PSI’s baseline C/SiC composite system, PSC-10, combines the affordability and mechanical performance of C/C composites and the advanced thermal performance of a SiC matrix phase with lower production costs and shorter processing times than both C/C and SiC/SiC CMCs.
Baseline C/SiC CMCs with service temps up to 3000°F
Capability Description: PSC-10 is PSI’s baseline C/SiC CMC. We begin with aerospace-grade carbon fiber pre-preg that is laminated and cured in-house to fabricate our CMC components. The cured organic preforms are then burned out and ceramatized to form the SiC matrix. These C/SiC composites have service temperatures up to 3000°F. The PSC-10 system is compatible with the UHT-21 system and can be produced in multiple product forms including our pre-preg braiding, direct z-pin insertion, and as flexible TPS sheets.
- Carbon fiber-reinforced SiC Matrix Composite
- Service temperatures up to 3000°F
- Tensile Strengths of 35 KSI (for quasi-isotropic ± 45° Layups)
- Compatible with UHT-21 as a Hybrid System, as well as production via Pre-preg Braiding, Z-pinning, and as a Flexible TPS.
Benefit to Customer
The PSC-10 system combines the affordability of Carbon/ Carbon composites with the thermal performance of SiC-matrix composites.
Production of PSC-10 components in PSI’s Wilmington facilities can have fabrication timelines as short as 8 weeks from start to finish.