Spray Deposition of Aerogels as Thermal Barriers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,923.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0188
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-015-0270
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences, Inc.
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073800062
Principal Investigator:
Aron Newman
Principal Scientist
(978) 689-0003
newman@psicorp.com
Business Contact:
B. Green
President, PSI R&D Operations
(978) 689-0003
green@psicorp.com
Research Institution:
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK
Sanjay Sampath
Dept. of Mat. Sci. & Eng., SUNY-Stoney Brook
Stoney Brook, NY, 11794
(631) 632-9512
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and our collaborators (Southern Research Institute, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and two aerospace contractors) will design, develop, and experimentally evaluate the performance of a cost-effective spray process for applying aerogels as thermal barriers for aluminum and steel alloys used in hypersonic missiles and projectiles. The aerogel is part of a thermal protection system (TPS) that provides superior ability to insulate in addition to its physical robustness to survive 40 kG acceleration, heating rates of 1000¿C/sec, and hypersonic aerodynamic conditions. In the Phase I program we will design and develop insulation structures that demonstrate the viability to meet design requirements that exceed the performance of current TPS designs. We will measure thermal and thermal-mechanical properties of proposed designs to demonstrate the feasibility of approach and justify continuation into the Phase II effort.

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