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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 June, 2020.

  1. Numerical Simulation of Rocket Exhaust Interaction with Lunar Soil

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T602

    Rocket plume impingement can cause significant damage and contaminate co-landing spacecraft and surrounding habitat structures during lunar landing operations. CFDRC and the University of Florida will develop an innovative simulation system for predicting surface erosion and debris transport caused by lunar surface rocket plume impingement. This simulation system combines 1) a unified continuum-ra ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Distributed Leak Detection System Using Structure-Borne Noise

    SBC: Invocon, Inc.            Topic: T502

    Manned spacecraft are vulnerable to air leaks caused by micrometeoroid and space debris impact. The ability to detect and quickly locate and mitigate a pressure vessel breach is critical to the safety of any long duration spacecraft, such as the International Space Station or a proposed lunar base or mission to Mars. Current NASA protocol for finding a spacecraft leak uses a handheld ultrasonic ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Automation of Analysis Model Creation

    SBC: Technosoft, Inc            Topic: N06T018

    Although numerical analysis applications have proven to be effective and reasonably accurate, the effort required to develop the associated analysis models remains a challenging and time consuming task. While many meshing tools are currently available, decomposing and manipulating the design geometry and enhancing the topology for mesh construction are manual processes and place the heaviest dema ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Active Vibration Isolation System for Mobile Launch Platform Ground Support Equipment

    SBC: Balcones Technologies LLC            Topic: T602

    Balcones Technologies, proposes to adapt actively controlled suspension technology developed for high performance off-road vehicles to address NASA's requirement for Active Vibration Control for Ground Support Equipment (GSE). This innovative approach to meeting NASA needs exploits approximately $23M of highly successful R&D since 1993 at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (CEM) ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. An On-Chip Nano-Plasmonics Based Urine Protein Assay Cartridge

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T302

    Long-term exposure to microgravity and radiation during space exploration can pose a critical threat to the health of a flight crew. Real-time monitoring of urine protein levels is an effective way to follow the onset and progress of many diseases and guide the prompt selection of proper therapy. The success of such diagnostic tasks, which is strongly desired for flight missions, critically depend ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Fuel/Oxidizer Injector Modeling in Sub- and Super-Critical Regimes for Deep Throttling Cryogenic Engines

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T802

    Accurate CFD modeling of fuel/oxidizer injection and combustion is needed to design and analyze liquid rocket engines. Currently, however, there is no mature modeling capability for liquid fuel/oxidizer injectors in LOCI-Chem, used by NASA and its contractors to analyze rocket engines. In this STTR, an innovative, high fidelity injection module will be developed that features the Level Set (LS) i ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Performance Ka-band Phase Shifters for Space Telecommunications

    SBC: MEMtronics Corporation            Topic: T404

    We propose a novel MEMS-based digital phase shifter targeted for Ka-band operation, but scalable down to X-band and up to W-band. This novel phase shifter will incorporate MEMtronics' state-of-the-art microencapsulated, capacitive MEMS switches to control phase. The envisioned phase shifter behaves much like a switched-line phase shifter with broadband matched impedance, but without sacrificing ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Coordinated Mobile Manipulation for Robotics Material Handling

    SBC: Metrica, Inc.            Topic: T502

    Robots will be precursors to human exploration of the lunar surface. They will be expected to prepare the lunar surface for human habitation as well as conduct scientific investigations. As humans arrive, first for short-term stays, the robots should be able to shift to providing direct assistance to human exploration activities. Such tasks require a new generation of robotic vehicles – a gener ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Advanced 3D Human Simulation Components with Thermal/Haptic Feedback and Tissue Deformation

    SBC: HPN Software Consultant, Inc.            Topic: T502

    In integrating the following three significant components for its research/research and development (R/R&D) effort, the power of this candidate Phase II project will be demonstrated and developed the following 1. Software Application Development Toolkit for Simulation and Training 2. Physiological Hardware/Software Interface for Dynamic Balance Trainer. 3. A Data Glove and control system captures ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Evaluation of TEC-Ari? Using MSCs to Engineer Articular Cartilage

    SBC: ARISTON MEDICAL , INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The work performed in this proposal will help in the development of tissue engineered cartilage constructs, to be commercialized as the TEC-AriTM method. The product is intended to be a tissue engineering service avail able to health care providers that involves the use of autologus cells to construct in vitro articular cartilage. The neotissue, produced using ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
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