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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. VCHP Radiators for Lunar and Martian Environments

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X1101

    Long-term Lunar and Martian systems present challenges to thermal control systems, including changes in thermal load, and large changes in the thermal environment between Lunar (or Martian) day and night. The Lunar thermal environment typically includes long periods in extremely cold thermal environments. A variable conductance heat pipe (VCHP) radiator will be developed that passively accommodat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Variable Conductance Heat Pipes for Radioisotope Stirling Systems

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S203

    The overall technical objective of the proposed Phase II program is to complete a system-level demonstration to show the capability and benefits of integrating this backup radiator/Variable Conductance Heat Pipe (VCHP) with the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG). The Phase I project developed a feasible VCHP radiator design that can be integrated with the ASRG. In Phase II, a trade ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Vapor Compressor Driven Hybrid Two-Phase Loop

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X1101

    The Phase I project successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the vapor compression hybrid two-phase loop (VCHTPL). The test results showed the high temperature-lift capability and robust operation under transient heat loads of the VCHTPL. At the end of Phase I, the VCHTPL technology reached the NASA's defined Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 (Component/breadboard validation in a laboratory e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Heat Pipe Solar Receiver for Oxygen Production of Lunar Regolith

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X501

    This Small Business Innovative Research project by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will develop an advanced high temperature heat pipe solar receiver that can be used for the production of oxygen from lunar regolith. ACT proposes a high temperature heat pipe solar receiver that can accept and and transfer the solar thermal energy to the lunar soil, thereby extracting oxygen. The heat pip ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Pressure Controlled Heat Pipe for Precise Temperature Control

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S706

    The principal Phase II objective is to refine and further develop the prototype PCHP into a useful thermal management tool. The Phase I program established the feasibility of thermal control an axially-grooved heat pipe with a variable-volume reservoir. The follow-on Phase II program will address control system optimization, component longevity, reductions in mass and power, and show that the de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Visual Data Mining Toolbox

    SBC: Ambint            Topic: S604

    Visual Data Mining (VDM) is an Internet-based software that supports spatial and temporal analyses of multimodal NASA science data including satellite images and in-situ sensory data. It combines computer vision, multi-physics simulation and interactive visualization. VDM tools can be integrated to NASA-related systems for detecting, tracking, modeling and predicting the movement of surface object ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Micromachined Piezoelectric Actuators for Cryogenic Adaptive Optics

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: S202

    TRS Technologies proposes micromachined single crystal piezoelectric actuator arrays to enable ultra-large stroke, high precision shape control for large aperture, lightweight and cryogenic adaptive optics structures for future NASA Science and communications applications. The proposed concept will advance the state-of-art actuators for deformable mirrors considering the excellent cryogenic proper ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Cryogenic Stepping Piezomotor for Large Torque, Precise Rotary and Linear Motion Control in Passive Optics

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: S601

    TRS Technologies, Virginia Tech., and MTech, Inc. propose to develop high torque (>1.5 kg-cm), lightweight (< 250 g), low power (< 2 watts), high precision (

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Turbulent Scalar Transport Model Validation for High Speed Propulsive Flows

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: A202

    This effort entails the validation of a RANS turbulent scalar transport model (SFM) for high speed propulsive flows, using new experimental data sets and accompanying large-eddy simulation (LES) solutions. The SFM has been used to predict local values of the turbulent Prandtl and Schmidt numbers and also provides the rms scalar fluctuation values that are used with assumed PDF models for turbulent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. New Chemical Kinetics Approach for DSMC Applications to Nonequilibrium Flows

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: A206

    A new chemical kinetics model and database will be developed for aerothermodynamic analyses on entry vehicles. Unique features of this model include (1) the ability to model chemical kinetics in highly nonequilibrium flows at high altitudes, (2) the ability to predict nonequilibrium dissociation without reliance on traditional continuum kinetic rate equations, and (3) the ability to model complex ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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