High toughness reaction bonded composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-04-M-0255
Award Id:
69625
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-041-1680
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
921 Main St, Monroe, CT, 06468
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
003052532
Principal Investigator:
Prashant Karandikar
Director of R&D
(302) 454-8600
karandikar@mmmt.com
Business Contact:
Ted Olsen
COO
(302) 454-8600
t_olsen@mmmt.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
M Cubed manufactures many commercial components out of reaction bonded SiC and B4C on a large scale. The key advantages of these materials are high specific stiffness (high modulus and low density) and high thermal stability (high thermal conductivity and low CTE). However, these materials have limited toughness precluding their use in many potential applications including some missile defense components which need Be replacement. M Cubed proposes an innovative modification of these materials to impart them high toughness. In the Phase I program, M Cubed has teamed up with a major MDA prime contractor and a leading University to prove the feasibility of the proposed toughening approach. In this program, the toughness enhancement will be demonstrated first. Next, a subscale demonstration component will be fabricated for characterization by the MDA prime contractor.

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