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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$0.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
0132134
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0132134
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thor Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 5188, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM, 87185
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Schwab
 (505) 348-8797
 stschwab@thortech.biz
Business Contact
 Stuart Schwab
Title: President
Phone: () -
Email: 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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