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Active Radiation Shield

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC17C0034
Agency Tracking Number: 150165
Amount: $749,950.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T3.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-19
Small Business Information
112 Mitchell Boulevard
Tullahoma, TN 37388-4002
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Gloyer
 Principal Investigator
 (931) 455-7333
Business Contact
 Paul Gloyer
Title: Business Official
Phone: (931) 455-7333
Research Institution
 University of Tennessee
 David Smelser
Knoxville, TN 37996-0001
United States

 (865) 974-3466
 Domestic nonprofit research organization

In the Phase I effort, Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC (GTL) verified the feasibility of generating power from space particle radiation.  This effort successfully demonstrated electrical power production from a particle radiation source using an initial proof-of-concept device.  The effort also identified a second approach that has the potential for even better power generation and offers enhanced high energy radiation protection.In the proposed Phase II effort, GTL and the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) will further investigate and develop these breakthrough capabilities. This will include developing scientific models of how these devices function and testing samples to characterize and optimize their design. Based on these results, GTL and UTK shall produce an engineering prototype coupon device for NASA evaluation.When fully developed, these techniques will provide NASA with access to an alternative power source, increasing available power from ambient sources (even in deep space) and enhancing power efficiency of on-board radiation power sources.

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