Added: Aug 28, 2019 2:08 pm
NASA's Technology Transfer Program 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. NASA provides no funding in conjunction with these potential licenses.
Innovators at NASA's Glenn Research Center have developed a breakthrough means of adapting strong but lightweight carbon fiber composite material to fabricate structures of complex shape, such as specialized components for drive systems. Conventional methods of using discontinuous fiber composites for forming complex shapes can produce defects, including a tendency toward weakness and fatigue at the cut ends of the fibers. Glenn's novel technology instead uses multiple layers of formable continuous fiber composite material, eliminating the cut ends that form a potential site for failure, as well as filler materials between plies. Using this method, manufacturers can provide the optimum shape of the continuous plies and thus of the structure as a whole. The structure can then meet high specific strength and high cycle fatigue resistance requirements for rotorcraft gears and other applications, including aircraft, power generation such as wind turbine systems, unmanned vehicles, and urban air mobility (UAM). Glenn's innovation brings the advantages of carbon fiber composites to a broad range of new uses.
To express interest in this opportunity, please submit a license application through NASA's Automated Technology Licensing Application System (ATLAS) by visiting https://technology.nasa.gov/patent/LEW-TOPS-138
If you have any questions, please contact NASA Glenn's Technology Transfer Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of this Technology Transfer Opportunity as listed in this FBO notice and your preferred contact information. For more information about licensing other NASA-developed technologies, please visit the NASA Technology Transfer Portal at https://technology.nasa.gov/
These responses are provided to members of NASA's Technology Transfer Program 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. No follow-on procurement is expected to result from responses to this Notice.