NASA 1996 SBIR Phase I


PROPOSAL NUMBER : 96-1 07.05-6376A

PROJECT TITLE : SPACECRAFT CONTAMINATION MODEL HANDBOOK: APPLICATIONS AND COMPARISONS

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)

The innovation of this proposed study is the unique comparison of and the criteria to use each of the large number of spacecraft contamination models that have been generated via NASA funding and private industry. The capabilities of each model vary significantly so that it is hard for users to know exactly what they should use. The models that will be compared are the Shuttle Payload Contamination Evaluation (SPACE) model, Molflux, the Integrated Spacecraft Environments Model (ISEM), the Environments Workbench (EWB), and the Contamination Assessment Program (CAP). A handbook will be generated that compares the models in great detail and clearly defines what application each has. A sample case will be developed that each model will be applied against to show how to use them and graphically demonstrate the differences between them. The objectives are to clearly delineate the components of each model relative to all the others that will allow users to determine which model is accurate for their needs. The results of this innovation will allow NASA, DoD, and industry to perform proper analysis to insure the success of all space missions.
POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
The commercial application of the project will be the understanding of the various spacecraft contamination models, their application, availability and comparison to other models. NASA, DoD and industry can use the results to perform contamination analysis with more accurate results that will help insure increased mission success of all space systems.
NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Dr. Raymond O. Rantanen
ROR Enterprises
2455 W. Summer Ave.
Athol, ID 83801
NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR
ROR Enterprises
2455 W.Summer Ave.
Athol, ID 83801