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Additive Manufacturing of Materials for Hypersonic Applications
Funding for this project would go to augment prior and current DoD funding to support the development of a hypersonic vehicle thermal protection system. The current thermal protection system technologies do not meet current DoD operational requirements. SHEPRA and the University of Dayton have demonstrated a metallic- ceramic thermal protection tile made via Additive Manufacturing. The DDC recommended this project for funding for FY'23 Congressional Budget
Organization Details
728 Blanding Blvd. Suite #2
Orange Park, Florida. 32065
2769 Culver Ave
Kettering, Ohio. 45429
Organization Contact Details
Fred Herman
Manager - Additive Manufacuturing
2769 Culver Ave
Kettering, Ohio. 45429
Steve Roadfeldt, SHEPRA, 937-838-6711,
Location Details
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
SHEPRA has received $4,000,000 in phase I and phase II SBIR / STTR contracts from the Army, Navy and Air Force related to additive manufacturing of carbon nanotube metal matrix composites with $1,500,000 specific for hypersonic applications. The University of Dayton received $500,000 from the Air Force office of Scientific Research related to the additive manufacturing of Silicon Carbide ceramics.
Equipment Purchases
Matching funds are possible through the Air Force Strafi / Tacfi programs but require money in hand prior to request
Looking into multiple DoD programs, broad agency announcements, etc
Community Details
This project addresses a critical national strategic defense need in the fielding of hypersonic weapon systems comparable or better than rival peer nation states. Currently the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) at Wright-Patt AFB is receiving billions of dollars in funding to resolve critical technology barrier with a significant one being thermal protection of the weapons system. This project utilizes the greater Dayton region Additive Manufacturing ecosystem to augment current efforts to develop and scale up a metallic- ceramic hypersonic thermal protection tile.
This project was recommended for funding last year, but no congressional funding was given
26 to 50
26 to 50
51 to 100
This project would engage several companies in the existing greater Dayton regional Additive Manufacturing ecosystems and would require engaged of personnel from several Air Force Research Lab and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center directorates. In the end if successful a product line to Additively Manufacture the hypersonic thermal protection tiles and require manufacturing systems and raw materials made in the greater Dayton region. Most of these jobs would be experienced engineers with graduate level education.
More than $100,000
Military & Federal
Butler, Greene, Montgomery, Warren
Additional Details
fred herman
817 233 1942

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