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Moisture-resistant TPS Materials

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
69082
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
034585
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Moisture-resistant TPS Materials
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNK04OA16C
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed NASA Phase I SBIR will generate closed-cell foam thermal protection system materials which do not need waterproofing, and which can be applied as a coating to replace impregnation densification processes and which can potentially protect critical structural elements from penetration of hot reentry gases in the event of damage to the external insulation. Specifically, the program will demonstrate preceramic-polymer derived syntactic foams and plasma sprayed syntactic foam coatings which can survive exposures to 2500 F erosive gases while being waterproof and able to withstand high pressure water-jet cleaning processes. The proposed foams and low density TBC?s could replace a portion of the foam insulation on the SRB and external tank, as well as providing a backup TBC to protect space transportation system structures in the event of localized insulation failure.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew J. Sherman
Principal Investigator
2164040053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com

Business Contact:

Andrew J. Sherman
President/CEO
2164040053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH 44117

EIN/Tax ID: 954616398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No