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Structural Nervous System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CL53P
Agency Tracking Number: 150162
Amount: $124,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T12.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-09
Small Business Information
112 Mitchell Boulevard, Tullahoma, TN, 37388-4002
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zachary Taylor
 Vice President
 (951) 600-9999
 zachary.taylor@gtlcompany.com
Business Contact
 Paul Gloyer
Title: Business Official
Phone: (931) 455-7333
Email: paul.gloyer@gtlcompany.com
Research Institution
 Southern Research Institute
 Raymond Bronner
 2000 Ninth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL, 85205-2708
 (205) 581-2873
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
GTL?s SNS technology aids in the operation of new or existing structural health monitoring (SHM) systems by integrating data and power pathways into the structure. The use of this technology within a composite structure would allow engineers to place sensors from an SHM system directly where they are needed on a structure with instant power. GTL?s SNS technology offers the potential for developers to have substantial gains in vehicle performance as well. Embedding power and data transmission within the structure reduces the mass of the system by eliminating the need for wires as well the additional vehicle mass required to contain them. In the proposed effort GTL will perform a series of feasibility studies to assess and optimize the SNS technology. This work will result in the development of the SNS architecture to be employed in the Phase II effort. In this effort, GTL will perform several design iterations of the SNS technology and develop test panels for testing. At the end of the Phase II effort, GTL will deliver an SNS test panel to NASA for evaluation.

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