NUCLEAR EFFECTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2450
Amount: $49,478.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Fiber Materials Inc
Biddeford Industrial Pk, Biddeford, ME, 04005
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT L BURNS
 (207) 282-5911
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PROTECTION OF EXOATMOSPHERIC SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES FROM NUCLEAR EFFECTS IS REQUIRED. THE MATERIAL CANDIDATE FOR THIS TYPE OF PROTECTION IS A CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITE FOR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AND TUNGSTEN CARBIDE COMPONENT FOR NUCLEAR HARDENING. THE CARBON-CARBON COMBINES A HIGH STRENGTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIO IN AN INTEGRAL STRUCTURAL COMPOSITE CAPABLE OF NUCLEAR HARDENING BY THE ADDITION OF TUNGSTEN CARBIDE. THE TECHNIQUE FOR ADDING THE TUNGSTEN CARBIDE INVOLVES REITERATIVE IMPREGNATIONS WITH AN AMMONIUM TUNGSTATE-PHENOLIC RESIN SOLUTION FOLLOWED BY TYPICAL DENSIFICATION CYCLES. EVALUATION OF THIS MATERIAL WILL BE CONDUCTED THROUGH THERMAL DIFFUSIVITY AND SCANNING ELECTRON MICROGRAPHY OF THE TUNGSTEN CARBIDE-CARBON MATRIX.

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