SiC/SiC Composites with Multiple Concepts to Reduce Foreign-Object-Damage

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0489
Award Id:
92654
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-115-0058
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
James Withers
C.E.O.
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
Raouf Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Existing SiC/SiC composites have shown inferior resistance to foreign-object-damage (FOD) which limits the applications of SiC/SiC composites high potential to reduce weight and increase specific power in gas turbine engines. There are a number of concepts that individually may only minorly increase the resistance to FOD, but when combined in one composite become additive and possibly synergistic to increase FOD resistance that enables SiC/SiC composites to be utilized in areas sensitive to FOD. This program will define several individual concepts that reduce FOD to SiC/SiC composites through confirmed testing, and demonstrate combining the individual concepts to produce a SiC/SiC composite which substantially eliminates FOD as a design limitation. Composite specimens will be delivered to the Navy, further optimized in the option, and transition into Phase II for testing in a platform with an OEM.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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