LOW-COST PRODUCTION OF BORON CARBIDE POWDER AND CERAMIC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5688
Amount: $49,885.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1441 Sunnyside Ter, San Pedro, CA, 90732
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PAUL J SHLICHTA
 (818) 354-3339
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AS STATED IN THE TOPIC DESCRIPTION, THE ARMY IS IN NEED OF LOW-COST HIGH-PERFORMANCE CERAMIC ARMOR. THE BEST ARMOR CERAMIC, BORON CARBIDE, IS CURRENTLY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE OF BOTH THE HIGH PRICE OF THE POWDERED STARTING MATERIAL AND THE HIGH FABRICATION COST BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT HIGH TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE REQUIRED FOR HOT PRESSING. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A NOVEL SYNTHESIS APPROACH FOR THE PRODUCTION OF REACTIVE SUBMICRON BORON CARBIDE POWDER, AT SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER COST THAN IS PRESENTLY POSSIBLE, WHICH CAN BE ECONOMICALLY FABRICATED AT LOWER TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES THAN ARE CURRENTLY NECESSARY.

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