NASA STTR 2011 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-1 T7.03-9842
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Flexible Polymer Foams Systems for Fireproofing and Energy Absorption
PROPOSAL TITLE: New Flexible FR Polyurethane Foams for Energy Absorption Applications

NAME: Gordon Nelson and Associates NAME: Florida Institute of Technology
STREET: 2283 Hamlet Dr STREET: 150 W. University Blvd
CITY: Melbourne CITY: Melbourne
STATE/ZIP: FL  32934 - 7609 STATE/ZIP: FL  32901 - 6975
PHONE: (321) 255-1163 PHONE: (321) 674-7239

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Feng Yang
150 W. University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901 - 6975
(321) 674-7290

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Development of new polyurethane (PU) insulation foams through a non-toxic environmentally friendly composite approach. Target FR foams will exhibit high heat flow resistance as well as lower density than conventional PU. Foams involve synergism between novel phosphonate FRs and smoke suppression agents coupled with use of aerogel. Preliminary data show peak heat release rates reduced by 50% versus PU, smoke equal to PU and ignition times delayed from 25 to 143 seconds.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Cost effective Flexible Polyurethane Foams for
Cryogenic insulation (NAA)
Fireproofing (NASA)
Energy absorption (NASA)
Other Aerospace applications (NASA)

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Other allied applications for high performance foam (Non-NASA)

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.)

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