First Principles Identification of New Aircraft Materials

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CG63P
Agency Tracking Number: 104291
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-02-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-09-29
Small Business Information
4600 Nautilus Court South, Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 029303690
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James White
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 530-0263
 eltron@eltronresearch.com
Business Contact
 James Beck
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 530-0263
Email: sbeck@eltronresearch.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The identification of new, structurally sound, thermally stable materials for aviation applications will enable a wide range of technologies. The identification of new materials is hindered by the lack of information about compositions outside the existing composition space. New materials and new methodologies for selection of these materials are essential. Eltron will develop a correlational/theoretical approach to materials selection that follows its previous work in the selection of cathode electrocatalysts, oxygen evolving anodes for high temperature melts, solid electrolytes, and mixed ion/electron conducting materials. This approach will allow the exploration of composition properties space by the use of existing data. Phase I will develop and demonstrate a model for selection of new materials and confirm predictions by synthesizing new materials.

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