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High Temperature Structures With Inherent Protection

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76849
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
040659
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High Temperature Structures With Inherent Protection
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL05AB00P
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The hot structures for current space vehicles require an atmospheric entry thermal protection system. Reusable hot structures that can function without requiring any atmospheric entry thermal protection system for space vehicle would constitute a paradigm. A high temperature stable fiber reinforcement and a ceramic material that exhibits atmospheric entry thermal stability can be combined into a composite which possess the mechanical properties to serve as a reusable hot structure that can function without any atmospheric entry thermal protection system. This unique and new ceramic matrix composite (CMC) will be developed and characterized to demonstrate it can meet the requirements of a reusable hot structure for space vehicles which can operate without any atmospheric entry thermal protection system and optimized samples will be delivered for more detailed testing at NASA

Principal Investigator:

James Withers
Principal Investigator
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James C. Withers
Chief Executive Officer
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MER Corporation
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No