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MATERIAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES FOR EXTRAVEHICULAR THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16202
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16202
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mission Medical, Inc.
5670 Stewart Avenue Fremont, CA 94538
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: MATERIAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES FOR EXTRAVEHICULAR THERMAL MANAGEMENT
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW CLASS OF MICRO-STRUCTURAL MATERIAL, K-MAX, HAS BEEN DEVELOPED WITH EXCEPTIONAL HEAT TRANSFER PROPERTIES THAT CANRELIEVE OR ACCOMMODATE MANY OF THE CONSTRAINTS OF SPACESUIT THERMAL MANAGEMENT. THE LOCAL THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF K-MAXCAN BE VARIED RAPIDLY FROM THAT OF A GOOD INSULATOR TO MANY TIMES GREATER THAN THAT OF A METALLIC CONDUCTOR. A COMPLIANT K-MAX BODY COVERING CAN AUTOMATICALLY MAINTAIN LOCAL BODY TEMPERATURE CONSTANT WHEN THE LOCAL HEAT FLOW ANDHEAT REJECTION TEMPERATURE VARY WIDELY. K-MAX CAN BE FORMEDINTO VIRTUALLY ANY SHAPE WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF COMPOSITIONS. A PHASE I PROJECT IS PROPOSED IN WHICH A SURVEY OF SPACESUITNEEDS WILL DEFINE SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS THAT CAN BENEFIT FROM THE USE OF K-MAX, INCLUDING BOTH PASSIVE AND ACTIVE BODY COOLING. A SPECIFIC K-MAX SPACESUIT COMPONENT WILL BE SELECTED FOR DETAILED ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION, AND FOR COMPARISON OF THE K-MAX COMPONENT WITH CONVENTIONAL COMPONENTS. A DETAILED PROGRAM PLAN WILL BE PREPARED FOR PHASE II DEVELOPMENT AND PREPROTOTYPE DEMONSTRATION. A DELIVERABLE MOCK-UP DEMONSTRATOR WILL BE PREPARED IN PHASE ITO CREDIBLY DEMONSTRATE THE NOVEL HEAT TRANSFER PROCESS TO BE EMPLOYED IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Jean-louis Desplat
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Rasor Associates Inc
253 Humboldt Ct Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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