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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Unified In-Space Propulsion Framework for Prediction of Plume-Induced Spacecraft Environments

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T102

    Chemical contamination of spacecraft components as well as thermal and force loading from firing liquid propellant thrusters are critical concerns for in-space propulsion applications. Gas molecular contamination and liquid droplet deposition due to incomplete combustion threaten to damage surface materials, sensitive instruments and optical sensors, and poses major risks for mission success. Liqu ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Soft Robotic Manipulators with Enhanced Perception using Multimodal Sensory Skins

    SBC: Other Lab Inc.            Topic: T1101

    We propose that the key to robotic automation in unstructured environments is compliant robotic manipulators that can tolerate, sense, and leverage contact in a feedback loop. We have demonstrated proof of concept of an instrumented end-effector capable of enhanced perception through observed and controlled contact in phase I. We will now expand the project to develop highly capable state and cont ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Modular Embedded Intelligent Sensor Network

    SBC: Angstrom Designs, Inc.            Topic: T1301

    No existing commercial wireless sensor network option meets NASAs current needs for flexibility, size, mass and resilience to extreme environments. The proposed innovation is a MEIS network which combines any number and any type of sensors into a wireless sensor network (WSN), with each of the sensors being motes, or nodes, on the network. The network will be self-healing and self-configuring. Eac ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Active Radiation Shield

    SBC: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories Inc.            Topic: T301

    In the Phase I effort, Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC (GTL) verified the feasibility of generating power from space particle radiation. This effort successfully demonstrated electrical power production from a particle radiation source using an initial proof-of-concept device. The effort also identified a second approach that has the potential for even better power generation and offers enhanced ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Sensitivity Analysis for Design Optimization Integrated Software Tools

    SBC: Linked, Inc.            Topic: T401

    The objective of this Phase 2 proposal is to provide a new set of sensitivity analysis theory and codes, the Sensitivity Analysis for Design Optimization (SADO) software that integrates with the existing NASA O3 Tool. In this Phase II effort, the sensitivity codes developed in Phase I will add functionality to simplify Ground Vibration Test, or model tuning, by calculating a number of error metric ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A Novel, Membrane-Based Bioreactor Design to Enable a Closed-Loop System on Earth and Beyond

    SBC: Mango Materials, Inc.            Topic: T604

    The proposed innovation is a membrane bioreactor system to produce a biopolymer from methane gas that is applicable in outer space environments. This new methane fermentation process will expand and advance current gas delivery techniques to create affordable fermentation methods on Earth and beyond. Mango Materials is currently working to scale up and commercialize the production of polyhydroxyal ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Integrated Optical Transmitter for Space Based Applications

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: T802

    Next generation optical modems for NASA will be based on the RZ-DPSK modulation format. This modulation format is robust, delivers high quantum efficiency and allows burst-mode operation, key when using a power limited transmitter in combination with a fixed delay line DPSK demodulator. Freedom Photonics approach in this proposed program is to integrate the laser, modulator, and amplifier into a s ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Bantam Rocket Affordable SLV Stage (BRASS)

    SBC: Exquadrum, Inc.            Topic: T101

    During the proposed Phase I research and development effort, the project team will integrate previously demonstrated technologies into a stage 4 propulsion system for an existing Small Launch Vehicle (SLV). The resulting fourth stage will meet launch vehicle requirements for Mass Fraction and Specific Impulse. Key stage component will be fabricated and demonstrated. The propulsion system will be ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A Massively Parallel Framework for Low-Dissipation, Multiphysics Simulations of Rocket Engines

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: T102

    In this proposal, researchers from Cascade Technologies and Stanford University outline a multi-year research plan to develop large-eddy simulation (LES) tools to predict and understand combustion instabilities in liquid-propellant rocket engines. Rocket instabilities are a notoriously complicated, multiscale problem involving nonlinear interactions between transcritical multiphase flows, turbulen ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Transient Acoustic Environment Prediction Tool for Launch Vehicles in Motion during Early Lift-Off

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T102

    Launch vehicles experience extreme acoustic loads dominated by rocket exhaust plume interactions with ground structures during lift-off, which can produce damaging vibro-acoustic loads on the vehicle and payloads if not properly understood and mitigated against. Existing capabilities for modeling the turbulent plume physics during early lift-off are too dissipative to accurately resolve the propag ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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