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Rayon Replacement for High Temperature Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-17-C-7508
Agency Tracking Number: B163-020-0023
Amount: $149,872.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA16-020
Solicitation Number: 2016.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-03-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-03-25
Small Business Information
300 E. Swedesford Rd
Wayne, PA 19087
United States
DUNS: 966563884
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Leslie Weller
 Senior Research Engineer
 (610) 964-9000
Business Contact
 Brian Sullivan
Phone: (610) 964-9000
Research Institution

Materials Research & Design, Inc. (MR&D) proposes program to demonstrate repeatable processability of low conductivity, low modulus, high strength, Lyocell based materials that can provide sustained, domestic replacement for rayon based materials. MR&D will manage the program and perform micromechanical property predictions, detailed stress analyses, data correlation, and recommend improved materials.Allcomp, Inc. in City of Industry, CA will perform fabrication trials with Lyocell fabric to determine fabrication parameters that result in desirable Lyocell based composites.Southern Research (SR) will perform materials characterization testing on the Lyocell based materials exhibiting the most desirable properties.MR&D has previously investigated Lyocell base insulation and been involved in a number of programs that aimed to address the need for a viable domestic replacement for rayon based high temperature materials.The properties of rayon and therefore, rayon based composites and insulators are attractive for short use time, high heat rate environments. MR&D aims to further develop high temperature Lyocell based materials in a structural insulation application with low conductivity, low stiffness, and sufficient in plane strength in thermo-structural applications.Approved for Public Release | 17-MDA-9219 (31 May 17)

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