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INTEGRAL RADIATORS FOR NEXT GENERATION THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
69098
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
033236
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Paragon Space Development Corporation
3481 E. Michigan Street Tucson, AZ 85714-2221
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: INTEGRAL RADIATORS FOR NEXT GENERATION THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNJ04JC23C
Award Amount: $68,788.00
 

Abstract:

The main goal of spacecraft thermal control systems is to maintain internal and external temperature within acceptable boundaries while minimizing impact on vehicle mass, complexity and operability. Paragon is proposing to develop an integrated radiator/structure design approach that will permit efficient thermal performance of the integral radiator while simultaneously serving as a load bearing structure member. The innovation in the proposed design is to integrate the radiator within the stressed skin of the vehicle thereby achieving a superior lb/sq ft penalty over conventional designs while establishing a baseline coating system that will survive the ground, launch pad and ascent environments. An additional possibility will be to achieve survival of coatings in a leeward reentry environment for added benefit to reusable OSP concepts. Our proposal would advance the state-of-the-art in integral radiator designs for conformal structure applications by reducing the key technology development risks so they can be considered for the next generation manned space systems, such as the OSP, as well as other applications. The central objective of the combined Phase I and Phase II work plan is to take load bearing, environmentally compatible radiator designs from the present position of TRL 3, to TRL 5 or 6.

Principal Investigator:

Grant A. Anderson
Principal Investigator
5209031000
ganderson@paragonsdc.com

Business Contact:

Taber K. MacCallum
Business Official
5209031000
tmaccallum@paragonsdc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Paragon Space Development Corp.
2700 E. Executive Dr., Suite 100 Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860734347
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No