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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. CFD-Based Over-Determined Trim Analysis for Optimum Aerodynamic Efficiency

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: A304

    The overall objective of this Phase I project is to develop a nonlinear trim module in FUN3D for enabling the determined and over-determined trim analyses to be performed by FUN3D with static aeroelastic effects. Based on an optimization formulation, the over-determined trim analysis can determine the optimum control surface scheduling of multiple control surfaces to achieve the best aerodynamic e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 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 a potential weak spots at the panel joints. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Enhanced Membrane System for Recovery of Water from Gas-Liquid Mixtures

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: H303

    Gas-Liquid separation is an acute microgravity problem. Existing devices use centrifugal motion on microporous membranes to separate the two phases. Centrifugal devices consume electricity and are prone to failure. The microporous membranes easily foul and have significant water loss. Novel membrane devices are proposed. Membranes can simultaneously disengage gases from gas-liquid dispersion and d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Low-Cost Manufacturing Technique for Advanced Regenerative Cooling for In-Space Cryogenic Engines

    SBC: Analytical Services, Inc.            Topic: H202

    The goal of the proposed effort is to use selective laser melting (SLM, an additive manufacturing technique) to manufacture a hot fire-capable, water-cooled spool piece that features an advanced regenerative cooling technique that combines high heat flux performance with low pressure drop. SLM enables us to "print" the spool piece in days, despite the complexity of the regenerative liner's inheren ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Li Metal Protection for High Energy Space Batteries

    SBC: NOHMS Technologies, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    NOHMs Technologies proposes to develop a novel ionic liquid electrolyte formulation developed for the Lithium-Sulfur chemistry that can protect the lithium metal and has demonstrated superior performance and safety characteristics with the potential to offer 600 Wh/kg on the cell level. For this NASA Phase I project, NOHMs Technologies will optimize our proprietary ionic liquid electrolyte and dem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. High Performance Lithium Sulfur Battery with Novel Separator Membrane for Space Applications

    SBC: BETTERGY CORP.            Topic: Z102

    For NASA's human and robotic mission, the battery with extremely high specific energy (>500 Wh/kg) and long cycle life are urgently sought after in order to reduce the payload weight. Current state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries, such as graphite/LiCoO2 or graphite/LiFePO4 systems, have limited specific energy to around 220 Wh/kg on the cell level. In order to meet the future NASA mission requ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. 100-lbf Non-Toxic Storable Liquid Propulsion

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: H202

    NASA's Road Maps for both Launch and In Space Propulsion call for the development of non-toxic, monopropellant reaction control systems to replace current state-of-art hydrazine. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle capsule with twelve 160 pound force (lbf) hydrazine monopropellant thrusters and the Orion Service Module with eight 100lbf NTO/MMH auxiliary propulsion thrusters are obvious insertio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Advancing High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

    SBC: Yardney Technical Products, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    Lithium-Ion batteries have been a main source of energy for many aerospace applications over the past decade. Future space missions are facing a number of challenging requirements, including significant increase in specific energy, approaching 500 Wh/kg, and energy density of 700 Wh/l at cell level. Compared to state-of-the-art technology today, a reduction in mass and volume are necessary, along ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Additive Manufacturing Synthesis of Novel Materials for 3000 Degree

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: H504

    Environmentally durable material systems capable of operating at temperatures from 1500 to 3000?C while maintaining structural integrity are enabling for future hot structure hypersonic vehicles. State-of-the-art ceramic matrix composite CMC's and other established refractories lack stability at these high temperatures. The plasma transferred arc (PTA) additive manufacturing (AM) process has dem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Atmospheric Lidar with Cross-Track Scanning

    SBC: LITESPAR, INC.            Topic: E301

    An eye-safe, multispectral cross-track scan subsystem with a large receiver aperture and a narrow FOV is proposed for the NASA Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) to increase the horizontal scan area coverage. The /-14 degree cross-track scan capability will cover /- 5 km from nadir at a 20 km altitude. The cross-track scanner uses a bidirectional scan pattern, which collects 10,000 data points per cross ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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