DEVELOPMENT OF COATINGS FOR FIBERS INCORPORATED IN HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$58,091.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8285
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
American Matrix Inc
Po Box 23556, Knoxville, TN, 37933
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR SAMUEL C WEAVER
(615) 691-8021
Business Contact:
() -
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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