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Coacting High Integrity Materials Energetic Release Attenuation (CHIMERA)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Coacting High Integrity Materials Energetic Release Attenuation (CHIMERA)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-13-P-1151
Award Amount: $149,905.00


Paragon Space Development Corporation (Paragon) and our subcontractor, Thin Red Line Aerospace (TRLA) will create a Coacting High Integrity Materials Energetic Release Attenuation (CHIMERA) system that will meet the volume, thermal, ballistic, pressure, electro-magnetic (EM) and chemical containment requirements while providing modularity and significant weight savings over existing enclosure options. The CHIMERA system will build upon the Paragon/TRLA team"s extensive experience developing, modeling, simulation, and test of inflatable space structures able to withstand the rigors of that environment, including impact from micro-meteorites and orbital debris (MMOD) to create a system that will enable a safe operating environment for personnel and sensitive equipment. Expert selection of advanced ballistic fabrics, design of rigid skeletal structure, and integration of novel phase change material (PCM) thermal mitigation methodologies will provide the customer with an adaptable, scalable, modular solution that is capable of reacting in a deterministic manner to any credible failure mode of high power energy storage devices including but not limited to batteries, ultra-capacitors, and flywheels. CHIMERA will be modular, significant reducing development or installation issues for new applications and will include optional doors and view ports, and be relatively light weight, highly transportable and can be installed on-site to protect existing infrastructure.

Principal Investigator:

Grant Anderson
Senior VP of Operations / VP Eng
(520) 382-4812

Business Contact:

Carole Hammond
Corporate Strategy Manager
(520) 382-4814
Small Business Information at Submission:

Paragon Space Development Corporation
3481 E. Michigan Street Tucson, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 860734347
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No