NASA STTR 2011 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-1 T9.01-9764
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Technologies for Human and Robotic Space Exploration Propulsion Design and Manufacturing
PROPOSAL TITLE: Polymer Matrix Composites using Fused Deposition Modeling Technology

NAME: Materials Modification, Inc. NAME: University of Texas at El Paso
STREET: 2809-K Merrilee Drive STREET: 500 W University Ave
CITY: Fairfax CITY: El Paso
STATE/ZIP: VA  22031 - 4409 STATE/ZIP: TX  79968 - 0587
PHONE: (703) 560-1371 PHONE: (915) 747-5680

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Kausik Mukhopadhyay
2809-K Merrilee Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031 - 4409
(703) 560-1371 Extension :26

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology that allows fabrication of complex three-dimensional geometries layer-by-layer. The goal of the present proposal is to extend FDM technology to create new polymer matrix composites (PMCs) comprising of polymers and inorganic matrices. Innovative design coupled with novel PMCs can be used for cryogenic and high temperature applications. An integrated and automated process based on the FDM technology would facile large-scale manufacturing process of these PMCs. These materials can be used for making robotic components for terrestrial or extra-terrestrial applications, in aviation and defense industries, making turbine blades etc. Coupling the synthetic and cost-effective production approaches, FDM would facilitate making PMCs that can also be used for cryogenic and high temperature applications.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
(a) Aerospace, Aviation and UAV (b) Turbine blades and engine parts (e) Cryogenic and high temperature (f) Damage-tolerant, repairable, hydrophobic (g) Crew exploration vehicles

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
(a) Aerospace and Defense (b) Medical implants (c) Construction (d) Automotive (e) Consumer goods (f) Mass transportation

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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