CERAMIC FIBER/CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$471,164.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
1698
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fiber Materials Inc.
Biddeford Insutrial Park, Biddeford, ME, 04005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 M.k. Cox
 Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A DURABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, REUSABLE MATERIAL IS REQUIRED FOR THERMAL PROTECTION OF ATMOSPHERIC SYSTEMS AND EXO-ATMOSPHERIC VEHICLES. THIS PROJECT IS DIRECTED TOWARDS 3-DIMENSIONALLY (CARTESIAN) WOVEN CONSTRUCTIONS OF NEXTEL 312 AND NICALON FIBERS IMPREGNATED WITH A POLYCARBOSILANE RESIN. FOLLOWING IMPREGNATION, THESE CONSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PYROLYZED TO YIELD A SIC MATRIX TO PROVIDE HIGH TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE AND OXIDATION RESISTANCE. EVALUATION OF THESE MATERIALS WILL BE CONDUCTED THROUGH THERMAL AND MECHANICAL TESTING AND SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF THE SIC MATRIX/FIBER INTERFACE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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