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  1. Ultra-Thin Ply Formable Material from Reusable Short Carbon Fiber Composites

    SBC: Composites Automation LLC            Topic: T12

    This project develops an ultra-thin and formable prepreg material from reusable short carbon fiber composites (CFC), including process and material development, test panel fabrication and mechanical performance evaluation. Key to superior performance of ultra-thin ply materials is the ability to fabricate high fiber volume and uniform fiber distribution prepreg with low void content and layer thic ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Hyperspectral Microwave Photonic Radiometer

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: S1

    Passive Microwave Remote Sensing is currently utilized by NASA, NOAA, and others to conduct Earth Science missions, including weather forecasting, early warning systems, and climate studies. These sensors could also be used in upcoming missions such as Saturn’s moon to study atmospheric makeup.  On earth, humidity and temperature sounding is conducted near several absorption lines to de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Radiation-Hardened CubeSat Power Management & Distribution (PMAD) for Europa Environment

    SBC: Ragnarok Industries Inc            Topic: S4

    In Phase 1, Ragnarok will mature the much-needed rad-hard BCDR technology from TRL 3 - 4. Phase 2 of Ragnarok’s efforts will proceed to develop the entire functional prototype radiation-hardened PMAD system including the newly developed BCDR hardware from Phase 1. Phase 2 efforts will conclude with a full Critical Design Review (CDR) and a completed and closed list of HRs and HRMPs. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. The Vulcan Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing System

    SBC: Made In Space, Inc.            Topic: H7

    Building on previously funded work by NASA and DARPA, its internal research and development projects, and manufacturing activities occurring on the International Space Station (ISS), Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) is developing the VULCAN system to address NASA’s requirement to produce high-strength, high-precision polymer and metallic components on-orbit with comparable quality to commercially-a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Industrial Crystallization Facility for Nonlinear Optical Materials

    SBC: Made In Space, Inc.            Topic: H8

    Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) proposes the development, to a critical design level, of an Industrial Crystal Facility (ICF) for microgravity product manufacturing and applied research. The ICF is focused on advanced materials engineering, rather than biomedical research, and expands utilization of the ISS into new product areas not previously investigated. Intended applications include nonlinear optic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Impact Resistant Composite Structures for Space Suit Applications

    SBC: Composites Automation LLC            Topic: H4

    Composites Automation (CA) proposes to collaborate with the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) and our industry transition partner ILC Dover, to develop innovative material and structure concepts for next generation Space Suit hard composite components. The SBIR goals are develop material systems that survive an impact of 300 J at <0.125” thickness and <1.7 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Impact-Resistant, Damage-Tolerant Composites with STF Energy Absorbing Layers

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: H4

    We propose an innovative hybrid composite material containing shear thickening fluid (STF) Energy Absorbing Layers (SEALs) that provides superior impact protection and novel, self-healing functionality to prevent leakage after impact.  The proposed innovation directly addresses the need for thin, lightweight, impact-resistant composite materials that can be fabricated in complex geometries fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Design and Process Development of Thin-Ply Composites

    SBC: Composites Automation LLC            Topic: T12

    Composites Automation LLC (CA), our academic partner University of Delaware – Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) are teaming up in this STTR Phase II project to evaluate automated tape placement (ATP) processing of thin-ply composites, including material and process development, creation of a modeling foundation capturing thin-ply placement, test panel fabrication and mechanical perform ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Inflatable Capsule Recovery Raft using OTS Pontoons and Other Components

    SBC: ASRC Federal System Solutions, LLC            Topic: H1002

    The objective of the proposed innovation is to research and study the feasibility of using pontoons (based on Off the Shelf (OTS) equipment) to make an inflatable raft that will support a water-landed space capsule. The advantages of this approach over traditional methods are: 1) Provides stable platform to open hatch for Flight Crew access/egress in less than 1 hour from the time the recovery ves ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Impact-Resistant, Damage-Tolerant Composites with STF Energy Absorbing Layers

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: H401

    We propose an innovative hybrid composite that combines the smart energy-absorbing shear thickening fluids (STF) with validated hard upper torso composite materials to create new STF composite structures with superior impact and damage resistance and self-healing functionality. The proposed innovation directly addresses the subtopic H04.01 need for thin, lightweight composite materials that can be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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