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Rayon Replacement for High Temperature Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-17-C-7506
Agency Tracking Number: B163-020-0043
Amount: $99,995.00
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): 2017-09-14
Small Business Information
205 Schoolhouse Road
Souderton, PA 18964
United States
DUNS: 122998925
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Peter Zavitsanos
 (215) 723-8588
Business Contact
 Evelyn Downs
Phone: (215) 723-8588
Research Institution

General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) is proposing the study and evaluation of available non-rayon carbon fibers produced in the USA in combination with new resins to produce high temperature composites for the aerospace industry. GSI has studied and evaluated a new resin, Self-Reinforcing Polyphenylene (SRP), which is superior to the baseline phenolic, currently used for ablative and non-ablative applications. This self reinforcing resin in composites with polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon cloth reduces both the ablation rate and the thermal conductivity by a factor of two compared with carbon phenolic material. This resin will be used in producing and evaluating composites with available non-rayon fibers such as the carbonized Lyocell from Southern Research Institute (SRI), product of the Lenzing Fiber Company. Measurements will include density, tensile strength, tensile modulus (which is a measurement of stiffness), thermal conductivity and ablation rate under relevant heat flux conditions. Approved for Public Release | 17-MDA-9219 (31 May 17)

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