NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 H5.02-7100
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Extreme Temperature Structures
PROPOSAL TITLE: Extreme Temperature Stitched Structures

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc.
4704 Eden Road
Kennedale, TX 76060 - 6800
(817) 985-2500

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Aaron Brown
abrown@c-cat.net
4704 Eden Road
Kennedale, TX 76060 - 6800
(817) 985-2500

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
James Thompson
jthompson@c-cat.net
4704 Eden Road
Kennedale, TX 76060 - 6800
(817) 985-2500

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 2

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Extreme Temperature Structures is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The innovation proposed here is the development of an integrally stiffened stitched composite structure that is capable of operating within extreme thermal environments similar to those encountered by atmospheric reentry vehicles. Such temperature extremes and challenging structural weight goals will necessitate the use of advanced composite material systems that can also be assimilated into structurally efficient hot structure architectures that are damage tolerant, lightweight, and reasonably affordable to manufacture. While such goals have been achieved within subsonic design regimes using the Pultruded Rod Stitched Efficient Unitized Structure (PRSEUS), the lack of elevated temperature capable materials has precluded its application at higher temperatures. Recognizing the potential that this novel structural design approach might hold at higher temperatures, coupled with the recent advances made in carbon fiber sewing threads, further experimentation is warranted to determine whether the advantages demonstrated using integral stitched structures could also be extended to high speed airframe applications.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Innovative material and structural concepts that provide reductions in mass and volume for next generation space vehicles shows up as a key focus area in nearly all NASA and Air Force technology roadmaps for futuristic high speed airframes.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Aggressive competition among the big three jet engine manufacturers has led to several advanced applications of composite hot structures in next generation commercial aircraft engines. Such swift implementation virtually guarantees that subsequent improvements will follow, and that larger and more integrated structural components will be designed that can benefit from the integrated structural approach proposed in this STTR.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Composites
Destructive Testing
Isolation/Protection/Radiation Shielding (see also Mechanical Systems)
Nonspecified
Passive Systems
Processing Methods
Structures
Textiles

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