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  1. Manufacture of Metallic Fuel Pins With Advanced Geometries

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 30b

    New types of nuclear power plants are under development that will enable nuclear power to provide a large-scale source of environmentally benign power generation while improving safety and minimizing proliferation risks. For best performance, these reactors will require large numbers of uranium alloy fuel pins made with annular geometries that reduce fuel temperature and swelling compared to solid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  2. Electrostatic Precipitation System for Radionuclide Particle Collection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 04a

    To monitor for compliance with nonproliferation treaties such as the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, approximately 80 ground stations around the world collect radionuclide aerosols from the atmosphere and measure the isotopic composition to detect, locate, and characterize nuclear events. These stations process enormous volumes of air to collect minute amounts of the radioactive isotopes ne ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  3. A High Efficiency Cryocooler for In-Space Cryogenic Propellant Storage

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: H2.04

    NASA is considering multiple missions involving long-term cryogen storage in space. Liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen are the typical cryogens as they provide the highest specific impulse of practical chemical propellants. These cryogens are stored at temperatures of nominally 20 K for hydrogen and 90 K for oxygen. Due to the large size of these tanks, refrigeration loads to maintain zero-boil- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Compact, High-Accuracy Oxygen Flow Meter

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: H4.02

    Life support systems for future space suits will require advanced instrumentation to enable use of the suit for multiple missions. We propose to develop an oxygen flow meter for the space suit ventilation loop that will provide highly accurate flow measurements while meeting challenging requirements for low pressure drop, compact size, and durability. In Phase I, we will prove the feasibility of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Megapixel Longwave Infrared SLS FPAs for High Spatial Resolution Earth Observing Missions

    SBC: QmagiQ            Topic: S1.03

    Earth observing missions like NASA's LANDSAT Data Continuity Mission - Thermal Infrared Sensor (LDCM-TIRS) require greater spatial resolution of the earth than the ~ 100m provided by the current instrument. Improving resolution to the desired ~ 30m requires increasing the number of pixels on target from the current 640x3 to ~ 2048x3. The TIRS instrument contains 640x512 longwave infrared quantum ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. VLWIR Sensors for Detecting and Tracking Near-Earth Asteroids

    SBC: QmagiQ            Topic: S1.04

    An important NASA mission is to detect, count and track near-earth asteroids for a variety of reasons including the hazards of collisions with our planet. Such asteroids are mostly dark, small and cold (~ 200K); so they are best detected in the very longwave infrared (VLWIR) wavelength of ~ 16 microns where they glow brightest. To accomplish this, we propose a new cooled VLWIR focal plane array (F ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A 10 K Multistage Cryocooler with Very Low Vibration

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S1.09

    Advanced space borne instruments require cooling at temperatures of 10 K and below. Potential missions include the Origin Space Telescope and the Superconducting Gravity Gradiometer. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 50 mW to 500 mW at the primary load site, with additional loads at higher temperatures for other subsystems. Due to jitter requirements, a cryocooler with very low ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Low Cost Cryocooler Control Electronics for Small Space Platforms

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S1.09

    Future NASA space science missions will utilize small satellites. Many of these missions will require cryocoolers for cooling detectors, sensors, shields, and telescopes. For Class C and D missions, the cryocooler technical requirements for performance, size, and mass, coupled with the programmatic requirements for minimal cost and development time, are extremely challenging. Flight ready cryoc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Silica-Silica Mirror Substrate Fabrication Technology

    SBC: Mentis Sciences, Inc.            Topic: S2.03

    Mentis Sciences, Inc. Proposes to develop a thin walled Silica-Silica composite that can be used as part of a honeycomb core sandwich panel that will form a mirror substrate that has a low coefficient of thermal expansion that is matched in all directions. The sandwich panel will be manufactured as a quartz polysiloxane composite. Following the cure, organics will be burned out and the system wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Two-Phase Pumped Loop Evaporator with Adaptive Flow Distribution for Large Area Cooling

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S3.06

    NASA's future remote sensing science missions require advanced thermal management technologies to maintain multiple instruments at very stable temperatures and utilize waste heat to keep other critical subsystems above minimum operational temperatures. Two-phase pumped loops are an ideal solution for these applications. A critical need for these pumped loops is a microgravity-compatible evaporat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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