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