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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15102
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Materials And Electrochemical
7960 S Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr J C Withers
 Principal Investigator
 (602) 574-1980
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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