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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 September, 2020.

  1. Small Probe Reentry System

    SBC: Global Aerospace Corporation            Topic: T101

    Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC), and its research partner, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CPSLO), will develop an integrated Small Probe Reentry System (SPRS) for low Earth orbit (LEO) small satellite Earth reentry missions. The SPRS delivers the small probe to a targeted reentry, protects it from the harsh atmospheric reentry environment, slows it down so that it can land without damage to its payl ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors for Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: T101

    Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation (IFOS) proposes an innovative fiber optic-based, multiplexable, highly ruggedized, integrated sensor system for real-time measurement and monitoring of temperature in an Ablative Thermal Protection System (TPS). Such measurement will allow for an effective estimation of temperature gradient and subsequent calculation of heat flux. IFOS will initially de ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Small Probes for Orbital Return of Experiments (SPORE)

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T101

    Analogous to the CubeSat standardization of micro-satellites, the SPORE flight system architecture will utilize a modular design approach to provide low-cost on-orbit operation and recovery of small payloads. The Phase 1 investigation will evaluate a scalable flight system architecture consisting of a service module for on-orbit operations and deorbit maneuvering, and an entry vehicle to perform ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Planetary Surface Mobility

    SBC: PROTOINNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: T102

    ProtoInnovations, LLC and Carnegie Mellon University have formed a partnership to commercially develop localization and mapping technologies for planetary rovers. Our first aim is to provide a reliable means of localization that is independent of infrastructure, such as GPS, and compatible with requirements of missions to planetary surfaces. Simultaneously solving for the precise location of the r ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Versatile Electric Propulsion Aircraft Testbed

    SBC: ROLLING HILLS RESEARCH CORP            Topic: T201

    An all-electric aircraft testbed is proposed to provide a dedicated development environment for the rigorous study and advancement of electrically powered aircraft. The new testbed aircraft will be developed from an existing conventional airframe and provide a dedicated platform to study, design, and test electrically powered propulsion systems for use in commercial, military, and general aviatio ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Magnesium Hall Thruster for Solar System Exploration

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: T301

    Busek proposes to prove the feasibility of a Mg Hall effect thruster system that would open the door for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) based solar system exploration. Elemental magnesium has favorable thermophysical properties and is very easy to ionize. The estimated specific impulse for a high efficiency magnesium Hall thruster operating off of a standard 400 V power processing unit is 5 ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Functionalized Graphitic Supports for Improved Fuel Cell Catalyst Stability

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T301

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) together with the University of Connecticut (UCONN) proposes to demonstrate the improved fuel cell catalyst support durability offered by directly incorporating nitrogen functionality into graphitic carbon supports. In Phase I, PSI will utilize the functionalized carbon support in the construction of single cell fuel cells in order to demonstrate the performance and d ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Superconducting Resonant Inductive Power Coupling

    SBC: ACTALITY, INC.            Topic: T301

    The proposed effort will develop a technology to wirelessly and efficiently transfer power over hundreds of meters via resonant inductive coupling. The key innovation of this approach is the use of dielectricless high-temperature superconducting (HTS) coils to overcome the limitations in efficiency and range of existing solutions. This approach is informed by existing research models that predic ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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