Rapid, Low-Cost Processing of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0132134
Agency Tracking Number:
0132134
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Thor Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 5188, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM, 87185
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Schwab
(505) 348-8797
stschwab@thortech.biz
Business Contact:
Stuart Schwab
President
() -
stschwab@twrol.com
Research Institution:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Joel Katz
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Albuquerque, NM, 88542
(505) 665-1424
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II Project will validate the polymer infiltration/microwave pyrolysis (PIMP) process and ceramic product whose feasibility was demonstrated in Phase I. The Phase I project demonstrated a reduction in pyrolysis time of greater than 90%; the Phase II project will confirm a corresponding cost reduction. During the Phase I, a strategic partnership with a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) was established. The Phase II project will refine the process to produce ceramic parts for a specific commercial application, and will validate the weight and performance enhancements projected in Phase I. The PIMP process will be expanded to the pilot plant scale, and with the collaboration of the OEM and a business development specialist.

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