Compact, Regenerable, Low Power Adsorber for Spacesuit CO2, Humidity, and Trace Contaminant Control

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CG22P
Agency Tracking Number: 110099
Amount: $124,842.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: T6.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, -
DUNS: 178154456
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Saurabh Vilekar
 Principal Investigator
 (203) 287-3700
 svilekar@precision-combustion.com
Business Contact
 John Scanlon
Title: Business Official
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Email: jscanlon@precision-combustion.com
Research Institution
 University of Hartford
 Chris Standish
 200 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT, 06117-1545
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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Current approaches planned for space suit atmosphere revitalization (AR) are neither compatible with each other nor regenerable in space, and have a high life cycle operating cost associated with them. The proposed PCI innovation in collaboration with University of Hartford involves synthesizing improved sorbents on high surface area supports tailored for CO2, water and trace contaminant removal. Phase I effort will demonstrate proof of concept?developing appropriate methods for coating high capacity sorbents on high surface area supports, scalability of the approach with high bed utilization, maximizing sorption capacity resulting in ultra-compact sorption adsorber, rapid regeneration to vacuum and an operating demonstration on a bench scale; representing significant advances over current state-of-the art AR methods.

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