LIFT Hypersonics Challenge Q&A Session (1 of 2)

1:00 pm ET - 2:00 pm ET
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Members of the LIFT Technology team join the sessions to provide an overview of the challenge, the topics involved and the proposal submission and selection process.

Wednesday May 12: General Q&A Session will:

  • Review the basic challenge summary and proposal template
  • Answer any procedural (non-technical) questions
  • Take note of any technical questions, and encourage submission of additional questions

As a reminder, the Hypersonics Challenge is a call for project proposals on three specific topics dealing with the materials and manufacture of hypersonic vehicles. One proposal will be selected on each of the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Seeks to develop modeling and simulation and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) tools to improve understanding of material processing, resulting materials structure and properties, and appropriate selection of materials for given hypersonics applications. Primary materials of interest include high temperature composites, additively manufactured metals, and coatings.
  • Topic 2: Advanced manufacturing methods including, but not limited to, in-situ sensing and non-destructive inspection (NDI) techniques to ensure reliable and repeatable manufacturing of hypersonic components to ensure successful operation.
  • Topic 3: Seeks alternative production methods for high-temperature composites, and their feedstock materials, relevant to hypersonic vehicle aeroshell glide body, leading edge, control surface, and nose tip components that increase yield, throughput, reliability, and affordability compared to traditional labor-intensive and subtractive billet-to-part manufacturing