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Single-Piece Leak Mitigating Water Loop Connector

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC20C0563
Agency Tracking Number: 206156
Amount: $124,928.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H4
Solicitation Number: SBIR_20_P1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-01
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place
Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ian Wright
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution

NASA is currently seeking upgrades for the current extra-vehicular mobility unit (EMU). The water connector for the liquid cooling and ventilation garment (LCVG) has been shown to be a point of potential failures for the exploration space suit. Mainstream proposes to develop an upgraded water connector that eliminates leakage, performs over long-term cycling, and maintains strict water quality levels. In Phase I, Mainstream will design, prototype, and test an upgraded LCVG water connector, and will perform water contaminant studies. In Phase II, Mainstream will finalize the manufacturing technique and perform all reliability, life, and space-readiness tests.

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