NASA SBIR 2007 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 07-1 S5.01-8588
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Extreme Environments Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE: Chemically and Thermally Stable High Energy Density Silicone Composites

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
DMD Concepts
5315 Turnstone Ct.
Rockledge, FL 32955 - 6327
(321) 720-9707

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dwight Back
5315 Turnstone Ct
Rockledge, FL 32955 - 6327
(321) 720-9707

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 3 to 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Thermal energy storage systems with 300 – 1000 kJ/kg energy density through either phase changes or chemical heat absorption are sought by NASA. This proposed effort will design, fabricate and demonstrate an energy storage system utilizing a composite of silicone polymers (organosiloxanes) and sorption materials. The proposed technology would provide cooling from a source at 100oC or higher. In proof-of-concept experiments, related composites have already been produced, and energy densities exceeding 400 kJ/kg have been demonstrated. The innovative encapsulation technology can provide a barrier that prohibits poisoning of the sorption material by planetary atmospheric gases, and ensuring long-duration storage and safe handling before and during mission. The composites can be produced in a form that facilitates conformal coverage of intricate parts and hard to reach surfaces.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA applications include electronics and surface cooling on short-lived probes , over-temperature protection on critical space hardware, and edge cooling.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non-NASA applications also include electronics cooling, aircraft and missile edge cooling, and thermal barriers and protection for high temperature reactors and other high temperature chemical processes.

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.

Thermal Insulating Materials

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