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VARIABLE SPEED MID-DECK CENTRIFUGE

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2729
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2729
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Micro-g Research Inc.
3401 Market St #345 Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: VARIABLE SPEED MID-DECK CENTRIFUGE
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $186,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG STANDING INTEREST IN THE BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITY FOR AN IN-FLIGHT CENTRIFUGE COUPLED WITH THE POTENTIAL USE OF THE MID-DECK IN THE ORBITER TO CONDUCT RESEARCH INDICATES A DEFINITE NEED FOR A MID-DECK LOCKER CENTRIFUGE. THE LSLE INVENTORY DOES NOT INCLUDE A CENTRIFUGE CAPABLE OF PERFORMING THE BROAD RANGE OF EXPERIMENTAL NEEDS OF GRAVITATIONAL BIOLOGISTS. THIS RESEARCH EFFORT IS DIRECTED TOWARD DEVELOPMENT OF A VARIABLE SPEED MID-DECK CENTRIFUGE THAT WILL MEET THE NEEDS OF MOST SPACE BIOLOGISTS BY (1) THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE SIMULTANEOUS 1 G CONTROLS (2) BE ABLE TO EXPLORE THE RANGE BETWEEN 0 AND 1 G (3) PROVIDE A CONTROLLED THERMAL ENVIRONMENT (4) HAVE THE ABILITY TO RECORD SPECIMEN IMAGES WITH AN ON-BOARD CAMERA AND (5) PROVIDE ON-BOARD DISPLAYS OF THE OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS. A SET OF DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE DEVELOPED USING INFORMATION DERIVED FROM THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY AND THE RESULTS OF DEVELOPMENT TESTS. THIS SET OF DESIGN CRITERIA WILL BE USED TO PREPARE A PRELIMINARY DESIGN. A HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT PLAY WILL BE COMPLETED TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OFHOW THE FLIGHT HARDWARE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

David K Chapman
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Micro-g Research
3401 Market St #350 Philadelphia, PA 19104

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