By providing unprecedented self-healing multifunctional performance along with a litany of environmental durability benefits over legacy multilayered space suit materials, NanoSonic's high flex HybridSil bladder and armor array glove padding materials will have immediate utility within a broad spectrum of NASA applications. Near term applications will include use within current and next generation space suit bladder and glove ensembles. NanoSonic's self-healing HybridSil bladder composites will provide previously unavailable, immediate bladder repairability while weighing less, affording increased flexibility, and providing increased puncture resistance. Additional NASA applications will include utility within inflatable habitat structures, protective jumpsuit garments, and higher performance, more durable interior materials within spacecraft. NanoSonic's HybridSil armor array padding may be immediately integrated into current and future glove ensembles to provide increased environmental durability over legacy silicone padding while weighing less and having increased flexibility. Therefore, HybridSil armor array padding has the immediate potential to provide enhanced astronaut hand protection with less torque, reduced hand fatigue, and increased dexterity while affording improved astronaut safety.
NanoSonic's high flex, high durability self-sealing bladder and armor array padding materials will have significant non-NASA commercial applications. Immediate secondary applications will include a broad spectrum of military and civilian protective garment and equipment applications. Considerable utility is also envisioned within inflatable aerospace structures, military / civilian inflatable boats, and military / commercial diver drysuits.