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New Generation Hybrid Carbon/Ceramic Nanocomposites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73406
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-023-0293
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: New Generation Hybrid Carbon/Ceramic Nanocomposites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0136
Award Amount: $749,960.00
 

Abstract:

Based on in-depth experience with advanced optical ceramics, nano-particle coating, nanoceramic sintering and superplasticity deformation, in this program, Agiltron, Inc. and Florida International University propose to develop next generation airframe and engine materials made of CNT/alumina nano-composites. The proposed approach uniquely combines low-cost and potentially large scale technology of in situ CNT growth on nano-particles and low temperature, short duration spark plasma sintering. This nanocomposite may provide unprecedented performance for next generation wear resistant material because of its CNT-enabled high superplasticity, nano-enhanced mechanical strength, hardness and toughness, and intrinsic chemical and environmental stability. Due to the high strain rate superplasticity of the proposed composite, direct-shape engine components can be made through superplastic deformation at a relative low cost. This CNT enabled composite technology provides performance attributes that are beyond current technology. In the Phase I program, we successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed approach through small-scale fabrication and evaluation. In Phase II, we will optimize and scale up the fabrication process of the proposed nano-composite to achieve unprecedented performance at low cost. The anticipated scaled process includes multi-kilogram/batch powder synthesis capability and up to 75mm in diameter fabricated part size.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno
VP of Technology
7819351200
jsalerno@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Mary A. Davoli
Contract Administrator
7819351200
maryanne@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV.
11200 Southwest St.
Miami, FL 33199
Contact Phone: (305) 348-2494
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university