NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 H4.01-9899
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Crew Survival Systems for Launch, Entry, Abort
PROPOSAL TITLE: Lightweight, Compact Survival Rafts

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Kennon Products, Inc.
2071 North Main Street
Sheridan, WY 82801 - 2071
(307) 674-6498

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Mark Weitz
mark@kennoncovers.com
2071 North Main Street
Sheridan, WY 82801 - 2071
(307) 751-9151

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Ronald J Kensey
kennon@kennoncovers.com
2071 North Main Street
Sheridan, WY 82801 - 2071
(307) 751-1125

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Crew Survival Systems for Launch, Entry, Abort is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
An advanced, lightweight inflation system is proposed that will reduce weight to at least 1/2, and down to 1/10 that of current inflation systems. A novel ingress system is also proposed that will greatly aid the boarding of survival rafts especially stressed, injured, frightened or otherwise complromise people in the water. Weight losses and fabrication advances in the inflatable portion of a raft package, being developed under a separate effort, promise to reduce overall package weight to a total package reduction of 2/3, with a goal of 12 pounds or less for a 6 person raft.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Life rafts. Inflatable life preservers. Compressed gas applications.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Emergency inflatables for commercial and military aviation applications, including life preservers, life rafts, and evacuation slides.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
Composites
Joining (Adhesion, Welding)
Nanomaterials
Polymers
Recovery (see also Autonomous Systems)
Recovery (see also Vehicle Health Management)
Textiles

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