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Breatheable Ablator Concept for Extended Flight/Maneuvering Navy Strategic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70217
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-151-0016
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INTERMAT
389 Hill St. Biddeford, ME 04005
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Breatheable Ablator Concept for Extended Flight/Maneuvering Navy Strategic Reentry Bodies
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-04-C-1039
Award Amount: $69,956.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed program will develop a breathable ablator concept for application to Navy extended flight or maneuverable reentry vehicles. The breathable ablator concept will consist of a high-density, carbon-carbon outer shell over a charring ablator. This material configuration provides a greater resistance to ablation over longer flight times, where conventional materials would typically burn through, while utilizing the known insulative performance of charring ablators. A stack-up configuration of these materials will be developed in this program to allow the charring ablator to breathe during reentry through the carbon-carbon shell. A Test specimen configuration will be designed to integrate with the current Navy arc testing program, as well as a series of test conditions to evaluate these extended flight scenarios. Finally, Phase I will produce a plan for Phase II that will evaluate the thermomechanical properties of these breathable ablator materials and develop additional concepts to verify performance levels.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Dominick
Engineer
2072831156
dominick@gwi.net

Business Contact:

David Loper
President
2072831156
intermat@gwi.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTERMAT
389 Hill St. Biddeford, ME 04005

EIN/Tax ID: 010504952
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No