NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 S3.05-9947
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Power Management and Storage
PROPOSAL TITLE: Evaluation of Synthesis & Processing Routes for the High K – Boron Nitride Nano Tubes (BNNTS) for Thermal Management Applications

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc.(AMSENG)
2309 Pennsbury Court
Schaumburg, IL 60194 - 3884
(630) 372-9650

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mukund Deshpande
m.deshpande@amseng.net
2309 Pennsbury Court
Schaumburg, IL 60194 - 3884
(630) 372-9650

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The purpose of this proposal is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of processing the High Thermal Conductivity Boron Nitride Nano Tubes (High-K BNNTs) that can provide NASA alternative to develop thermal management hardware for various missions that are planned for the aggressive environment and may need environmental resistance for the hardware. The suggested SBIR proposes to fulfill the technology gap and provide alternative material technology for the thermal management material systems. It proposes to investigate & provide input on feasibility to produce High-K BNNTs and Graphene like h-BN materials and their enriched Boron versions. Our ultimate aim is to provide High-K BNNTs or its Graphene analog in abundance at affordable costs in reproducible manner. It has proposed innovative catalytic Pyrolysis of the unique combination of Boron Precursors that are amenable to ease of scale up. Such approach leverages lesson learned to design high yield processing to assure the quality of the BNNTs that provide high thermal conductivity and demonstrates that clever use of catalyst washing and Nano mesh removing steps can provide desired yields without compromising quality. The processing scheme provides enough freedom to study and collect data to demonstrate possible catalyst engineering and process optimization pathways for optimal processing of High-K BNNTs of desired features that are important for the structural and high temperature applications.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Please see NASA-TM-2002-211333 for various thermal management applications listing that includes NASA & Non-NASA Applications.
The High K Boron Nitride Nano Tubes (High-K BNNTs) have unique applications for:
• All Aero & Space Science as well as Exploration Mission Components that require high strength at elevated temperatures
• All Aero and Space hardware & thermal management components that require oxidation resistance and high temperature stability to the performance properties
• Thermal Bus, Power Bus & Communication Bus Satellites and Exploration Craft components and composites for the thermal management

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Please see NASA-TM-2002-211333 for various thermal management applications listing that includes NASA & Non-NASA Applications.
The High K Boron Nitride Nano Tubes (High-K BNNTs) have unique applications for:
• All Aero & Space Science as well as Exploration Mission Components that require high strength at elevated temperatures
• All Aero and Space hardware & thermal management components that require oxidation resistance and high temperature stability to the performance properties
• Thermal Bus, Power Bus & Communication Bus Satellites and Exploration Craft components and composites for the thermal management

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
Active Systems
Antennas
Ceramics
Characterization
Coatings/Surface Treatments
Composites
Cryogenic/Fluid Systems
Distribution/Management
Generation
Heat Exchange
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Mirrors
Nanomaterials
Nonspecified
Organics/Biomaterials/Hybrids
Passive Systems
Polymers
Processing Methods
Quality/Reliability
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)
Storage
Structures
Support
Thermal Imaging (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Vehicles (see also Autonomous Systems)


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