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DEVELOPMENT OF A MICROGRAVITY FILM PROCESSOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5020
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5020
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A MICROGRAVITY FILM PROCESSOR
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

CONVENTIONAL FILM PROCESSING TECHNIQUES ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR USE IN LOW-GRAVITY ENVIRONMENTS, BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTIES ASSOCIATED WITH CONFINING FREE LIQUIDS WHILE PERMITTING THE INTRODUCTION AND TRANSPORT OF ROLL FILMS INTO AND THROUGH THESE LIQUIDS. IN THIS TECHNIQUE, VISCOUS PROCESSING SOLUTIONS ARE EXTRUDED IN THIN LAYERS ONTO THE FILMS EMULSION SURFACE AND RAPIDLY PROCESS THE FILM. ARCHIVAL QUALITY PROCESSING IS ACHIEVED. THIS PROCESS WILL FUNCTION WELL IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT AND WILL MAKE EFFICIENT USE OF SPACE AND POWER. IT ALSO IS A PROVEN TECHNOLOGY NOT REQUIRING MAJOR ADVANCES IN THE STATE OF THE PHOTO-PROCESSING ART.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

David E. Willoughby
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Products Corp
45 Manning Rd Billerica, MA 01821

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