Carbon-Carbon High Melt Coating for Nozzle Extensions

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CA71C
Agency Tracking Number: 095169
Amount: $592,438.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: X10.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc.
TX, Kennedale, TX, 76060-6800
DUNS: 113102974
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Thompson
 Principal Investigator
 (817) 985-2500
 jthompson@c-cat.net
Business Contact
 James Thompson
Title: Vice President
Phone: (817) 985-2500
Email: jthompson@c-cat.net
Research Institution
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Abstract
The High Melt Coating system is applied to a carbon-carbon structure and embeds HfC, ZrB2 in the outer layers. ACC High Melt builds on the time tested base material system of T-300 fibers, impregnated with phenolic resin, pyrolyzed, densified, and SiC Conversion coatedFor Phase 2, C-CAT proposes to team with Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne to fully develop High Melt into a material system that when combined with the appropriate design will produce nozzle extensions for future NASA spacecraft. PWR will supply the designs for a notional nozzle extension for a 2000 lbf LOX/LCH4 lunar descent engine and a nozzle extension for a notional lunar ascent engine sized at 5500 lbf LOX/LCH4.Objectives:C-CAT engineering will work with PWR designers to insure that the nozzle extension design for each prototype is both manufacturable and will meet the technical requirements.C-CAT engineering will design and C-CAT will fabricate lay-up tools that will take into account ply shrinkage distortion and still maintain dimensional tolerances during processing.Lay-up the nozzle extensions without defectsProcess each nozzle extension through pyrolysis, heat treatment and coating without defects.Apply SiC Conversion Coating to the ACC High Melt material without spalling.

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