NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 T3.02-9793
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Self-Powered, Ultra-Miniature Devices
PROPOSAL TITLE: Innovative High Energy Density Storage in Nano Vacuum Tubes (NVTs) Designed for Small Leakage Curren

NAME: Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc. (AMSENG) NAME: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
STREET: 2309 Pennsbury Court STREET: 1901 South First Street
CITY: Schaumburg CITY: Champaign
STATE/ZIP: IL  60194 - 3884 STATE/ZIP: IL  61820 - 7406
PHONE: (630) 372-9650 PHONE: (217) 333-2187

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Prof. Alfred Hubler PhD
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801 - 5824
(217) 552-0728

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Mukund Deshpande
2309 Pennsbury Court
Schaumburg, IL 60194 - 3884
(630) 372-9650

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Self-Powered, Ultra-Miniature Devices is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
NASA's various Space Mission Directorate seek to develop technology to fulfill the technology gap and to enable missions with the unique high energy density charge storage technology. The overall goal of this STTR proposal is attempt to develop the novel energy storage technology to enable and enhance the capabilities of future NASA missions. The unique set of requirements for the power systems for various missions have emerged and they vary greatly, with advancements in components needed above the current State of the Art for high energy density, high power density, long life, high reliability, low mass/volume, radiation tolerance, and the wide temperature operation. For this STTR our first goal is evaluation of the concept of Nano Vacuum Tube (NVT) based charge storage device design that can provide High Energy Density storage with significant mass savings. The feasibility evaluation of design approaches are suggested to meet the desired special needs of charge storage in space. As a second goal, it plans to leverage IR&D done at UIUC and AMSENG to bring together unique experience base team to undertake the feasibility study to fulfill the identified technology gap through prototype development. Although the theory developed at UIUC predicts that storage of GJ/m3 charges is feasible in Nano Vacuum Tubes, the proposed experiments will decide what is feasible and which design options delivers the performance in space, when one uses the space stable heritage light weight materials. Finally, the suggested material designs and the devices need to meet reliability needs of the space mission environment for a typical ten year mission lifetime and conform to the mission space qualification needs and the requirements including high vacuum, microgravity, radiation, atomic oxygen, low out gassing, and high launch loads. The phase I - feasibility evaluation and the phase II - validation efforts suggested herewith can help us to fulfill the technology gap

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Many NASA science missions, avionics and terrestrial systems, including satellites, aircrafts, balloons and unmanned areal vehicle avionics could benefit from the developed charge storage systems. Success in charge storage concept with low mass may open up abundant power needs of many NASA missions due to the appeal of device technology for light weight and ultra high charge storage density along with the involved very small charging & discharging times

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
DOD Applications: Many DOD space and avionics systems, including communications and navigation satellites, could benefit from increased availability of High Specific Power at High Power density and unique material design that can provide reliable power for the mission needs. Its unique applications in hardening can be of special appeal to the DOD needs.
Commercial Application: Space, avionics and terrestrial commercial systems, including satellites, aircraft avionics and automobiles, could benefit from the developed charge storage systems. Success in charge storage concept may open various market sectors due to the appeal of device technology for light weight and ultra high charge storage density along with the involved very small charging & discharging times.

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
Lifetime Testing
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Processing Methods
Smart/Multifunctional Materials

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