NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-1 X4.01-8615
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Radiation Shielding Materials and Structures
PROPOSAL TITLE: Low Cost, Lightweight, Multifunctional Structural Shielding Materials

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Advanced Powder Solutions
14102 Halprin Creek Drive
Cypress, TX 77429 - 4062
(661) 373-1729

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dean Baker
stbaker2000@cs.com
14102 Halprin Creek Drive
Cypress, TX 77429 - 4062
(661) 373-1729

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 6
End: 7

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This SBIR involves the development of a lightweight innovative material for use as structure and radiation shielding in one. APS has assembled a uniquely qualified team that includes designers, testing experts and consolidation companies to address this need. Reducing the number of parts on a vehicle is important from a cost, weight and performance aspects. Several systems and radiation sources will be evaluated, and APS will use its TRL 6 materials to meet current NASA and aerospace needs. Phase II will involve further component, characterization and performance issues.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
CEV and other space exploration missions that are weight, safety and performance critical. Use as structural and as protective are improtant to many NASA missions. Lighter weight, high stiffness, low cost materials can be used in all applications- automotive, oil and gas, energy, aircraft, electronics, etc....

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Lighter weight, high stiffness, low cost materials can be used in all applications- automotive, oil and gas, energy, aircraft, electronics, etc....
This material can replace Beryllium, ALBemet, Gr/Epoxy, Aluminum and others.

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
Guidance, Navigation, and Control
Large Antennas and Telescopes
Launch and Flight Vehicle
Metallics
Multifunctional/Smart Materials
Radiation Shielding Materials
Radiation-Hard/Resistant Electronics
Telemetry, Tracking and Control
Thermal Insulating Materials


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