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Materials Development for Hypersonic Flight VehiclesThe DARPA/Air Force Falcon program is planning to flight test several hypersonic technology vehicles (HTV) in the next several years. A Materials Integrated Product Team (MIPT) was formed to lead the development of key thermal protection system (TPS) and hot structures technologies. The technologies being addressed by the MIPT are in the following areas: 1) less than 3000 F leading edges, 2) greater than 3000 F refractory composite materials, 3) high temperature multi-layer insulation, 4) acreage TPS, and 5) high temperature seals. Technologies being developed in each of these areas are discussed in this paper.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Glass, David E.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Dirling, Ray
(Science Applications International Corp. Fountain Valley, CA, United States)
Croop, Harold
(Air Force Research Lab. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, United States)
Fry, Timothy J.
(Dayton Univ. Research Inst. OH, United States)
Frank, Geoffrey J.
(Dayton Univ. Research Inst. OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2006
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2006-8122
Meeting Information
Meeting: 14th AIAA/AHI International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference
Location: Canberra
Country: Australia
Start Date: November 6, 2006
End Date: November 9, 2006
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 685771.01.04.9SYO.01
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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