Low Cost, Light Weight Materials for Mirrors

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,992.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNG08CA02C
Award Id:
80722
Agency Tracking Number:
050209
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10010 Cucklebur Circle, Houston, TX, 77095
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
136944142
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker
Principal Investigator
(661) 373-1729
stbaker2000@cs.com
Business Contact:
Dean Baker
Business Official
(661) 373-1729
Research Institute:
Northwestern University

633 Clark Street 2-545
Evanston, IL, 60208 2900
(847) 491-3003
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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