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Composites Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for Space ApplicationsComposite materials offer significant advantages in space applications. Weight reduction is imperative for deep space systems. However, the pathway to deployment of composites alternatives is problematic. Improvements in the materials and processes are needed, and extensive testing is required to validate the performance, qualify the materials and processes, and certify components. Addressing these challenges could lead to the confident adoption of composites in space applications and provide spin-off technical capabilities for the aerospace and other industries. To address the issues associated with composites applications in space systems, NASA sponsored a Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) entitled, "Composites Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for Space Applications," the proceedings of which are summarized in this Conference Publication. The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate and the Game Changing Program chartered the meeting. The meeting was hosted by the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM)-a public/private partnership between NASA, the State of Louisiana, Louisiana State University, industry, and academia, in association with the American Composites Manufacturers Association. The Louisiana Center for Manufacturing Sciences served as the coordinator for the TIM.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Vickers, J. H. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Tate, L. C. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Gaddis, S. W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Neal, R. E. (Louisiana State Univ. New Orleans, LA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 27, 2016
Publication Date
January 1, 2016
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Technical Interchange Conference(New Orleans, LA)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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