Indian Space Research has developed a technology for processing and application of different types of silicone polymer based thermal protection systems with tailored properties to meet various mission/application requirements.
The space agency is willing to transfer this technology to the industry.
The ‘PC-10 Thermal Protection System (TPS)’ is polymer based filled compounds, which are good ablative thermal insulators. These compounds are room temperature curing systems which can be applied by brushing, spraying and putty blade. The remarkable features of the system include good thermal, chemical and ageing resistance and compatibility with wide variety of substrates.
The processing involves incorporation of selected quality fillers and ingredients in specific type of silicone polymer resin and use of suitable curatives to achieve desired thermophysical properties.
ISRO has stated that this product has some excellent properties, such as compatibility with wide variety of substrates including metals, composites, glass and excellent ageing and hydrophobicity, making it suitable for long term application with no deterioration of properties for more than 5 years.
This product is useful for providing thermal protection for temperatures up to 350 degrees C.
The system is also good for moisture resistance.
The product can be used for corrosion protection coating on metal substrates for use.
For further contact please contact please contact:
Technology Transfer & Industrial Coordination Division
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Indian Space Research
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 022