Paragon's commercialization strategy for the development and incorporation of IRA into NASA's next microgravity or planetary habitat is summarized as follows: Technical Maturation - First and foremost a successful Phase I STTR must be completed. We must demonstrate improvement over SOA spacecraft wastewater recycling and we must identify a clear path towards inclusion into NASA's next human exploration vehicles. The Phase II effort must mature IRA and deliver a functional prototype that quantifies performance and advantages. Market Development - The primary near-term market for IRA is NASA's Human Spaceflight program. Paragon actively engages with NASA through funded technology development efforts such as proposed here, flight hardware production contracts to Lockheed Martin (Orion) and Boeing (CST-100), and through active participation of industry conferences and workshops. We believe the most promising near-term opportunity to inject IRA into an operational systems is to demonstrate a Phase III system at ISS in the 2020 timeframe. Demonstration at ISS would pave the way for IRA to be integrated with the exploration habitats that will ultimately be developed for NASA.
Potential Non-NASA aerospace customers include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbital-ATK, Bigelow, & SpaceX. It is also possible that commercial entities like Inspiration Mars, Golden Spike, or Mars One could come through with significant investment funds for the maturation of their commercial exploration plans. Paragon is well positioned to incorporate IRA into their technical solutions as we have recent and ongoing work with entities such as this. In addition to aerospace applications, development of a highly regenerative and simple wastewater recycling system has numerous terrestrial applications, including disaster relief, remote military base support, and the deployment of green building hygiene water recycling systems. Paragon has the experience and technical capabilities and skills to mature IRA to flight in partnership with TTU and to market it for aerospace and terrestrial applications. We recognize it is essential to foster and develop business relations with customers, suppliers, and key subcontractors. To that end, we continue to develop a solid supplier base and have established working relationships with Research Institutions such as TTU that bring with them critical skills and capabilities of their own.