

Company: Edward Pope Dr dba MATECH Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … non-metallic material candidate to allow these new reactor designs to come to fruition. This DOE Phase II SBIR seeks to demonstrate high purity, stoichiometric SiC/SiC CMC components made with commercially available SiC fiber and USAs first low cost, stoichiometric silicon … more

Composite Single Crystal Silicon Scan Mirror Substrates

Company: ONYX OPTICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … process, Onyx Optics proposes to develop a technique that is based on electrolytic in-process dressing (ELID) of grinding wheels of decreasing diamond grain sizes. The process is generally applicable to ductile grinding of hard materials such as glass, sapphire, silicon … more

Rifling Gun Barrels with Waterjets

Company: Ormond, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … software that uses waterjets to mill to a controlled depth. The process is being used to groove long channels in high temperature metals for scramjets, cooling channels in rocket nozzles, fluid channels in fuel cells and is even capable of milling grooves in silicon … more

SiC Based Electrical Distribution for High Voltage Vehicle Power Systems

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Power system upgrades for next-generation ground combat vehicles require technology advances such as higher operating temperature, greater power density, and increased functionality. Silicon Carbide (SiC) based power electronic devices offer advantages over… more

A Fast Acting Solid-State Circuit Breaker for Electrical Power Systems

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … have increased electrical power demands and the potential for extremely large fault currents. Fast and reliable means to limit fault currents and isolate faulted sections are required to meet these emerging power needs. We propose to develop an extremely fast, Silicon … more

Improved Silicon Carbide Components for Nuclear Applications

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Silicon carbide based ceramic matrix composites may become the predominant material system from which reactor core components are manufactured. Manufacturing large, high aspect ratio, components using silicon carbide composite materials presents unique… more

High Performance Thrusters for DACS Propulsion

Company: Sienna Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide matrix (SiC/Cf) composite was identified as the leading thruster construction material for SDACS for SM3-Block IIB. For SDACS propulsion applications, SiC/Cf composite surfaces must be hermetically sealed and SiC/Cf… more

Advanced Ceramic Materials and Packaging Technologies For Sensors Operable 1800C in Advanced Energy Generation Systems

Company: Sporian Microsystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …an endure these harsh environments. Sporian Microsystems has previously developed a MEMS sensor technology for high temperature power system applications. Sporians sensor technology is based on the combination of advance high temperature packaging and recently developed … more

Cobalt-Free Environmentally Green Process to Produce Fine Grained WC

Company: Thor Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed work will result in a method for production of dense, hard, tough, strong tungten carbide (WC) ceramic material for ultimate use as the penetrating core in armor piercing projectiles. Focus is on the development and feasibility of a titanium silicon … more

Affordable, Ultra-stable CVC SiC UVOIR Telescope for BENI Mission

Company: Trex Enterprises Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …SFC Principal Investigator Compact Achromatic Visible Nulling Coronagraph Technology Maturation) and his telescope expert Lee Feinberg, Trex will perform a preliminary design of a 1-meter aperture, ultrastable, UVOIR telescope made using Trex Chemical Vapor Composite Silicon … more