DEVELOPMENT OF COATINGS FOR FIBERS INCORPORATED IN HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8285
Amount: $58,091.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
American Matrix Inc
Po Box 23556, Knoxville, TN, 37933
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR SAMUEL C WEAVER
 (615) 691-8021
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DARPA HAS IDENTIFIED A NEED FOR NEW AND IMPROVED TECHNIQUES FOR COATING CERAMIC FIBERS FOR SUBSEQUENT INCORPORATION INTO METALLIC, CERAMIC OR HYBRID MATRICES. AMERICAN MATRIX, INC.'S PHASE I PROGRAM ADDRESSES THE SIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE ATTRIBUTES (DEFINED BY DARPA AS INTERFACE CHEMICAL REACTION INHIBITION, INTERFACE BOND DEVELOPMENT,AND TAILORED PROPERTIES) WITH A MULTI-FACETED COATING PROGRAM. SELECTING SIC DISCONTINUOUS FIBERS AS THE COATING VEHICLE, AMERICAN MATRIX WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING ORGANO-CHLOROSILANE COUPLING AGENTS, LIQUID PHASE METALORGANICS, AND SELECTED METALS AS COATING AGENTS. PROPRIETARY APPLICATION AND BONDING PROCESSESS WILL BE USED TO APPLY THE COATINGS TO THE FIBRES. A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION PROGRAM WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE BEST COATING SYSTEM AND PERMIT SELECTION OF CANDIDATE SYSTEMS FOR A PHASE II DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

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