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Lightweight radiation shielding materials with carbon nanotube reinforcements

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56661
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013826
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensintel Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706-5013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Lightweight radiation shielding materials with carbon nanotube reinforcements
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS1-02102
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Human tissue and electronic component protection from harmful effects of space radiation is essential for extended deep space exploration voyages. The prime objective of this Phase II proposal is to develop a multi-functional composite material design to fulfill the current need for non-parasitic, lightweight, high-strength, and effective radiation shielding materials for space exploration applications. Using their patented rapid prototyping approach, ACR and its partners will fabricate test panels of polymer materials reinforced with aligned functionalized single-walled nanotubes (SWNT). The physical, material, and comprehensive radiation properties of the composites materials will be evaluated to identify optimal radiation shielding design criteria. ACR believes the goals of this Phase II effort are directly in line with the NASA Mission.

Principal Investigator:

Ranji Vaidyanathan
Principal Investigator
5205736300
r.vaidyanathan@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett E. Waldo
Controller
5205732057
b.waldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No