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Thermal Protective Coatings for Interceptor Missiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-10-P-0060
Agency Tracking Number: B093-007-0453
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-007
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-10-29
Small Business Information
5505 Foothills Canyon Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
United States
DUNS: 859106296
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeremy Barlow
 Staff Engineer
 (505) 346-1685
Business Contact
 Ronald Allred
Title: President
Phone: (505) 346-1685
Research Institution

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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