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Fiber-Coupled Spectrometer for TPS Materials

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095958
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.06
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.
P.O. Box 131460 Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1460
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Fiber-Coupled Spectrometer for TPS Materials
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CA06C
Award Amount: $599,972.00
 

Abstract:

EDA, Inc., in partnership with Penn State, has shown previously that the concept of embedding fiber optics within ablative TPS material has merit and should yield a successful implementation of a spectrometer "window" during a Phase-II development program.Optical instrumentation, such as optical spectrometers would provide benchmark data for fundamental flow, radiation, and materials modeling as well as provide operational correlations between vehicle reentry drag and radiation if implemented in a TPS flight test program. Without flight spectral data, and the appropriate modeling efforts, the power of prediction to assist in new heat shield design does not exist for reentry into other planetary atmospheres. This is a severe limitation for future space exploration missions which FiberPlug helps address.

Principal Investigator:

Dean R. Massey
Principal Investigator
7347861434
massey@edapplications.com

Business Contact:

Jonathan Zagel
Business Official
7347861434
info@edapplications.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.
P.O. Box 131460 Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1460

EIN/Tax ID: 383479349
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No