Advanced Silicone-based Coatings for Flexible Fabric Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,964.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNL06AA50P
Agency Tracking Number:
054544
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NEI Corporation
201 Circle Drive N., Suite 102/103, Piscataway, NJ, 08854-3723
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
042939277
Principal Investigator:
Amit Singhal
Principal Investigator
(732) 868-1906
asinghal@neicorporation.com
Business Contact:
Ganesh Skandan
CEO
(732) 868-1906
gskandan@neicorporation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
High performance silicone coatings are desired for flexible fabrics used in several space and consumer applications. For instance, the total weight of silicone coatings that are used on Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) airbags can be reduced by improving their thermal stability and mechanical properties. The proposed program focuses on developing advanced silicone coatings by working with a manufacturer of coated and laminated fabrics for industrial and general-purpose applications. In Phase I, we will develop coating formulations, deposit coatings on a few different types of fabrics, and characterize the coatings for various properties that are required for airbag applications. Additionally, plans for commercialization and scale-up will be developed during Phase I for implementation in Phase II, so that the product can be manufactured and marketed in Phase III.

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