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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. Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) Gap Filler for Heat Shield Assemblies

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    During this program, Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI) will develop practical methods for preparing Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) materials for joining thermal protection system segments and penetrations of the heat shield assembly. Current and future mission flight environments and designs, such as those for Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell (MSLA) and anticipated for New Frontiers and Mar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Multi-Layered Integrated Airframe System

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X902

    This proposed Phase II program builds on the Phase I effort addressing NASA's future mission requirements by: 1) developing higher performing TPS materials capable of meeting the demands of multiple severe mission trajectories; and 2) integrating TPS materials with the sub-structure to improve overall robustness and decrease mass. The program's goal is to extend Phenolic Impregnated Car ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. GaN Bulk Growth and Epitaxy from Ca-Ga-N Solutions

    SBC: The IIIAN Company, LLC            Topic: O107

    The innovations proposed here are Ka-band (38 GHz) group III-nitride power FETs and the dislocation density reducing epitaxial growth methods (LPE) needed for their optimal performance and reliability.Ka-band power transistors with>60% Power Added Efficiency (PAE) are not commercially available. The primary limitations to their manufacture are lack of mature process technology at major GaN foun ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Nanowire Photovoltaic Devices

    SBC: Firefly Technologies            Topic: T301

    Firefly, in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes developing a space solar cell having record efficiency exceeding 40% (AM0) by the introduction of nanowires within the active region of the current limiting sub-cell. The introduction of these nanoscale features will enable realization of an intermediate band solar cell (IBSC), while simultaneously increasing the effective ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Graded Density Carbon Bonded Carbon Fiber (CBCF) Preforms for Lightweight Ablative Thermal Protection Systems (TPS)

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    FMI currently manufactures Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) material for Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) systems, such as the Stardust Sample Return Capsule and the Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell. FMI plans to further develop TPS in support of future sample return missions such as MoonRise and OSIRIS-REx. Development of a PICA TPS with reduced mass, thermal performance enhancements, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Flexible Phenolic Impregnated Felt

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    During this program Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI) will develop innovative yet practical methods for preparing Phenolic Impregnated Felt (PIF) materials for thermal protection system (TPS) segments and heat shield assemblies. Future mission flight environments and designs, such as those anticipated for Mars EDL missions, will require a variety TPS options to accommodate entry system designs. The cap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Integrated Composite Structure for EDL Application

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X902

    NASA has defined a need for higher performance ablative Thermal Protection System (TPS) materials for future exploration of our solar system's inner and outer planets than is currently available. Of particular interest are: 1) Materials with performance analogous to fully dense, heritage rayon-based carbon phenolic ; 2) Mid-density ablative systems ; and 3) Highly insulative, low-density mat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Adaptive Linear Parameter Varying Control for Aeroservoelastic Suppression

    SBC: MUSYN Inc            Topic: A107

    Adaptive control offers an opportunity to fulfill present and futureaircraft safety objectives though automatedvehicle recovery while maintaining performanceand stability requirements in the presence of unknown orvarying operating environment.Future aircraft are a natural application of adaptive control. Theseaircraft will be more fuel efficient, have longer operating ranges thoughmore flexible ai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Radiation Hard Electronics for Advanced Communication Systems

    SBC: ICS LLC            Topic: O102

    Advanced reconfigurable/reprogrammable communication systems will require use of commercial sub 100 nm electronics. Legacy radiation tolerant circuits fail to provide Single Event Upset (SEU) immunity at speeds greater than 500 MHz. New base level logic circuits are needed to provide SEU immunity for high speed circuits afforded by sub 100 nm technology. A completely new circuit and system appr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Uncooled High-Performance InAsSb Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: S104

    SVT Associates proposes an innovative digital alloy technique to extend the cutoff wavelength of InAsSb beyond 5 um, a wider band gap InAlAsSb layer inserted into depletion region to suppress dark current, and atomic layer deposition technique to coat radiation-hard material AlN on InAsSb detectors grown on GaSb substrate. This digital alloy InAsSb material system is capable of infrared detection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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