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Active Radiation Shield

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CS09P
Agency Tracking Number: 150165
Amount: $124,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T3.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-09
Small Business Information
112 Mitchell Boulevard
Tullahoma, TN 37388-4002
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Gloyer
 (931) 455-7330
Business Contact
 Paul Gloyer
Title: President
Phone: (931) 455-7333
Research Institution
 Tonya Mathes
 Tonya Mathes
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0001
United States

 (865) 694-7870
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

DEC-Shield technology offers the means to generate electric power from cosmic radiation sources and fuse dissimilar systems and functionality into a structural component to create a Multi-functional Structure (MFS). DEC-Shield integrated into MFS technology can be used to generate electric power and provide radiation protection in a space vehicle; even maximizing that protection by spreading the required systems and components across the structure. GTL will develop several DEC-Shield concept designs, fabricate test articles and test them in a representative radiation environment to demonstrate proof of concept.
Further, GTL will analyze the test results and develop an optimized proof of concept DEC-Shield design.
The Phase II effort will culminate with the design, fabrication and testing of DEC-Shield prototype Demonstration Panel that incorporates electrical power generation from GCR and solar wind sources.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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