Coacting High Integrity Materials Energetic Release Attenuation (CHIMERA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1151
Agency Tracking Number: O123-EP3-4218
Amount: $149,905.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-EP3
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
3481 E. Michigan Street, Tucson, AZ, -
DUNS: 837002294
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Grant Anderson
 Senior VP of Operations / VP Eng
 (520) 382-4812
Business Contact
 Carole Hammond
Title: Corporate Strategy Manager
Phone: (520) 382-4814
Research Institution
Paragon Space Development Corporation (Paragon) and our subcontractor, Thin Red Line Aerospace (TRLA) will create a Coacting High Integrity Materials Energetic Release Attenuation (CHIMERA) system that will meet the volume, thermal, ballistic, pressure, electro-magnetic (EM) and chemical containment requirements while providing modularity and significant weight savings over existing enclosure options. The CHIMERA system will build upon the Paragon/TRLA team"s extensive experience developing, modeling, simulation, and test of inflatable space structures able to withstand the rigors of that environment, including impact from micro-meteorites and orbital debris (MMOD) to create a system that will enable a safe operating environment for personnel and sensitive equipment. Expert selection of advanced ballistic fabrics, design of rigid skeletal structure, and integration of novel phase change material (PCM) thermal mitigation methodologies will provide the customer with an adaptable, scalable, modular solution that is capable of reacting in a deterministic manner to any credible failure mode of high power energy storage devices including but not limited to batteries, ultra-capacitors, and flywheels. CHIMERA will be modular, significant reducing development or installation issues for new applications and will include optional doors and view ports, and be relatively light weight, highly transportable and can be installed on-site to protect existing infrastructure.

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