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TPS Material with Enhanced Toughness and Interlaminar Strength

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-22-C-7119
Agency Tracking Number: B2-3086
Amount: $1,509,972.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA20-009
Solicitation Number: 20.2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-01
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Road Ste 200
CHELMSFORD, MA 01824-0440
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Gavrin
 (978) 856-4141
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution

The Missile Defense Agency is seeking methods to produce thermal protection materials with complex shapes that are light weight and resistant to erosion, impact damage, and interlaminate blistering when at high Mach flight conditions. Further, reduction in manufacturing time and waste are desired. The goal of the proposed effort is the development of a thin shell Carbon-Carbon thermal protection system (TPS) material with high toughness and erosion resistance. The material solution developed will be quicker with less expensive production and a reduced scrap rate. Triton Systems proposes to develop the methodology to produce the thin shell TPS structure with high strength/high density and short manufacturing time. During Phase I, Triton demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed method. During Phase II, Triton will further mature the process demonstrated during the Phase I to produce larger representative C-C shells. The reduction in manufacturing time of a full-scale part (<6 months for fully densified parts) will be demonstrated. Samples will be arc tested at a high Mach test facility and mechanical properties also tested. Further, ablation performance of the reinforced TPS shells will be demonstrated. Approved for Public Release | 22-MDA-11102 (22 Mar 22)

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