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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. In-Situ EBCs for High Performance Composite Propulsion Components

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T1202

    Silicon Carbide based ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) offer the potential to fundamentally change the design and manufacture of aeronautical and space propulsion systems to significantly increase performance and fuel efficiency over current metal-based designs. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and our team members at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are developing, designing and fabr ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Active Twist Control for a Compliant Wing Structure

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T401

    Blended wing body (BWB) aircraft provide an aerodynamically superior solution over traditional tube-and-wing designs for a number of mission profiles. These platforms provide an all-lifting surface with a reduced wetted area, which lead to significant aerodynamic improvements over their conventional counterparts. However, due to their lack of a conventional tail surface with which to trim in pitch ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Compact Laser for In-Situ Compositional Analysis

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: T801

    In response to NASA's solicitation for light-weight and power efficient instruments that enable in situ compositional analysis, Q-Peak in partnership with the University of Hawaii proposes to develop a compact, robust, and efficient instrument to combine all laser based spectroscopies capable of performing imaging, Raman, Laser Induced Breakdown, Laser Induced Fluorescence and LIDAR The main adva ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Improved Forecasts of Solar Particle Events using Eruptive Event Generators based on Gibson-Low and Titov-Demoulin Magnetic Configurations

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: T602

    Radiation hazards constitute a serious risk to human and robotic space operations beyond Low-Earth orbit. Primary contributors to space radiation include Solar Particle Events (SPEs) associated with Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). Because the mechanisms that produce coronal mass ejections (CME) are exceedingly complex, no reliable deterministic methods for predicting eruptions are yet available, a ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Automated Manufacture of Damage Detecting, Self-Healing Composite Cryogenic Pressure Vessels

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T1002

    After successfully demonstrating the basic functionality of a damage-detecting, self-healing 'smart' material system in Phase I, Aurora and UMass Lowell aim to advance the material technology to a TRL 5 in Phase II. The team will use their 'smart' material system to design and manufacture various scaled-up core-stiffened composite specimens in application-appropriate geometries, and subsequently t ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Unmanned Solar Electric Resource Prospector

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: T402

    The proposed innovation is a spacecraft that could be used for lunar or asteroid prospecting missions. The mission plan would involve sending the spacecraft to an asteroid or other target, and analyzing the regolith for traces of water and other elements to be mined later for in-situ resource utilization. The system features multiple innovations. One is game-changing high delta V solar electric p ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Fusion of Modeling and Simulation Credibility in Multidisciplinary Design

    SBC: MICHIGAN ENGINEERING SERVICES LLC            Topic: T1102

    Entry vehicle design and aircraft design are just two examples of systems that are of interest to NASA, requiring interactions and exchange of information among multiple performance disciplines. Since any computational optimization process relies on simulation models for identifying the impact of design changes in meeting performance expectations and improving metrics of goodness, it is essential ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Modeling and Simulation for Design, Development, Testing and Evaluation of Autonomous Multi-Agent Models

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT14

    ABSTRACT: The rapid continued development of unmanned air systems (UAS) is enabling new mission types, in-creased mission effects, and increased airman safety. However, these advances also present numerous challenges to airman-machine interaction, tactics development, and defense. The rapid development pace has produced a situation where new technologies are outpacing the knowledge of how best to ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Metal Vapor Ionospheric Control System (MVICS)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT22

    ABSTRACT: Spectral Sciences, Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories propose a Metal Vapor Ionospheric Control System (MVICS) for on-demand turbulence suppression and control of ionospheric RF propagation. The system uses a lightweight, throttleable directional mechanism for controlled production and dispersal of artificial plasma into the space environment. MVICS relies on three innovations: a nove ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Collaborative Situation Aware PNT (CSAP) Solution

    SBC: MAYFLOWER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.            Topic: AF15AT23

    ABSTRACT: Mayflower proposes a novel Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solution specifically designed for use in challenging RF environments (intentional or unintentional jamming and spoofing) that enables uninterrupted navigation capability for wide ranges of military and commercial applications. Tactical units with spectrum sensing capable cognitive radios (CR) or scanners deployed in the ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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