GTL WINS MDA PHASE I SBIR TO DEVELOP LOW COST UPPER STAGE PROPELLANT TANKS
Tullahoma, TN – Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories, LLC (GTL), an aerospace company, was recently awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop low cost upper stage propellant tanks for large missiles.
In this effort, GTL will be using the breakthrough BHL™ technology to develop propellant tank designs for MDA’s applications. GTL has been developing its BHL™ technology for over ten years through funding from multiple government agencies, including DARPA and NASA. Over the years, the BHL™ technology has been applied to several cryogenic propellant tanks of various shapes and sizes and extensively tested. In this Phase I effort, GTL plans to conduct a series of trade studies identifying how the BHL™ technology can be tailored to meet MDA’s specific upper stage requirements. From there, GTL will select the optimum approach for a conceptual design with plans to fabricate and test a prototype propellant tank in the follow-on Phase II.
For more information on GTL’s BHL™ technology, visit our composites page at https://www.gtlcompany.com/what-we-do/composites/.
Formed in 2004, GTL is headquartered in Tullahoma, TN with additional offices in California and Utah. GTL is a high-technology company that specializes in providing transformational technologies to the aerospace industry such as composite cryogenic tanks, integrated airframes, specialty structural composites, aerospace system design and analysis, combustion stability analysis, and launch vehicle technologies.