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Intelligent Radiative Materials

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
110185
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
T10.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100 West Lafayette, IN 47906-1075
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Intelligent Radiative Materials
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CG39P
Award Amount: $124,991.00
 

Abstract:

An opportunity to boost energy efficiency in homes and buildings exists through the design of functional radiative properties in glass and other building materials. Current surface materials ignore or take first-order approaches to complicated spectral behavior, leading to sub-optimal properties. The sensitivity of material properties to microscale surface structuring creates a design challenge that has precluded this technology development, however the availability of high-performance computing hardware combined with sophisticated optimization algorithms now permits the engineering of such materials. PC Krause and Associates, Inc. (PCKA) and The University of Texas (UT) will target two candidate applications with high potential for environmental and commercial impact: variable emissivity materials, and reduced emissivity glass. Both of these target applications offers independent paths to energy efficiency, along with clear routes to commercialization. Variable emissivity materials will directly reduce energy costs in diurnal climates. Likewise, the reduction of infrared emission from glass windows would address one of the costliest thermal losses in buildings of all sizes.

Principal Investigator:

Alex Heltzel
Principal Investigator
9373679017
heltzel@pcka.com

Business Contact:

Davida Parks
Business Official
7654648997
parks@pcka.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100 West Lafayette, IN -

EIN/Tax ID: 351581545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Sponsored Projects
Austin, TX 78713-7726
Contact: Courtney Swaney