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  1. Technologies for Rare Earths Enrichment of a Novel Low-Cost Raw Material

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: OSD12T01

    A critical step in the extraction of elements from ore, especially rare earth elements that are found in complex minerals, is separation. Froth flotation is a highly versatile method for physically separating particles based on differences in the ability of air bubbles to selectively adhere to specific mineral surfaces in a mineral/water slurry. The particles with attached air bubbles are then ca ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  2. Information Salience

    SBC: DISCERNING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: OSD11TD1

    Empirical-based mathematical framework and computer algorithms, for representing human perception and cognition processes and limitations, which influence the recognition of salient information about rapidly changing events.

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  3. An End-To-End Microfluidic Platform for Engineering Life Supporting Microbes in Space Exploration Missions

    SBC: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: T601

    HJ Science & Technology (HJS&T) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) propose a highly integrated, programmable, and miniaturized microfluidic automation platform capable of running rapid and complex synthetic biology and bioengineering processes for engineering life supporting microbes in space exploration missions. Our approach combines the microfluidic automation technology of HJS&T ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Advanced Algorithms and Controls for Superior Robotic All-Terrain Mobility

    SBC: ProtoInnovations, LLC            Topic: T1101

    ProtoInnovations, LLC (PI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have formed a partnership to research, develop, and experimentally characterize a suite of robotic controls to significantly improve the safety, mean travel speed, and rough-terrain access of wheeled planetary rovers. In meeting this goal we have been developing algorithms for all-terrain adaptive locomotion which inclu ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Perception and Navigation for Exploration of Shadowed Domains

    SBC: Astrobotic Technology, Inc.            Topic: T1101

    On-the-ground confirmation of lunar ice will transform space exploration, as ice can provide fuel to support far-reaching exploration and enable commercial endeavors. Evidence from satellite observations strongly supports the presence of polar ice, but driving and excavation are required to confirm presence, measure distribution, and extract resources. In-situ resource extraction at the lunar pol ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Long-Range Terrain Characterization for Productive Regolith Excavation

    SBC: Astrobotic Technology, Inc.            Topic: T402

    The proposed research will develop long-range terrain characterization technologies for autonomous excavation in planetary environments. This work will develop a machine learning framework for long-range prediction of both surface and subsurface terrain characteristics that: (1) indicate the excavation-value of the material and (2) describe how hazardous terrain is to a robotic excavator. Factors ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Physics-Based Modeling Tools for Life Prediction and Durability Assessment of Advanced Materials

    SBC: ELDER RESEARCH INC            Topic: T1202

    The technical objectives of this program are: (1) to develop a set of physics-based modeling tools to predict the initiation of hot corrosion and to address pit and fatigue crack formation in Ni-based alloys subjected to corrosive environments, (2) to implement this set of physics-based modeling tools into the DARWIN probabilistic life-prediction code, and (3) to demonstrate corrosion fatigue crac ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. In-Situ EBCs for High Performance Composite Propulsion Components

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T1202

    Silicon Carbide based ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) offer the potential to fundamentally change the design and manufacture of aeronautical and space propulsion systems to significantly increase performance and fuel efficiency over current metal-based designs. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and our team members at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are developing, designing and fabr ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Integrated Reacting Fluid Dynamics and Predictive Materials Degradation Models for Propulsion System Conditions

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T1202

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are routinely used by NASA to optimize the design of propulsion systems. Current methods for CFD modeling rely on general materials properties to determine fluid structure interactions. This introduces uncertainty when modeling extreme conditions, where materials degrade and properties may change as a consequence. This also limits the use of CFD as a ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Sensing Aware Autonomous Communications System

    SBC: Space Micro Inc.            Topic: T501

    Space Micro and its partner research institution, the University of Arizona bring together innovations in channelization and network protocol development. Together, these innovations will provide improved hopping radios (with digital, rapidly reconfigurable implementation, wider bandwidth and reduced overhead penalty for hopping) and improved spectrum and link quality sensing. We will demonstrate ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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