High toughness reaction bonded composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: FA9453-04-M-0255
Agency Tracking Number: B041-041-1680
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-041
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
921 Main St, Monroe, CT, 06468
DUNS: 003052532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Prashant Karandikar
 Director of R&D
 (302) 454-8600
Business Contact
 Ted Olsen
Title: COO
Phone: (302) 454-8600
Email: t_olsen@mmmt.com
Research Institution
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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