Wind Tunnel High Temperature Heater Element

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-13-M-0010
Agency Tracking Number: F131-189-1383
Amount: $148,370.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-189
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
107 Hermes Rd Suite 225, Malta, NY, -
DUNS: 787941926
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stan Hemstad
 Chief Technical Officer
 (518) 289-5831
Business Contact
 Kevin Donegan
Title: CEO
Phone: (518) 289-5831
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: C9 Proposes to Develop a high Temperature Heating Element to Augment the Wind Tunnel at AEDC. The element will be fabricated by molding a creamic composite molding compound using methods developed for other defense and commercial applications. The element will be capable of surface temperatures in excess of 3200DegF to heat the wind tunnel air to at least 2800DegF. The material will be made by molding high temperature refractory powders with a small % of ceramic forming polymers. A porosity free element will be achievde by multiple reimpregnations of preceramic polymer and the resistivity of the ends will be lowered by adding low resistivity fillers and dopants to the molding compound. Oxidation resistance will be achieved by adding refractory fillers to the molding compound but multilayer CVD coatings will also be tried for comparison. BENEFIT: Produce a heating elemnt that meets AEDC's immediate needs for testing hypervelocity engines. Develop a market for high temperature heating elemenst to replace Moly-Disilicide heating elements in laboratory applications and SiC elements in high temperature oxidizing applications.

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