NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 H4.03-8974
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Sensors to Measure Space Suit Interactions with the Human Body
PROPOSAL TITLE: Sensor to Measure Space Suit Interactions with the Human Body

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Adv Materials Innovations
10743 Matinal Circle
San Diego, CA 92127 - 9212
(858) 437-1276

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr Carl S Edwards
cedwards@advmaterialsinnovations.com
10743 Matinal Circle
San Diego, CA 92127 - 9212
(858) 437-1276

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr Carl S Edwards
cedwards@advmaterialsinnovations.com
10743 Matinal Circle
San Diego, CA 92127 - 9212
(858) 437-1276

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 2

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Sensors to Measure Space Suit Interactions with the Human Body 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)
The team has identified and is proposing a single sensor technology that targets the above requirements including readout capability. Our novel technology will utilize a proprietary 3D optical fabrication process and fabric combination for small form factors to achieve the required results. The sensor fabric will be developed so that it is mechanically equivalent with human skin to eliminate interfacial decoupling and allow accurate pressure readings. Multiple sensors will be integrated into a prototype and the flexible packaging will be where multiple sensors are integrated such that that they are compatible with attachment to human skin or the spacesuit comfort garments.
By using a nanocomposite sensor approach, the team will maximize spatial resolution and accuracy at the same time minimize weight. A replaceable fabric approach will also be developed to address failure rates with component spares.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA - Space Suit Sensors comprised in this proposal
Haptic sensors can support a range of Space Applications including
Space Medicine, Man - machine interaction, Robot-Human "touch" interface
Protective Clothing pressure sensors
Intelligent Textiles
Pressure monitor on inflatable structures

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The target size and budget of the technology is estimated to be more than $5 million per year. AMI expects to gain licensing opportunities for this product as well as license to manufacture agreements.

- NASA Space Suit Sensors comprised in this proposal
- Aerospace Boeing has supplied a letter of interest for this work.
- Commercial All sensors are part of the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IOT). Haptic sensors are finding their way into many product applications, medical applications for surgery, and artificial limbs, touch pads in cell phones, sports equipment user diagnostics and human robot interfaces.

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.)
Ad-Hoc Networks (see also Sensors)
Circuits (including ICs; for specific applications, see e.g., Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Control & Monitoring, Sensors)
Man-Machine Interaction
Manufacturing Methods
Materials (Insulator, Semiconductor, Substrate)
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and smaller
Nanomaterials
Polymers
Protective Clothing/Space Suits/Breathing Apparatus
Textiles

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