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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. STTR Phase II: Nanofiber Fabrication via Melt Coextrusion for Fuel Filter Membranes

    SBC: POLYMERPLUS LLC            Topic: MN

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II project is to demonstrate a low cost, environmentally friendly co-extrusion fabrication method for producing high surface area micro- and nanofiber based nonwoven fuel filter sheets. The micro-/nanofiber nonwoven structures are fabricated from two different hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers in a melt co- ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Science Foundation
  2. STTR Phase II: Digital eWriter for The Classroom

    SBC: KENT DISPLAYS, INC.            Topic: AS

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project develops eWriter devices for classroom use as a sustainable paper replacement technology and an effective tool for student-teacher interaction. The eWriters provide a paper-like writing experience and electronically capture, store, and transfer handwritten text and images. For education, eWriters introduce a sustainable paper replacem ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase I: Mechanical Surface Treatment for High Performance Biodegradable Implants

    SBC: SURFACE INTEGRITY, LLC            Topic: BM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to shift current practices in bone fracture fixation care from using permanent metal implants to biodegradable metal implants (screws, plates, pins, rods, etc.). A promising biodegradable metal that is gaining widespread attention is magnesium. This project will advance magnesium implant te ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Science Foundation
  4. Integrated Reacting Fluid Dynamics and Predictive Materials Degradation Models for Propulsion System Conditions

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T1202

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are routinely used by NASA to optimize the design of propulsion systems. Current methods for CFD modeling rely on general materials properties to determine fluid structure interactions. This introduces uncertainty when modeling extreme conditions, where materials degrade and properties may change as a consequence. This also limits the use of CFD as a ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Improved Forecasting of Solar Particle Events and their Effects on Space Electronics

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T602

    High-energy space radiation from Galactic Cosmic Rays and Solar Particle Events (SPEs) pose significant risks to equipment and astronaut health in NASA missions. In particular, energetic particles from SPEs associated with flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) constitute a highly dynamic and penetrating radiation environment that may adversely affect not only beyond-Low-Earth-Orbit missions, bu ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Green, Compact Hybrids for Nanosatellite Launchers

    SBC: Terves Inc.            Topic: T101

    Low cost access to space is essential for continued commercial exploitation of near-earth environments, and to support future science missions. A serious limitation on the cost of space access is the available propellants and propulsion system technologies for launch, orbital insertion, maneuvering and orbital reinsertion, and reaction and attitude control.This Phase I STTR program will validate i ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Real-Time Geometric Analysis of Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.            Topic: T1204

    Current selective laser melting additive manufacturing (AM) systems do not have adequate process control features for wide-spread adoption across NASA. In this project Mound Laser & Photonics Center (MLPC) will work with Wright State University (WSU) to implement a novel system for layer-by-layer in-process monitoring for AM. The key innovation in this work will be the use of a line-laser profil ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Integration of Fast Predictive Model and SLM Process Development Chamber

    SBC: Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.            Topic: T1204

    This STTR project seeks to develop a fast predictive model for selective laser melting (SLM) processes and then integrate that model with an SLM chamber that allows full control of process variables and is equipped with in-process sensors. The combination will create a closed loop in which the model suggests process parameter settings for test builds and the sensors provide feedback to the model. ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Physics and Statistics Based Selection of SLM and EBM Process Parameters to Mitigate Defects and to Control Deposit Microstructure

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: T1204

    The ability to assign a level of confidence for build quality is fundamental to the deployment of powder bed technology. Accordingly, the research objective of this work is to use probability theory as a glue to combine the physics-based models used for the selection of processing parameters together in order to produce quality deposits using the following approach: (1) Use probability theory as ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. In-Process Monitoring of Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.            Topic: T1204

    In Phase I of this project MLPC, WSU, and AFIT were successfully able to identify several optical data features that are indicative of the quality of components built with the selective laser melting additive manufacturing process. Four unique optical sensors were identified to collect this information and they include infrared and visible wavelength high-speed cameras and spectrometers. The sen ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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