Common Aero Vehicle Payload and Avionics Isolation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-03-M-0108
Agency Tracking Number: F031-0626
Amount: $99,260.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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
 Program Manager
 (207) 282-5911
Business Contact
 David Audie
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Research Institution
FMI proposes to develop an enabling technology for the Air Force's Common Aero Vehicle. This is comprised of an improved thermal insulation system for the exterior of the vehicle based on the goals of performance, cost, and weight. FMI will integrate theresults of recent and ongoing Air Force contracts to develop CAV insulation and an aeroshell for this proposed effort. This proposed effort will result in a Thermal Protection System stackup that will be constructed and thermo-mechanically tested atelevated temperature. The Phase II effort will include detailed characterization of the materials of choice for the TPS for mechanical, thermal, and physical properties, including variation between production lots. A pre-production TPS design could beestablished, manufactured, and qualified in government furnished arc-jet testing. Future hypersonic vehicles will also benefit from this TPS effort.

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