NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-2 H3.02-7349
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX16CA47P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Environmental Control and Life Support for Spacecraft and Habitats
PROPOSAL TITLE: Multipurpose Waste Disposal Bags for Heat Melt Compactor Application

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Materials Modification, Inc.
2809-K Merrilee Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031 - 4409
(703) 560-1371

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Krishnaswamy K Rangan
kris@matmod.com
2809-K Merrilee Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031 - 4409
(703) 560-1372 Extension :26

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tirumalai Sudarshan
sudarshan@matmod.com
2809-K Merrilee Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031 - 4409
(703) 560-1371 Extension :25

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Environmental Control and Life Support for Spacecraft and Habitats 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)
NASA's crewed spacecraft utilize storage containers for food water, supplies, trash and treated wastes. The trash bags occupy considerable vehicle storage and handling is a challenge to crewmembers. In order to reduce volume of the trash, microbial growth control and water recovery from trash, NASA has developed a heat melt compactor (HMC) device. In the Phase I project, a multipurpose trash bag that is compatible with HMC was demonstrated. The trash bag allowed for the recovery of water from waste and encapsulation of the solid waste after water recovery. In addition, the processed waste was protected against microbial growth for storing during long-term flights. The multifunctional trash bag developed in this Phase I project, benefits NASA in volume reduction, water recovery, radiation shielding and mitigation of contamination release in space.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The multipurpose waste disposal bags developed in this project can be incorporated into NASA's next generation space vehicles such as Orion for Long Duration Space Missions as well as in ISS and all future long duration missions that are difficlut to resupply from earth.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Proposed trash bags can be used in collecting a variety of waste materials including medical hazards, toxic chemicals and radioactive wastes. These bags can also be used in domestic applications such as trash collection in a recreation vehicle, hospitals and houses.

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.)
Coatings/Surface Treatments
Waste Storage/Treatment

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