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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Lightweight Inflatable Structural Airlock (LISA)

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: H501

    Innovative low cost, light-weight airlock technologies are required to integrate with deep space and surface platform hosting Extra-Vehicular Activity. CFDRC team proposes an inflatable airlock structure that employs unique fabric architecture capable of delivering the lowest mass and greatest versatility of any competing design. The proposed design features a completely integrated air beam inter- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Robust Prediction of High Lift Using Surface Vorticity

    SBC: Research In Flight, LLC            Topic: A105

    Research in Flight is proposing to advance the capabilities of its surface vorticity solver for aerodynamic loads on subsonic aircraft to include more robust solutions for high lift configurations. A compelling capability to accurately calculate lift for high lift configurations such as the NASA EET geometry and the DLR-F11 geometry. Generally, there is an upper limit on lifting surface incident ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Propellant Gelation for Green In-Space Propulsion

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: S302

    Concerns in recent years about the toxicity and safe handling of the storable class of propellants have led to efforts in greener monopropellants and bi-propellants. CFDRC has worked with researchers in designing and synthesizing propellants called ionic liquids. These are generally not as high-performing as traditional storables and still have toxicity issues. Other work by CFDRC and Army rese ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Prediction of Strutural Response and Fluid-Induced Vibration in Turbomachinery

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T102

    Advanced turbomachinery components play a critical role in launch vehicle and spacecraft liquid rocket propulsion systems. To achieve desired efficiencies, extremely tight tolerances are often imposed between inducer blades and shrouds or other system components which sets up strong interactions that influence both the aerodynamics and the structural performance of blades and vanes. These transien ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. 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 I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Metallic Joining to Advanced Ceramic Composites

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: H502

    The Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) utilizes attitude control motors (ACM) with advanced ceramic composite components that function as a valve control system to allow for safe maneuverability away from danger. This system is made steerable due to the valve controlled thrusters which utilize advanced ceramic pintles made of 4D C/C-SiC that are attached to metallic structures and actuated. Dur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Integration of 4D Airline Operation Control Systems into NextGen and the NAS

    SBC: WXOPS INC.            Topic: A303

    WxOps patent pending OpsTablet(TM) software and 4D geospatial data are used by Hawaiian Airlines to achieve unprecedented Airline Operation Control (AOC) in a geobrowser-based Common Operating Environment (COE). Dispatchers and pilots coordinate flight operations in real time using identical Google Earth based visualizations on desktops and tablets both on the ground and in the cockpit during fli ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Joining of Tungsten Cermet Nuclear Fuel

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: H202

    Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) has been identified as a critical technology needed for human missions to Mars due to its increased specific impulse (Isp) as compared to traditional chemical propulsion systems. A critical aspect of the program is to develop a robust, stable nuclear fuel. One of the nuclear fuel configurations currently being evaluated is a cermet-based material comprised of ura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Ultra-Stable Zero-CTE HoneySiC and H2CMN Mirror Support Structures

    SBC: FANTOM MATERIALS INC.            Topic: S203

    NASA MSFC, GSFC and JPL are interested in Ultra-Stable Mirror Support Structures for Exoplanet Missions. Telescopes with Apertures of 4-meters or larger and using an internal coronagraph require a telescope wavefront stability that is on the order of 10 pico-meters RMS per 10 minutes. Interest is also for IR/FIR missions requiring 8-meter or larger diameter mirrors with cryogenic deformations

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Additive Manufacturing of Telescope Mirrors

    SBC: Arctic Slope Technical Services            Topic: S203

    This Phase 1 SBIR is to demonstrate feasibility of using selective laser melting (SLM) to produce a 3-meter symmetrical radius of curvature (ROC) isogrid mirror substrate which will significantly reduce traditional mechanical machining of the mirror surface before and after nickel plating. The technique in accomplishing this is by fabricating the lens facesheet as the top most layers in the meltin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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