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
Agency Tracking Number:
065934
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
Richard Hreha
Principal Investigator
(937) 320-1877
hrehard@crgrp.net
Business Contact:
Stephen Vining
Business Official
(937) 320-1877
viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution:
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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