NASA STTR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05-II T4.02-9791
PHASE-I CONTRACT NUMBER: NNG06LA41C
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE:Space Science Sensors and Instruments
PROPOSAL TITLE:Low Cost, Light Weight Materials for Mirrors

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Advanced Powder Solutions NAME:Northwestern University
ADDRESS:10010 Cucklebur Circle ADDRESS:633 Clark Street 2-545
CITY:Houston CITY:Evanston
STATE/ZIP:TX  77095-6964 STATE/ZIP:IL  60208-2900
PHONE: (661) 373-1729 PHONE: (847) 491-3003

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name,Email)
Dean   Baker
stbaker2000@cs.com

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
During the phase I program Northwestern and APS, Inc., have manufactured several different materials systems that are lighter than Beryllium and stiffer than Aluminum. These high specific strength materials are also easily fabricated into larger shapes or even net shape processed. The mechanical (tensile and modulus) and thermal physical (CTE, thermal conductivity) property data for several systems never before manufactured, will be presented as well as fabricated coupons, mirrors, structures and other parts will be available for review. Several different diameter parts ranging for 3" to 11" have been demonstrated. These various extremely lightweight systems are easily machined, threaded/joined and have highly variable properties, including variations of thermal conductivity, and radiation hardening/protection capabilities. Phase II will continue with this success for mirrors an dlightweight structure.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Other applications where newly developed high stiffness, light weight materials are desirable include UAV and ultralight airship applications. UAV payloads are extremely mass sensitive and therefore would benefit from stiff, yet light materials that can be readily machined into optical components and structures.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Lightweight structure, mirrors, insulation, shielding, HES, TAFIR, and Next genreation shuttle

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
Airframe
Composites
Controls-Structures Interaction (CSI)
Erectable
Fluid Storage and Handling
Guidance, Navigation, and Control
Laser
Manned-Manuvering Units
Metallics
Multifunctional/Smart Materials
Optical & Photonic Materials
Photonics
RF
Radiation Shielding Materials
Radiation-Hard/Resistant Electronics
Thermal Insulating Materials


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