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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Intelligent Variable Emittance Panels Using New, """"True"""" Solid Electrolyte

    SBC: Ashwin-Ushas Corporation            Topic: N/A

    This work further developed a highly promising Variable Emittance technology for spacecraft thermal control based on Conducting Polymer (CP) electrochromics developed earlier by this firm with the Air Force, NASA and JPL, with: Extremely thin (< 0.2 mm), flexible (plastic), lightweight (0.176 kg/m^2), extremely durable, variable area (0.5 cm^2 - 0.5 m^2), flat-panel construction; high Delta Emitta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Smart Materials Technology for High Speed Adaptive Inlet/Nozzle Design

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A203

    Enabling a new generation of high speed civil aircraft will require breakthrough developments in propulsion design, including novel techniques to optimize inlet performance across a wide speed range. Maximizing propulsive performance while minimizing weight and mechanical complexity is a key goal for such systems, and rapidly maturing smart materials technology can enable adaptive control of inle ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Development of Ultra-Smooth Diamond Tooling for Machining Lightweight Mirrors

    SBC: DIAMOND MATERIALS INC            Topic: S205

    DMI has produced functionally-graded diamond-TiC-Ti cutters for machining lightweight mirror optics, particularly those made of SiC, with high precision and with minimal wear of the cutting edge. The improved wear (relative to commercial diamond tools) is achieved by orienting diamond crystals on the tips of specially designed cutter inserts, so as to exploit the anisotropy in diamond hardness. Th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Diamonite(TM)-Bonded C/C Composite for Thermal Protection of Re-Entry Bodies

    SBC: DIAMOND MATERIALS INC            Topic: S404

    In Phase I of this SBIR project, DMI demonstrated the feasibility of fabricating a new class of lightweight, heat-resistant Diamonite(TM)-bonded C/C composites for thermal protection of re-entry vehicles. DMI?s nano-carbon structure is produced by pressure-assisted polymerization of mixed fullerenes/nanotubes to create a new high specific strength carbon material called Diamonite-B(TM), which has ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Next Generation Data Management of Large-Scale CFD Simulations

    SBC: JMSI INC.            Topic: A701

    Large-scale, 3D simulations of complex configurations using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) have become increasingly critical in the design of aircraft, aerospace vehicles and propulsion systems. The CFD analysis process consists of three phases: pre-processing, solver and post-processing. Multi-disciplinary techniques, which analyze phenomena such as fluid-structure interaction, introduce addi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Low Permeation Envelope Material Development for Titan Aerobot

    SBC: Lamart Corporation            Topic: S202

    Aerobot vehicles for missions on Titan require envelope materials that are strong, light and durable. Unlike terrestrial balloon materials, these must be able to withstand flexing at temperatures of 90K without developing pinhole leaks. To meet this requirement, it is proposed to use Lamart?s experience in lightweight laminated sailcloth and ultra light film lamination to create a material for thi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Energy Density Li-ion Polymer Batteries With Nanocomposite Cathodes

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    The energy density and the average operating voltage of Li-ion batteries can be enhanced by utilizing new cathode chemistries that have significantly higher capacity and higher open circuit voltage than those of start-of-the-art LiCoO2 cathode. The proposed program focuses on developing novel nanocomposites with a theoretical energy density of 800 Wh/kg, which is more than 60% higher than that of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Nanomaterials Enabled High Energy and Power Density Li-ion Batteries

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: F309

    There is a need for high energy (~ 200 Wh/kg) and high power (> 500 W/kg) density rechargeable Li-ion batteries that are safe and reliable for several space and consumer applications. State-of-the-art rechargeable Li-ion batteries are incapable of fulfilling these stringent requirements. We propose to develop high energy and power density nanocomposite cathodes that will lead to thermally stable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Wireless System for Continuous Cardiopulmonary Monitoring in a Space Environment

    SBC: New Jersey Microsystems, Inc.            Topic: B305

    We propose to develop the NJM Sense-It system based on small sensor tags, which include a cardiopulmonary MEMS sensor for measuring heartbeat and breath rates continuously. In addition, the proposed sensor system can be operated in extended bandwidth mode to measure detail cardiopulmonary phonic pattern upon control from the reader. The system operates within a central reader at 915 MHz with as ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. In Situ Biological Reduction of Martian Sample Collection Devices

    SBC: PlasmaSol Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Mars is a planet where life forms or their remnants may be found, all lander or probe missions to Mars must be cleaned and sterilized to the Category IV planetary protection requirements. Cross-contamination during sampling for in situ life-detection missions and sample turn missions remains a problem. It is desirable to develop a simple, portable sterilization device which would enable in situ cl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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