Intermediate Temperature Carbon/Carbon Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,666.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F49620-02-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number:
F023-0192
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Utility Development Corp.
112 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
067504134
Principal Investigator
 Harry Katz
 President
 (973) 994-4334
 udcliv@msn.com
Business Contact
 Harry Katz
Title: President
Phone: (973) 994-4334
Email: udcliv@msn.com
Research Institution
 Case Western Reserve University
 Robin W Trail
 2100 Adelbert Road, KHS Bldg
Cleveland, OH, 44106
 (216) 368-4172
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"The main objective will be to develop and evaluate carbon/carbon (C/C) structures designed for long term applications at 700-1200¿F and with at least 2X improvement in compressive and tensile strength over current C/C composites in this temperature range.These C/C composites will provide a lightweight structural material suitable for many critical applications, including replacement of titanium components in applications in the 700 to 1200F temperature range. Polymer structures with high char yield anddesirable mechanical and physical properties will be investigated. We will also develop materials that provide thermo-oxidatively stable impregnants and coatings. Carbon-carbon composites will be fabricated and mechanical, physical and morphologicalproperties will be evaluated and demonstrated. During the Phase I program, UDC in collaboration with research partner will define potential materials and applications goals. This Phase I program will demonstrate the feasibility of UDC's innovativeformulations, processing and oxidation protection approaches for developing C/C structures with 700-1200¿F use capability. The Phase I program will demonstrate superior physical properties, oxidation, chemical and thermal stability and processability ofspecimens. At the end of Phase I, we will provide a report with results and conclusions, and a Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate. The developed C/C composites will provide a lightweight structural material suitable for many critical applications,including replacement of titanium components in applications in the 700 to 1200F temperature range. Composite materials have already found widespread application in the commercial market. The high performance combined with hightemperature capability will lead to new applications in all markets, including aerospace, military or commercial. Lightweight high temperature structural materials for civil transport and engine components, exhaust washed structure, thermal management(environmental control and power systems), automoti

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