Carbon-Carbon Composites Fabrication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$421,431.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18041
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sioux Manufacturing Corp
P.o. Box 400, Fort Totten, ND, 58335
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dana T. Grow
(701) 766-4211
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Sioux Manufacturing Corporation will develop a novel processing method for carbon-carbon composites manufacture with reduced processing time and costs. Current carbon deposition processes are unacceptably slow and expensive. The new feature of our process is the deposition of iron oxide onto the carbon filters to catalyze the deposition of carbon from methane. Laboratory tests have shown that this unique catalyst doubles the rate of deposition of carbon. Phase I will confirm that the catalytic effect will extend from short term laboratory tests to the deposition of sufficient carbon to form a complete composite material. Phase II will develop optimal process conditions. Applications include: hypersonic flight vehicles, airframe thermal protection materials, rocket nozzles and nosecones, and aircraft brakes.

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