NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 17-2 S2.04-8778
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX17CG28P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: X-Ray Mirror Systems Technology, Coating Technology for X-Ray-UV-OIR, and Free-Form Optics
PROPOSAL TITLE: Pyramid Nanostructured Coatings for Stray Light Suppression

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 West Xenia Avenue
Cedarville, OH 45314 - 0579
(937) 766-2020

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Carla Leer Lake
cleer@apsci.com
141 West Xenia Avenue
Cedarville, OH 45314 - 0579
(937) 766-2020 Extension :134

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mrs. Marty Rochon
rochon@apsci.com
141 West Xenia Avenue
Cedarville, OH 45314 - 0579
(937) 766-2020 Extension :100

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 7

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
X-Ray Mirror Systems Technology, Coating Technology for X-Ray-UV-OIR, and Free-Form Optics 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)

Vertical arrays of carbon nanotubes have been shown to yield values as low as 0.1 % of total hemispherical reflectance, while this improvement would afford significant gains for in-space telescopic imagery, the complexities and cost with fabrication pose significant barriers to capturing this level of stray light suppression.  The current work is directed to capturing the same or comparable levels of reflectance, with SCCNT coating which can be applied at room temperature using conventional spray-up method onto flat and curved objects.  Applied Sciences SCCNT coatings demonstrated a total hemispherical reflectance of 1%, 5x better than the legacy material – Z306, in Phase I. The proposed innovation seeks the development of practical and affordable SCCNT coatings into an aerospace qualified polymer for stray light suppression. In Phase II, the cost and simplicity of this approach will be exploited to optimize reflectance over the desired spectral range. The SCCNT can be tuned for absorption/scattering over a broad spectral region by altering the geometry and functionality, allowing degrees of freedom in optimizing absorption.  Additionally, a novel method of graphene growth on SCCNF offers further enhancement of absorption of stray light, at low cost and ease of application. This new approach comes at a much lower cost, is readily scalable and safer than the competing technology.

 

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed technology is aimed for stray light suppression in spaceflight instruments. The proposed technology could find application on the following missions/telescopes: LUVOIR LISA. On components such as masks, baffles, entrance aperture and stops.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed innovation comes at a much lower cost than the current state of the art, and is readily scalable. Commercial applications include optical apertures, binoculars, night vison goggles, analytical instrumentation and other devices that benefit from stray light suppression.

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.)
Coatings/Surface Treatments
Mirrors
Nanomaterials
Optical
Polymers
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Telescope Arrays
Visible

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