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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 April, 2020.

  1. New Flexible FR Polyurethane Foams for Energy Absorption Applications

    SBC: Gordon Nelson and Associates            Topic: T703

    Development of new polyurethane (PU) insulation foams through a non-toxic environmentally friendly composite approach. Target FR foams will exhibit high heat flow resistance as well as lower density than conventional PU. Foams involve synergism between novel phosphonate FRs and smoke suppression agents coupled with use of aerogel. Preliminary data show peak heat release rates reduced by 50% ver ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Colosed-Loop Control of the Thermal Stir Welding Process to Enable Rapid Process/Ppart Qualification

    SBC: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, LLC            Topic: T901

    Thermal Stir Welding (TSW) provides advancement over the more conventional Friction Stir Welding (C-FSW) process because it separates the primary processes variables thereby allowing independent control of metal stirring and forging from the stir zone temperature. However, the feedback for precise control of the stir zone temperature, and hence the process parameters to sustain that temperature w ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Wireless SAW Sensor Strain Gauge&Integrated Interrogator Design

    SBC: Mnemonics, Inc.            Topic: T701

    The proposed Wireless, passive, SAW sensor system operates in a multi-sensor environment with a range in excess of 45 feet. This proposed system offers unique features in two (2) important areas. The first is in the development of a new sensor type, a strain gauge that is based on OFC techniques and implemented with the low loss characteristics of SAW Unidirectional transducers. The second is in t ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Ionomer-membrane Water Processor System Design and EDU Demonstration

    SBC: Paragon Space Development Corporation            Topic: X301

    a. Paragon Space Development Corporation¿ (Paragon) proposes to continue our investigation into the use of microporous-ionomer membrane technology to improve the robustness and effectiveness and simplify water recovery processes for space applications. Improved robustness and effectiveness will be evident through (1) reduced loading onthe downstream post processor due to the ionomer¿s unique pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Achromatic Vector Vortex Waveplates for Coronagraphy

    SBC: Beam Engineering For Advanced Measurements Co.            Topic: S202

    Using small aperture telescopes for detecting exoplanets could have a significant impact on astronomy and other imaging and space communication systems. In this new generation of smaller, lighter and more affordable coronagraph systems, the starlight is rejected with the aid of phase-based transparent masks capable of transmitting planetary light at small angular separation from the star. These so ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. MEMS Skin Friction Sensor

    SBC: Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation            Topic: A401

    Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation proposes a sensor that offers the unique capability to make non-intrusive, direct, simultaneous mean and fluctuating shear stress measurement for subsonic and transonic test applications. Currently a standard for shear stress measurement tool does not exist. A precise silicon micromachined, differential capacitive, instrumentation grade sensor will facili ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Frequency-Locked Single-Frequency Fiber Laser at 2 Micron

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: S101

    Frequency-locked single-frequency 2 micron fiber laser is proposed to be used for airborne/spaceborne coherent lidar measurements, i.e., Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons. The laser is based on our proprietary fiber technology and extensive experience in fiber laser development, which features a compact, highly stable, frequency-stabilized light source. Advanced freque ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. New Wireless Sensors for Diagnostics Under Harsh Environments

    SBC: Krystal Engineering LLC            Topic: A102

    High-temperature passive wireless surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors are highly desirable for improving safety and efficiency in aviation and space vehicles. This proposal addresses the growth and processing of a new class of high temperature material into acceptable SAW wafers, the production of SAW temperature sensors, and the integration of the SAW and thin film antenna (SAWtenna). The proje ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Predictive Gust Load Alleviation Control Using Leading Edge Stagnation Point Sensor

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: A207

    ZONA Technology, Inc. proposes an R & D effort to develop a Gust Load Alleviation (GLA) control system using a novel Leading Edge Stagnation Point (LESP) sensor that has the nearly instantaneous predictive capability. The real-time gust information from the sensor will enhance the performance of the proposed GLA control system. The GLA control method we will adopt is the Generalized Predictive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A UAS-ATC Simulation Test-Bed

    SBC: Sandia Research Corporation            Topic: A501

    The proposed solution is to create a high fidelity simulation environment that merges a UAS ground control station (GCS) simulator with an air traffic control (ATC) simulator. The UAS GCS station will have the capability of introducing a single UAS or multiple UASs simulator operated by a single and/or multiple UAS pilots into the ATC. This simulation will have the ability to simulate manned aircr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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