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  1. Moisture Resistant Primer for Composite Bonded Repairs

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A101

    Aging and durability of aircraft in both the military and civilian sectors are becoming major issues as the existing fleet continues to age. Additionally, the increased use of composite structures in the civilian fleet, such as in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A380, make the understanding and/or improvement of composite durability, particularly durability of repairs, even more critical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Lunar Regolith Stabilization for Excavation

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X502

    Establishing human presence outside the protective cover of earth's atmosphere is a challenge. On earth, the atmosphere does not only present breathing gas, it also acts as a thermal buffer and protects the biosphere from harmful radiation. Shielding of humans from harmful radiation during long-term stays on an extraterrestrial body like the moon is a difficult task. Lunar regolith provides an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Self-Healing Inflatable, Rigidizable Shelter for the Lunar Environment

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X601

    Any manned missions to extraterrestrial locations will require shelter structures for a variety of purposes ranging from habitat usage to biomass production. Such shelters need to be constructed in such a way to minimize stowed volume and payload weight. The structures must also be very durable and have the ability to survive punctures without collapsing. Ways of increasing available crew-load ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Foamed Antenna Support for Very Large Apertures

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: O104

    The proposed Phase I program will demonstrate the feasibility of the in-space production of large aperture antenna structures. The use of a novel open cell foam, previously developed for NASA space antennas, will allow the deployment of reflectors at low cost and very low transport volume compared to currently used technologies like solid metal or mesh reflector. The use of a foam substrate also ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. GaAs JFETs for Extremely Low-Noise, Deep Cryogenic Sensor Readout

    SBC: GPD Optoelectronics Corporation            Topic: S104

    Ultrasensitive sensors used in NASAs scientific missions (for example infrared sensors) typically require operation at deep cryogenic temperatures for optimum performance. However, to make full use of their performance requires an ultralow-noise preamplifier co-located in the same, or a nearby, cryogenic environment at liquid-helium (~1-4 K) or sub-Kelvin temperatures. A severe impediment to makin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Very Low-Cost, Rugged, High-Vacuum System for Mass Spectrometers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S109

    NASA, DoD, DHS, and commercial industry have a pressing need for miniaturized, rugged, low-cost high-vacuum systems. Recent advances in sensor technology at NASA and other government laboratories, in academia, and in industry have led to the development of very small mass spectrometer detectors as well as other analytical instruments such as scanning electronic microscopes. However, the vacuum s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A Novel, Ultra-Light, Heat Rejection System for Nuclear Power Generation

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: X802

    For lunar-based fission power systems that will support In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) or Mars robotic and manned missions, power requirements may vary from 10s to 100s of kWe to support initial human missions and longer term lunar bases. Due to the large amounts of waste heat generated by these systems, a key consideration is the development of lightweight, highly efficient heat rejection s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Lightweight, Flexible, and Freezable Heat Pump/Radiator for EVA Suits

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: X1101

    Manned lunar exploration will require extravehicular activity (EVA) suits that surpass existing technology. We propose an innovative thermal control system for EVA suits that uses an absorption heat pump with a flexible radiator that offers reduced size, lighter weight, conformability, rugged construction, and freeze tolerance. The heat pump absorbs a crew member's metabolic heat and rejects it ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Efficient, Long-Life Biocidal Condenser

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: X1101

    Environmental control systems for manned lunar and planetary bases will require condensing heat exchangers to control humidity in manned modules. Condensing surfaces must be hydrophilic to ensure efficient operation and biocidal to prevent growth of microbes in the moist, condensing environment. The coatings must be extremely stable and adhere to the condensing surface for many years. We propos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. The Affordable Pre-Finishing of Silicon Carbide for Optical Applications

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S205

    Creare proposes to develop a novel, laser-assisted, pre-finishing process for chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coated silicon-carbide ceramics. Our innovation will enable the affordable single-point turning of CVD silicon carbide from a near-net shape blank to a pre-finished aspheric optic. We will use our extensive experience and expertise in the advanced machining of ceramics to establish the p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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