NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 17-2 Z7.02-9990
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX17CA19P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Deployable 3D Woven Thermal Protection Materials
PROPOSAL TITLE: Novel Spider 3D Woven Seamless ADEPT Aero-Shell

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Bally Ribbon Mills
23 North 7TH Street
Bally, PA 19503 - 1904
(610) 845-2211

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Curt Wilkinson
curtwilkinson@ballyribbon.com
23 North 7TH Street
Bally, PA 19503 - 1904
(610) 845-2211 Extension :3051

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Bert Harries
bertharries@ballyribbon.com
23 North 7th Street
Bally, PA 19503 - 1904
(845) 845-2211 Extension :3008

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Deployable 3D Woven Thermal Protection Materials 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)

Bally Ribbon Mills will focus on the advancement, development, and demonstration of the proposed innovation, ADEPT Spider Weaving. Phase 2 will demonstrate and produce one-piece ADEPT spider woven aero shells for the Sprite C and SR-1 configurations. The Sprite C aero shells shall be delivered and ready to attach to the current Sprite C understructure for arc jet testing. The SR-1 aero shells will demonstrate the ability to scale-up the Spider Weaving process and provide aero shells ready to attach to the current SR-1 understructure. The proposed technology to manufacture aero-shell will allow each mission to utilize an aero-shell design that fits within existing launch vehicle systems and later transforms into a low ballistic coefficient configuration for descent and landing. 

 

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA applications that could utilize BRM's Spider Woven aero shells include 6m ADEPT Venus Mission Concept, 16m Lifting ADEPT Human Exploration, 1m ADEPT Mars Lander Malin SSS Concept and 1.0+m Lifting Nano ADEPT.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed technology can be applicable for commercial space industry such as applications to venture tourism, communications, and safely deploy scientific payloads to Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus.

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.)
Composites
Entry, Descent, & Landing (see also Astronautics)
Entry, Descent, & Landing (see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)
Processing Methods
Textiles

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