Status Report

NASA Langley Technology Transfer Opportunity: Fire Resistant Lightweight Electrical Insulation Material

By SpaceRef Editor
December 12, 2013
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Synopsis – Dec 10, 2013

General Information

    Solicitation Number: TT01036

    Posted Date: Dec 10, 2013

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 10, 2013

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Dec 10, 2014

    Current Response Date: Dec 10, 2014

    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



NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA solicits inquiries 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.


Scientists at NASA Langley Research Center have developed an insulation technology, which combines the superb heat resistance and dielectric properties of Langley’s RP46 polyimide with glass or quartz fibers or fabric. RP46, developed at NASA, exhibits high mechanical strength and structural durability at elevated temperatures. It also features significantly less moisture absorption and is therefore less susceptible to moisture-induced damage. RP46 demonstrates excellent thermal oxidative stability and chemical corrosion resistance. The advantage of using glass or quartz fiber reinforcement is their ability to maintain physical integrity over a wide range of temperature, humidity, voltage, and frequency. A copper or aluminum bus pipe insulated with the new insulation material withstood several rounds of 3-hour gas flame tests, each time being exposed to temperatures between 2,100oF and 2,300oF. No fire or fuse failure was observed. Results show that the insulated bus pipe has the ability to maintain both structural and electrical circuit integrity in extreme and corrosive environments.

To express interest in this opportunity, please respond to with the title of this Technology Transfer Opportunity as listed in this FBO notice and your preferred contact information. Please also provide the nature of your interest in the technology along with a brief background of your company. For more information about licensing other NASA-developed technologies, please visit the NASA Technology Transfer Portal at .

These responses are provided to members of NASA Langley’s Office of Strategic Analysis and Business Development (OSACB) for the purpose of promoting public awareness of NASA-developed 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, OSACB will follow the required formal licensing process of posting in the Federal Register. No follow-on procurement is expected to result from responses to this Notice.

Point of Contact

    Name: Jesse C Midgett

    Title: Program Specialist

    Phone: 757-864-3936

    Fax: 757-864-8314



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