COMPOSITE THERMAL PROTECTION MATERIAL

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$406,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
600
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Amercom Inc.
8948 Fullbright Ave., Chatsworth, CA, 91311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Curtis V. Burkland
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
HEAT SHIELDS FOR EARTH ORBITING, REENTRY VEHICLES REQUIRE A LOW WEIGHT, DURABLE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM THAT CAN OPERATE AT HIGH TEMPERRATURES IN AN OXIDIZING ATMOSPHERE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO INVESTIGATE A NEW CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIAL THAT MAY MEET THOSE REQUIREMENTS. THE MATERIAL IS MADE BY INFILTRATING SILICON CARBIDE IN THE GAS PHASE INTO A CERAMIC REINFORCEMENT PERFORM. THE PHASE I PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FABRICATION OF A NUMBER OF TEST SAMPLES AND THE EAMINATION OF MECHANICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES. THE RESULTS SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THE SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THE FEASABILITY OF THE MATERIAL APPROACH AND SUGGEST SPECIFIC APPLICATION AREAS.

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