Accession Number : ADA311508


Title :   Uses of DARPA Materials Sciences Technology in DoD Systems.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 94-Jul 96,


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ELECTRO-OPTICS AND LASERS


Personal Author(s) : Stickley, C. M.


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a311508.pdf


Report Date : MAY 1996


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to document examples of DARPA-funded research in materials sciences which resulted in processes, technology, or products being used in DoD systems or other agency's systems. On each project, specific information is given concerning the project including why it was successful in that it led to use in such systems. These 19 programs/technologies include: explosive forming; beryllium optics; rare earth magnets; ceramic turbine; brittle materials design; glassy carbon; high performance IR optics; platinum silicide focal plane arrays; integrated circuit process measurement techniques; GaAs integrated circuits; rapid solidification rate processing; computer aids for VLSI modeling; metal matrix composites; lightweight Al-Li alloys; precision, high performance ceramic bearings; retirement for cause; SiC particulate reinforced Al; ceramic composite armor; in situ metal matrix composites; and high temperature superconductors.


Descriptors :   *OPTICS , *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES , *CERAMIC MATERIALS , HIGH RATE , ALUMINUM ALLOYS , COMPUTERS , GALLIUM ARSENIDES , ARRAYS , VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION , INTEGRATED CIRCUITS , SOLIDIFICATION , BRITTLENESS , RETIREMENT , EXPLOSIVE FORMING , PARTICULATES , PLATINUM , TURBINES , BERYLLIUM , BEARINGS , FOCAL PLANES , HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS , MAGNETS , COMPOSITE ARMOR , SILICON CARBIDES , SILICIDES , LITHIUM ALLOYS , INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEMS , RARE EARTH ALLOYS , GLASSY CARBON.


Subject Categories : LAMINATES AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS
      INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
      CERAMICS, REFRACTORIES AND GLASS
      PROPERTIES OF METALS AND ALLOYS
      OPTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE