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Lightweight, Wearable Metal Rubber-Textile Sensor for In-Situ Lunar Autonomous…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83851
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066221
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanosonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA 24136-3645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Lightweight, Wearable Metal Rubber-Textile Sensor for In-Situ Lunar Autonomous Health Monitoring
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNJ08JA56C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

This NASA Phase II SBIR program would develop comfortable garments with multiple integrated sensor functions for the monitoring of astronauts during long duration space missions. During Phase I, NanoSonic demonstrated the feasibility of using its patented Metal RubberTM sheet and fabric materials as both sensor elements and highly flexible electrodes integrated into prototype instrumented garments. Heart rate and EKG data taken using the Metal RubberTM sensors are essentially identical to those obtained using standard biomedical instrumentation. The combined high electrical conductivity, low mechanical modulus, and environmental robustness of the Metal RubberTM materials make them a lightweight, stretchy and comfortable alternative to conventional metal wiring and cabling. During the proposed Phase II program, NanoSonic would work with a large-volume U.S. textile manufacturer, the sensor and electronics design group of a major aerospace company, and a biomedical sensor and devices laboratory of Food and Drug Administration. NanoSonic would improve the Metal RubberTM materials and methods for their integration as sensor and interconnect materials into instrumented garments, design, fabricate and evaluate the performance of sensor jerseys based on the results of Phase I tests, develop data acquisition electronics needed to interface to standard storage and communication modules, and investigate requirements for scaled-up manufacturing.

Principal Investigator:

Andrea Hill
Principal Investigator
5409531785
ahill@nanosonic.com

Business Contact:

Lisa B. Lawson
Contracts Administrator
5409531785
llawson@nanosonic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanosonic, Inc.
1485 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541877635
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No