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Damage-Tolerant Integration of Dissimilar Materials Using Microcrack-Resistant…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105963
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
O2.04
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Applied Analytic Research
929 South High Street, Suite 188 West Chester, PA 19382-5466
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Damage-Tolerant Integration of Dissimilar Materials Using Microcrack-Resistant Isolating Adhesive
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE06P
Award Amount: $94,930.00
 

Abstract:

Future space exploration projects will expose system components (such as cryogenic systems) to extreme conditions and to a higher number of pressure and temperature cycles, due to long missions and reusable launch vehicle (RLV) designs. High performance materials, such as low-density ceramics, foams, aerogels, composites, metals, and multi-layer insulations (MLI) will be increasingly used. These materials, however, often have poor mechanical strength and damage-tolerance, and are also difficult to bond to each other, due to the extreme operating temperature and pressure cycles and the mismatch between their thermal (expansion) and mechanical properties. The combination of these drawbacks resulted in the catastrophic detachment of foam insulation from the external tank (ET) in Shuttle Columbia, mission STS-107.There is a need for damage-tolerant, "forgiving" and multifunctional adhesive technologies for integrating dissimilar materials (such as cryogenic pressurized vessels to insulations), and ensuring reliable, integrated lightweight system designs. To address this need, Applied Analytic Research Inc.has designed innovative cost-effective Isolating Adhesives that are multifunctional, Bond, isolate and protect dissmilar adherends in the same time.

Principal Investigator:

Rita Funchion
Principal Investigator
6103881264
president@appliedanalytic.com

Business Contact:

Rita Funchion
Business Official
6103881264
president@appliedanalytic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Analytic Research
929 South High Street, Suite 188 West Chester, PA 19382-5466

EIN/Tax ID: 680655334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No