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An Innovative Approach to Integrated Thermal Protection Systems and Structures…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
53105
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0186
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AERO THERMO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
620 Discovery Drive, NW, Building I, Suite 100 Huntsville, AL 35806
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: An Innovative Approach to Integrated Thermal Protection Systems and Structures for Hypervelocity Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: F2960103C0073
Award Amount: $734,551.00
 

Abstract:

The thermal protection system (TPS) community is in critical need of a newdesign paradigm if the vision of low maintenance, high sortie rate spacevehicles is to be realized. A revolutionary change is needed in the TPSdesign approach and in the use of innovative materials that can survive longdurations in an extreme heating environment without significant ablation.Low erosion, low conductivity materials which require little or nomaintenance between flights, coupled with an integrated hot structure designwhich eliminates bond lines and the substructure, are critical enablingtechnologies needed to make the objectives of the U.S. Air Force's SpaceManeuver Vehicle (SMV), or any other reusable space vehicle, obtainable.During a recently completed SBIR Phase I effort conducted for the BallisticMissile Defense Organization and sponsored by the Air Force ResearchLaboratory, AT2 developed a revolutionary TPS design that will virtuallyeliminate refurbishment between flights while providing a 40 to 50 percentreduction in weight over the most advanced lightweight designs currentlyenvisioned. This proposal offers an avenue to further develop the TPSdesign for potential application to the USAF SMV, NASA's next generationSpace Shuttle, and advanced missile defense interceptors designed to operatewithin the atmosphere.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce Moylan
Principal Investigator
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bmoylan@aerothermo.com

Business Contact:

Wendy S. Wilson
President
2569221141
wwilson@aerothermo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AERO THERMO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
620 Discovery Drive, Bldg I, Ste 100 Huntsville, AL 35806

EIN/Tax ID: 631016809
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No