NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 H8.01-7742
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Thermal Energy Conversion
PROPOSAL TITLE: Multi-Layer Radiation Shields

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
The Peregrine Falcon Corporation
1051 Serpentine Lane, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94566 - 8451
(925) 461-6800

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Robert Hardesty
rhardesty@peregrinecorp.com
1051 Serpentine Lane, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94566 - 8451
(925) 461-6800

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Robert Hardesty
rhardesty@peregrinecorp.com
1051 Serpentine Lane, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94566 - 8451
(925) 461-6800

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Thermal Energy Conversion 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)
Peregrine will develop a Multi-Layer Radiation Shield (MLRS) that will provide the equivalent insulation of a 30 layer 1.25� thick MLI blanket in the vacuum of space but on the surface of Mars. MLRS will provide superior properties to MLI but in a much smaller profile, MLRS can be accurately modeled and simulated so it is predictable, it can be pre-qualified, provide higher performance with no outgassing, and, when placed onto the exteriors of systems, can provide micrometeorite protection. The use of MLRS will, in a thin cross section, provide thermal isolation of the core of Fission Power Systems (FPS) to the environment of Mars. This will allow the FPS to operate at its intended design level; maintaining the heat within the core by creating a high performance insulation with an effective emissivity of less than 0.01 and an effective thermal conductivity of less than 0.005 W/mK.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The development and characterization of Multi-Layer Radiation Shields will optimize thermal control throughout all Fission Power Systems and provide higher reliability for both manned and unmanned systems for the exploration of Mars. In addition, MLRS will:
�Provide thermal isolation of instruments.
�Provide micrometeorite protection by having heavier outer layers in the MLRS.
�Provide an integrated thermal control solution that also can integrate a structure via a heavier OD or ID wall to the MLRS. This can be applied to multiple systems within any spacecraft/satellite.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The following non NASA applications will have the ability to improve both performance and reliability using MLRS.
�All of the areas identified in the post NASA above applications.
�Thermal isolation of instruments and detectors for spacecraft and satellite applications.
�Integrated structure with MLRS for lightweight, high performance thermal solutions for commercial satellites.
�Use of MLRS technology will enhance environmental control of commercial buildings and large office centers. The use of MLRS for roofing systems could provide superior insulation leading to improved energy systems.

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.)
Conversion
Passive Systems
Processing Methods
Structures

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