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Compact, Regenerable, Low Power Adsorber for Spacesuit CO2, Humidity, and Trace…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
110099
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
T6.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road North Haven, CT 06473-3106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Compact, Regenerable, Low Power Adsorber for Spacesuit CO2, Humidity, and Trace Contaminant Control
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CG22P
Award Amount: $124,842.00
 

Abstract:

Current approaches planned for space suit atmosphere revitalization (AR) are neither compatible with each other nor regenerable in space, and have a high life cycle operating cost associated with them. The proposed PCI innovation in collaboration with University of Hartford involves synthesizing improved sorbents on high surface area supports tailored for CO2, water and trace contaminant removal. Phase I effort will demonstrate proof of concept?developing appropriate methods for coating high capacity sorbents on high surface area supports, scalability of the approach with high bed utilization, maximizing sorption capacity resulting in ultra-compact sorption adsorber, rapid regeneration to vacuum and an operating demonstration on a bench scale; representing significant advances over current state-of-the art AR methods.

Principal Investigator:

Saurabh Vilekar
Principal Investigator
2032873700
svilekar@precision-combustion.com

Business Contact:

John Scanlon
Business Official
2032873700
jscanlon@precision-combustion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road North Haven, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 061184341
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06117-1545
Contact: Chris Standish