Low Cost C-HfC Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41649
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. W. Kowbel
 (520) 574-1980
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Carbon fiber - hafnium carbide matrix composites are investigated for numerous propulsion applications. High manufacturing cost precluding wider application of this technology. This proposal builds upon novel, low cost C-C composite and CVR conversion technology developed at MER. One step, low cost C-C composite cylinders will be fabricated on one step and subsequently only the matrix will be converted to HfC. Resulting properties will be evaluated and compound with the state-of-the-art C-HfC. Resulting properties will be evaluated and compound with the state-of-the-art C-HfC composite.

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