ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT ROTOCRAFT/AIR-VEHICLE SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15102
Agency Tracking Number:
15102
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7960 S Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr J C Withers
Principal Investigator
(602) 574-1980
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
CHRONIC NEEDS FOR HIGHER PERFORMANCE IN PRESENT AND FUTURE ARMY ROTOCRAFT/AIR-VEHICLE SYSTEMS MANDATE IMPROVEMENTS IN MATERIALS PROPERTIES. LIGHTWEIGHT METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES (MMC) INCLUDING MAGNESIUM AND ALUMINUM ARE AMONG THE BEST CANDIDATES TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ENABLE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES, ADVANCED PROPULSION, TRANSMISSIONS, ROTORS, THRUST DEVICES, ETC. A UNIQUE COATINGS APPROACH FOR SPREAD GRAPHITE FIBERS PERMITS THE APPLICATION OF AN ADHERENT ENGINEERED INTERFACE AS WELL AS APPLICATION OF THE MATRIX AS A COATING THAT PERMITS VERY HIGH VOLUME REINFORCEMENT FRACTION COMPOSITES WITH SPECIFIC STRENGTHS AND MODULUS TWO TO FOUR TIMES PREVIOUSLY ATTAINED. THESE ADVANCED COMPOSITES WILL BE DEMONSTRATED AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IDENTIFIED IN BOTH CURRENT AND FUTURE ARMY ROTOCRAFT/AIR-VEHICLE SYSTEMS.

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