Space-Qualifiable Cyanate Ester Elastomer

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC07QA11P
Agency Tracking Number:
065934
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd., Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
Richard Hreha
Principal Investigator
(937) 320-1877
hrehard@crgrp.net
Business Contact:
Patrick Hood
Business Official
(937) 320-1877
hoodpj@crgrp.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes to design and develop a space-qualifiable cyanate ester elastomer for application in self-deployable space structures and future aircraft systems. Having already demonstrated the feasibility of the current cyanate ester shape memory polymer (SMP) as a space-qualifiable material, CRG proposes to refine its existing cyanate ester SMP to provide the flexibility necessary for self-deployable space structures. Working extensively on deployable structure systems for NASA and DoD projects (see section 5.2), CRG has demonstrated the feasibility of self-deploying structures by using surrogate styrene-based systems. CRG now proposes to develop new cyanate ester resins, incorporating the siloxane moiety in the monomer or polymer network, to provide NASA with a material combining the flexibility of siloxanes with CRG's space-qualifiable cyanate ester SMP. CRG's work with DoD and commercial aerospace customers has also helped to identify the proposed material as a durable, lightweight alternative to current state-of-the-art aircraft systems. CRG's innovative approach to the development of space-qualifiable cyanate ester elastomer will provide NASA with a low-cost, space-durable, and flexible material for application in self-deployable space structures and future aircraft systems.

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