Accession Number : AD0164377

Title :   Ablative Nose Tips and Method for Their Manufacture.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,Donald L.

Report Date : 03 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The invention deals with new heat shielding material compositions and constructions, which are suitable for protecting the nose tips of aerospace vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds in a planetary atmosphere. It relates to low recession nose tip constructions, which are comprised of an oriented fiber or fabric reinforced composite and containing a centrally located rod of unidirectional filament reinforced composite.

Descriptors :   *Heat shields, *Patents, *Nose tips, *Ablative materials, Composite materials, Pyrolytic graphite, Aerospace craft

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE