FMG Cryolite/Composite Structure for Improved Hazardous Chemical Handling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3141
Amount: $119,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-199
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 147518286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Witold Kowbel
 Vice President
 (520) 574-1980
 mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact
  R.O.Loutfy
Title: President
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High power chemical laser systems have to potential to provide precise strike capability. The current shortcomings in their chemical handling system greatly limit their applications. This proposal addresses the intrinsic problem of the NF3 handling system. A highly innovative, original approach is proposed based upon the use of functionally graded matrix (FGM) ceramic composite structures. The ceramic outer layer will provide superior resistance to fluorine, while the composite structure will provide the robustness. The FGM approach will address the intrinsic CTE mismatch problem.

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