Improved Metal-Polymeric Laminate Radiation Shielding

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX10CF04P
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
095921
Solicitation Topic Code:
X4.01
Small Business Information
Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117-1242
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator
 Brian Doud
 Principal Investigator
 (216) 404-0053
 bpdoud@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: Business Official
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: 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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