Space-Qualifiable Cyanate Ester Elastomer

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,996.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNC08CA03C
Award Id:
83767
Agency Tracking Number:
065934
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
RichardHreha
Principal Investigator
(937) 320-1877
hrehard@crgrp.net
Business Contact:
StephenVining
Business Official
(937) 320-1877
viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase 1, CRG demonstrated the feasibility of a novel approach to prepare cyanate ester based elastomers. This approach polymerizes in-situ siloxane within a reactive elastomer precursor matrix in order to achieve an elastomeric material with highly tunable and desired mechanical properties. This methodology shows great potential in materials development for applications such as space deployable structures, space seals, and aeroshells. Using this methodology CRG was able to show that elastomeric cyanate ester materials having a vary broad range of thermal and mechanical properties could be formulated using a relatively small amount of CRG's synthesized monomers and other low-cost, commercially available components, such as low-cost, low molecular weight silicone materials. The cyanate ester elastomer materials exhibited excellent thermal stability, maintaining their elastomeric properties to temperatures below -100 C and as high as 300 C. The proposed Phase 2 effort will leverage Phase 1 results and CRG's other extensive R&D in elastomeric material technologies to bring the methodology to readiness for transition to operational use.

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