Ultra-Lightweight SiC Mirror Structures

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
991221
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kowbel
Manager, Composites
() -
kowbel@opus1.com
Business Contact:
J.C. Withers
Chief Executive Officer
(520) 574-1980
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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