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Passive Spacecraft Coating

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0574
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-011-0022
Amount: $149,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T011
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-30
Small Business Information
112 Mitchell Blvd
Tullahoma, TN 37388
United States
DUNS: 144158677
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Gloyer
 (931) 455-7333
Business Contact
 Paul Gloyer
Phone: (931) 455-7333
Research Institution
 University of Tennessee Space Institute
 Joyce Moore Joyce Moore
411 B.H. Goethert Pkwy
Tullahoma, TN 37388
United States

 (931) 393-7212
 Nonprofit College or University

The overall objective of this effort is to demonstrate that UTSI’s Nanoneedle array technology can be used to develop a material for application to spacecraft to produce passive electron emission in a space plasma environment. It is envisioned that this spacecraft material will be used as a coating placed upon the spacecraft surface, similar to MLI. UTSI has demonstrated that the Nanoneedle array technology is capable of passive electron emission during IR&D efforts. In this Phase I effort, GTL will work with partner UTSI to design and further test their Nanoneedle array technology for a set of design conditions that meet Air Force expectations. GTL will develop fabrication methods to produce the Nanoneedle array-based material that will be fabricated and tested during the phase II effort. The culmination of this effort will result in the development of a detailed test approach to proceed with optimization testing in the phase II effort. Successful completion of this effort will demonstrate the feasibility of this technology to produce a method for passive electron emission that adds negligible weight to the spacecraft and requires no power consumption.

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