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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. Fabrication of T-SOFC via Freeze Cast Methods for Space and Portable Applications

    SBC: Yanhai Power LLC            Topic: H801

    As NASA space missions become longer in duration the need for high efficiency power generator sets that can operate on NASA logistical fuel become critical. Historically NASA has used fuel cells as part of the energy solution. Space bound energy and power systems require rapid start and stop cycle times as well as high power densities. The high operational efficiency, coupled with the use of logi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 100-lbf Non-Toxic Storable Liquid Propulsion

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: H202

    NASA's Road Maps for both Launch and In Space Propulsion call for the development of non-toxic, monopropellant reaction control systems to replace the current toxic hydrazine based systems. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle capsule with twelve 160 pound force (lbf) hydrazine monopropellant thrusters and the Orion Service Module with eight 100lbf NTO/MMH auxiliary propulsion thrusters are obvio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Thermodynamically Consistent Electrochemical Models for Accelerating Development and Qualification of Power Generation and Storage Systems

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: Z101

    Industry and other government agencies are advancing battery, fuel cell, and electrolyzer technology to reduce costs and increase specific power. However, NASA's unique missions with extreme conditions and difficulty in replacing batteries require even greater specific power improvements in conjunction with long life and performance at extremely high or low temperatures. Predictive models, incor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Variable Fidelity AeroPropulsoServoElasticity Analysis Tool

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A107

    CFDRC proposes to develop, validate, and demonstrate a variable-fidelity multi-physics framework for AeroPropulsoServoElastic (APSE) simulations of supersonic vehicles. The proposed effort will leverage previously developed AeroServoThermoElastic (ASTE) framework that will be advanced with newly developed non-intrusive efficient software integration methodology, and extended with the addition of a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Integrated Reacting Fluid Dynamics and Predictive Materials Degradation Models for Propulsion System Conditions

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T1202

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are routinely used by NASA to optimize the design of propulsion systems. Current methods for CFD modeling rely on general materials properties to determine fluid structure interactions. This introduces uncertainty when modeling extreme conditions, where materials degrade and properties may change as a consequence. This also limits the use of CFD as a ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Nonlinear Parameter-Varying AeroServoElastic Reduced Order Model for Aerostructural Sensing and Control

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A301

    The overall goal of the project is to develop reliable reduced order modeling technologies to automatically generate parameter-varying (PV), aeroservoelastic (ASE) reduced-order models (ROMs) for aerostructural sensing and control. In Phase 1, both equation-based and data-driven PV ROM technologies were developed and proof-of-principle was successfully demonstrated. A set of carefully selected ROM ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. SparkRS- Spark for Remote Sensing

    SBC: SPIRITUS INC            Topic: S503

    The proposed innovation is Spark-RS, an open source software project that enables GPU-accelerated remote sensing workflows in an Apache Spark distributed computing cluster. Current state-of-the-art parallel systems like Hadoop and Spark offer horizontally scalable analytics and reduced costs for enterprises, but weren't built to natively consume and process large remote sensing raster datasets. Co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Improved Forecasting of Solar Particle Events and their Effects on Space Electronics

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T602

    High-energy space radiation from Galactic Cosmic Rays and Solar Particle Events (SPEs) pose significant risks to equipment and astronaut health in NASA missions. In particular, energetic particles from SPEs associated with flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) constitute a highly dynamic and penetrating radiation environment that may adversely affect not only beyond-Low-Earth-Orbit missions, bu ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Microwave Extraction of Water from Boreholes in Regolith

    SBC: Space Resources Extraction Technology            Topic: H101

    Space Resources Extraction Technology, Inc. is developing and testing microwave technology for extracting water (along with other volatiles) from planetary permafrost. This in-space water will be used for human habitation, radiation protection, and to produce in-space rocket propellant. Utilization of In-space resources will save the high launch costs and higher costs to deliver payloads to othe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Thermo-Catalytic Ignition of Cryogenic Oxygen-Methane

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: H201

    Liquid oxygen and methane propellants for in space chemical propulsion of future space exploration vehicles is desired for increased performance and elimination of toxicity of conventional hypergolic storable propellants. LOX/LCH4 propulsion systems may reduce space vehicle design complexity and inert mass by utilizing commodities common with other vehicle systems (e.g., oxygen for life-support s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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