Si-O-C Aerogels for TPS of Reentry Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNM05AA91C
Agency Tracking Number:
042323
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
30 Forbes Road, Building B, Northborough, MA, 01532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
012924069
Principal Investigator:
Dmitry Fomitchev
(508) 481-5058
dfomitchev@aerogel.com
Business Contact:
Patrick Piper
Business Official
(508) 691-1150
contracts@aerogel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objectives of this proposal are to identify and develop breakthrough technologies that have potential to provide increased scientific return at lower cost, and to enable missions and capabilities beyond current horizons. Advanced thermal materials are needed as thermal protection system (TPS) materials for reentry. Aspen Aerogels Inc. proposes a particularly innovative lightweight aerogel material !V silicon oxycarbide aerogel that will advance the state-of-the-art for thermal protection. The material will have maximal operational temperature in air on the order of 1200 ?aC, will have low thermal conductivity at high temperatures and low density. Thermal stability of the material will be tested at conditions simulating the conditions of Earth reentry.

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