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Graded Density Carbon Bonded Carbon Fiber (CBCF) Preforms for Lightweight…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104121
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X9.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Graded Density Carbon Bonded Carbon Fiber (CBCF) Preforms for Lightweight Ablative Thermal Protection Systems (TPS)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CD54P
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

FMI currently manufactures Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) material for Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) systems, such as the Stardust Sample Return Capsule and the Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell. FMI plans to further develop TPS in support of future sample return missions such as MoonRise and OSIRIS-REx. Development of a PICA TPS with reduced mass, thermal performance enhancements, and optimized single-section near net-shape preforms are enabling technologies for these applications. It is the objective of the proposed program to develop a graded density preform to achieve a reduction in PICA TPS areal mass, to assess the performance of such a TPS, and to develop a plan for manufacturing scale-up.

Principal Investigator:

Steven M. Violette
Principal Investigator
2072825911
sviolette@fibermaterialsinc.com

Business Contact:

David Audie
Business Official
2072825911
govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME 04005-4497

EIN/Tax ID: 042448941
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No