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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. Hybrid Anode for Electrified Aircraft Propulsion

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: T15

    Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) research is part of NASA effort to improve aircraft fuel efficiency, emissions, and noise levels. New secondary battery chemistries are required to meet the 500 ndash; 700 Wh/kg cell level specific energy needs of UAM, all-electric helicopters and regional passenger aircraft. The cycle life, currently at asymp; 1500 ndash; 3000 cycles, also needs substantial i ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Autonomous Navigation on Icy Moons and Ocean Worlds

    SBC: VETH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES LLC            Topic: T4

    Technology currently used for terrestrial navigation is extremely limited in the challenging environments on icy moons and ocean worlds such as Europa. Autonomous platforms used to collect data from beneath these ice and ocean surfaces cannot depend on access to satellite or any other electromagnetic communication. Autonomous systems in these environments are required to perform highly-complex tas ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Dual Mode Green Monopropellant Propulsion System for Interplanetary Missions

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: T2

    Today many spacecraft carry two propulsion options: high thrust required for high acceleration maneuvers such as orbit insertion and rapid response; and low thrust required for station keeping and less critical maneuvers. A new class of non-toxic monopropellants, such as AF-M315E and LMP-103S, perform well in both high and low thrust regimes. Significant investments are maturing both monopropellan ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Air Vehicle Gust Response analysis for Conceptual Design

    SBC: Research In Flight, LLC            Topic: T15

    Research in Flight (RIF) and Auburn University are offering the development of an advanced, robust tool and methodology that allows the simulation and modeling of gust and wake vortex encounters for Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) enabled Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicle concepts. DEP enabled UAM concepts offer the potential for large performance improvements by exploiting favorable synergie ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Concurrent High-Fidelity Measurements and Simulations for Advancing the Design of Rotating Detonation Engines

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: T2

    Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE) design is challenging due to the lack of in-depth understanding of many key mixing and combustion processes. The RDE flow field is a nonuniform mixture of fuel and oxidizer concentrations with strong injector effects, large turbulence effects, multiple shockwaves, and shear layers. These inhomogeneities can lead to significant combustion inefficiencies which have a ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. In-Situ Application of Multi-Layer Thermal Protection System

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: T12

    Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to advance the state-of-the-art in space vehicle Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) through in-situ application and curing of a proprietary new resin technology called MG Resin, a family of thermoset formulations. The resins are being explored with DARPA, MDA, NASA, and the Army for a range of applications including C/C hot structures, TPS, syntactic in ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Vortex Control for Low-Noise DEP Urban Aircraft

    SBC: Surfplasma, Inc.            Topic: T15

    Suppression of noise from aircraft is a vital NASA goal, especially important for the vision of Urban Air Mobility. Small urban aircraft may utilize Distributed Electric Propulsion along with advanced structural and electric motor/storage technologies to achieve the necessary flight capability. However, these aircraft utilize propellers or fans to achieve the necessary thrust, with attendant commu ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Probabilistic/Reliability Software Tool for Ceramic Matrix Composite/Environmental Barrier Coating Interface Modeling

    SBC: N&R ENGINEERING            Topic: A1

    One potential way to achieve N+3 goals is the introduction of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials into turbine engines. The introduction of CMC vanes and/or blades into turbine engines lead to gains in specific fuel consumption (SFC) by allowing higher operating temperatures, reductions in required cooling, and reductions in vehicle weight. Thermal barrier and environmental barrier coatings ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Plume-Surface Interaction in Rarefied Environments

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: Z7

    Significant risks result from the plume-surface interaction during propulsive landings on unprepared regolith in extra-terrestrial environments. Dust and debris particles are liberated and may strike the landing vehicle and surrounding assets and may obscure ground observation for safe landing. In addition, craters are formed on the landing surface, posing an additional challenge to vehicle stabil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Data Fusion for Anomaly and Degradation Detection

    SBC: CALHOUN ANALYTICS, LLC            Topic: A3

    Sources of sensor errornbsp;leave a UTMnbsp;(UAS Traffic Management)nbsp;system vulnerable.nbsp;Thenbsp;impact of anomalous sensor behavior can be devastating to a UTM system. Degraded sensor accuracy can lead to broken tracksnbsp;ornbsp;split tracks within a UTM system.nbsp;Degraded sensor sensitivity may result in a Mid-Air Collision with an aircraft not detected bynbsp;UTMnbsp;sensors.nbsp;It m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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