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Nanotube Composite Materials For Balloons and Aerobots

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56888
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001145
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Nanotube Composite Materials For Balloons and Aerobots
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS5-02025
Award Amount: $599,950.00
 

Abstract:

Innovative materials are key to buoyant vehicles for terrestrial and extraterrestrial applications in NASA's Space and Earth Science Enterprises. Thin film membranes which have resistance to UV degradation, temperature operation up to 750¿K, low helium permeability with good handling and folding characteristics at an areal density <40g/m2 and down to <12g/m2 are required. Metallized composites of nanotube reinforcement in a carbon matrix are an innovative material that has the potential to meet these material requirements. Nanotube reinforced carbon matrix composites will be developed and metallization processing demonstrated to produce ultra-lightweight membranes to fabricate vehicles for both terrestrial and extraterrestrial applications. Hybrid composite membrane materials will be delivered to NASA.

Principal Investigator:

J.c. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MER Corporation
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No