Low-Cost Carbon/Carbon Structures for Advanced Hot Section Components, Phase II

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,458.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F04611-01-C-0026
Award Id:
44453
Agency Tracking Number:
99PRK-086
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12173 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA, 91331
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
052405867
Principal Investigator:
Brian Williams
Sr. Project Engineer
(818) 899-0236
brian.williams@ultramet.com
Business Contact:
Craig Ward
Technical Administrative
(818) 899-0236
craig.ward@ultramet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The well-established high temperature strength, low density, and mechanical and thermal shock-resistance of carbon/carbon composites represent perhaps the most appealing combination of properties exhibited by any ceramic or metallic material currentlyunder consideration for advanced aircraft engine and airframe structures. The shortcomings of c/c are aslo will known, namely the inabiliity of current coatings to provide effective oxidation protection for c/c over a broad operational range, and highfabrication cost. in Phase I, Ultramet demonstrated the feasibility of a performance - and cost-effective c/c composite by combining an innovative and highly refractory dual - layer coating system with a rapidly densified c/c composite developed by the AirForce Research Laboratory(AFRL), Propulsion Directorate. In phase II, Ultramet proposes the rapid optimization of this technology for direct integration into aerospace structures currently under development. This goal will be accomplished by teaming with three leading aerospacecompanies, all potential Phase III (commercialization) partners with specific, identified components that will greatly benefit from the proposed technology. The companies, and their components of interest, are the Chemical Systems Division (CSD) of Pratt &Whitney for solid rocket motor (SRM) throats, the Rocketdyne Division of Boeing North American for lightweight upper-stage nozzles, and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for scramjet components under development in the Air Force HypersonicTechnology (HyTech) program. All three companies will provide component testing at no cost.

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