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Environmental Control Subsystems for Hyperbaric Chambers

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56584
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013319
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Environmental Control Subsystems for Hyperbaric Chambers
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS9-01148
Award Amount: $69,993.00
 

Abstract:

NASA is currently developing an on-board hyperbaric chamber to treat decompression sickness during long-term space missions. The prototype pressure vessel is already complete and Mainstream is developing a pressurization subsystem that also addresses breathing gas delivery (oxygen generation) through a current SBIR effort. An environmental control subsystem (ECS) is desperately needed to perform thermal, moisture, carbon dioxide, particulate, and volatilized hydrocarbon control and monitoring in the hyperbaric chamber. In Phase I, Mainstream will complete the preliminary design of the ECS and demonstrate active thermal control with a laboratory prototype. Mainstream's highly innovative design will improve performance by 150-200% and reliability by 470% over current space-based heat pumps. Component size, weight, and power will be demonstrated. In Phase II, the entire ECS will be fabricated, integrated with Mainstream's pressurization and oxygen delivery subsystems, and life tested. The overall result of this program will be system hardware ready for flight-approval.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory S. Cole
Senior Mechanical Engineer
3216313550
gsc@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Kathy McGraw-Davids
Comptroller
3216313550
mkd@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No