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High-Emissivity Ceramic Matrix Composites for Hypersonic Airframes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
96950
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-007-0499
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-007
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.
8261 Elmwood Dr Skokie, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High-Emissivity Ceramic Matrix Composites for Hypersonic Airframes
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7305
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

New materials and processes are needed to achieve performance requirements of future ballistic missile defense systems (BMDS). Ever increasing demands on achievable speed and performance require thermally stable, lightweight and mechanically robust thermal protection systems to protect underlying structures from aerothermal heating, radiative heating, as well as impact from rain and other particulate. Oxide ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) based on aluminum phosphate matrix compositions are proposed to enable high thermal benefit and mechanical integrity. Inherent high emissivity of the CMCs will provide added benefit of improved radiative heat rejection. In addition surface coatings proven to seal against moisture ingress and offer protection against hypersonic rain impact will be used to create an engineered surface needed for these conditions. Phase I activities will consist of CMC coupon fabrication and testing, while Phase II will focus on process scale up and prototype fabrication.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Mangrich
Materials Research Engineer
8472876292
bmangrich@atfinet.com

Business Contact:

Sankar Sambasivan
President & CEO
8474675282
sankar@atfinet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Thin Films, Inc.
1801 Maple Ave. Suite 5316 Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364202347
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No