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Additive-Manufactured Ablative Thermal Protection Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC20C0300
Agency Tracking Number: 206182
Amount: $123,602.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T12
Solicitation Number: STTR_20_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-30
Small Business Information
15985 NW Schendel Avenue, Suite 201
Beaverton, OR 97006-6703
United States
DUNS: 078311716
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Edward Elliott
 (503) 703-3260
 proposals@nano-vox.com
Business Contact
 Debra Ozuna
Title: debraozuna
Phone: (503) 260-6869
Email: proposals@nano-vox.com
Research Institution
 Oregon State University
 
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 00000-0000
United States

 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

To address the need for thermal protection systems with reduced cost and reduced complexity, with continuity over large areas, thermoset resin nanocomposite materials that are compatible with additive-manufacturing process will be optimized for thermal shielding applications. Additive manufacturing offers significant possibilities for developing and fabricating a thermal protection system (TPS); additive manufacturing can be used to realize heterogeneous structures with complex shapes, and additive manufacturing can be used to create a continuous coating across the surface of a vehicle, eliminating the seams between tiles that would otherwise present weak points in the protection.Nanocomposite thermoset resins will be designed for high temperature stability and char yield. The materials will be synthesized and fabricated, and the mechanical and thermal properties of the printed samples will be tested and shown to meet the application requirements.

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