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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. Advanced Nongray Radiation Module in the LOCI Framework for Combustion CFD

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T802

    Radiative heat fluxes are important in the design of launch vehicles for Project Constellation. In this Phase II STTR, CFDRC and its partner Mississippi State University will develop an innovative, comprehensive, high fidelity radiation module in the LOCI CFD framework that will enable NASA to design/analyze heat transfer challenges that include radiation. In Phase I, CFDRC/MSU successfully demo ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 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
  3. Hybrid Guidance System for Relative Navigation

    SBC: Advanced Optical Systems, Inc            Topic: S801

    Automated Rendezvous and Capture (AR&C) is a critical United States technology gap. AR&C is identified as a critical enabling technology for future NASA Exploration and DoD missions including NASA's CEV, operation and commercial cargo re-supply to ISS, lunar transfer vehicle assembly and MARS missions. Multiple sensors that provide relative measurements of range, bearing and pose are the key to me ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. High-Density Diffraction Imaging and Non-Imaging Grating Elements for EUV and X-ray Spectroscopy Fabricated by DUV Reduction Photolithography

    SBC: LightSmyth Technologies            Topic: S404

    Diffraction gratings are powerful tools for the spectral analysis of electromagnetic radiation. Properties of gratings are determined by available fabrication means – which have not changed substantially in 50 years. Modern photolithography, now approaching nanometer resolution, may revolutionize the way many gratings are made and, through greater design flexibility, how gratings function. Over ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Improved Models and Tools for Prediction of Radiation Effects on Space Electronics in Wide Temperature Range

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: X204

    All NASA exploration systems operate in the extreme environments of space (Moon, Mars, etc.) and require reliable electronics capable of handling a wide temperature range (-180ºC to +130ºC) and high radiation levels. To design low-temperature radiation-hardened (rad-hard) electronics and predict circuit and system characteristics, such as error rates, modeling tools are required at multiple leve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Non-Destructive Detection and Separation of Radiation Damaged Cells in Miniaturized, Inexpensive Device

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T102

    There is a clear and well-identified need for rapid, efficient, non-destructive detection and isolation of radiation damaged cells. Available commercial technologies are expensive, require core facilities and use destructive methods. We propose to develop and demonstrate a novel fully automated, microfluidics-based device for identification and sorting of radiation damaged cells. The final produc ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Numerical Simulation of Rocket Exhaust Interaction with Lunar Soil

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T602

    Rocket plume impingement may cause significant damage and contaminate co-landed spacecraft and surrounding habitat structures during Lunar landing operations. Under this proposed SBIR program, CFDRC and the University of Florida will develop an innovative high-fidelity simulation system for predicting surface erosion and debris transport caused by rocket plume impingement on lunar surface. This si ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Computational Tool for Aerothermal Environment Around Transatmospheric Vehicles

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A206

    The goal of this Project is to develop a high-fidelity computational tool for accurate prediction of aerothermal environment on transatmospheric vehicles. This computational tool will be based on the Unified Flow Solver (UFS) developed at CFDRC for hybrid simulations of rarefied, transitional and continuum flows. In this Project, the UFS will be enhanced with advanced non-equilibrium chemistry cou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Multi-Physics Computational Modeling Tool for Materials Damage Assessment

    SBC: DIGITAL FUSION SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: A201

    The innovation proposed here is to provide a multi-physics modeling tool for materials damage assessment for application to future aircraft design. The software compute engine is based on an existing state-of-art multi-physics solver using first principles of mechanical engineering. Phase I will solve two significant NASA cases using this solver: 1) Coupled fluid-structure simulation of an aircr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High Performance Bipropellant Space Engines

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: S704

    Advanced bipropellant engines are needed for ARES/ORION vehicle maneuvering and future deep space science missions. Currently, an iridium-lined rhenium combustion chamber is the state-of-the-art for in-space propulsion applications. An example of an in-space engine that incorporates an iridium-lined rhenium thruster is Aerojet's HiPAT apogee engine. This engine uses monomethyl-hydrazine (MMH, C ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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