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  1. Shockwave Fabrication of High Performance Thermoelectrics

    SBC: TXL Group, Inc.            Topic: T801

    Thermoelectric (TE) generators have the advantages of no moving parts and flexibility in deployment but suffer from low heat to electricity conversion efficiencies, with a major loss component being conductive (phonon) heat transfer through the TE lattice. By using a high pressure shockwave consolidation, nanopowders can be fused into a solid bulk TE material while preserving the nanostructure. ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Extensible Data Set Architecture for Systems Analysis

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T201

    The process of aircraft design requires the integration of data from individual analysis of aerodynamic, structural, thermal, and behavioral properties of a flight vehicle. At present, there is no simple way to integrate the results of the analyses early in the design process. Aurora Flight Sciences and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory propose to ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Multi-Robot Planetary Exploration Architectures

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T101

    Space policy direction is shifting, particularly with respect to human goals. Given the uncertainty of future missions to the moon, Mars, and other bodies, a tool that allows for informed analysis of the option space is particularly relevant. Aurora Flight Sciences and MIT propose to further develop the Multi-Robot Planetary Exploration Architecture (MRPEA) methodology, a suite of software tools ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Active Vibration Isolation System for Mobile Launch Platform Ground Support Equipment

    SBC: Balcones Technologies LLC            Topic: T6

    During our Phase I STTR effort, Balcones Technologies, LLC and The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (CEM) successfully achieved all Phase I objectives and developed a concept design for an active Vibration Isolation System (VIS) that fully meets all requirements defined or implied in STTR 2007-1 Subtopic T6.02. Now the Balcones Technologies - CEM team proposes to develop, test, and ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Active Electromechanical Suspension System for Planetary Rovers

    SBC: Balcones Technologies LLC            Topic: T102

    Balcones Technologies, LLC proposes to adapt actively controlled suspension technology developed by The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics (CEM) for high performance off-road vehicles to address STTR 2009-1 Subtopic T1.02, Information Technologies for Intelligent Planetary Robots. In particular, our team will develop a concept design for an actively controlled ElectroMechan ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Innovative Solid State Lighting Replacements for Industrial and Test Facility Locations

    SBC: Energy Focus, Inc.            Topic: T1002

    The proposed innovation is the replacement of existing test stand and parking lot fixtures with current SSL LED technology. The replacement fixtures will reduce energy consumption, generate less heat and provide maintenance free operation for over 50,000 hours. An explosion-proof fixture is capable of containing an internal combustion event without allowing flames or hot gasses to escape to the s ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Guidance, Navigation, and Control System for Maneuverable Pico-Satellites

    SBC: Austin Satellite Design, LLC            Topic: T601

    Pico-satellites are an emerging new class of spacecraft. Maneuverable pico-satellites require active guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) systems to perform coordinated tasks such as formation flying and automated rendezvous and docking. A compact, low power GN&C system will be fabricated and tested for use on pico-satellites. The proposed design provides 6 degrees-of-freedom (DOF) translat ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Ultraefficient Themoelectric Devices

    SBC: Microxact, Inc.            Topic: T801

    Thermoelectric (TE) devices already found a wide range of commercial, military and aerospace applications. However, at present commercially available TE devices typically offer limited heat to electricity conversion efficiencies, well below the fundamental thermodynamic limit, calling for the development of higher efficiency materials. The team of MicroXact Inc., Virginia Tech and Sundew Technolog ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Thermal Stir Welding of High Strength and High Temperature Alloys for Aerospace Applications

    SBC: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, LLC            Topic: T901

    The Keystone and MSU team propose to build on the successful feasibility demonstration conducted during Phase I to complete the development of solid-state joining of high strength and temperature alloys utilizing the Thermal Stir Welding process. The focus alloy for this project is Haynes 230; the alloy of choice typically utilized in rocket engine nozzel skirts. This class of alloy is difficult t ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Acoustic Reduction of Flow Separation

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: T201

    Airfoils produce more lift and less drag when the boundary layer is attached to the airfoil. With most aircraft there are combinations of airspeed and angle of attack where the boundary layer at least partially detaches from the airfoil. Reducing boundary layer detachment will increase lift and reduce drag. This will reduce fuel consumption saving money for the operator and improving control fo ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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