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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CF47P
Agency Tracking Number: 115237
Amount: $124,854.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: S2.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1 Tralee Industrial Park, Newark, DE, -
DUNS: 003052532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Prashant Karandikar
 Principal Investigator
 (302) 454-8600
Business Contact
 Prashant Karandikar
Title: Director of R&D
Phone: (302) 454-8600
Research Institution
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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