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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. Aircraft Engine Life-Consumption Monitoring for Real-Time Reliability Determination

    SBC: Nastec, Inc.            Topic: A108

    The object of this research is to develop an in-service life-monitor system for the prediction of the remaining component and system life of aircraft engines. The embedded system will monitor the engines thrust, exhaust gas temperature, the engine efficiency, the speed and the time of operation of the engine in flight. Based upon this data, the life-estimation analog of the system will calculate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Design Concepts for Cooled Ceramic Matrix Composite Turbine Vanes

    SBC: N&R ENGINEERING            Topic: A210

    The work proposed herein is to demonstrate that the higher temperature capabilities of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) can be fully utilized to reduce emissions and improve fuel consumption in gas turbine engines. The work involves closely coupling aerothermal and structural analyses for the first stage vane of a high pressure turbine (HPT). These vanes are actively cooled, typically using film ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter

    SBC: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.            Topic: S104

    The innovative, high transmission band-pass filter technology proposed here is an improvement in multilayer metal-mesh filter design and manufacture for the far IR to submillimeter ranges. The proposed metal-mesh filters can tolerate cryogenic temperatures (down to 4K and below) and a wide vibration/shock spectrum, making them launch-capable and durable for long periods in space. In addition, th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Adaptive Drainage Slots for Acoustic Noise Attenuation

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: A203

    Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) demonstrated feasibility in the reduction of noise attributed to drainage slots in jet engine acoustic liners. This was accomplished through the development of design rules for optimum slot design and concept development of the implementation of adaptive material technologies to control slot dimensions. CRG brought thistechnology to a technology readiness lev ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Smart Tooling for Manufacturing Composites

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: X503

    CRG's shape memory polymer (SMP) tooling technologies, Smart Tooling, offer cutting-edge manufacturing solutions that can meet the construction needs of all future composite platforms and systems. Development and implementation of Smart Tooling, Smart Mandrels and SMP Bladders, offers end users significant opportunities to save direct expense for tooling cost and manufacturing labor to fabricate c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Improved Metal-Polymeric Laminate Radiation Shielding

    SBC: Powdermet, Inc.            Topic: X401

    In this proposed Phase II program, builds on the phase I feaibility where a multifunctional lightweight radiation shield composite was developed and fabricated. This structural radiation shielding is high strength, syntactic polymeric where the polymer is filled with high strength low Z material. The phase II program will provide radiation modeling and testing for these new structural radiation s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Self-Deploying, Composite Habitats

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: X402

    Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG), proposes to develop self-deploying, composite structures for lunar habitats, based on CRG's Veritex(TM) materials. These structures will provide a rigid, durable habitat that will reduce the risk of mechanical failure due to crew or environmentally induced damage compared with inflatable structures that are more susceptible to punctures and damage from ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Gaseous Helium Reclamation at Rocket Test Systems

    SBC: Sierra Lobo, Inc.            Topic: T1001

    GHe reclamation is critical in reducing operating costs at rocket engine test facilities. Increases in cost and shortages of helium will dramatically impact testing of rocket engines for launch vehicles and space propulsion systems as the global supply of this non-renewable element diminishes. Extremely large quantities of helium are being used during rocket engine testing each year at various t ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Innovative Solid State Lighting Replacements for Industrial and Test Facility Locations

    SBC: Energy Focus, Inc.            Topic: T1002

    The proposed effort will develop a solid-state LED replacement lamp for rocket engine test stand lighting and more general hazardous-location lighting. The LED lighting will produce a smoother lighting spectrum compared to the existing arc lamp sources which will improve the visual accuracy and quality of high-speed engine photography. The LED lighting will also last significantly longer than ar ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Human-Centered Design of Adaptive Planning Tools for Airport Surface Management

    SBC: Cognitive Systems Engineering, Inc.            Topic: A301

    Two critical requirements for an effective airport surface management system are:Â? The need to adapt plans both strategically and tactically because of time-varying uncertainty. Â? The need to support coordination and collaboration among a number of different individuals, including controllers in the ATC Tower (ATCT), traffic managers in the ATCT, ARTCCs, TRACONs and ATCSCC, dispatchers and air ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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