Ultra High Temperature Refractory Materials

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CK16P
Agency Tracking Number: 120276
Amount: $124,972.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: T10.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7800A South Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ, -
DUNS: 066066874
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 zachary wing
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 547-0861
Business Contact
 Stephen Turcotte
Title: President
Phone: (520) 547-0850
Email: sturcotte@acmtucson.com
Research Institution
 Vilanova University
 Milton Cole
 800 Lancaster
Villanova, PA, 19085-19085
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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Legacy refractory materials that have origins dating to the original Saturn program are commonly used in current launch facilities. Although they failure to meet the target requirements, they are the only approved material. Our research team proposed to develop an ultra high temperature refractory system that uses a non-cement binder, a high temperature macro aggregate, and reactive nano aggregates. The developed binder system will exhibit substantial improvements in strength and have functional limit of 4000F.

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