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Sprayable Thermal Insulation for Cryogenic Tanks

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77646
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
055017
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road Building B Northborough, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Sprayable Thermal Insulation for Cryogenic Tanks
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM06AA54C
Award Amount: $69,753.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation addressed in this proposal is Sprayable Thermal Insulation for Cryogenic Tanks, or STICT. This novel system could be applied in either an automated or manual spraying process, with much less sensitivity to process chemistry and environmental parameters than cur-rent spray-on foam insulation (SOFI) products like BX-265, while providing better insulation performance. The resulting material would form an aerodynamically smooth, uniform coating with better cohesion and significantly lower thermal conductivity. This would allow thinner layers of insulation which, when combined with greater material strain-to-failure, will eliminate the generation of in-flight debris. In this way, the proposed CryoGel insulation can render future space transportation systems safer and more reliable.

Principal Investigator:

Danny Ou
Principal Investigator
5084663181
dou@aerogel.com

Business Contact:

Heather Crouse
Business Official
5086911161
hcrouse@aerogel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
30 Forbes Road Northborough, MA 01532

EIN/Tax ID: 043559972
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No