NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05 X3.03-9289
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Cryo & Thermal Management
PROPOSAL TITLE:Defining the coupled effects of cryogenic, space-radiation, and hypervelocity impact damamge on COPV's

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
HYPERCOMP ENGINEERING, INC.
1080 North Main, Suite #2
Brigham City ,UT 84302 - 0505
(435) 734 - 1166

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Wayne   Clark
waynec@hypercompeng.com
1080 North Main, Suite #2
Brigham City, UT  84302 -0505
(435) 734 - 1166

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
The objective of the research proposed herein is to define the coupled (combined) effect of critical environments on the structural performance of composite overwrap pressure vessels (COPV). The three environments that will be coupled are cryogenic temperature, space irradiation, and hypervelocity (micrometeoroid/space debris) impact. HyPerComp Engineering (HEI) have previously conducted research that studied the independent effects of the three environments on COPV structural performance. Prior research determined that COPV structural performance and capabilities were significantly degraded by each of the environments. Clearly, a space-based cryogenic fuel storage vessel would be exposed to all three environments simultaneously. Therefore, it is of interest to study the coupled effects of the environments, determine the coupled effect, and define design allowables that consider the simultaneous effect. The result will be a safer and more reliable COPV design. Note, the research proposed herein is applicable any space-based composite structure and earth-based COPV

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
POTENTIAL NASA APPLICATIONS

1. Cost and volumetric efficient cryogenic storage vessels (space-base, airplane-based, earth-based).
2. Space-based habitat structures, other composite structures exposed to cryogenic temperature, irradiation, and hypervelocity impact damage from micrometeoroid or space debris.
3. Safer and more reliable long-term usage of earth-based and space-based composite structures.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

1. LH2 fuel cell applications.
2. Automotive and marine CNG fuel storage.
3. Marine transport of propane, methane, et al.
4. Environmentally-friendly earth-based cryogenic fluid storage.
5. Safer and more reliable earth-based cryogenic fluid storage.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Composites
Fluid Storage and Handling
Launch and Flight Vehicle
Metallics
Multifunctional/Smart Materials
Production
Propellant Storage
Radiation Shielding Materials
Structural Modeling and Tools
Tankage


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