TUCSON, AZ (April 20, 2015) – Paragon is proud to announce that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has invited us to attend NASA Technology Day, April 29, on Capitol Hill. Paragon will display a prototype of its patented gas reconditioning system, Metabolic heat-regenerated Temperature Swing Adsorption (MTSA) which was designed for thermal, carbon dioxide and humidity control for a Martian Portable Life Support Subsystem.
Several of Paragon’s technology advancements, including MTSA, stem from NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, which are designed to help small businesses bring new products to the commercial market while simultaneously providing research and development for the agency.
“Supporting NASA not only with the mission needs behind these SBIR contracts but with the demonstration and display of the hardware derived, is something we at Paragon feel strongly about,” said Grant Anderson, Paragon President, CEO and Co-Founder. “Supporting NASA’s SBIR programs is critical to our success as well as the future of technology advancement opportunities for small businesses working in the space technology field.”
In the fall of 2005, NASA Johnson Space Center solicited proposals to perform Low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) alternative CO2 control technology research for Martian Portable Life Support System (PLSS) applications. MTSA was selected, being a new concept with literally no prior development.
Paragon’s MTSA technology supports NASA’s mission to explore deep space by providing affordable, sustainable life support systems for longer duration missions. It is one of only many SBIR-supported technologies Paragon has developed over 22 years which have included water recovery systems, air revitalization systems and thermal control hardware.
NASA Technology Day is open to the public and will take place at the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C. from 3 – 7 p.m. on April 29, 2015.
To register email: CongressionalEvents@nasa.gov