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Recession-Tolerant Heat Flux Sensors for Thermal Protection Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124710
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H7.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.
7 Flowerfield, Suite 28 St. James, NY 11780-1514
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Recession-Tolerant Heat Flux Sensors for Thermal Protection Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CA32P
Award Amount: $124,999.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase I project will develop a suite of diagnostic sensors using Direct Write technology to measure temperature, surface recession depth, and heat flux of an ablative thermal protection system (TPS) in real time, which can be integrated to support TPS evaluation and in-situ diagnostics during planetary entry. Standalone heat flux sensors and those fabricated by direct deposition will be developed and demonstrated for integration within TPS materials for use in extreme re-entry conditions. The intent is to use the sensors for real time heat flux measurements to validate new materials and systems, as well as for flight structures where space and accessibility are limited. Methods for incorporating thermocouples, heat flux and recession sensors using Direct Write technology will be developed to provide accurate sensing capabilities. Notably, recession tolerant heat flux sensors will be designed and fabricated to demonstrate feasibility of this new heat flux sensor technology and subsequent instrumentation capability for TPS.

Principal Investigator:

Rob Greenlaw
VP&Quality Manager
7148948400
rgreenlaw@mesoscribe.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Brogan
Business Official
6316865710
jbrogan@mesoscribe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.
7 Flowerfield, Suite 28 St. James, NY 11780-1514

EIN/Tax ID: 043595040
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No