METALLIZED KEVLAR SPACE TETHER SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1745
Amount: $470,897.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Material Concepts Inc.
666 North Hague Ave, Columbus, OH, 43204
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ralph R. Orban
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A NEW CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL, METALLIZED KEVLAR, WILL BE EXAMINED FOR USE AS A TETHER MATERIAL IN SPACE APPLICATIONS. THIS PROPRIETARY METALLIZATION PROCESS WILL BE EXAMINED IN REGARD NOT ONLY TO RENDERING THE KEVLAR CONDUCTIVE, BUT ALSO IN REGARD TO PROTECTION OF THE KEVLAR FROM ATTACK BY ATOMIC OXYGEN. FURTHERMORE, A POLYMER COATING WILL BE APPLIED TO ACT AS INSULATION TO THE TETHER AND FURTHER ENHANCE PROTECTION AGAINST ATOMIC OXYGEN ATTACK. FINALLY, A PILOT PRODUCTION LINE WILL BE DESIGNED AND BUILT TO PRODUCE QUANTITIES OF THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MATERIAL.

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