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A Reinforcement for Multifunctional Composites for Non-Parasitic Radiation…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68515
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
033590
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: A Reinforcement for Multifunctional Composites for Non-Parasitic Radiation Shielding
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL04AB32P
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Innovative lightweight radiation shielding materials are enabling to shield humans in aerospace transportation vehicles and other human habited spaces. Multifunctional materials which provide non-parasitic shielding as well as structural performance is needed. Boron can provide neutron and cosmic radiation shielding, but the only available boron fiber is a large diameter monofianant on a tungsten substrate whose high Z number preclude it use in radiation applications. This program will develop boron fibers on carbon (low Z no.) fiber tow substrate utilizing an existing system for spreading carbon fiber tow and chemically vapor depositing (CVD) coatings. Processing will be optimized to produce high strength boron fiber tow which will be utilized in select polymer matrix composites to demonstrate the multifunctionality of structural and radiation shielding.

Principal Investigator:

James C Withers
Principal Investigator
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Dr. James C. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@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