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BHL Cryotank for Long Term Use

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104143
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X5.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC
2212 Harton Blvd Tullahoma, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: BHL Cryotank for Long Term Use
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CH48P
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

GTL has already made substantial progress in developing and validating the BHL<SUP>TM</SUP> technology for application to cryotanks. Earlier coupon testing of the temperature-dependent material properties confirmed the potential of the BHL technology to eliminate the microcracking issue. This was followed by the fabrication and cryo-pressure cycle testing of small BHL cylinders. No laminate leaks or degradation were detected in a test with more than 40 cryo-pressure cycles.While other efforts are exploring the reliability aspects of the BHL technology at larger scales, the proposed effort will focus on evaluating the long-term cryogenic propellant storage capabilities of the BHL technology. Specifically, this effort will include initial tests to examine the implications of long-term oxygen exposure on the BHL laminate as the first step towards validating the technology for long-term NASA exploration and other missions.The effort will also refine the BHL laminate design to optimize it for long-term cryogenic propellant storage. This will include an effort to increase the insulating capability of the structural laminate to minimize the need for secondary insulation. A small BHL cylinder shall be fabricated using these refinements as a proof-of-concept.

Principal Investigator:

Zachary Taylor
Principal Investigator
9513044086
zachary.taylor@gtlcompany.com

Business Contact:

Paul Gloyer
Business Official
9315816134
paul.gloyer@gtlcompany.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC
2212 Harton Blvd Tullahoma, TN -

EIN/Tax ID: 010831191
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No