NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- Z10.01-6068
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Cryogenic Fluid Management
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Broad Area Cooling with Hybrid Additive Manufactured Pressure Vessel
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Sierra Lobo, Inc.
102 Pinnacle Drive
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 332-8690

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Mr. Antony Skaff
E-mail:
tskaff@sierralobo.com
Address:
11401 Hoover Road Milan, OH 44846
Phone:
(440) 759-7536

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Phil Putman
E-mail:
pputman@sierralobo.com
Address:
102 Pinnacle Drive Fremont, OH 43420 - 2448
Phone:
(419) 499-9653
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Sierra Lobo, Inc. and our partner Big Metal Additive propose a unique hybrid additive approach to manufacturing cryogenic liquid storage tanks with broad area cooling channels integrated directly into the walls of the tanks. This manufacturing approach has the potential to yield a smooth exterior surface over which a composite overwrap may be applied, minimizing system weight and maximizing efficient use of tank volume while maintaining structural strength. The use of automated, computer-controlled machining also has the potential to minimize costs of manufacturing broad area cooled storage vessels, maximizing reproducibility while minimizing manual labor hours required to manufacture such tanks, and is easily scalable to larger tank sizes.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • On-orbit propellant storage for Lunar Gateway
  • ISRU for lunar lander and ascent modules
  • ISRU for Mars missions
  • ISRU for small body / asteroid missions
  • General-use propellant depots for Earth orbit, Earth-Moon operations, interplanetary operations
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Cryogenic fuel/oxidizer storage for UUV power systems
Duration: 6

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