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  1. Surface Modification of Exfoliated Graphite Nano-Reinforcements

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A205

    Nano forms of graphite and carbon, such as flakes, worms, and tubes, can significantly modify the properties of polymers when used as reinforcements. Challenges remain in processing composites with these nano-reinforcements in the form of attaining uniform dispersions. Many of these difficulties are due to a lack of wetting of the nano-reinforcements by the polymer. Poor wetting is caused by th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Finite Element Multidisciplinary Optimization Simulation of Flight Vehicles

    SBC: 2020 Company, LLC            Topic: T201

    The proposed effort is concerned with the development of a novel optimization scheme and computer software for the effective design of advanced aerospace vehicles. Since such vehicles are characterized by unprecedented levels of areo-structural-controls-propulsion interactions, a multidisciplinary simulation is essential for their effective design. This can be accomplished by employing the common ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Next Generation Advanced Binder Chemistries for High Performance, Environmentally DurableThermal Control Material Systems

    SBC: Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc.(AMSENG)            Topic: S404

    This innovative SBIR Phase II proposal will develop next generation products for Thermal Control Material Systems (TCMS) an adhesives based on the next generation nano-cluster chemistry based new binder systems, through the systematic investigations to tailor required unique performance properties with reliability and durability. The efforts address a critical need of NASA which plans to undertak ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A System Level Tool for Translating Software to Reconfigurable Hardware

    SBC: BINACHIP, INC.            Topic: T101

    In this research we will develop a system level tool to translate binary code of a general-purpose processor into Register Transfer Level VHDL code to be mapped onto FPGA-based reconfigurable hardware. We further plan to study techniques for performing hardware/software co-design on integrated systems-on-a-chip platforms consisting of embedded processors, memories and FPGAs. Finally we will dev ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High Efficiency Low Scatter Echelle Grating

    SBC: Diffraction Products, Inc.            Topic: S106

    A high efficiency low scatter echelle grating will be developed using a novel technique of multiple diamond shaving cuts. The grating will have mirror surfaces on both faces for high efficiency in high orders. The grating will be manufactured using a 3/4 ton air bearing grating carriage that oscillates at 30 strokes per minute between two non-contact magnetic fields. The groove spacing will be con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Active Pixel HgCdTe Detectors With Built-in Dark Current Reduction for Near-Room Temperature Operation

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: S103

    High sensitivity HgCdTe infrared arrays operating at 77K can now be tailored in a wide range of wavelengths from 1 to14 um. However, the cooling requirements make them bulky and unsuitable to be incorporated into robust autonomous sensor systems. We propose to develop detectors with high detectivity that operates at or near room temperature in the MWIR (3 to 5 um) and LWIR (8 to 12 um) atmospheri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Demonstration of Fission Product Retention in a Novel NTR Fuel

    SBC: Hbar Technologies, LLC            Topic: X607

    Several studies over the past few decades have recognized the need for advanced propulsion to explore the solar system. As early as the 1960s, Werner Von Braun and others recognized the need for a nuclear rocket for sending humans to Mars. The great distances, the intense radiation levels, and the physiological response to zero-gravity all supported the concept of using a nuclear rocket to decre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. InP/GaAsSb HBT MMIC for W-Band

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: E106

    High-speed devices using InP play a critical role in the realization of power amplifiers for wireless and optical communication systems. Current gain cut-off frequencies in excess of 200 GHz have been demonstrated for InP HBTs, indicating the potential of these devices for use in high bandwidth communication systems and high-speed direct digital synthesizers. To achieve a higher output power and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. SmartTopo Intelligent Real-Time Topographic Information Collection System

    SBC: Rapid Imaging Software, Inc.            Topic: F502

    The SmartTopo SBIR phase I program resulted in the creation of the first technology designed to provide robotic vehicles with the ability to "learn and remember" the terrain over which they travel. The SmartTopo software system is designed to be portable and robust so that it can be used by NASA in a variety of general and embedded applications. It will be used in robotic inspection of spacecraft ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Low-Power Formaldehyde Detector for Space Applications

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: B301

    Trace contamination of the International Space Station (ISS) by formaldehyde -- a known carcinogen -- is a significant threat to crew health. The spacecraft maximum allowable concentration (SMAC) in air is only 40 parts per billion and ambient concentrations appear to be increasing as formaldehyde outgasses from a variety of plastic components. Monitoring formaldehyde levels is difficult because f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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