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IMPROVED HEAT SHIELD FOR LONG BOOST-GLIDE TRAJECTORIES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
15058
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15058
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: IMPROVED HEAT SHIELD FOR LONG BOOST-GLIDE TRAJECTORIES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $468,930.00
 

Abstract:

THE HIGH TOTAL HEAT FLUXES ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH L/D REENTRY VEHICLES AND BOOST-GLIDE TRAJECTORIES REQUIRE THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED HEATSHIELDS AND INSULATORS. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO DESIGN A REENTRY HEATSHIELD BASED ON A CERAMIC FOAM CORE COMPOSITE SANDWICH PANEL CONSTRUCTION, LOADED WITH CVI-BONDED CERAMIC MICROBALLOONS TO IMPROVE THE INSULATIVE K-FACTOR AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. USING A MULTILAYER-WALL 1-D TRANSIENT HEAT FLUX ANALYSIS PROGRAM, MODIFIED TO INCLUDE AEROTHERMAL HEAT LOADS DUE TO ATMOSPHERIC FRICTION IN A GIVEN TRAJECTORY, ULTRAMET WILL DESIGN A FUNCTIONALLY GRADIENT HEATSHIELD/INSULATOR BASED ON COUPON-LEVEL PROPERTY DETERMINATION. THIS PROGRAM WILL ENABLE THE PRODUCTION OF ADVANCED THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR REENTRY AND HYPERSONIC VEHICLES OF ALL TYPES. WEIGHT SAVINGS OF OVER 50% FROM CURRENT SYSTEMS WILL THERBY BE MADE POSSIBLE, PROVIDING GREATLY EXPANDED MISSION CAPABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew J Sherman
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331

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