Materials & Coatings

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Metal Stamping Design Guidelines

Metal Stamping provides an economical way to produce quantities of parts that can possess many qualities, including strength, durability, wear resistance, good conductive properties, and stability. In this paper,...

Briefs: Information Technology
EXOS Software

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

An improved version of EXOS software allows for the modeling of fabrics, mixtures, and porous materials, and also provides the ability to accept hex mesh geometries. The code...

Briefs: Materials
Using Paraffin Phase Change Material to Make Optical Communication-Type Payloads Thermally Self-Sufficient for Operation in Orion Crew Module

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

The Orion Crew Module has a pressurized cabin of...

Briefs: Materials
Smart MMOD Thermal Blanket

A spacer is added to standard thermal blankets to improve MMOD shielding.

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

This innovation provides for significantly improved protection...

Briefs: Materials
Using Black Polyimide/Kevlar as a Metering Structure Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI)

This is used as an inner cover for minimizing stray light and providing micrometeoroid protection.

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt,...

Briefs: Materials
Surface-Modified Nanoparticles Made From High-Molecular-Weight Carboxylic Acids

Starting materials include aluminum oxy hydroxides pretreated with low molecular-weight carboxylic acids.

An improved class of alumoxanes and...

Briefs: Materials
NASA PS400 High-Temperature Solid Lubricant Coating

The material provides low friction and wear over a wide temperature range.

John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

NASA has an ongoing need for...

Briefs: Materials
Triple Orthogonal Disk Polymer Discrete Space for Cryogenic Feedline Insulation

A new material provides a superior, robust insulation for cryogenic feed lines.

John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio


Briefs: Materials
Lightweight, Flexible, Energy-Manageable Polymer Nanocomposites

Applications include solar power panels on aircraft wings or building roofs, and in hybrid car engines.

Langley Research Center, Hampton,...

Briefs: Materials
Nanocomposites for Radiation Shielding

Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia

Currently, lead and lead-based materials are used to fabricate shields not only for X-rays, but also for other types of radiation. With the growing...

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