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Health Interrogation for Space Structures (HISS)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX17CL71P
Agency Tracking Number: 174111
Amount: $124,783.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z11.01
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
19221 I-45 South, Suite 530
Conroe, TX 77385-8746
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eric Krug
 Program Director
 (281) 292-9903
Business Contact
 Mary Delahunty
Title: Vice President/General Counsel
Phone: (281) 292-9903
Research Institution

Invocon's Health Interrogation for Space Structures (HISS) system provides a significant improvement over current alternatives for monitoring pressurized space structures for leaks and impacts. HISS will quickly detect and locate leaks based on their acoustic emissions or other signature. It will provide prompt warnings to flight and ground personnel in order to help save the vehicle (and mission). It will also complement the present Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) capabilities by providing leak location as well as warning of the leak up to several minutes before the ECLSS. The primary transducers with which HISS interfaces are acoustic emissions. However, Invocon plans to design HISS so that it will interface with other types of sensors in order to maximize its usefulness. This will allow HISS to be used for many other flight and ground monitoring applications.

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