Nanostructured Aerogel Systems for Cold Volume Enclosures

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$599,861.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNJ04JA19C
Solitcitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
024493
Solicitation Topic Code:
H3.01
Small Business Information
Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill St., Marlborough, MA, 01752-3017
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
012924069
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Stepanian
 Principal Investigator
 (508) 481-5058
 cstep@aerogel.com
Business Contact
 Kang Lee
Title: Chairman/CTO
Phone: (508) 481-5058
Email: contracts@aerogel.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The project will investigate and develop a seamless vacuum insulated box (VIB) technology based on Aspen?s unique polymeric/silica aerogel alloy blanket technology. This new blanket material is ideally suited for VIP and VIB use with low density, high compression modulus, low thermal conductivity, and flexibility sufficient to form tight corners without failure. Two sets of prototypes will be developed in the project. The first will focus on a passive, seamless insulated box. The second will focus on a patent-pending technology that will allow for active cooling without the need to perforate the inner wall of the VIB. The resulting product will fit well into Aspen?s existing aerogel blanket manufacturing process. Its unique qualities will increase the number of markets Aspen can address with its aerogel composite insulation materials.

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