COMPOSITE THERMAL PROTECTION MATERIAL

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 600
Amount: $406,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Amercom Inc.
8948 Fullbright Ave., Chatsworth, CA, 91311
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Curtis V. Burkland
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Research Institution
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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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