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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 June, 2020.

  1. Automated Fiber Placement of Thin-Ply Composite Materials for Large Aerospace Structures

    SBC: NextGen Materials & Processing LLC            Topic: T12

    Leveraging their prior experience working with automated fiber placement (AFP) of thin-ply composite materials, NextGen Materials & Processing LLC and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will utilize a Design of Experiments approach, combined with analytical modeling, to identify the critical material, slitting, spooling, and AFP parameters that influence the repeatable, high quality laydow ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Multiscale Design Tool and Process Development of Thin-Ply Composites

    SBC: TECHNICAL DATA ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: T12

    Use of thin ply composites offers good potential for significant mass savings for aerospace structures besides its improved resistance to micro-cracking, fatigue, and delamination.  However, mass savings due to thin-ply technology depends on material and fabrication technology, vehicle configuration, structural design, loads etc. Structural integrity of components made from thin plies need to ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Regeneratively Cooled Ceramic Matrix Composite Nozzle Assembly for Reduced Weight

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T9

    All rocket missions benefit from having lower structural mass and higher specific impulse, both of which contribute to larger payload fractions and therefore lower mission cost. High temperature materials such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are an avenue to lower engine mass because of the low density and high specific strength of the material. They also have a high maximum temperature and so ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Wireless Networked Cryogenic and Minimum Pressure Sensors

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: T13

    This NASA Phase I STTR program would develop high performance, wireless networked cryogenic and minimum pressure sensors for remote monitoring in propulsion systems, using SOI (Silicon on Insulator) NM (nanomembrane) techniques in combination with our pioneering ceramic nanocomposite materials.  We will improve the current mechanical and electrical model of semiconductor nanomembrane based se ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Hydroponic Rego-rock Produced In-Space for Efficient and Healthy Crop Growth

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: T7

    In support of NASA's goals for efficient plant growth in Space, NanoSonic offers an inert polymeric binding system to make use of Mars surface regolith as a safe, structural, growth media for passive hydroponically grown plants.  Importantly, the proposed multi-functional binding agent will be combined with regolith to: 1) form a porous support structure with an optimal air-to-water ratio ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Augmenting Data Mining with Simulation for Next-Day Weather Impact Mitigation

    SBC: AvMet Applications, Inc.            Topic: A3

    We seek to reduce potential next-day weather impacts on the National Airspace System (NAS) through better delay prediction and better efficacy of Traffic Management Initiatives (TMIs) mitigating airspace congestion. Our innovative approach is to combine the retrospective method (use historical TMIs and delays on similar days for next-day prediction) with the predictive method (use fast-time simula ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Project Patchwork- Wirelessly Networked Structural Analysis Devices for Aircraft

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: A2

    Through this SBIR effort, NASA is looking for innovative technology to bolster its flight research capabilities.  Particularly, NASA seeks the development of innovative measurement and data acquisition approaches.  Mide through a past RIF BAA for Navair, developed a stand-alone high performance data logger for vibration/acceleration, pressure, and temperature. The device, dubbed the Slam ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Bi2212 Superconductors for High-Power Density Motors for Aero Propulsion

    SBC: Solid Material Solutions, LLC            Topic: A1

    Future hybrid aircraft, such as NASA’s N3-X plan, will require all-superconducting electric motors and generators in order to achieve power density in excess of 10 kW/kg.   Unlike the DC rotor, the stator must operate in AC mode, for example, from 0-0.5 T at 120 Hz, making it impossible to use high temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes due to their high losses in transient fields, req ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Tools to Enhance Airspace Safety by Minimizing and Mitigating RF Link Loss

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: A3

    Radio frequency (RF) communications provide navigation and communication capabilities that are essential to safe operation of the current and future airspace systems.   Loss of C2 and navigation links is a significant hazard even for current generation systems, and future systems that will operate with a high level of automation and autonomy, often without a highly-skilled operator onboa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Turbulence Modeling and Risk-Based Planning to Enable Safe Autonomous Operations

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: A3

    Aircraft routinely encounter turbulence, and appropriate responses to this turbulence are critical to maintain safe aircraft operation within prescribed operating limits and to effectively accomplish missions.  Current airspace operations rely primarily on onboard human pilots to assess the severity of turbulence and respond appropriately.  The future air transportation system will have ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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