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  1. Modified Collins Cryocooler for Cryo-Propellant Thermal Management

    SBC: Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.            Topic: T402

    Future lunar and planetary explorations will require the storage of cryogenic propellants, particularly liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2), in low earth orbit (LEO) for periods of time ranging from days to months, and possibly longer. LEO is a relatively warm thermal environment and without careful thermal management, significant quantities of stored liquid cryogens can be lost due to ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Passive Wireless SAW Humidity Sensors

    SBC: SENSANNA INCORPORATED            Topic: T601

    This proposal describes the preliminary development of passive wireless surface acoustic wave (SAW) based humidity sensors for NASA application to distributed humidity monitoring systems. SAW devices are a platform technology for passive wireless sensing of numerous possible measurands. SAW devices have been demonstrated as passive wireless temperature sensors in NASA contracts NNK04OA28C and NN ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Large Size 3D Holographic Display with PR Polymers


    In this STTR project, Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. (BATi), teaming up with Prof. Di Bartolo’s group at Boston College, aims at developing a large size (300 mm x 300 mm) updatable 3D display with photorefractive polymers for battlefield and command and control applications. The proposed 3D display system features fast response (feasible to video-rate), high diffraction efficiency, and relati ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Development of Novel, Optically-Based Instrumentation for Aircraft System Testing and Control


    We propose to design, build and evaluate a prototype of a compact, robust, optically-based sensor for making temperature and multi-species concentration measurements in propulsion system ground and flight test environments. This system will utilize a widely tunable near infrared light source to make absorption measurements of combustion reactant and products in the combustion zone (with accuracy f ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Advanced Window Materials for High Energy Propulsion

    SBC: CERANOVA CORPORATION            Topic: AF07T009

    Window materials are an essential component of some advanced propulsion concepts which require high pressures, high temperatures, low energy losses, and low weights. Window materials must possess a combination of properties such as high mechanical strength, high melting point, high transparency, low density, and good resistance to the operating environment. CeraNova proposes the development of f ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Control Suite and Teleoperator Interface for Whole-Body Mobile Manipulators

    SBC: digitROBOTICS, LLC            Topic: T502

    Robots that can move about in terrestrial environments and manipulate large and small objects serve a critical role in NASA's Moon/Mars initiative. Such systems will need to serve as precursors to human missions, collaborate with humans on-site, and carry on when humans have departed. This proposal concerns a control suite and teleoperator interface for whole-body mobile manipulators (WBMMs). W ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Optical Downconverting Nanomaterials for Enhanced Photovoltaic Efficiency

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: T301

    For photovoltaic cells used to power space missions, such as those based on silicon, CuInGaSe2, and III-V materials, optical-to-electrical conversion efficiency is reduced by at least 25% because the energy of solar photons in excess of the band gap of the semiconductor absorber is lost. The excess photon energy is converted to heat. In addition, the quantum efficiencies of solar cells tend to deg ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Deposition of Amorphous Aluminum Alloys as a Replacement for Aluminum Cladding

    SBC: ENIGMATICS, INC.            Topic: AF06T023

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Program is aimed at the development of an innovative method and procedure for depositing corrosion-resistant material to aircraft components as an alternative to aluminum cladding approaches. We plan to use environmentally compliant amorphous metal coatings from the Al-Co-Ce and similar alloy families that have recently been developed at the University of Vi ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Composite Transistor Array Vapor Sensor

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: AF08T015

    The Giner, Inc. Phase I program will examine the response to explosive and toxic gas simulants of sensor arrays using a combination of specifically doped metal oxides (DMO) developed at Giner, Inc. in conjunction with metallophthalocyanine (MPc) thin films developed at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). Electronic controls developed for the MPc sensors will be evaluated also for th ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A miniature RFID sensor for biological warfare agents (BWAs) detection

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: AF07T016

    In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) and the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) detail the development of a novel miniature RFID sensor for BWA tracking and identification at a standoff distance. The key innovations of our approach include: a)The design of a planar inverted- F antenna (PIFA) on the RFID chip to receive and transmit RF signal. The compactness, good impedanc ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
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