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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. A Coupled System for Predicting SPE Fluxes

    SBC: PREDICTIVE SCIENCE INCORPORATED            Topic: T602

    Solar Particle Events (SPEs) represent a major hazard for extravehicular maneuvers by astronauts in Earth orbit, and for eventual manned interplanetary space travel. They can also harm aircraft avionics, communication and navigation. We propose to develop a system to aid forecasters in the prediction of such events, and in the identification/lengthening of "all clear" time periods when there is a ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A Massively Parallel Framework for Low-Dissipation, Multiphysics Simulations of Rocket Engines

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: T102

    In this proposal, researchers from Cascade Technologies and Stanford University outline a multi-year research plan to develop large-eddy simulation (LES) tools to predict and understand combustion instabilities in liquid-propellant rocket engines. Rocket instabilities are a notoriously complicated, multiscale problem involving nonlinear interactions between transcritical multiphase flows, turbulen ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Novel, Membrane-Based Bioreactor Design to Enable a Closed-Loop System on Earth and Beyond

    SBC: Mango Materials, Inc.            Topic: T604

    The proposed innovation is a membrane bioreactor system to produce a biopolymer from methane gas. This new methane fermentation process will expand and advance current gas delivery techniques to create affordable fermentation methods on Earth and beyond. Mango Materials is currently working to scale up and commercialize the production of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) from methane, but its scaled-up ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Refined Model for the Behavior of Nitrous Oxide to Assess the Limits of N2O Cooling

    SBC: ROLLING HILLS RESEARCH CORP            Topic: T201

    The proposed project is crucial to enabling safe flight research on a rocket nozzle that is based on our recent innovation, which is to use the refrigerant capabilities of nitrous oxide (N2O) to provide cooling for an aerospike nozzle on hybrid rocket motor using N2O as the oxidizer. The phase change cooling as liquid N2O is flashed from a liquid into a vapor, limits to acceptable levels the erosi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Reusable, Oxidizer-Cooled, Hybrid Aerospike Rocket Motor for Flight Test

    SBC: ROLLING HILLS RESEARCH CORP            Topic: T202

    The proposed innovation is to use the refrigerant capabilities of nitrous oxide (N2O) to provide the cooling required for reusable operation of an aerospike nozzle in conjunction with an N2O-HTPB† hybrid rocket motor. The phase change cooling as liquid N2O is flashed into a vapor is crucial to limiting to acceptable levels the erosion of both the nozzle throat and spike, thereby enabling reusabl ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Active Debris Removal (ADR) System Architecture Analysis Tool (SAAT) Prototype for Orbital Debris Stabilization and Removal Architecture Development

    SBC: POULOS AIR & SPACE, INC.            Topic: T602

    It is critically important that a physics based ADR SAAT prototype be developed that can be refined and used across the community to study and analyze various remote (non-contact) orbital debris stabilization concepts and architectures prior to investing significant commercial or public funding into technology development, technology and system level demonstrations, and development and deployment ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Advanced Gas Sensing Technology for Space Suits

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: T601

    Advanced space suits require lightweight, low-power, durable sensors for monitoring critical life support materials. No current compact sensors have the tolerance for liquid water that is specifically required for portable life support systems (PLSS). Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) will develop a luminescence-based optical sensor probe to monitor carbon dioxide, oxygen, and humidity, and select ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Advanced Li/CFx Primary Batteries with Non-Flammable Electrolytes

    SBC: CFX BATTERY, INC.            Topic: T601

    NASA seeks to develop high specific energy primary batteries that are safe and capable of performing under a wide temperature range, for manned space missions. To meet this goal, CFX Battery Inc. proposes to develop, characterize, and establish technological feasibility of a new Li/SF-CFx based high capacity lithium primary battery that offers higher rate capability and enhanced safety than conven ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Advanced Structural Health Monitoring System for Comprehensive Real-Time Vehicle Characterization

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: T1

    In providing an innovative solution to improving information technologies and health management systems, AGNC is proposing a significant technological achievement with the Advanced Structural Health Monitoring System for Comprehensive Real-Time Vehicle Characterization. During in-flight conditions, this system is able to not only provide the status of information such as regarding the flight envel ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Agent Architecture for Continuous Systems

    SBC: KESTREL TECHNOLOGY LLC            Topic: T102

    We propose to develop an Action Languages which allows for the representation of time and time dependent processes and which allows for the valid composition of modules. Furthermore, we will develop a provably correct translation from the Action Language into Logic Programs under the Answer Set Semantics. Action Languages have already proven useful for the representation of intelligent agent tha ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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