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Design of a Self Don/Doffing Rear Entry Planetary Suit to Interface with a Suit…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105493
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X4.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Air-Lock, Inc.
Wampus Lane Milford, CT 06460-4845
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Design of a Self Don/Doffing Rear Entry Planetary Suit to Interface with a Suit Port/Lock
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CG23P
Award Amount: $97,636.00
 

Abstract:

Under Phase 1 of subject SBIR, Air-Lock, Incorporated will design a self donning and doffing Rear Entry Hard Upper Torso (REHUT) that interfaces with a suit port. This design will allow suited, pressurized crewmembers to mate/demate their suits to/from suit ports located on lunar or planetary habitats, rovers, etc. This is a significant activity because it minimizes concerns over dust entering the habitat during crewmember entry/exit and it maximizes the habitat's working volume by eliminating the need for airlocks. For the purpose of this SBIR, the baseline architecture being will focus on NASA JSC's MK-III advanced spacesuit and the suit port being utilized by the Lunar Electirc Rover (LER).

Principal Investigator:

Brian Battisti
Principal Investigator
2038784691
bbattisti@airlockinc.com

Business Contact:

Michael McCarthy
Business Official
2038784691
mmccarthy@airlockinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Air-Lock, Inc.
Wampus Lane Milford, CT 06460-4845

EIN/Tax ID: 061530035
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No