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Advanced Intermetallic Matrix Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19632
Amount: $49,525.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 188
Lorton, VA 22199
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 R. J. Weimer
 (703) 550-8044
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract

MANY CURRENT AND PLANNED DEFENSE AEROSPACE PROGRAMS DEPEND CRITICALLY UPON RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIALS HAVING UNPRECEDENTED HIGH-TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES. CONTINUOUS FIBER REINFORCED INTERMETALLIC MATRIX COMPOSITES (IMC'S) HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MEET THESE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS, AND CONSIDERABLE RESEARCH EFFORT IS NOW DEVOTED TO DEVELOPING THEM. WE RECENTLY DEMONSTRATED A NOVEL METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONTINUOUS SILICON CARBIDE FIBER-REINFORCED TITANIUM ALUMINIDE COMPOSITES WITH EXCELLENT FIBER DISTRIBUTION IN A FINE-GRAINED MATRIX. OFFERING THE MATERIALS DESIGNER REMARKABLE ACCESS TO MICROSTRUCTURAL VARIABLES, THE PROCESS FACILITATES SYNTHESIS OF NON-EQUILIBRIUM STRUCTURES THAT WILL BE EXPLOITED IN PHASE I TO LOWER TRADITIONAL CONSOLIDATION AND SHAPING TEMPERATURES FROM 1300 DEGREE TO 600 DEGREE. A VARIETY OF CONTINUOUS IMC PRECURSORS WILL BE FABRICATED, CONSOLIDATED, AND CHARACTERIZED. PHASE II WOULD DEMONSTRATE PILOT-SCALE PRODUCTION OF IMC PRECURSORS AND REPRODUCIBILITY OF THE CONSOLIDATION AND FORMING PROCESSES FOR PROTOTYPE ENGINEERING STRUCTURES.

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