Improved Metal-Polymeric Laminate Radiation Shielding

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CF04P
Agency Tracking Number:
095921
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
X4.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117-1242
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud
Principal Investigator
(216) 404-0053
bpdoud@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
Business Official
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this proposed Phase I program, a multifunctional lightweight radiation shield composite will be developed and fabricated. This structural radiation shielding will be a high strength, syntactic polymeric where the polymer is filled with high strength low Z material. Specifically, this program will produce structural Polymeric aluminum alloy-LiBH4 composite materials layups. These structural composites are derived from similar structures Powdermet currently produces using hollow spheres (lightweight insulating structures), and more recently, energetic materials (such as KClO4). These materials serve to provide combined structural properties, thermal insulation, mass-efficient radiation shielding, and collision and micrometeroid impact energy adsorption.

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