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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. Versatile Wireless Data Net

    SBC: Alpha Beta Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed R&D is to develop a wireless data networking capability. A prototype capability will result from the Phase 1 and 2 contracts. The Versatile Wireless Data Net (VWDN) employs an 802.11x wireless protocol for a network of sensor, recording, and monitoring nodes. The concept combines extensive computational capability with a family of transducers in self-contained packages with an ele ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Passive Wireless Multi-Sensor Temperature and Pressure Sensing System Using Acoustic Wave Devices

    SBC: Microsensor Systems Inc.            Topic: T601

    This proposal describes the continued development of passive, orthogonal frequency coded (OFC) surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors and multi-sensor systems, an enabling technology for remote wireless sensing of temperature, pressure, and a range of other measurands, for application to space explorations' demanding environments. Phase I demonstrated the technical feasibility of the OFC approach to ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Nanostructured Tungsten Rhenium Components for Propulsion Systems

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: T801

    Revolutionizing the space propulsion industry through innovative, relatively low-cost, manufacturing techniques is extremely needed. Specifically, advancements are needed for components in new high-powered electrical, beamed energy, and nuclear propulsion systems. Innovative processes for fabricating large, net shape, nanostructured tungsten-rhenium components are proposed. Innovative liquid precu ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Effect of Ambipolar Potential on the Propulsive Performance of the GDM Plasma Thruster

    SBC: Reisz Engineers            Topic: T801

    The Gasdynamic Mirror (GDM) thruster is an electric propulsion device, without electrodes, that will magnetically confine a plasma with such density and temperature as to make the ion-ion collision mean free path much shorter than its length, but the macroscopic time scale is smaller than the characteristic time for electron-ion equilibrium. So, the electrons and ions have different temperatures a ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Practical Multi-Disciplinary Analysis Tools for Combustion Devices

    SBC: Tetra Research Corporation            Topic: T802

    The use of multidisciplinary analysis (MDA) techniques for complex fluid/structure interaction phenomena is increasing as proven numerical and visualization algorithms and high performance computing (HPC) platforms become more prevalent. Parallel solution methodologies and networked computing clusters are readily available, yet the challenge of bringing highly sophisticated MDA research algorithm ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Improved Understanding of Space Radiation Effects on Exploration Electronics by Advanced Modeling of Nanoscale Devices and Novel Materials

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T102

    Future NASA space exploration missions will use nanometer-scale electronic technologies which call for a shift in how radiation effects in such devices and materials are viewed. The energy deposition by ionizing particles (so called single event effects) can no longer be treated as an average deposition (linear energy transfer, LET). Nano-scale electronic device responses are strongly related to t ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Development of an Advanced Diamond TEC Cathode

    SBC: IOP Technologies LLC            Topic: T603

    NASA recognizes the importance of conservation, smart utilization and reuse of resources for their deep space missions to address the need for regeneration of air, water and waste with highly reliable systems to reduce mission payload. Additionally, energy for life support and other systems needs to be obtained from renewable energy sources or waste streams. In order to address NASA's requirements ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Sustainable Water Purification

    SBC: Streamline Automation, LLC            Topic: T603

    Newly developed phase-engineered and low dimensional materials have opened the door to the design of materials structures that exhibit extremely efficient ionic transport. Recently, a new type of electro-filtration system designed to convert thermal power into purified water from salt water (or other ionic pollutants) has been demonstrated in the lab. The system is based on a bi-phasic nanoplate ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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