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Development of a Convergent Spray Technologies(tm) Spray Process for a Solventless Sprayable Coating, MCC-1This paper discusses the application of Convergent Spray Technologies (TM) Spray Process to the development and successful implementation of Marshall Convergent Coating (MCC-1) as a primary Thermal Protection System (TPS) for the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs). This paper discusses the environmental and process benefits of the MCC-1 technology, shows the systematic steps taken in developing the technology, including statistical sensitivity studies of about 35 variables. Based on the process and post-flight successes on the SRB, it will be seen that the technology is "field-proven". Application of this technology to other aerospace and commercial programs is summarized to illustrate the wide range of possibilities.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Patel, Anil K.
(United Space Boosters, Inc. Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Meeks, C.
(United Space Boosters, Inc. Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1998
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
Meeting Information
Meeting: Technology 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Country: United States
Start Date: November 3, 1998
End Date: November 5, 1998
Sponsors: NASA Headquarters
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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