THE KEY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW HIGH-TEMPERATURE, HIGHER-PERFORMANCE, LIGHTER-WEIGHT MATERIALS IS AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF THESE ADVANCED MATERIALS AS A FUNCTION OF THEIR MICROSTRUCTURE.

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Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2119
Amount: $49,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
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Advanced Research & Applctns
1223 E Arques Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR JAMES H STANLEY
 (408) 733-7780
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Abstract
THE KEY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW HIGH-TEMPERATURE, HIGHER-PERFORMANCE, LIGHTER-WEIGHT MATERIALS IS AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF THESE ADVANCED MATERIALS AS A FUNCTION OF THEIR MICROSTRUCTURE. AN X-RAY TOMOSCOPE, BASED ON COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHY (CT) PRINCIPLES, IS CAPABLE OF SPATIALLY LOCATING AND SIZING MATERIAL FEATURES TO A RESOLUTION OF 25 MICRONS OR BETTER, WHILE PROVIDING QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT MATERIAL COMPOSITION. DEVELOPMENT OF A PRACTICAL INSTRUMENT DEPENDS UPON RESOLVING TECHNICAL UNCERTAINTIES IN HIGH-INTENSITY MICROFOCUS X-RAY SOURCES AND HIGH RESOLUTION DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY. PHASE I WILL DEVELOP A HIGH RESOLUTION SOLID-STATE DETECTOR ARRAY AND EVALUATE ITS PERFORMANCE ON A CERAMIC PHANTOM TEST PIECE.

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