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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. Cure in Place Hybridsil Polyimide Materials for Next Generation Additively Manufactured TPS Heat Shields

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: T12

    Through the proposed NASA STTR, NanoSonic and Virginia Tech will design and empirically optimize an innovative, commercially scalable additive manufacturing process integrating reactively deposited HybridSil polyimide nanocomposites for next-generation Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) employed on human rated spacecraft. NanoSonicrsquo;s material technology and Virginia Techrsquo;s additive manufac ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Enhanced Real Time Distributed Strain and Temperature Monitoring for Rocket Ground Testing

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: T13

    IFOS proposes an innovative Brillouin sensing system ndash; B*Sensetrade; ndash; for enhanced, distributed strain and temperature measurements in harsh environments. Brillouin sensing provides both temperature and strain measurement along the entire length of fiber, allowing the entire fiber to act as a sensor. B*Sensetrade; will enable identification of defects, such as fatigue cracking or excess ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Nanoporous Carbon Nitride Photocatalyst Based Water Recovery System

    SBC: CertainTech, Inc            Topic: T6

    Water recovery from wastewater sources is key to long duration human exploration missions. Without substantial water recovery, life support system launch weights are practically impossible. Water recovery systems currently used on the international space station (ISS) are complex, involving high temperature and pressures to recycle water from humidity condensate and urine.nbsp; The process also us ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Electric Field Prediction and Mapping Methods Within Spacecraft Enclosures

    SBC: Sonelite, Inc.            Topic: T5

    The proposed innovation is a new simulation tool for NASArsquo;s prediction and mitigation of hazardous electric fields created within the payload enclosure and similar electromagnetic field cavities of a launch vehicle and a spacecraft. The research will extend existing statistical power balance modeling methods to specific NASA requirements, includingnbsp; 1) Mapping the different electric field ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Distributed Multi-GNSS Timing and Localization (DiGiTal) 2.0 for Nanosatellites

    SBC: Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.            Topic: T4

    he Distributed Multi-GNSS Timing and Localization (DiGiTaL) 2.0 system will leverage an existing partnership between Tyvak and the Stanfordrsquo;s Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB) to advance the development required to provide precise knowledge of absolute and relative states of multiple orbiting nanosatellites necessary to mimic a gigantic spacecraft though a swarm of spacecraft with adjustable ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Metal-Organic Framework-Sensitized ChemFET Sensors for Spacecraft Water Monitoring Systems

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: T6

    The objective of this STTR research effort is to demonstrate the use of select metal-organic framework (MOF) constructs as active, multi-analyte sensing element in spacecraft water monitoring systems. MOFs are extended one, two, and three-dimensional coordination networks with uniform porosity and large surface area. The rational selection of both the metal cluster nodes and multi-dentate linkers ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Solid State Li-S Battery Based on Novel Polymer/Mineral Composite

    SBC: Chemtronergy, LLC            Topic: T15

    Lindash;S/Li-O2 batteries have great potential to meet requirements of energy storage systems for Electrified Aircraft propulsion applications. However, due to the need for oxygen gas storage and supply systems, the complicit balance of plant significantly decreases both gravimetric and volumetric energy density of Li-O2 battery systems. Li-S battery with a theoretical specific energy of 2600 Wh/k ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Multispectral Mid-Infrared Laser

    SBC: Mirios, Inc.            Topic: T8

    We proposenbsp;to construct a multispectral MWIR light sourcenbsp;consisting of a single silicon chip which will generate and combine lightnbsp;from a wide MWIR spectral range. Compared to existing conventional MWIR emitters, we will significantly broaden the available wavelength emission range and combine light on-chip, removing the need fornbsp;free-space optics.nbsp;

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Broadband Arrayed Waveguide Grating with Microwave Kinetic Detector Array for Fully Integrated High-Resolution Photonic Spectrograph

    SBC: ULTRA-LOW LOSS TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: T8

    Here we propose developing a spectrometer where the light is separated and channelized by an photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and is then detected by an energy-resolving superconducting detector. nbsp;nbsp;Thenbsp; instrument would be a radical new type of high resolution spectrograph applicable for both multi-object and integral field unit (IFU) nbsp;spectroscopy and other fiber-fed light applic ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Modular In-Situ Curing Apparatus for Thermoset Resin Mixtures Applied as Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: T12

    Future human extraterrestrial missions will require export and landing of countless payloads on the lunar and Martian surfaces. Such a quantity and rate of payload delivery will require cost-effective and rapid manufacturing of many large Thermal Protection Systems (TPS). IOS proposes to develop a modular system for in-situ bonding and curing of thermoset resin to the spacecraft structure to facil ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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