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Innovative Weight Efficient Combined Structural/Thermal Protection System (TPS)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67815
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-248-1593
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.
1200 W. Benedum Industrial Drive Bridgeport, WV 26330 6330
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Innovative Weight Efficient Combined Structural/Thermal Protection System (TPS) Concepts
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-3432
Award Amount: $99,187.00
 

Abstract:

The current approach to providing thermal protection to aero-vehicles is to use a parasitic thermal protection system (TPS) that protects the primary structure while transferring the aerodynamic loads to the same primary structure. This approach increases the complexity of the vehicle system that, in turn, complicates fabrication and inspection of the structure. In addition, this approach also increases production and maintenance costs. Thus, there is a clear need for a low-cost approach to manufacturing thermal protection systems capable of supporting load and are integral to the vehicle structure. This alternate TPS proposed by FMW, with design support from Boeing, would utilize discontinuous reinforcement of titanium (DR-Ti) skins with traditional titanium matrix composites (TMC) support structure. The DR-Ti skins would become an integral part of the vehicle structure and capable of sharing loads while maintain strength at temperature. These combined titanium composite technologies would offer a very robust solution to the TPS problem.

Principal Investigator:

Vincent Hammond
Research Scientist
3048421864
vhammond@fmwcomposite.com

Business Contact:

Jerry Fields
Executive Vice President
3046248028
jfields@fmwcomposite.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.
168 W. Main Street Clarksburg, WV 26301

EIN/Tax ID: 550729330
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No