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Multifunctional, Boron-Foam Based Radiation Shielding

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74222
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
042259
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: 2005
Title: Multifunctional, Boron-Foam Based Radiation Shielding
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL05AA78P
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The NASA vision of Space Exploration requires new approaches to radiation shielding. Both Spiral 2 and Spiral 3 concepts are extremely sensitive to weight reduction. Currently used thermal protection (TPS) and radiation shielding concepts are separate identities. As a result, the net weight of current TPS/radiation shielding concepts is very significant. In an effort to greatly reduce the mass of the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), a totally new concept is proposed. It merges a novel approach to TPS combined with a totally new approach to radiation shielding. A boron carbide foam will be produced by a novel method. This foam will be integrated into a CEV TPS concept. As a result, the TPS will serve a multiple function including radiation shielding resulting in a significant weight saving.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Witold Kowbel
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf O. Loutfy
Business Official
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