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NASA Technology Transfer Opportunity: Fail Safe High Temperature Composite Structure

Status Report From: Langley Research Center
Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY FAIL SAFE HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE STRUCTURE A COMBINATION STRUCTURAL AND THERMAL PROTECTION SYS THAT MAINTAINS STRUC AND THERMAL PROTEC INTEGRITY EVEN WHEN DAMAGED

Synopsis - Feb 16, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: TTO0959
Posted Date: Feb 16, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 16, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jun 01, 2012
Current Response Date: Jun 01, 2012
Classification Code: 99 -- Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 927110
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001

Description

NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA solicits interest from companies interested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and market the following technology. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis and may include specific fields of use.

THE TECHNOLOGY:

The NASA Langley-developed system provides both structural support and thermal protection attributes in a "fail safe" manner. This innovation incorporates the use of a PCP composite structure that when overheated or exposed to fire or plasma will convert to a ceramic matrix composite (CMC), retaining structural integrity and still functioning effectively. When damage causes the thermal protection system (TPS) to fail, the underlying PCP structure converts to a CMC material that has high-temperature structural properties, will not catch fire or melt, and continues to perform its structural function.

The system can be used in a variety of vehicles and static structures, such as incorporation into a building to keep it structurally sound during a fire. Used in a re-entry heat shield, it costs less to produce than current heat shield systems. The technology also has applicability to engines in general aviation aircraft, turbines, automobiles, or other ground vehicles.

To express interest in this opportunity, please respond to Sean Sullivan, Research Triangle International (RTI), at: NASA Langley Research Center, Strategic Relationships Office (SRSO), 17 West Taylor St., Mail Stop 218, Building 1212, Room 110 Hampton, Virginia, E-mail: Sean.D.Sullivan@NASA.gov, or phone: 757-864-5055. Please indicate the date and title of the FBO notice and include your company and contact information.

RTI is responsible for aggregating and acknowledging all responses. These responses are provided to members of NASA Langley's Innovative Partnerships Office within the SRO for the purpose of promoting public awareness of our technology products, and conducting preliminary market research to determine public interest in and potential for future licensing opportunities. If direct licensing interest results from this posting, SRO will follow the formal licensing process of posting in the Federal Register as required. No follow-on procurement is expected to result from responses to this Notice.

Point of Contact

Name: Sean Sullivan
Title: Media Specialist
Phone: 757-864-5055
Fax: 757-864-8101
Email: sean.d.sullivan@nasa.gov

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