Advanced Silicone-based Coatings for Flexible Fabric Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL06AA50P
Agency Tracking Number: 054544
Amount: $69,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
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
DUNS: 042939277
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amit Singhal
 Principal Investigator
 (732) 868-1906
 asinghal@neicorporation.com
Business Contact
 Ganesh Skandan
Title: CEO
Phone: (732) 868-1906
Email: 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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