Nonventing Thermal and Humidity Control for EVA Suits

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,943.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CE43P
Award Id:
95501
Agency Tracking Number:
094798
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
Michael Izenson
Principal Investigator
(603) 640-2405
mgi@creare.com
Business Contact:
James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institute:
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.

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