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High Temperature Ceramic Insulation Thermal Protection Systems for Hypersonic Weapons

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-22-P-0074
Agency Tracking Number: L222-007-0011
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA222-007
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-09-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-03-07
Small Business Information
7800 South Nogales Highway
Tucson, AZ 85756-9645
United States
DUNS: 066066874
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 zachary wing
 (520) 547-0861
Business Contact
 Mark Angier
Phone: (520) 547-0856
Research Institution

Hypersonic weapons and air and missile defense are key priorities of U.S. defense agencies.   A significant challenge to fielding hypersonic weapons is the lack of suitable materials that can survive the extreme temperatures incurred due to friction from the air as the missile accelerates through the atmosphere.  An additional requirement is to be able to cool the weapon from the highest temperature on the surface to low enough temperature to protect internal systems, avionics, and payloads.   ACM has been developing high porosity, ultrahigh temperature ceramic (UHTC) foams with super low thermal conductivity using a highly scalable manufacturing process that produces cost-effective, near-net-shape, rigid insulation.   In this Phase I, ACM proposes to technically and economically optimize these porous foams for hypersonic weapon applications.   

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