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Development of Durable, Fiber-Reinforced Refractory Composites for Thermal…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72995
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-137-0227
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of Durable, Fiber-Reinforced Refractory Composites for Thermal Protection Systems (TPSs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5040
Award Amount: $99,973.00
 

Abstract:

Next-generation endo/exoatmospheric hypersonic vehicles require durable thermal protection systems (TPSs) for leading edges, control surfaces and skin acreage that are resistant to impact damage. Fiber Materials Inc. (FMI) proposes a multidirectional fiber reinforced C/C-SiC TPS that demonstrates high impact durability for both low and high velocity debris. FMI's multidirectional C/C-SiC outer skin will be bonded to multiple layers of varying density foam filled with phase change material for thermal management. The developed TPS will be suitable for application in a variety of hypersonic space vehicles. A multi-phase program will be employed for development and analysis of an impact resistant TPS; results will be confirmed by testing under representative conditions. TPS prototype architectures will be fabricated; mechanical, thermal, and low- and high-velocity impact properties will be tested and analyzed.

Principal Investigator:

Alan Thomas
Applications Development Manager
2072825911
athomas@fibermaterialsinc.com

Business Contact:

David Audie
Senior Contracts Administrator
2072825911
govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIBER MATERIALS, INC.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME 04005

EIN/Tax ID: 042448941
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No