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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Computational Modeling in Support of High Altitude Testing Facilities

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: O202

    Simulation technology plays an important role in propulsion test facility design and development by assessing risks, identifying failure modes and predicting anomalous behavior of critical systems. This is true for facilities such as the proposed A-3 that will operate at low pressures in conjunction with steam ejectors and the B-2 facility where flame deflector cooling and plume impingement dynami ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced Numerical Tools for Design and Analysis of In-Space, Valve and Feed Systems

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: X902

    In-space valves are required to provide precise mass flow control, wide throttling range and handle rapid on-off control. These requirements can result in significant unsteady, transient effects both on the fluid mass flow rate, as well as the torque required. However, there currently are no analytical or numerical modeling tools that can predict the unsteady/transient performance of these valves; ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Accelerated Numerical Processing API Based on GPU Technology

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: S802

    The recent performance increases in graphics processing units (GPUs) have made graphics cards an attractive platform for implementing computationally intense applications. With their numerous parallel computational pipelines and SIMD architecture, modern GPUs can outperform high-end microprocessors by one to three orders of magnitude, depending on the problem. Most work to date at EM Photonics a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Grain Boundary Engineering for Assessing Durability and Aging Issues with Nickel-Based Superalloys

    SBC: Integran Technologies U.S.A. Inc.            Topic: A103

    The Grain Boundary Engineering (GBE) approach, successfully demonstrated in Phase I, that microstructural optimization provides a very significant improvement in reducing susceptibility to intergranular crack initiation and growth in conventional wrought Inconel 718. The principal objective of the Phase II research development program is to extend the applicability of the GBE technology from con ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Lightweight High Temperature Non-Eroding Throat Materials for Propulsion Systems

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: X603

    Radiation or passively cooled thrust chambers are used for a variety of chemical propulsion functions including apogee insertion, reaction control for launch vehicles, and primary propulsion for planetary spacecraft. The performance of these thrust chambers is limited by the operating temperature and thermal-chemical response of the available materials. The Phase I efforts focused on performing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Lunar All-Terrain Utility Vehicle for EVA

    SBC: PROTOINNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: X703

    ProtoInnovations, LLC proposes to develop a new type of planetary rover called a Lunar All-terrain Utility Vehicle ("LATUV") to assist extra-vehicular activities in future lunar missions. The vehicle will operate unmanned or with an astronaut driving onboard. It will have a roughly 4 m2 footprint and be able to about twice as fast as an astronaut can walk on the Moon. The vehicle will feature four ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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