HYDRA

HYBRID ABLATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR RE-ENTRY IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERIC THERMAL PROTECTION

 Coordinatore FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION 

 Organization address address: PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MIRAMON PASEO MIKELETEGI 2
city: DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20009

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jorge
Cognome: Barcena
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 946 430 850
Fax: +34 901 607 009

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Sito del progetto http://www.hydra-space.eu/
 Totale costo 2˙613˙735 €
 EC contributo 1˙909˙588 €
 Programma FP7-SPACE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Space
 Code Call FP7-SPACE-2011-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-02-01   -   2015-02-28

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

 Organization address address: PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MIRAMON PASEO MIKELETEGI 2
city: DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20009

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jorge
Cognome: Barcena
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 946 430 850
Fax: +34 901 607 009

ES (DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN) coordinator 423˙750.30
2    DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

 Organization address address: Linder Hoehe
city: KOELN
postcode: 51147

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Andreas
Cognome: Heinz
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 711 6862 339
Fax: +49 711 6862 227

DE (KOELN) participant 258˙447.25
3    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Philippe
Cognome: Leconte
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 5 57 35 58 60
Fax: +33 5 57 35 58 01

FR (PARIS) participant 257˙918.68
4    UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

 Organization address address: Keplerstrasse 7
city: STUTTGART
postcode: 70174

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Kathrin
Cognome: Schwalb
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 711 685 62390
Fax: +49 711 685 63596

DE (STUTTGART) participant 236˙452.80
5    "NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

 Organization address address: Patriarchou Gregoriou Str.
city: AGHIA PARASKEVI
postcode: 15310

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Evripides
Cognome: Papadopoulos
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 6503037
Fax: +30 210 6532122

EL (AGHIA PARASKEVI) participant 181˙465.97
6    AIRBUS DS GMBH

 Organization address address: ROBERT KOCH STRASSE 1
city: TAUFKIRCHEN
postcode: 82024

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Wolfgang
Cognome: Fischer
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 421 539 4899
Fax: +49 421 539 5582

DE (TAUFKIRCHEN) participant 166˙000.00
7    INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARI AEROSPATIALE ELIE CARAFOLI - I.N.C.A.S. SA

 Organization address address: IULIU MANIU 220 SECTOR 6
city: BUCURESTI
postcode: 61121

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Adriana
Cognome: Stefan
Email: send email
Telefono: +40 21 4340153
Fax: +40 21 4340082

RO (BUCURESTI) participant 143˙933.00
8    AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

 Organization address address: 51-61 Route de Verneuil
city: LES MUREAUX
postcode: 78130

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jean-Marc
Cognome: Bouilly
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 5 56 57 31 18

FR (LES MUREAUX) participant 141˙550.00
9    SOCIETE DES LIEGES HPK

 Organization address address: RUE DE LASSERENS 19
city: LAVARDAC
postcode: 47230

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Agnes
Cognome: De Montbrun
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 5 53 65 51 46

FR (LAVARDAC) participant 51˙710.00
10    HPS HIGH PERFORMANCE STRUCTURES GESTAO E ENGENHARIA, LDA

 Organization address address: RUA DOUTOR ROBERTO FRIAS 400
city: PORTO
postcode: 4200 465

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Pedro
Cognome: Portela
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 22 9578718

PT (PORTO) participant 48˙360.00
11    EADS Astrium Space Transportation GmbH

 Organization address address: HUNEFELDSTRASSE 1-5
city: BREMEN
postcode: 28199

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Wolfgang
Cognome: Fischer
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 421 539 4899
Fax: +49 421 539 5582

DE (BREMEN) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

The aim of this proposal is the development of TPS for their use in space applications with extreme oxidative environments and high temperature resistance, such as hot parts of space vehicles for orbital entry (ARV), planetary probes and NEO exploration. Previous studies on ARV vehicle have shown that TPS hybrid systems based on ablators integrated with thermo-structural materials are good candidates. Europe has limited research and producers in ablative materials, almost abandoned since ARD missions in the 80´s. Recently the Moon robotics exploration program within ESA demands ablative solutions for thermal protection of planetary probes.

As expressed in the work program 2011, the space sector is contributing to the independence, security and prosperity of Europe. In this way, the European Commission has stated that a non-dependent access to the critical space technology is required at Europe level. The development and testing of ablative materials has not been intensively studied in European in the last 10 years, and few producers have been maintaining the capabilities for dual applications.

These technical approach is focused on a Hybrid TPS based on ablative/thermostructural assembly and their further testing rather than on the material development. The hybrid systems development will be addressed to the integration of ablative outer-shield and their joining with thermostructural frames based on ceramic composites and will provide an innovative technology solution consistent with European supplier’s capacities. In particular the joining of the different parts will be carried out by the use of advanced bonding technologies. The ablative parts will consist of two kinds of materials (resin based and cork based) while the CMCs will be based on carbon fibres reinforced SiC conventional composites. Relevant on-ground re-entry testing will be carried-out in a “plasma wind tunnel” facility and the results will be contrasted with the envisaged specifications.

Introduzione (Teaser)

Spacecraft require advanced thermal protection systems (TPSs) for atmospheric re-entry. EU-funded scientists are developing a concept with reduced weight and enhanced performance that will also relieve dependence on foreign space technologies.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Ablative materials designed to slowly burn away in a controlled manner are a promising solution for atmospheric re-entry vehicles based on conventional capsule designs that are now being revisited. Europe has conducted minimal research into ablative materials since the 1980s but development is now seen as an important component of reducing dependence on other countries for critical space technology.

EU-funded scientists are developing innovative TPSs for superior performance compared to traditional carbon phenolic materials within the project 'Hybrid ablative development for re-entry in planetary atmospheric thermal protection' (http://www.hydra-space.eu/ (HYDRA)) .

The HYDRA concept combines an ablative outer shield with higher heat resistance together with low-mass, lightweight thermostructural frames from ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) to provide structural support. The hybrid design will improve thermal protection and corrosion resistance as well as enhance shock absorption and damage tolerance. Joining technologies will be key to project success.

Following comprehensive analysis of current and planned space missions, scientists chose Earth re-entry missions as a starting point and developed associated specifications for the hybrid TPS. A matrix of state-of-the-art ablative materials was constructed, including performance criteria as well as availability, with particular attention paid to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the United States government.

The team chose two different materials for the protection shield, the first a rigid carbon graphite felt impregnated with a phenolic resin and the second a cork-based composite. Two CMCs have also been selected. Following a preliminary screening of seven adhesives, three were selected for detailed testing during the upcoming project phase.

In addition, researchers have developed theoretical models from which a complete coupled 3D model and simulation will be derived. HYDRA expects to deliver a novel TPS concept combining a low-density ablator with a high-performance CMC structural component. The hybrid system will enable an important reduction in mass and a simultaneous increase in temperature limits.

Researchers plan to meet the challenges of future space missions while relieving dependence on foreign-sourced space technologies for enhanced competitiveness of the EU space industry and the EU itself.

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