Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Based Material for Rocket Propulsion or Tether Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9300-11-M-2010
Agency Tracking Number: F093-188-1560
Amount: $40,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-188
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
112 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ, -
DUNS: 067504134
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harry Katz
 (973) 994-4334
Business Contact
 Harry Katz
Title: President
Phone: (973) 994-4334
Research Institution
The objective will be to develop and demonstrate CNT based composites that will prove the feasibility for utilizing the new high performance ultra-lightweight and high strength materials for Liquid Rocket Engine nozzle extensions and Solid Rocket Motor exit cones. These new composites will be tested during this Phase I program, including tests for physical properties at 800oF in oxygen rich environment and resistance to aggressive chemicals. Another objective of this program will be to prove the feasibility of providing a high strength and continuous length tether for space applications that will be based upon very high strength filaments with a synergistic matrix that contains short fiber/filler reinforcements. At the end of Phase I, UDC will provide a detailed report with results and conclusions, and a Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate. BENEFIT: The proposed program will make a significant contribution towards the development and optimization of CNT reinforced composites. Department of Defense application will include ballistic missile, space launch, and space transport applications. These composites will also be used in commercial aerospace as well as NASA space launch/transport applications.

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