NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 X9.02-8616
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Integrated Hypersonic Entry Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Aerogel Modified Structural Thermal Protection System

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive
Euclid, OH 44117 - 1252
(216) 404-0053

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Brian P Doud
bpdoud@powdermetinc.com
24112 Rockwell Drive
Eudlid, OH 44117 - 1252
(216) 404-0053

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This program will mature and further develop structural syntactic foam insulated integral Thermal Protection System (TPS) designs and materials as an enabling technology for the highly reliable, reusable launch system. This proposed SBIR program will build on Powdermet's extensive prior experience with SiC rigid insulators, CMCs, and ultrahigh-temperature coatings, combined with design modeling from MR&D associates that identified positive directions needed in foam-supported integral structural TPS systems.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA applications include future reentry vehicles and hypersonic flight vehicles as well as structural insulators for control and rocket divert motors.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non NASA applications include insulation for high temperature applications furnace insulation potential for commercial space craft applications as well as rocket and hypersonic control surfaces from commercial and military craft.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Aerobraking/Aerocapture
Aerogels
Ceramics
Nanomaterials
Passive Systems
Polymers


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