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Foil Gas Bearing Supported Quiet Fan for Spacecraft Ventilation

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90743
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084337
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
R&D Dynamics Corporation
49 West Dudley Town Road Bloomfield, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Foil Gas Bearing Supported Quiet Fan for Spacecraft Ventilation
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CE46P
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

Developing a quiet fan for Environmental Control and Life Support systems to enhance the livable environment within the spacecraft has been a challenge. A Foil Gas Bearing Supported Fan is proposed which will be quiet, efficient, reliable, contamination free, compact, and lightweight. In Phase I a set of foil gas bearings necessary to prove out the feasibility of the program will be manufactured and tested. In Phase II a complete prototype fan will be manufactured and tested incorporating the technology proved out in Phase I. In Phase III the developed fan will be system tested for airworthiness.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Giri Agrawal
Principal Investigator
8607261204
agragiri@rddynamics.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Burr
Business Official
8607261204
DENNISB@RDDYNAMICS.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

R&D Dynamics Corporation
15 Barber Pond Road Bloomfield, CT 06002

EIN/Tax ID: 061302163
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No