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Multi-Layered Integrated Airframe System

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Fiber Materials, Inc.
ME Biddeford, ME 04005-4497
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Multi-Layered Integrated Airframe System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CA29C
Award Amount: $599,904.00


This proposed Phase II program builds on the Phase I effort addressing NASA's future mission requirements by: 1) developing higher performing TPS materials capable of meeting the demands of multiple severe mission trajectories; and 2) integrating TPS materials with the sub-structure to improve overall robustness and decrease mass. The program's goal is to extend Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) and Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI<SUP>REG</SUP>) Integrated Composite Structure (ICS) TPS materials to a broader range of flight heat fluxes and mission performance requirements to address future heatshield design needs. Specific mission enabling improvements sought by NASA that will be developed and/or demonstrated under this Phase II program include: preform/component size, ablation performance, thermal insulation performance, efficient and extendable assembly process, and net-shape preform casting.

Principal Investigator:

Steve N. Violette
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

David R. Audie
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fiber Materials, Inc.
ME Biddeford, ME 04005-4497

EIN/Tax ID: 042448941
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No