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Novel Radiation Shielding Composite Structural Materials for Deep Space Human Protection

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX17CS55P
Agency Tracking Number: 174811
Amount: $124,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H11.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-08
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 616, 19 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD 21152-9201
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sudhir Trivedi
 Director R&D Division
 (410) 472-2600
Business Contact
 Diane Murray
Title: Business Official
Phone: (936) 588-6901
Research Institution

Advances in radiation shielding systems technologies are needed to protect humans and electronic components from all threats of space radiation. This is especially important as NASA continues to develop plans for long duration missions, where exposure to harmful radiation is greater than ever before. Brimrose Technology Corporation, in collaboration with Penn State University, proposes to develop a novel integrated radiation shielding material based on aluminum and UHMWPE and Field Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST) will be used to fabricate the prototypes of these materials. Beside radiation shielding capabilities, such materials would also have desirable thermal and mechanical properties suitable for forming protective structures that are strong, durable, thermally manageable, and hermetic.

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