Foil Gas Bearing Supported Quiet Fan for Spacecraft Ventilation

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CE46P
Agency Tracking Number: 084337
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: X2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
15 Barber Pond Rd, Bloomfield, CT, 06002-1421
DUNS: 798021085
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Giri Agrawal
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 726-1204
Business Contact
 Dennis Burr
Title: Business Official
Phone: (860) 726-1204
Research Institution
Developing a quiet fan for Environmental Control and Life Support systems to enhance the livable environment within the spacecraft has been a challenge. A Foil Gas Bearing Supported Fan is proposed which will be quiet, efficient, reliable, contamination free, compact, and lightweight. In Phase I a set of foil gas bearings necessary to prove out the feasibility of the program will be manufactured and tested. In Phase II a complete prototype fan will be manufactured and tested incorporating the technology proved out in Phase I. In Phase III the developed fan will be system tested for airworthiness.

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