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Nanomaterials-enabled Electrodynamic Dust Shield

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22PB045
Agency Tracking Number: 222507
Amount: $156,498.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z13
Solicitation Number: SBIR_22_P1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-25
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505-5245
United States
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yifan Tang
 (310) 530-2011
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Research Institution

NASA needs an advanced technology for dust mitigation relevant to its critical exploration missions. Electrostatic discharge (EDS) coatings will prevent build-up of charge and adhesion of dust on the surfaces of moon, Mars or Near-Earth Objects. InnoSense LLC (ISL) will develop a nanomaterials-enabled EDS (DustRepeltrade;) for use on transparent and flexible surfaces in support of 2020 NASA Technology Taxonomy TX07.02 - Mission Infrastructure, Sustainability, and Supportability (TX07.2). DustRepel will be engineered to provide effective dust shielding capability. Being optically transparent and flexible, it can be deployed on various substrates in different form factors. The design, materials and fabrication processes will render DustRepel versatile and durable. In Phase I, ISL will formulate the electrode ink materials, fabricate DustRepel coupons, evaluate the optical, electrical and physical performances. Phase I feasibility will be validated by demonstrating effective dust shielding effect. In Phase II, we will optimize the design, materials and process, fabricate prototypes and perform rigorous characterizations.

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