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Lightweight Ceramic Ablators

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22556
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22556
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Lightweight Ceramic Ablators
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $599,424.00
 

Abstract:

Future atmospheric entry vehicles will require thermal protection materials/systems that are more durable, lower weight, combined with highly efficient protection from atmospheric heating. One low density material concept has been found to exhibit good ablation and in-depth thermal response under simulated entry conditions. This material is a low density carbon fiber reinforced carbon matrix with a nominal density of 0.18 gm/cm3. The purpose of this proposed effort is to investigate, both analytically and experimentally, the influence of various material variables of this low density carbon material for these types of applications. In particular, it is proposed that the influence or density, anisotropy, fiber type and polymer matrix be investigated.

Principal Investigator:

Louis L. Lander
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME 04005

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