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Nanocomposite for Radiation Shielding

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74208
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
042015
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Nanocomposite for Radiation Shielding
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL05AA79P
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

NASA's Advanced Extravehicular Activity (EVA) program requires the need for materials that can protect astronauts and spacecrafts from ionizing radiations such as low and high energy X-rays. Currently, lead and lead-based material are used to fabricate shields not only for X-rays but for other types of radiation as well. Lead is heavy and toxic. In this Phase I project, MMI proposes to develop a polymer composite that utilizes a nanocrystalline heavy metal salt for radiation shielding.

Principal Investigator:

Ramachandran Radhakrishnan
7035601371
radha@matmod.com

Business Contact:

T. Sudarshan
Business Official
7035601371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 541368539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No