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Spray Deposition of Aerogels as Thermal Barriers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75410
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-015-0364
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road Building B Northborough, 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-0189
Award Amount: $69,991.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation addressed in this proposal is an aerogel-based thermal barrier.. Applied with a proprietary process to the nose tip and leading edges of the control surfaces, this ultra-thin barrier can provide enough thermal resistance to blunt the severe temperature spike due to aero-thermal heating in the first few seconds after launch. This will maintain the shell's skin temperature be-low the limit value, preserving structural and aerodynamic integrity. Downrange, as the projectile decelerates into less extreme flight conditions, the aerogel further limits the integrated heat soak, thereby protecting the payload and other internal components. In this way, Aspen's thermal coatings would enable the US Navy to capture the range, lethality, and time-to-target advantages offered by hypervelocity projectiles and missiles. During the proposed program, Aspen Aerogels (Northborough, MA) will work with its academic partner to develop this concept. As the industry leader in commercial aerogel products, Aspen will concentrate on the aerogel chemistry. The academic partner will leverage its unique analytical and experimental capabilities to evaluate the system`s performance under realistic conditions of aerothermal heating and mechanical shock.

Principal Investigator:

Wendell Rhine
Senior Scientist
5084815052
wrhine@aerogel.com

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Piper
CFO
5086911150
contracts@aerogel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
30 Forbes Road, Building B Northborough, MA 01532

EIN/Tax ID: 043559972
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON
Box 352250
Seattle, WA 98195
Contact: Arthur T. Mattick
Contact Phone: (206) 543-6181
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university