New Advanced Gasar-Materials for Light Tactical Vehicle Brake Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,995.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAE07-01-C-L045
Award Id:
52945
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-1980
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Vlad Shapovalov
Senior Scientist
(520) 574-1980
shapovalov@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
R.O. Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A novel approach for the development of high performance brake components isproposed based on gasar technology. The approach involves filling of highly porous gasar matrices made of wear-resistance alloys with abrasive powder to create new bake components.Gasar technology provides the capabilities to control pores sizes, shape, quantity, and orientation in one-step process. The porous monolithic structure resulted due to the interaction of hydrogen with melts provides unique service properties such as highdurability, high thermal conductivity, and plasticity. The combination of the metal matrix and abrasive powder in one composite will result in improved braking performance and reliability. The proposed fabrication technique is versatile and it allows notonly the production of braking components but also many other metals and ceramics composites.The successful completion of Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of using gasar technology for the development of high performance brake components. Gasarttechnology is relatively cost efficient than other manufacturing methods for porousmaterials. Therefore, brake components made from gasars can be used in both military and commercial vehicles such as aircrafts, vehicle fleets, racing cars, cars, trucks,etc.

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