Accession Number : ADB058533

Title :   International Technological Status and Export Control of Composite Materials Technology. Volume II. Appendices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Channon,Stanley L.

Report Date : FEB 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : The evolution of composite materials in advanced structural and ablative applications during the past 25 years has been gaining momentum at an accelerated pace. Recent advances in the technology of several composite materials prompted the Department of Defense to request that the Institute for Defense Analyses undertake a study of the international state of the art in composite materials and the export control of composite materials technology. This report presents the results of an 18-month study of U.S. and foreign technology in organic matrix, metal-matrix, carbon-carbon, and ceramic-matrix composite materials and a critical review of the U.S. export control regulations. The report consists of three volumes, as follows: Volume I - Main body of report (Unclassified, proprietary information). Volume II - Appendices (Unclassified) Volume III - Foreign Technology (Secret, intelligence sources & methods involved). Emphasis was placed on the identification of critical technology items in which the U.S. has a decided lead and which might be used by an adversary to the detriment of the national security of the United States. Information was provided by more than 80 industry and Government organizations abroad in Europe and Japan. An overall comparison of the technological status in the major industrial countries of the world has been made. For the most part, the technology has been advanced further on a broad front in the U.S., with some significant contributions to the technology from foreign sources.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *EXPORTS, CONTROL, STATE OF THE ART, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, CARBON CARBON COMPOSITES, GRAPHITE, SILICON CARBIDES, BORON, BORON NITRIDES, TUNGSTEN, SUPERALLOYS, MANUFACTURING, EUROPE, CHINA, JAPAN, USSR, NATIONAL DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, REGULATIONS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE