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Spray Deposition of Aerogels as Thermal Barriers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75409
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-015-0270
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Spray Deposition of Aerogels as Thermal Barriers
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0188
Award Amount: $69,923.00
 

Abstract:

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and our collaborators (Southern Research Institute, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and two aerospace contractors) will design, develop, and experimentally evaluate the performance of a cost-effective spray process for applying aerogels as thermal barriers for aluminum and steel alloys used in hypersonic missiles and projectiles. The aerogel is part of a thermal protection system (TPS) that provides superior ability to insulate in addition to its physical robustness to survive 40 kG acceleration, heating rates of 1000¿C/sec, and hypersonic aerodynamic conditions. In the Phase I program we will design and develop insulation structures that demonstrate the viability to meet design requirements that exceed the performance of current TPS designs. We will measure thermal and thermal-mechanical properties of proposed designs to demonstrate the feasibility of approach and justify continuation into the Phase II effort.

Principal Investigator:

Aron Newman
Principal Scientist
9786890003
newman@psicorp.com

Business Contact:

B. D. Green
President, PSI R&D Operations
9786890003
green@psicorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences, Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810

EIN/Tax ID: 042517090
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK
Dept. of Mat. Sci. & Eng., SUNY-Stoney Brook
Stoney Brook, NY 11794
Contact: Sanjay Sampath
Contact Phone: (631) 632-9512
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university