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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 June, 2020.

  1. Inflatable Wing Morphing Aircraft Aeroservoelastic Control and Design Demonstration

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: T401

    The role of UASs in the DoD has been continuously growing and is expected to show much higher growth rates in operations in the near future. A pressing need for such platforms is the need to be able to satisfy multiple mission objectives, without "compromising" on efficiency. This need is further exacerbated by increasing fuel prices, that dictates higher aerodynamic efficiencies across the comple ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Automated Manufacture of Damage Detecting, Self-Healing Composite Cryogenic Pressure Vessels

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T1002

    During Phase I, Aurora Flight Sciences and the University of Massachusetts Lowell propose to demonstrate the feasibility of enhancing a commercially available out-of-autoclave (OOA) carbon prepreg material system (e.g. IM7/5320) via embedded structural health monitoring (SHM) and self-healing capabilities, which can be manufactured by an automated fiber placement (AFP) machine. This proposed "sma ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Novel Metal Organic Framework Synthesis for Spacecraft Oxygen Capture

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: T602

    Busek and University of Utah propose to develop novel metal organic framework (MOF) material to efficiently capture oxygen in spacecraft cabin environment. The proposed novel MOF is postulated to be capable of separating oxygen from ambient air with high efficiency, and at the same time, be stable to moisture and resistant to decomposition. In Phase I, our team shall synthesize the proposed MOF an ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter-Based Polarimetric Spectral Sensor With Progressive Algorithm For Material Analysis and Mapping

    SBC: BRIMROSE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: T801

    The prevalence of off earth landing missions both proposed and undertaken has been steadily increasing. With the proposal of missions, not only to Mars, but also to comets, asteroids and outer planet moons, the ruggedness and robustness of equipment must meet the challenges of ever harsher environments. As a part of these missions, researchers wish to analyze the materials which make up the surfac ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Ultrastable and Compact Deep UV Laser Source for Raman Spectroscopy

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: T801

    Deep-ultraviolet (UV) Raman spectroscopy is a powerful method to collect chemically specific information about complex samples because deep-UV (?? < 250 nm) excitation shows an over 200-fold greater efficiency compared to commonly used 785 nm excitation and has the ability to avoid fluorescence background in the Raman spectra. The availability of compact, robust, and reliable deep-UV laser source ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. 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) will develop, design and fabricat ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Ultra High Temperature Refractory Materials

    SBC: ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING, LLC            Topic: T1001

    Legacy refractory materials that have origins dating to the original Saturn program are commonly used in current launch facilities. Although they fail to meet the target requirements, they are the only approved material. Our research team has demonstrated a baseline system during the Phase I effort that combines a non-cement binder, a high temperature macro aggregate, and reactive nano aggregates ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Implementation & Flight Testing of IMPACT System for Autonomous ISR using Collaborating UAVs with Application to Wild Fire Monitoring

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: T1502

    SSCI and MIT propose to further develop, implement and test the Integrated Mission Planning & Autonomous Control Technology (IMPACT) system software for autonomous ISR missions employing collaborating UAVs. IMPACT system is based on real-time learning about dynamic and stochastic environments, and on a capability to autonomously react to contingencies while satisfying the mission objectives and th ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Ultra-High Density Ion Propulsion From Ionic Liquids

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF11BT10

    ABSTRACT: Busek Co. Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) propose to explore the physical limits of ionic liquid propulsion via development of new theory to explain effects of close packing emission density and to predict performance limits. The research is motivated by observations and tests demonstrating that emission from 2-dimensional porous surfaces yields order of magnitude g ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: The ability of plasmas to modify combustion has been known for more than 50 years. Recent advances in plasma generation technology and measurement diagnostics have led to extensive efforts to understand both the kinetics of the plasma-flame interaction and the enhancement of combustion properties such as ignition, extinction, flame speed and dynamics. Combustion Science & Engineering, ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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