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Rocket Propulsion Supporting Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86174
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-PR2-1268
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc
14102 Halprin Creek Drive Cypress, TX 77429-6042
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Rocket Propulsion Supporting Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9300-08-M-3104
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Refractory carbide materials posses the erosion resistance and high temperature strength required for the severe environments experienced by cutting tools, well bore equipment, and rocket nozzles. Refractory carbides (e.g. WC, TaC, and TiC) are usually formed by press and sinter techniques with an additional metallic binder or by forging with some binder. We propose fabricate ceramic metal matrix composites by melt processing, where the carbide phase and the metal phase are formed by eutectic reaction from the liquid. In this new family of materials the low temperature binder phase is replaced with a refractory metal phase, thereby increasing the high temperature strength of the composite, while maintaining room temperature ductility. This innovative approach is possible because of two recent technological advances: Advanced Powder Solutions' nano encapsulation of ceramic powders by chemical vapor deposition and net shape laser additive manufacturing practice at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. The techniques allow us to synthesize these advanced materials into useful net shape parts.

Principal Investigator:

Dean Baker
PI/GM
6613731729
stbaker2000@cs.com

Business Contact:

Randall Echols
President
2403519505
echols@apowders.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED POWDER SOLUTIONS, INC.
10010 Cucklebur Houston, TX 77095

EIN/Tax ID: 203150581
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No