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Title: Current technology for thermal protection systems

Interest in thermal protection systems for high-speed vehicles is increasing because of the stringent requirements of such new projects as the Space Exploration Initiative, the National Aero-Space Plane, and the High-Speed Civil Transport, as well as the needs for improved capabilities in existing thermal protection systems in the Space Shuttle and in turbojet engines. This selection of 13 papers from NASA and industry summarizes the history and operational experience of thermal protection systems utilized in the national space program to date, and also covers recent development efforts in thermal insulation, refractory materials and coatings, actively cooled structures, and two-phase thermal control systems. Separate abstracts were prepared for papers of this report.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6775683
Report Number(s):
N-93-12447; NASA-CP--3157; L--17118; NAS--1.55:3157; CONF-9202153--
CNN: RTOP 506-43-31-04
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Current technology for thermal protection systems, Hampton, VA (United States), 11-12 Feb 1992
Research Org:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA (United States). Langley Research Center
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; SPACE SHUTTLES; THERMAL INSULATION; TURBOJET ENGINES; CERAMICS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS; LEADING ABSTRACT; MATRIX MATERIALS; REFRACTORIES; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; THERMAL SHIELDS; ABSTRACTS; AIRCRAFT; CONTROL; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENGINES; EQUIPMENT; HEAT ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; MACHINERY; MATERIALS; SHIELDS; SPACE VEHICLES; TURBOMACHINERY; VEHICLES 330601* -- Vehicle Design Factors-- Body & Chassis; 330603 -- Vehicle Design Factors-- Engine System