NASA STTR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05 T4.02-9791
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE:Space Science Sensors and Instruments
PROPOSAL TITLE:Low Cost, Light Weight Materials for Mirrors

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Advanced Powder Solutions NAME:Northwestern University
ADDRESS:10010 Cucklebur ADDRESS:633 Clark Street 2-545
CITY:Houston CITY:Evanston
STATE/ZIP:CA  77095-6964 STATE/ZIP:IL  60208-2900
PHONE: (661) 373-1729 PHONE: (847) 467-1967

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name,Email)
Dean   Baker
stbaker2000@cs.com

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
The proposed STTR is the combination of a small business with unique materials experience, and Northwestern Unviersity, with expertise in Mirror applications, processing and characterization. The combination of these two entities with various prime contractors providing assistance makes for a successful STTR program. The applications for these materials have significant impact on NASA and other commercial entities. The unique materials being demonstrated under this program also have significant commercial applications. A successful Phase I will result in the identification of various parts and programs that can be supported by these materials. Phase II will focus on characterization and qualification of these materials.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Light weight materials play a major role in many applications from mirrors, to electronics to secondary structure. Possible mirror applications include IR, NIR and LIDAR with various prime contractors. Since weight is critical a material 30% lighter than Be (also lighter the Gr/Epoxy) and stiffer than Al has many applications due to its weight advantage.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Light weight matarials such as these can be used in computers, cell phones, electronics, automotive and many other applications to name a few.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Composites
Erectable
Highly-Reconfigurable
Large Antennas and Telescopes
Metallics
Optical
Optical & Photonic Materials
Radiation Shielding Materials
Thermal Insulating Materials


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