NASA Tech Needs

NASA Tech Needs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Establishing a Network of pFab Innovators

Nancy M.H. Holloway, Section Head
Advanced Fabrication Processes Section
Fabrication Technology Development Branch
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA

The Fabrication...

NASA Tech Needs:
Non-Smoke, Non-Halogenated Fire Retardants

A company needs non-halogenated polymeric mix additives that provide non-smoke fire retardance for wiring jackets and cables. The additive must have low enough loadings so that product performance and...

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Materials That Build Viscosity Upon Dilution with Water

A new material needs to maintain a low viscosity when concentrated or anhydrous, and then build viscosity when diluted with water. It should have an approximate concentrated viscosity of...

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In-Space Inspection Sensors Look Through Conductive Material to Target Surface

NASA needs a sensor system to characterize damage from Micro-meteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD), corrosion, or to perform configuration verification when there is a...

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Preserving Core-Shell Particle Coatings During Thermoplastic Mix Processing

A company develops composite materials using core-shell particles: ceramic, metal, or polymer elements coated with a ceramic oxide shield. The particles are mixed into...

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New Methods to Sterilize Food Products

Traditionally, heat treatments are used to sterilize food products, through either ultra-high-temperature processing or retorting. These treatments negatively affect the color, taste, and nutritional content...

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NASA Planetary Protection

NASA seeks innovative technologies to facilitate meeting back Planetary Protection objectives for a potential Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission, and to facilitate forward Planetary Protection implementation for a potential...

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Sensitive, Robust Sensors for Ethane and Methane Detection

A company seeks a sensor that is sensitive and quantitative for ethane from 5 ppm to 5,000 ppm, and for methane from 5 ppm to 7,000 ppm. The sensor(s) should work in or near oil. While the...

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Solution to Filter Light to High Specification

A firm seeks to identify spectral filter technologies to operate within a demanding optical environment. The technology solution will enable the suppression of out-of-band wavelengths above 100 nm,...

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Quick and Easy Way to Identify Beryllium Contamination and Assess its General Level

A company seeks a simple, real-time way to identify that a plant area is clear of beryllium contamination and, if it is not, to obtain a general assessment of the...

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