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Sapphire Viewports for a Venus Probe

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95440
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094472
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S5
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
THOUGHTVENTIONS UNLIMITED LLC
P.O. Box 1310 (40 Nutmeg Lane) Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Sapphire Viewports for a Venus Probe
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CD80P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Phase 1 program will demonstrate that sapphire viewports are feasible for use in Venus probes. TvU's commercial viewport products have demonstrated that the pressure and temperature constraints will be met, while the use of materials appropriate to the atmospheric conditions will satisfy the overall physical constraints. The viewport system will be shown to be adaptable to overall NASA use constraints. A prototype viewport system will be designed for fabrication and testing, and application in Phase 2. Task work will detail the design of both the window and the fixture, test a sample, and emphasize the most important aspects of the design and specification. Phase 1 work will lay out the foundation for a Phase 2 program that will integrate these viewports into the NASA Venus probe program.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen C. Bates
Principal Investigator
8606579014
thought@tvu.com

Business Contact:

Stephen C. Bates
Business Official
8606579014
thought@tvu.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thoughtventions Unlimited
40 Nutmeg Lane Glastonbury, CT 06033

EIN/Tax ID: 061371761
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No