Low Cost, Light Weight Materials for Mirrors

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNG08CA02C
Agency Tracking Number: 050209
Amount: $599,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10010 Cucklebur Circle, Houston, TX, 77095
DUNS: 136944142
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dean Baker
 Principal Investigator
 (661) 373-1729
Business Contact
 Dean Baker
Title: Business Official
Phone: (661) 373-1729
Research Institution
 Northwestern University
 633 Clark Street 2-545
Evanston, IL, 60208 2900
 (847) 491-3003
 Nonprofit college or university
During the phase I program Northwestern and APS, Inc., have manufactured several different materials systems that are lighter than Beryllium and stiffer than Aluminum. These high specific strength materials are also easily fabricated into larger shapes or even net shape processed. The mechanical (tensile and modulus) and thermal physical (CTE, thermal conductivity) property data for several systems never before manufactured, will be presented as well as fabricated coupons, mirrors, structures and other parts will be available for review. Several different diameter parts ranging for 3" to 11" have been demonstrated. These various extremely lightweight systems are easily machined, threaded/joined and have highly variable properties, including variations of thermal conductivity, and radiation hardening/protection capabilities. Phase II will continue with this success for mirrors an dlightweight structure.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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