FIBER REINFORCED CERAMIC RADOME MATERIAL WITH IMPROVED RESISTANCE TO THERMAL SHOCK, HIGH TEMPERATURE, AND EROSION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$722,631.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00167-05-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1640
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-080
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMETRICS, INC.
P.O. Box 128 245 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ, 08530
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
619122955
Principal Investigator:
Farhad Mohammadi
Director of Research
(609) 397-2900
advcer@aol.com
Business Contact:
Richard Cass
President
(609) 397-2900
advcer@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
For this research, Advanced Cerametrics, (ACI)will combine its patented fiber forming technology with conventional ceramic forming methods including slip casting, injection molding and isostatic pressing to develop a low cost and economically scalable method to make ceramic fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composite missile radomes for hypersonic flight. The matrix material is high-celsian barium aluminosilicate (BAS) and various fiber chemistries will be created to act as composite reinforcement. Examples of these are Si3N4 or ALON. The fibers will impart improved mechanical properties (increased toughness, hardness, low and high temperature strength and wear resistance) while maintaining good thermal shock and dielectric properties. The BAS will also be made into fiber and assembled into a fibrous monolith and backfilled with the low dielectric CeraBlack material. Tooling will be made and sample radomes will be produced by the above forming methods. The various materials will be characterized for electrical and mechanical properties.

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