Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Technology Transfer Opportunity: Subsurface Imaging of Nanocomposites

By SpaceRef Editor
August 15, 2011
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Synopsis – Aug 11, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: LAR-17440-1
Posted Date: Aug 11, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 11, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Sep 09, 2011
Current Response Date: Sep 09, 2011
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 927110 – Space Research and Technology
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 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.


NASA Langley has developed a new non-destructive method for characterizing nanomaterials. Based on modified atomic force ultrasonic microscopy (AFUM) methods, the technology allows imaging and quantifying of material properties at the surface and subsurface levels. NASA developed the technology to reveal the orientation of nanotubes within a composite structure. The technology offers the ability to determine subsurface characteristics without destroying the nanomaterial structure. The method is widely applicable for basic nanomaterials characterization, including distribution and orientation of particles in a nanocomposite, localized elastic constants and changes in elastic constants, adhesive surface properties, sound velocity, and material damping coefficient.

For all inquiries, please reference LAR-17440-1

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

Contracting Office Address: NASA Langley Research Center 17 West Taylor Street, Mail Stop 218 Building 1212, Room 110 Hampton, VA 23689-2199

Primary Point of Contact: Sean Sullivan NASA Langley Research Center Phone: 757-864-5055

Point of Contact

Name: Sean Sullivan
Title: Media Specialist
Phone: 757-864-5055
Fax: 757-864-8101

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