FMG Cryolite/Composite Structure for Improved Hazardous Chemical Handling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-04-P-0009
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3141
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Witold Kowbel
Vice President
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
R.O.Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
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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