TOUGHENED LOW PERMEABILITY C-SIC ROCKET THRUSTER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$54,094.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
25608
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Hanigofsky
(301) 261-8373
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Ceramin Composites is please to propose an innovative ceramic composite sheath-monolithic ceramic concept that offers the potential for a tough, low permeability rocket thruster. A previous Phase I SBIR program demonstrated that exceptional damage tolerance and strength improvements could be achieved by bonding a thin SiC/SiC composite skin (0.5mm) to a 3mm monolithic Reaction Bonded Silicon Nitride (RBSN) core. An equally exciting result was the discovery that sandwich beam mechanics theory could be used to predict the failure loads. A systematic fabrication approach is outlined for a 5 lbf C fiber SiC composite-monolithic SiC rocket thruster. Bonding a thin C fiber reinforced SiC skin to a tough SiC internal shell could enable diver propulsion thrust to avoid effusion leakage at chamber pressures previously not attainable.

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