Multiform SiC Structures for Lightweight Space-Based Mirrors

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS5-03046
Agency Tracking Number: 024360
Amount: $69,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Duston
 (410) 224-3710
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Title: Vice President
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Research Institution
Ceramic Composites, Inc. will demonstrate the feasibility of constructing a lightweight, affordable and dimensionally stable SiC mirrors using an innovative process. The structure will combine rigorous thermal control as well as structural strength and stiffness. The proposed technology demonstration promises to produce a net shape SiC article at a lower cost that present SiC manufacturing technologies. The present state of the art SiC manufacturing technologies requires extensive high risk machining as the final processing step. The proposed innovative processing technology eliminates the need for any machining as a final processing. The proprietary SiC processing technology will create a net shape SiC article and accomplishes this task by a Chemical Vapor Infiltration and Densification Process.

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