Innovative and Cost-Effective Thermal Protection Systems for Navy Reentry Bodies
Navy SBIR FY2014.1
||Navy SBIR FY2014.1|
||Innovative and Cost-Effective Thermal Protection Systems for Navy Reentry Bodies|
||General Sciences, Incorporated|
205 Schoolhouse Road
Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964-2416
||The proposed program will produce graded composites consisting of a new thermoplastic resin with excellent properties leading to higher heats of ablation, low thermal conductivity and lower heat shield weight. This structure can eventually serve as an integrated Thermal Protection System (TPS) structure for Navy strategic systems or conventional strike boost glide vehicles..
General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) with support from Lockheed Martin (L/M), Valley Forge, PA proposes to conduct a proof-of-concept effort based on materials development, ablation and thermal conductivity measurements and analytical predictions on expected flight performance.
||The proposed work consisting of new materials development and analysis performance prediction tools will provide thermal insulation predictions for hypersonic missile systems. The same data will be used for industrial applications where high temperatures and long thermal soak times are to be contained leading to new material parts and systems for containment, as well as general fire/flame resistant applications.|