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Highly Flexible and Extremely Durable Polyimide Cryogenic Insulation

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90764
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085287
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GFT, LLC
130 E. Monroe Street Pennville, IN 47369 9465
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Highly Flexible and Extremely Durable Polyimide Cryogenic Insulation
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CE67P
Award Amount: $99,442.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed innovative insulation would greatly enhance the usability of, and reduce the inherent losses associated with, cryogenic fuel delivery and storage apparatus. The proposed insulation has been tested to yield a thermal conductivity value of 0.019w/mK @ one inch format @ an areal density <1pcf. In addition, the ability of the proposed insulation to remain highly flexible at extreme cryogenic temperatures for extended periods of time is unique. Testing done by KSC on early forms of this material proved its ability to remain flexible in continuous cryogenic applications in outside environments. However, degradation of the foam was observed over extended periods. In this Phase I, GFT proposes to test the hypothesis that it can significantly improve the earlier material's long-term durability through altered synthesis and imidization processes.

Principal Investigator:

Philip Griffith
Principal Investigator
2607311450
phil@gftco.com

Business Contact:

Philip G. Griffith
CEO
2607311450
phil@gftco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GFT, LLC
130 E. Monroe Street Pennville, IN 47369

EIN/Tax ID: 010634015
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No