NASA SBIR 2004 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 04 X2.06-8261
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Thermal Materials and Management
PROPOSAL TITLE: Non-Toxic, Non-flammable, Low FP Heat Exchanger Fluids

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Pl
Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
(321)631-3550

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dwight D Back
ddb@mainstream-engr.com
200 Yellow Place
Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
(321)631-3550

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
This proposed research addresses NASA 2004-1 SBIR Topic B3.01, "Environmental Control of Spacecraft Cabin Atmosphere." The objective of this proposed effort is to demonstrate the freeze/thaw properties and fault tolerance of a water pump loop using an environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, drop-in replacement heat exchange fluid. These fluid formulations are comprised of novel, non-flammable, non-explosive, non-toxic, non-corrosive compounds which will not expand upon freezing and therefore diminish the chances that a heat exchanger will rupture. The fluid formulations also have a much lower freezing point than water which can broaden the temperature operating range of the heat exchanger. The objective of using a drop-in replacement is also very cost effective since little to no change in hardware would be required. This proposal specifically addresses the following need cited in the solicitation description under subheading Environmental Control and Thermal Systems: "Alternative heat transfer fluids that are non-toxic, non-flammable, and have a low freezing temperature."

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
Potential NASA applications include heat transfer fluids for heating and cooling systems.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
Non-NASA applications also include heat transfer fluids for heating and cooling systems. Heat transfer fluids are used in numerous commercial processes and electronics cooling.