NASA SBIR 2020-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
20-2- Z1.03-5119
Phase 1 Contract #:
80NSSC20C0593
Subtopic Title:
Kilowatt-Class Energy Conversion for Small Fission Reactors
Proposal Title:
Light Weight Radiation Shielding Components

Small Business Concern

   
Firm:
          
Polaronyx, Inc.
          
   
Address:
          
2526 Qume Drive, Suites 17 and 18, San Jose, CA 95131
          
   
Phone:
          
(408) 573-0930                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Principal Investigator:

   
Name:
          
Dr. Jian Liu
          
   
E-mail:
          
jianliu@polaronyx.com
          
   
Address:
          
2526 Qume Drive, Suites 17 and 18, CA 95131 - 1870
          
   
Phone:
          
(408) 573-0930                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Business Official:

   
Name:
          
Dr. Jian Liu
          
   
E-mail:
          
jianliu@polaronyx.com
          
   
Address:
          
2526 Qume Drive, Suites 17 and 18, CA 95131 - 1870
          
   
Phone:
          
(408) 573-0930                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Summary Details:

   
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

This NASA SBIR Phase I proposal presents an unprecedented laser additive manufacturing system for making radiation shielding components, by mixing various powders that effectively shield neutron and gamma radiation. With our successful history in additive manufacturing, this proposal has a great potential to succeed. A proof of concept demonstration were carried out and samples were delivered at the end of Phase 1. Prototypes in compliant with the neutron and gamma radiation shielding requirement will be delivered at the end of Phase II.

          
          
     
Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

In addition to NASA’s radiation shield manufacturing, the proposed pulsed laser AM process can also be used in other applications, such as space vehicle, aircraft, and satellite manufacturing. PolarOnyx will develop a series of products to meet various requirements for commercial/military deployments.

          
          
     
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

3D printing has broad applications from foods, toys to rockets and cars, to medical devices and biomedical instrumentation including surgical and infection control devices, cardiovascular, home healthcare, and other general medical devices. The global market is projected to reach US$44 billion by 2025, driven by the advent of newer technologies, approaches, and applications. 

          
          
     
Duration:     24
          
          

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