NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 Z7.03-8438
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Deployable Aerodynamic Decelerator Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE: High-Capacity, High-Speed, Solid-State Hydrogen Gas Generator

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Anasphere, Inc.
81 8th Street #1
Belgrade, MT 59714 - 3320
(406) 595-3286

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. John Bognar
jbognar@anasphere.com
81 8th Street #1
Belgrade, MT 59714 - 3320
(406) 595-3286

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. John Bognar
jbognar@anasphere.com
81 8th Street #1
Belgrade, MT 59714 - 3320
(406) 595-3286

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Deployable Aerodynamic Decelerator Technology 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)
Deployable aerodynamic decelerators are an enabling technology for missions to planets and moons with atmospheres as well as for returning payloads to Earth. These decelerators require a gas source to inflate them, and the objective is to provide an improvement over existing pressurized cold gas inflation systems.
A solid-state hydrogen gas generator is proposed which is based on the thermal decomposition of a metal hydride in a controlled manner. Anasphere has successfully demonstrated this technology in Air Force and DARPA projects. Volume and flow specifications for the DARPA generator were within a factor of 10 of what is required for a Phase II demonstration.
Advances to be demonstrated in Phase I relate to adapting the generator technology for space operation and optimizing the system from a mass perspective. Phase I work will include thermal reservoir design and optimization for the space environment, gas generation vessel design and optimization for the space environment, heat transfer optimization, physical testing of subscale elements followed by subscale generator testing, and finally the completion of scaled-up designs.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The primary NASA application is deployable aerodynamic decelerators as used for exploration of planets and moons with atmospheres as well as returning payloads to Earth. An additional application could be the inflation of planetary balloons.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Unattended inflation of balloons in difficult environments, such as airborne or at-sea applications, will be facilitated by this hydrogen generator. The generator can also be used to supply hydrogen in logistics-constrained areas for balloon inflation and other purposes such as operating fuel cells.

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.)
Entry, Descent, & Landing (see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)

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