Thermal Protection System (TPS) for Aggressive Reentry Trajectories of Space Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,456.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9453-05-C-0042
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-031-2642
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-031
Small Business Information
POWDERMET, INC.
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Sherman
 Chief Scientist
 (216) 404-0053
 ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: CEO
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase II SBIR program will complete development of closed-cell SiC foam TPS materials suitable for application to Hypersonic Cruise Vehicles for application up to 450BTU/ft2/sec. Specifically, the program will take these high strenth, high temperature TPS materials from a TRL of 2-3, to a TRL of 5-6 (flight-ready) by completing manufacturing process refinement/materials optimization, building a materials property database, completing TPS sizing analysis, and producing and testing wedge models in the IHF 60MW ground test facility.

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