NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-2 H1.01-9247
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX14CM27P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: In-Situ Resource Utilization - Mars Atmosphere/Gas Chemical Processing
PROPOSAL TITLE: Carbon Dioxide Collection and Pressurization Technology

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Reactive Innovations, LLC
2 Park Drive, Unit 4
Westford, MA 01886 - 3525
(978) 692-4664

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Karen Jayne
kjayne@reactive-innovations.com
2 Park Drive, Unit 4
Westford, MA 01886 - 3525
(978) 692-4664

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michael Kimble
mkimble@reactive-innovations.com
2 Park Dr Unit 4
Westford, MA 01886 - 2434
(978) 692-4664

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
In-Situ Resource Utilization - Mars Atmosphere/Gas Chemical Processing is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
In Situ Resource Utilization(ISRU) is a key technology required to enable missions to the Moon and Mars. The Martian atmosphere consists of 95% carbon dioxide which can be used in (ISRU) processes to synthesize propellant and life support consumables. Reactive Innovation proposes to develop a lightweight electrochemical reactor to collect and pressurize CO2 from the Martian atmosphere. The Phase I successfully demonstrated collection and pressurization of CO2 from pure and dilute gas streams. In the proposed Phase II program, we will continue to optimize components and scale up the technology to meet the needs of NASA's ISRU processing applications.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This technology has significant NASA applications in ISRU processing on Mars, where carbon dioxide is a plentiful resource and can be processed to make propellants and oxygen. Other NASA applications include air revitalization.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
In addition to NASA, this technology will have significant terrestrial-based applications. The market for collecting and separating carbon dioxide from other gases is expected to grow with continued interest and emphasis on reducing CO2 emissions.

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.)
Conversion
Essential Life Resources (Oxygen, Water, Nutrients)
Fuels/Propellants
Generation
In Situ Manufacturing
Polymers
Processing Methods
Protective Clothing/Space Suits/Breathing Apparatus
Resource Extraction
Sources (Renewable, Nonrenewable)

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