Carbon Nanotube (CNT) and Carbon Fiber Reinforced SiC Optical Components

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,854.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CF47P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
115237
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1 Tralee Industrial Park, Newark, DE, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
003052532
Principal Investigator:
PrashantKarandikar
Principal Investigator
(302) 454-8600
karandikar@mmmt.com
Business Contact:
PrashantKarandikar
Director of R&D
(302) 454-8600
karandikar@mmmt.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
M Cubed has developed and patented technology to make carbon fiber reinforced SiC composites and components. In addition, the feasibility of doubling the toughness of SiC with carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforcement has been proven. In this program, M Cubed will demonstrate further innovative modifications of the above technology to make extremely lightweight, high toughness, low CTE optical components. In particular, 0.25 m and 0.5m lightweighted spherical mirror substrates will be fabricated, coated, finished and delivered to NASA for characterization (including cryogenic testing. A path will be outlined to take the technology to 1-2m class mirror in Phase II.

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