OXIDATION RESISTANT HFC-TAC ROCKET THRUSTER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25607
Amount: $59,201.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ceramic Composites, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite, 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Hanigofsky
 (301) 261-8373
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A pulsed microwave power, pulsed pressure method that is capable of uniformly and rapidly densifying thick CMC parts to density levels of 95% or greater is proposed. A systematic approach for independently varying the microwave power and reactant pressure cycles in order to define the optimum process protocols for a specific ceramic matrix and part geometry (thickness) is given. A innovative approach for producing dense adherent, protective oxides for these C/HfC-Tac ceramic matrix composite (CMC) rocket thrusters capable of handling a broad spectrum of higher performance propellant-oxidant reactants is included.

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