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Si-O-C Aerogels for TPS of Reentry Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76796
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
042323
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: Si-O-C Aerogels for TPS of Reentry Vehicles
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM05AA91C
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

The objectives of this proposal are to identify and develop breakthrough technologies that have potential to provide increased scientific return at lower cost, and to enable missions and capabilities beyond current horizons. Advanced thermal materials are needed as thermal protection system (TPS) materials for reentry. Aspen Aerogels Inc. proposes a particularly innovative lightweight aerogel material !V silicon oxycarbide aerogel that will advance the state-of-the-art for thermal protection. The material will have maximal operational temperature in air on the order of 1200 ?aC, will have low thermal conductivity at high temperatures and low density. Thermal stability of the material will be tested at conditions simulating the conditions of Earth reentry.

Principal Investigator:

Dmitry Fomitchev
5084815058
dfomitchev@aerogel.com

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Piper
Business Official
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