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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. 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. 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
  3. Nanosat Maneuvering and Orbital Transfer Stage

    SBC: Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T1

    The proposed innovation is a modular, high-performance orbital transfer stage (OTS) vehicle for Nanosats and Microsats launched as secondary payloads and require maneuvering to their desired orbits. The OTS has a modular design, and can accommodate payloads ranging from 5kg 3U size Nanosats to >50kg Microsat si ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Refractory Additively Manufactured Affordable Launch Vehicle RCS

    SBC: Valley Tech Systems, Inc.            Topic: T1

    Due to the rapid maturity of small satellite technologies to meet near term commercial, science and military space applications there is a driving need for development of increased affordable space launch system capability.  To address this need, Valley Tech Systems and the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) is proposing evolving our innovative Affordable Launch Vehicle Reaction Control Syste ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Properties Investigation of High-MON Oxidizers for Use in Deep Space Exploration

    SBC: Frontier Aerospace Corporation            Topic: T9

    Rocket propulsion for deep space applications typically use liquid propellants for axial stage and attitude control systems. The most common propellants are hydrazine (N2H4) and monomethylhydrazine (MMH) (CH3N2H3) for the fuels, and nitrogen tetroxide (NTO) (N2O4) for the oxidizer. The freezing points of both hydrazine and NTO approach room temperature and require on-board electrical heaters for t ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Novel Aeroservoelastic Scaled Model Design, Fabrication, and Testing

    SBC: M4 ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: T15

    We propose the demonstration of a novel aeroservoelastic scaled model design, optimization, and fabrication approach combining aeroservoelastic scaling with a combined topology/sizing optimization to match the target structural dynamic and aeroelastic behavior.  Fabrication is using 3D printing techniques (metal and plastic/elastomer), along with automated electronic assembly techniques for i ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Fast, Parallel, High-Quality Voronoi Mesh Generator

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: A1

    In this work we propose to further develop and demonstrate a mesh generation approach based on clipped Voronoi diagrams. This approach to mesh generation has the potential to significantly improve performance and robustness, while retaining important elements of high quality meshes including boundary alignment, stretching, and element regularity. Clipped Voronoi diagrams also automatically de-feat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. UAM Disturbance Rejection in Conceptual Design

    SBC: Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: A1

    Complex and often violent urban wind environments pose a significant challenge to the safety and ride quality for vehicles intended for the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market. UAM aircraft concepts must have control authority, turbulence rejection, and ride comfort as figures of merit at the forefront of the configuration selection process. However, the evaluation of handling qualities has tradi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Decentralized Cooperative Navigation for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in GPS-denied Environments

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: A2

    The use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAVs) for civilian as well has military tasks, has been expanding steadily over the years. In this regard, cooperation and interoperability amongst multiple SUAVs has been seen as a key direction of future research by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A central challenge in the cooperative navigation using multiple SUAVs is that they ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. 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
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