NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-2 H4.02-7354
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX16CJ28P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Trace Contaminant Control for Advanced Spacesuit Applications
PROPOSAL TITLE: Fiber-Based Adsorbents Tailored for PLSS Ammonia and Formaldehyde Removal

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Serionix
60 Hazelwood Drive
Champaign, IL 61820 - 7460
(651) 503-3930

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
James Langer
jlanger@serionix.com
60 Hazelwood Drive
Champaign, IL 61820 - 7460
(651) 503-3930

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
James Langer
jlanger@serionix.com
60 Hazelwood Drive
Champaign, IL 61820 - 7460
(651) 503-3930

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 5
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Trace Contaminant Control for Advanced Spacesuit Applications 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)
Development of advanced lightweight Trace Contaminant Control (TCC) filters plays an important role in removing ammonia and formaldehyde contaminants?both those produced by crew metabolism and material/equipment off-gassing into the space suit system for future space and planetary systems.
Serionix Inc. has developed proprietary adsorptive coatings which can be applied on porous and nonporous substrates to yield functional composite media capable of rapid, efficient?adsorption of trace ammonia and formaldehyde.
In Phase I, research was conducted which demonstrated technical feasibility and excellent performance capacity of Serionix single-pass and regenerable adsorbents for targeted components under simulated PLSS operating environment.
During phase II, we will tailor our sorbents and design a prototype directly compatible with PLSS requirements, for filter assembly which can be incorporated into a TCC system or synergistically integrated with the existing RCA unit. In addition, we will perform extensive robustness testing to evaluate media under operational and hazard scenario conditions.
Successful implementation of our technology will increase efficiency while reducing mass, volume, and pressure drop of the?TCC system to protect the crew in all mission environments and address a wide range of current and future NASA requirements.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The primary focus of this research effort is demonstrating feasibility of the underlying technology while developing our media for the filter in TCC unit or incorporating our media in RCA unit to remove trace levels of ammonia and formaldehyde from a space suit ventilation loop; whether through the use of ultra-high capacity single-use media, or easily regenerated multi-use media, the system is fully expected to be capable of protecting the crew in all environments for future space and interplanetary missions.
Ammonia, formaldehyde and other VOCs pose a great risk to the health of astronauts and integrity of equipment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), and such this technology could be of great value to broader NASA missions.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
As a result of the exceptional product performance, low cost, and attractive color-change feature, we intend to continue developing our core technology in an effort to ultimately license the product and brand into a broad range of markets including HVAC, cleanroom air filters, automotive cabin air, and specialty gas-phase filtration.

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
Composites
Polymers
Protective Clothing/Space Suits/Breathing Apparatus
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Textiles

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