Refractory Composites, Inc.

107 N. Langley Rd.
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
http://www.rciusa.com
12 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 32
Total Value of Awards $5.12MM
First Award Date 01/01/90
Most Recent Award Date 06/19/08

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Scott Mr. John Scott 1 Message
Zhengmao Mr. Zhengmao 1 Message
L. Mr. Edward L. 1 Message
Lauten Dr. Frederick S. Lauten PhD 24 Message
gallogly John j. gallogly 1
Paquette Edward "ted" Paquette 29 Message
Chayka Paul Chayka 1 Message

32 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-090
Budget: 06/19/08 - 10/21/09

RCI has developed one JSF clutch friction material system whose performance exceeds by more than 50%, the original JSF design goal for total engagements. This wear life is a factor of 3 to 4 times the current C/C clutch material being used for the STOVL version of JSF (F-35B). The experimental testing performed in Phase I has been done at full ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-195
Budget: 05/15/07 - 09/15/09

Refractory Composites, Inc. has completed a Phase I effort in which scramjet flowpath design for cooled CMC components was evaluated. Thermostructural design, vehicle flight performance and key technical risks such as hot gas leakage, fuel injector thermal coking, long term tactical missile manufacturing affordability, complex engine geometry, ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-090
Budget: 03/01/07 - 07/01/09

RCI has developed one JSF clutch friction material system whose performance exceeds by more than 50%, the original JSF design goal for total engagements. This wear life is a factor of 3 to 4 times the current C/C clutch material being used for the STOVL version of JSF (F-35B). The experimental testing performed in Phase I has been done at full ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2007
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

High Temperature Heat Recovery units in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems are exposed to hot-ash-laden syngas, which typically flows through the tubeside of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger. However, the ash in these systems adheres to the metallic tube surfaces, reducing heat transfer coefficients and occasionally plugging t...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-090
Budget: 04/21/06 - 08/21/07

RCI has developed new composite process and constituent technologies in fiber, preform architecture, interfaces and matrix elements that when combined will result in friction materials for JSF clutch application that will not only meet the performance and life objectives of the current clutch system but will be capable of handling an thrust upgr...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N05-105
Budget: 11/03/05 - 05/03/06

RCI has demonstrated a pre-ceramic polymer process approach that produces uniform thin (1 micron) coatings with tailorable silicon to boron (nitrides) content. SiBN interfaces with high silicon content and thermally stable morphology that can be economically applied to fiber preforms are of great interest. This process can be use as a fiber "p...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-195
Budget: 08/05/05 - 05/05/06

RCI's embedded tube cooled CMC technologies will form a critical design element in reducing Mach 6 to Mach 7 hydrocarbon fueled scramjet thermal management challenges. Higher hot face temperatures, innovative heat rejection system designs will all be used to minimize fuel cooling load and extend weapon system range. The planned Phase I scope w...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N03-186
Budget: 10/22/04 - 10/22/06

RCI will scale up the low wear, high friction factor candidate clutch materials from Phase I to full scale JSF clutch disk size and perform several material optimization development cycles using full scale, full speed dynamometer testing and post test profilometry and SEM/EDS analyses. Manufacturing economic analyses will be performed in parall...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N03-186
Budget: 11/21/03 - 05/21/04

RCI has already developed developed friction materials that exhibit superior wear properties relative to the baseline JSF C/C clutch. Further improvements in wear, coefficient of friction and related properties are proposed. An advanced CMC clutch has the potential of reducing wear by 50% or greater relative to the baseline C/C clutch. Improve...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 03-1
Budget: 01/01/03 - 12/31/03

Composite structures with complex curvature and reinforcement features frequently require assembly of 2D laminate and 3D woven structures to effect the appropriate load transfer. A very limited range of assembly methods has been available to date. RCI has developed an assembly concept that promises to reduce load concentration and assembly costs...

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