FGM HfC/Sic Composites for RlV Leading Edge Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS1-03019
Agency Tracking Number:
024065
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MER Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 W. Kowbel
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 574-1980
 mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 J.C. Withers
Title: jcwithers@mercorp.com
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Future RLV applications require high temperature, durable refractory composites capable of up to 4000?aF temperature use with multiple missions. Currently used technology for X-43A is highly limited in this regard. Thus a novel approach is proposed to alleviate this problem. It is based upon FGM porosity and FGM SiC/HfC coatings to address the thermal stress problem.

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