Efficient Low-Cost Ceramic Grade Nicalon Textile Sizing for High-Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,964.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0165
Award Id:
75096
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-025-0677
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
048268890
Principal Investigator:
AlanThomas
Application Development Manager
(207) 282-5911
athomas@fibermaterialsinc.com
Business Contact:
DaveAudie
Sr. Contracts Administrator
(207) 282-5911
daudie@fibermaterialsinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
High temperature polymer matrix composites (PMC's) offer significant advantages for military engine and airframe applications through reduced weight and improved stiffness over comparable metal components and structures. Sizing supplied on silcon carbide fiber is not thermally stable at high temperature matrix polymer processing temperatures. To manufacture aerospace quality components, sizing concepts need to be developed that improve the fiber handling for woven preforms and provide composites with maximum mechanical performance. This program will develop and demonstrate a water applied high temperature sizing material for silicon carbide fibers. The system will provide for ease of application, preform weaving efficiency and maximum composite performance.

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