Thermal Protective Coatings for Interceptor Missiles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-10-P-0060
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-007-0453
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-007
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Adherent Technologies, Inc.
5505 Foothills Canyon Road NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
859106296
Principal Investigator:
Jeremy Barlow
Staff Engineer
(505) 346-1685
adherenttech@comcast.net
Business Contact:
Ronald Allred
President
(505) 346-1685
adherenttech@comcast.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR project will address the combined effects of aerothermal heating, rain erosion, and moisture and gas diffusion on the degradation of interceptor missile radomes designed for hypersonic travel. A novel method of protecting hypersonic interceptor missiles from the rigors experienced at velocities several times the speed of sound is proposed. The technology is based on the conversion of a polysilylene into silicate using novel conversion methods. The coating will be applied as a solution of polymer that will be subsequently bonded intramolecularly (crosslinked) to form a tough, insoluble material. The crosslinked polymer will then be converted to a thermally stable silicate capable of mitigating high temperature degradation and weather/atmospheric erosion. The coating will be a reinforcement layer designed to act in concert with current ceramic radomes and composite radome materials currently in development.

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