Ultra-Lightweight SiC Mirror Structures

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 991221
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MER Corporation
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Kowbel
 Manager, Composites
 () -
 kowbel@opus1.com
Business Contact
 J.C. Withers
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SiC based mirrors offer great potential for space-borne structures. Current support technology is limited due to poor fracture toughness of RBSiC. This proposal offers a novel, composite technology to produce near zero CTE structure exhibiting only 4 kg/m2 aerial density.

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