Common Aero Vehicle Acreage Thermal Protection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-04-C-0161
Agency Tracking Number: F031-0626
Amount: $742,114.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-019
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
DUNS: 048268890
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brock Gilbertson
 (207) 282-5911
Business Contact
 David Audie
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Research Institution
Fiber Materials Inc. teamed with Boeing Corporation propose to design and manufacture representative Common Aero-Vehicle (CAV) acreage TPS sections that will satisfactorily fulfill the currently planned trajectory for the global reach vehicle. The TPS sections will include the aero-shell surface structure (including any coatings or treatments), insulating materials, and support structures. This Phase II effort will investigate and demonstrate assembly and integration methods/techniques related to a dual layer (discrete aeroshell and insulation) system. Furthermore, this Phase II effort will demonstrate manufacturing methods appropriate for scale-up and supporting flight qualified hardware fabrication. FMI will conduct testing to confirm critical performance criteria are met under representative conditions at the conclusion of this Phase II effort.

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