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IMPROVED STRENGTH CARBON-CARBON FACEPLATE HEATSHIELD FOR PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9487
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9487
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atss Inc.
Po Box 5487 San Bernardino, CA 92412
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: IMPROVED STRENGTH CARBON-CARBON FACEPLATE HEATSHIELD FOR PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA WINDOWS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,988.00
 

Abstract:

SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR HYPERSONIC REENTRY SYSTEMS CAN REQUIRE LARGE ARRAYS WHICH MUST OPERATE IN SEVERE HEATING ENVIRONMENTS FOR LONG DURATIONS. IN SOME DESIGNS, THESE ARRAYS ARE PROTECTED FROM THE ENVIRONMENT BY INDIVIDUAL DIELECTRIC WINDOWS OVER EACH ARRAY ELEMENT, WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE STRUCTURAL MATERIAL (FACEPLATE) SEPARATING THE WINDOWS. NORMALLY THE STRUCTURAL MATERIAL IS SOME FORM OF CARBON COMPOSITE, BUT IN CONVENTIONAL WEAVES, THE CARBON FIBER CONTINUITY IS DISTURBED BY HOLES DRILLED FOR THE WINDOWS. THIS DRASTICALLY REDUCES THE STRENGTH OF THE FACEPLATE. AN INVESTIGATION OF ALTERNATE WEAVING AND PROCESSING APPROACHES TO IMPROVE THE STRENGTH OF COMPOSITE FACEPLATES IS PROPOSED.

Principal Investigator:

Liam S Groener
7144721231

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atss Inc
606 E Mill St - Ste 2044 San Bernardino, CA 92408

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No