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DEVELOPING A FLEXIBLE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR MARS ENTRY: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Hancock, Thomas and Underwood, John and Lingard, Stephen and Flinton, Alan and Merrifield, James and Johnstone, Emma and Kaschnitz, Erhard and Schleutker, Thorn and Ritter, Heiko (2022) DEVELOPING A FLEXIBLE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR MARS ENTRY: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. 2nd International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR), 19.-23.06.2022, Heilbronn, Deutschland.

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Abstract

A flexible thermal protection system (FTPS) is needed to enable the use of deployable and inflatable hypersonic decelerators. These decelerators could increase entry vehicle drag area beyond that of a conventional rigid heatshield, enabling Mars missions with greater landed masses and higher-elevation landing sites than can be currently achieved. An FTPS is essential to protect the hypersonic decelerator and payload from atmospheric entry aerothermal loads; conventional rigid heatshields are constrained by the available space within the launcher fairing. An ESA technology development is ongoing to raise the European FTPS technology readiness level from 2 to 3 and to define an FTPS that may be integrated with a Mars-entry inflatable hypersonic decelerator. This paper presents the FTPS requirements, material selection, mechanical characterisation and manufacturing technique development.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/191462/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:DEVELOPING A FLEXIBLE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR MARS ENTRY: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Hancock, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Underwood, JohnUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lingard, StephenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Flinton, AlanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Merrifield, JamesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Johnstone, EmmaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kaschnitz, ErhardUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schleutker, ThornUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1833-2850UNSPECIFIED
Ritter, HeikoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2022
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:FTPS, Flexible TPS, Heat Shield
Event Title:2nd International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR)
Event Location:Heilbronn, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-23.06.2022
Organizer:European Space Agency (ESA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology
Deposited By: Schleutker, Thorn
Deposited On:12 Dec 2022 11:02
Last Modified:12 Dec 2022 11:02

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