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Innovative Thermal Protection Systems (TPSs) for Trajectory Shaping Vehicles…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73011
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-143-1741
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: 2005
Title: Innovative Thermal Protection Systems (TPSs) for Trajectory Shaping Vehicles (TSVs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5028
Award Amount: $99,954.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced reentry vehicles desire extended time durations in oxidizing environments, at temperatures in the range of 3000¿K. State of the art nosetip materials utilize a high density carbon/carbon (C/C) composite that has a carbide center core. This attribute results in maintenance of the aerodynamic shape of the nosetip for the vehicle. Intermat has produced nosetip billets with a variety of `carbide core' configurations. These cores have been made, flush with the surface of a billet, or with the `core' submerged below the surface of the final nose tip. This technology can be applied to placing carbide material within other defined regions of a parent C/C billet such that either internal or external exposure of the carbide loaded region on the final machined nosetip surfaces. This technology could produce a nosetip with a carbide surface barrier over the shoulder and body areas of the nosetip or submerged under a layer of carbon/carbon. A "shielded" nosetip design having the outer surfaces protected by a carbide layer would permit extended flight time at high altitude, preserve shape stability of the nosetip, while providing a C/C nosetip configuration with integrated core for terminal dive.

Principal Investigator:

Richard McLaughlin
Senior Engineer
2072831156
rmmclaughlin@maine.rr.com

Business Contact:

David R. 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