Re-entry Systems & Vehicles

Re-entry Systems & Vehicles

3-D and stitched preforms
Vacuum bag, compression and autoclave molding
Heat treating and carbonization
Inorganic resin formulation (DI100 & 200 polymers)
Instrumented flight test vehicle production
Advanced aero-system design and production
Aero-thermal modeling
Penetration aids
Testing
Full post-test analysis and real-time data telemetry acquisition of GPS-navigated hypersonic vehicles
Success in extreme environments.

Weapon & Sensor Systems has decades of experience in materials research, design, development and manufacturing. In fact, all of the U.S. Air Force’s operational re-entry vehicles to date have been designed and/or built here. A significant contributor to this success stems from the unique thermal protection system components developed for these extreme re-entry environments.

Launched from previous technology developed In the late 1960s and 1970s, Weapon & Sensor Systems (Avco) continues to produce 3-D orthogonal, fine-weave pierced fabric (3-D and 5-D carbon/carbon) and 3-D polar weave composites for aerospace applications.

Specifications

Testing
Full post-test analysis and real-time data telemetry acquisition of GPS-navigated hypersonic vehicles

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