Fiber reinforced ceramic radomes for next generation missiles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$68,131.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-04-C-0012
Award Id:
64930
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1912
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC. (Currently Sensintel Inc.)
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009254546
Principal Investigator:
Ranji Vaidyanathan
Manager, Advanced Materia
(520) 434-6392
rkv@acrtucson.com
Business Contact:
Brett Waldo
Controller
(520) 573-6300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of low cost non-aqueous ceramic gelcasting slurries for radome applications in advanced tactical missiles. The proposed ceramic materials will have the improvedstrength, toughness and thermal shock capabilities required for this application. Additionally, they have been shown to possess a low and thermally stable dielectric constant, high rain erosion resistance and will be fabricated into radome shapes. ACR willdevelop the processing method for radomes using low-cost processing methods. ACR will also evaluate the infusion of the gelcasting slurries into a fibrous preform. This method is suitable for a number of different applications in propulsion and energyrelated applications for the fabrication of high-strength ceramic composites.

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