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Active Radiation Shield
Phone: (931) 455-7330
Phone: (931) 455-7333
Contact: Tonya Mathes
Phone: (865) 694-7870
Type: 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. *