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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Graded Density Carbon Bonded Carbon Fiber (CBCF) Preforms for Lightweight Ablative Thermal Protection Systems (TPS)

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    FMI currently manufactures Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) material for Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) systems, such as the Stardust Sample Return Capsule and the Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell. FMI plans to further develop TPS in support of future sample return missions such as MoonRise and OSIRIS-REx. Development of a PICA TPS with reduced mass, thermal performance enhancements, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Flexible Phenolic Impregnated Felt

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    During this program Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI) will develop innovative yet practical methods for preparing Phenolic Impregnated Felt (PIF) materials for thermal protection system (TPS) segments and heat shield assemblies. Future mission flight environments and designs, such as those anticipated for Mars EDL missions, will require a variety TPS options to accommodate entry system designs. The cap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Integrated Composite Structure for EDL Application

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X902

    NASA has defined a need for higher performance ablative Thermal Protection System (TPS) materials for future exploration of our solar system's inner and outer planets than is currently available. Of particular interest are: 1) Materials with performance analogous to fully dense, heritage rayon-based carbon phenolic ; 2) Mid-density ablative systems ; and 3) Highly insulative, low-density mat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) Gap Filler for Heat Shield Assemblies

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    During this program, Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI) will develop practical methods for preparing Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) materials for joining thermal protection system 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 Mar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Multi-Layered Integrated Airframe System

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X902

    This proposed Phase II program builds on the Phase I effort addressing NASA's future mission requirements by: 1) developing higher performing TPS materials capable of meeting the demands of multiple severe mission trajectories; and 2) integrating TPS materials with the sub-structure to improve overall robustness and decrease mass. The program's goal is to extend Phenolic Impregnated Car ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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