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PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR

MAKING DIAMONDS NASA Case No. MFS-20698

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Marshall Space Flight Center Japan, Great Britain,

Attn: Patent Counsel
West Germany

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Huntsville, AL 35812
U.S.A.

(Corresponding to U.S. Patent No. 3,632,242) Diamonds of industrial grade may be fabricated from graphite by this simple but effective apparatus. An exponential hom is vertically positioned with its small end in a graphite receiving pocket. A magnetic hammer above the horn, generates a shock wave in the exponential horn and due to the horn geometry, the velocity of the shock wave is amplified and the shock wave energy concentrated so that all of the energy arrives simultaneously at the small end of the hom. This energy is transferred to the graphite in the anvil pocket and results in pressure and temperature levels that causes the graphite to be transformed, in part, to diamonds.

CAPACITOR

BANK

VOLTAGE
SOURCE

MAGNETIC
HANNER

GRAPHITE-REINFORCED ALUMINUM COMPOSITE

AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

NASA Case No. MFS-21077

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(Corresponding to U.S. Patent No. 3,894,677)

Graphite-reinforced aluminum composite material is prepared by coating high strength, high modulus, and low density graphite fiber with nickel, aligning the coated fibers between and in contact with aluminum sheets in a stacked array, and bonding the array into an integral body by application of heat and pressure. The resulting diffusion-bonded composite shows favorable mechanical properties, the graphite fibers remaining intact during the preparation process. Damaging reactions at the graphite surface are prevented by the protective nickel coating. The graphite-reinforced material prepared by the above method can be subjected to shaping or forming operations without breaking the fibers.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE

TESTING

NASA Case No. MFS-21233

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Sweden, Netherlands,
Switzerland

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(Corresponding to U.S. Patent No. 3,782,177]

A high voltage is applied to an arc gap adjacent to a test specimen to develop a succession of high-frequency arc discharges. Those high frequency arc discharges generate pulses of ultrasonic energy within the test specimen without requiring the arc discharges to contact that test specimen and without requiring a coupling medium between those are discharges and that test specimen. Those pulses can be used for detection of flaws, for measurement of certain properties of the test specimen, and for measurement of stresses within that test specimen.

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MICROWAVE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
WHEREIN LEVEL OF TRANSMITTED POWER IS
CONTROLLED BY REFLECTIONS FROM RECEIVER

NASA Case No. MFS-21470-1

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(Corresponding to U.S. Patent No. 3,795,910)

This invention is a microwave, wireless, power transmission system in which the transmitted power level is adjusted to correspond with power required at a remote receiving station in which deviations in power load produce an antenna impedance mismatch causing variations in energy reflected by the power receiving antenna employed by the receiving station. The variations in reflected energy are sensed by a receiving antenna at the transmitting station and used to control the output power of a power transmitter.

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REFRACTORY PORCELAIN ENAMEL PASSIVE CONTROL COATING FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE ALLOYS

NASA Case No. MFS-22324

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(Corresponding to U.S. Patent No. 3,891,452)

Many coating materials have been developed in the space program. This coating is an excellent thermal coating for exposed surfaces. These coatings have low solar absorptance and a high emittance to provide effective protection from solar radiation, reentry heating, dust, salt spray, etc. The coating of this invention meets these requirements and is easily cleanable and will maintain its physical integrity after severe thermal cycling. It is made up of a high-refractory-content boroaluminum silicate glass frit containing zirconium oxide, lithium fluoride, alkali metal and alkaline earth oxide-flux, zinc oxide and a submicron disperse phase of cubicstabilized zirconium oxide.

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