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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. Plume Diagnostics for Combustion Stability

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: T901

    Sierra Engineering Inc. and Purdue University propose to develop a non-intrusive plume instrument capable of detecting and diagnosing combustion instability. This Stability Diagnostic System (SDS) will be designed, assembled, and tested during this effort. The SDS will include a high-speed video camera and multiple photodiode detectors for observing the plume. It will also include a software pa ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Long-Life, Oil-Free, Light-Weight, Multi-Roller Traction Drives for Planetary Vehicle Surface Exploration

    SBC: Nastec, Inc.            Topic: X902

    A multi-roller "oil free" traction drive is under development for use on vehicles used in hostile environments like those that will be encountered on planetary surfaces. The drive has been designed to meet the operating requirements of for an Apollo–class Lunar Rover. A drive geometry optimization study was conducted establishing that a 30-to-1, two-row, four planet multi-roller drive offers the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Physical Improvements in Exciter/Igniter Units

    SBC: Alphaport, Inc.            Topic: X903

    The proposed project consists of developing a prototype exciter/igniter unit that can operate to a subset of expected flight performance requirements. The main focus of this development effort will be the physical integration of a small, compact exciter with a "flight like" igniter or spark plug. This exciter/igniter prototype will represent the exciter/igniter units used to generate sparks that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Low Mass Aeroshell Deployment Mechanism

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: S704

    Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) will develop new shape memory polymer (SMP) deployment mechanisms for actuating thermal protective systems (TPS) panels to create a deployable large surface area aeroshell. This innovation will utilize VeriflexTM -- CRG's high performance SMP material -- to create a low mass actuation system for a deployable the aeroshell design. VeriflexTM-based mechanisms ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Space-Qualifiable Cyanate Ester Elastomer

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: A201

    Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes to design and develop a space-qualifiable cyanate ester elastomer for application in self-deployable space structures and future aircraft systems. Having already demonstrated the feasibility of the current cyanate ester shape memory polymer (SMP) as a space-qualifiable material, CRG proposes to refine its existing cyanate ester SMP to provide the fl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Self-Erecting Communications Infrastructure

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: O104

    Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to significantly improve the performance of communication systems and networks for lunar and interplanetary exploration by engineering a novel communications tower using an emerging structures technology called VeritexTM. VeritexTM is a new structures technology based on shape memory polymer that offers the strength-to-weight ratio of high-performance ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Development of Energy Efficient, Multi-Channel, Pulsed Plasma Generator for High-Speed Flow Control by Localized Arc Filament Plasma Actuators

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: A203

    The research team at The Ohio State University has been developing technologies to suppress jet noise using localized arc filament plasma actuators and are in the process of demonstrating this type of technology at NATR facility at NASA Glenn Research Center. The localized arc filament plasma actuators developed at OSU are the only actuators that can be used currently for active control of flow a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Composite Shell/Nanoporous Organosilica Core-Multifunctional Structures

    SBC: Iten Industries, Inc.            Topic: X603

    Planetary exploration presents challenges for mobility, fuel efficiency, payload weight management, robustness, and thermal as well as radiation protection. There is a need for lightweight structures in space transport, vehicle systems, instrumentation, planetary access, as well as operations including facilities and habitats. These vehicles, equipment, and structures will be subjected to rigoro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Fiber Optic Mass Flow Gauge for Liquid Cryogenic Fuel Facilities Monitoring and Control

    SBC: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.            Topic: O202

    This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a fiber optic mass flow gauge that will aid in managing liquid hydrogen and oxygen fuel storage and transport. The increasing use of hydrogen as a fuel places the safety of facilities and personnel at the forefront of concern, making an explosion proof fiber optic system a desirable option. Further, the actual available fuel can depart significantly from the e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. In-Service Aircraft Engine System Life Monitor Using Advanced Life-Estimating Technique

    SBC: Nastec, Inc.            Topic: A102

    It is proposed to develop an accurate in-service aircraft engine life monitor system for the prediction of remaining component and system life for aircraft engines. Once proven in the aircraft engine environment, this life monitoring system will be used in a wide variety of airborne and land-based air-breathing engine systems. The aircraft engine life monitoring system will include three separate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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