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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. Integration of Complex Geometry, 3D Woven Preforms via Innovative Stitching Technique

    SBC: T.E.A.M., INC.            Topic: H701

    Thick, 3D woven carbon/phenolic composites offer potential improvement over legacy thermal protection systems (TPS) for re-entry vehicle heat shield applications. However due to the scale and complexity of typical re-entry vehicle structures, it is likely that multiple 3D woven panels would need to laid up to create the overall heat shield, creating potential weak spots at the panel joints. In Pha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Precision Guided Parafoil System For Sounding Rocket Recovery

    SBC: STARA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S304

    The primary goal of the proposed STARA innovation is to develop and demonstrate a high-altitude precision guided parafoil system that will enable NASA to control the final landing point of the sounding rocket payload, thus reducing system offset, recovery time, and recovery cost. Current recovery methods utilize unguided parachutes, which are susceptible to large uncertainties in recovery location ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Linearized FUN3D for Rapid Aeroelastic and Aeroservoelastic Design and Analysis

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: A301

    In Phase I, a prototypical FUN3D-based ZONA Euler Unsteady Solver (FunZEUS) was developed to generate the Generalized Aerodynamic Forces (GAFs) due to structural modes, control surface kinematic modes, and gust excitation using a frequency-domain linearized unstructured Euler solver based on the Navier-Stokes solution of FUN3D as the steady background flow. These GAFs can lead to a state-space eq ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Enabling Technology for Thermal Protection on HIAD and Other Hypersonic Missions

    SBC: S. D. MILLER AND ASSOCIATES P.L.L.C.            Topic: H502

    S. D. Miller and Associates proposes to investigate a new class of thermal insulations that will enable thermal protection systems (TPS) on ceramic matrix composite (CMC) hot structures and Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators (HIAD). One insulation will embed silicon carbide aerogel in silicon carbide fibers to create a super-efficient, flexible insulation optimized for use at temperat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Plasma Flow Control for Drag Reduction

    SBC: INNOVATIVE TECH APPLICATIONS LLC            Topic: A102

    Fuel costs have historically been the largest single cost associated with aircraft operations; improved efficiency therefore translates directly to the bottom line. The worldwide aviation industry is a significant emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases; the International Civil Aviation Organization puts it at 2% of the global anthropogenic total. The impact of these emissions is am ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Radiation-Hardened 1.55 Micron Fiber Laser for Coherent LIDAR

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: S101

    In this proposal, we propose to demonstrate and build high pulse energy near 1.55 micron wavelength single frequency fiber laser by developing an innovative polarization maintaining Er-doped gain fiber with extremely large mode field diameter. Such a single frequency high energy and high peak power fiber laser is needed for coherent lidar and sensing. We will enhance the radiation resistance of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Highly Efficient 2 Micron Wavelength Fiber Laser

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: S101

    Thulium doped fiber laser near 2 micron is of great interest because of the prospect of combining high efficiency, high output power, and retina safety together. This proposal is for the development of highly efficient 1.94 micron fiber laser as the pumping source of Ho doped crystal lasers for LASA's lidar applications. New Tm-doped glasses and fibers will be developed, high efficient fiber laser ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Study of Sensitivity Enhancement and Dead Band Elimination in Laser Gyros

    SBC: Lenzner Research LLC            Topic: S308

    The essential elements that characterize the performance of a laser gyro are (a) a bidirectional ring laser, (b) a lightweight, efficient instrument (c) a high sensitivity to rotation and (d) a linear response without dead band. To address (c), substantial enhancement has been predicted through large intracavity (normal) dispersion dn/df. The objective of Phase I is to demonstrate experimentally t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Fabric, Inflated, Insulating Shroud for Cryogenic In-Space Transportation

    SBC: Paragon Space Development Corporation            Topic: H204

    Paragon Space Development Corporation (Paragon) and our subcontractor, Thin Red Line Aerospace (TRLA) propose a unique solution for an inflated shroud system that provides launch, ascent, on-orbit, and transit protection to a large cryogenic tank. The system consist of an outer inflated shroud that surrounds nested, concentric integrated ballistic/radiation shields separated by a series of loops ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Low Coherence, Spectrally Modulated, Spherical Wavefront Probe for Nanometer Level Free-Form Metrology

    SBC: Apre Instruments, Inc.            Topic: S204

    To-date free-form optic manufacture is limited due to inadequate metrology to measure surfaces with free-form and conformal shapes, with large surface slopes and to the required measurement uncertainty. In this proposal we describe a new interferometric non-contact probe capable of measuring free-form optics with nanometer sensitivity. The probe has favorable metrology characteristics and uses a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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