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High Temperature Materials for Hypersonic Radomes and Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-18-P-0054
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-013-0058
Amount: $149,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T013
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-31
Small Business Information
28045 Ranney Parkway, Unit H
Westlake, OH 44145
United States
DUNS: 137672155
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Hawthorne
 (216) 251-5000
Business Contact
 Brian Barry
Phone: (216) 251-5000
Research Institution
 Georgia Tech Research Institute
 Jason Nadler
505 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta, OH 30318
United States

 (404) 407-5104
 Nonprofit College or University

The advancement of flight vehicles, including hypersonic vehicles, requires increased performance from RF shielding material capable of withstanding the dynamic and thermal loads of the vehicle while maintaining RF performance.Efforts conducted as a response to this program will develop and characterize material for use as radomes and conformal apertures of flight vehicles and other extreme environment RF applications.Successful completion of the program will identify a material via mechanical and RF characterization at temperatures up to 2000F capable of meeting the structural, dynamic, and electronic requirements of a hypersonic vehicle as defined in the announcement.Such a material is required to protect the sensitive communications and sensing equipment on board airborne vehicles with increasingly demanding performance envelopes.Commercialization of this material may expand to other ballistic and hypersonic flight vehicles, and extend to space-based and airborne antenna and RF windows, as well as harsh-environment industrial sensing.

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