Nonventing Thermal and Humidity Control for EVA Suits

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$99,943.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX10CE43P
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
094798
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.05
Small Business Information
Creare, Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755-0071
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator
 Michael Izenson
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 640-2405
 mgi@creare.com
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Future manned space exploration missions will require space suits with capabilities beyond the current state of the art. Portable Life Support Systems for these future space suits are extremely challenging, since they must maintain healthy and comfortable conditions inside the suit for long-duration missions while minimizing weight and venting no consumables. We propose an innovative system for thermal and humidity control in a space suit that is simple, rugged, lightweight, and nonventing. In Phase I we will prove the feasibility of our approach by analysis and laboratory testing of a proof-of-concept unit to identify the optimum configuration. We will produce a conceptual design for a full-size system. In Phase II we will develop fabrication methods to produce a full-size prototype, then demonstrate operation in a prototypical environment.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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