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Integral Neutron and Gamma Shield Material

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC19C0573
Agency Tracking Number: 193409
Amount: $124,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_19_P1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-18
Small Business Information
631 Barbrow Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932-3249
United States
DUNS: 964860451
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Drew Spradling
 (865) 966-2170
Business Contact
 Drew Spradling
Phone: (865) 966-2170
Research Institution

A new class of material will be synthesized and tested at the coupon level, as a potentialnbsp;integral neutron and gamma shield for the Kilopower Project and other small fission reactor technologies under development.nbsp; The new material will have a competitive mass and volume -to- shielding effectiveness and offer a superior stable form as compared to the currently best available technology combination -nbsp;Lithium Hydride and Tungsten.nbsp; In the Phase Inbsp;effort, integral shielding samples will be fabricated,nbsp;and microstructural and thermal property characterizationsnbsp;will be completed.nbsp; Neutron and gamma exposure testing will be completed and an estimate of feasibility will be determined for this new integral shield material.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;

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