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Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) Gap Filler for Heat Shield Assemblies

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95313
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095048
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
X9
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) Gap Filler for Heat Shield Assemblies
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC52P
Award Amount: $99,149.00
 

Abstract:

During this program Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMIREG) will develop practical methods for preparing Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) materials for joining thermal protection system (TPS) segments and penetrations of the heat shield assembly. Current and future mission flight environments and designs, such as those for Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell (MSLA) and anticipated for New Frontiers and Mars EDL missions, will be assessed. Capability of developed solutions will address mechanical and thermal robustness, and surface recession under mission defined conditions. The Phase 1 program will evaluate joining and gap-fill materials, assess joining designs that can be cost effectively manufactured and assembled, define assembly methods and test joining material performance. The joining design and material approaches, test results, assembly methodology, and Phase 2 work plan will be delivered at the conclusion of the Phase I program. During the Phase 2 program, a mission scale PICA sub-assembly utilizing the developed joining system will be demonstrated, and representative assembly coupons will be tested under flight conditions. The proposed materials, designs and methods are TRL

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Steven M. Violette
Principal Investigator
2072825911
sviolette@fibermaterialsinc.com

Business Contact:

David R. Audie
Business Official
2072825911
govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME 04005

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