NASA SBIR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


   
Proposal Number:          21-1- H5.02-2268
          
          
   
Subtopic Title:
      Hot Structure Technology for Aerospace Vehicles
          
          
   
Proposal Title:
      The Joining of Carbon-Carbon Composites Using Field-Assisted Sintering Technology
          
          

Small Business Concern

   
Firm:
          
Ballydel Technologies, Inc.
          
   
Address:
          
550 South College Avenue, Suite 110, Newark, DE 19713
          
   
Phone:
          
(610) 304-0606                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Principal Investigator:

   
Name:
          
Brendan DeLacy
          
   
E-mail:
          
info@ballydel.com
          
   
Address:
          
550 South College Ave, Suite 110, DE 19713 - 0001
          
   
Phone:
          
(610) 304-0606                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Business Official:

   
Name:
          
Brendan DeLacy
          
   
E-mail:
          
info@ballydel.com
          
   
Address:
          
550 South College Ave, Suite 110, DE 19713 - 0001
          
   
Phone:
          
(610) 304-0606                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Summary Details:

   
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
Begin: 4
End: 6
          
          
     
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

Ballydel Technologies will partner with the Penn State University Applied Research Laboratory (PSU-ARL) to develop a novel manufacturing approach for joining two dissimilar ceramic matrix composites (CMCs).  Specifically, Ballydel and PSU-ARL will develop a field-assisted sintering technique (FAST) for joining 2D and 3D carbon-carbon composite planes.  FAST is a disruptive manufacturing technique that produces sintered solids with near theoretical density, in a dramatically shorter period of time (<20 minutes), when compared to traditional sintering methods.  The goal of this endeavor is to demonstrate the utility of this technique for the manufacture of a variety of hypersonic components, suitable for defense and aerospace applications.

          
          
     
Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

The development of  a FAST process for joining C-C composite structural components will directly address an industry need for an efficient manufacturing process that enables the structural joining of two dissimilar CMCs or two dissimilar C-C composites for high temperature applications.  This will subsequently impact a variety of aerospace structures use in space flight, include reusable hot structure components.

 

          
          
     
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Primary applications for this technology include C-C composites for reusable hot structures and aerospace vehicles used in space flight missions.  Secondary applications include C-C composite architectures for hypersonic applications within Department of Defense.

          
          
     
Duration:     6
          
          

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