Space Station Validation of Advanced Radiation-Shielding Polymeric Materials

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$125,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CF36P
Agency Tracking Number:
115855
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X11.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
International Scientific Technologies, Inc.
VA, Dublin, VA, 24084-0757
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101130032
Principal Investigator:
Russell Churchill
Principal Investigator
(540) 633-1424
intlsci@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
Wanda Gibson
Business Official
(540) 633-1424
intlsci@earthlink.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In Subtopic X11.01, NASA has identified the need to develop advanced radiation-shielding materials and systems to protect humans from the hazards of space radiation during NASA missions. The radiation components of interest include protons, alpha particles and heavy ions from galactic cosmic rays, protons and other ions from solar particle events, and high energy electrons and neutrons. International Scientific Technologies, Inc., in conjunction with the College of William and Mary, proposes to raise the technology readiness level of selected polymeric radiation-shielding materials through participation in the Materials on the International Space Station Experiment program, named MISSE-X. Phase I Technical Objectives will include assessment of the radiation environment in the orbital path of the International Space Station, selection of radiation-shielding polymeric materials for long-duration experiments in space, specification of active detectors/dosimeters for measurements of radiation in space, and design and optimization of an experiment package for inclusion on the MISSE-X platform for space-radiation environmental study. The anticipated result of the Phase I program is a proof-of-feasibility that will show the path toward a Phase II technology demonstration on board the International Space Station.

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