REENTRY VEHICLE WINDOW SYSTEM DESIGN OPTIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8963
Amount: $49,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Pda Engineering
2975 Redhill Ave, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J R STETSON
 (714) 540-8900
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NEW REENTRY VEHICLE CONCEPTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY THE AIR FORCE HAVE ANTENNA WINDOW REQUIREMENTS THAT PUSH THE LIMITS OF CURRENT DESIGN TECHNOLOGY. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO INVESTIGATE MATERIALS AND DESIGN OPTIONS DEVELOPED TO MEET ADVANCED REENTRY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS WITHOUT COMPROMISING VEHICLE INTEGRITY OR EFFECTIVENESS. CURRENT AND FUTURE ANTENNA WINDOW SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE DEFINED. MATERIAL AND DESIGN CONCEPTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR TRADE-OFF COMPARISONS FOR USE ON SPECIFIED RV SYSTEMS. GROUND TESTS WILL BE DEFINED TO IDENTIFY MATERIAL AND DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT REENTRY SCENARIOS. AEROTHERMAL AND STRUCTURAL RESPONSE CAPABILITIES WILL BE RECOMMENDED. THIS PROGRAM WILL EMPHASIZE ANTENNA WINDOW DESIGN OPTIONS BASED ON NEW MATERIALS AND NEW DESIGN CONCEPTS USING ADVANCED TEST METHODS AND ANALYTICAL METHOD ENHANCEMENTS.

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