Thermal Protection System (TPS) for Aggressive Reentry Trajectories of Space Vehicles
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
This Phase II SBIR program will complete development of closed-cell SiC foam TPS materials suitable for application to Hypersonic Cruise Vehicles for application up to 450BTU/ft2/sec. Specifically, the program will take these high strenth, high temperature TPS materials from a TRL of 2-3, to a TRL of 5-6 (flight-ready) by completing manufacturing process refinement/materials optimization, building a materials property database, completing TPS sizing analysis, and producing and testing wedge models in the IHF 60MW ground test facility.
Small Business Information at Submission:
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH 44117
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