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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. A RELIABLE, MECHANICAL CRYOCOOLER FOR 80 K COOLING IN SPACE

    SBC: Alabama Cryogenic Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL COVERS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 0.25 WATT, 80 K MECHANICAL CRYOCOOLER FOR USE IN SENSOR COOLING IN SPACE. THE CRYOCOOLER WILL USE THE MIKULIN PULSE TUBE CYCLE THAT HAS NO MOVING PARTS IN THE COLD SECTION OF THE CRYOCOOLER. THE ELIMINATION OF COLD MOVING PARTS REMOVES THE MAIN SOURCES OF FAILURE AND OF VIBRATION IN THE CRYOCOOLER. LIFETIMES OF OVER FIVE YEARS SHOULD BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION/LARGE FIELD OF VIEW DETECTOR AND DATA HANDLING SYSTEM FOR A SPACE BASED SOLAR VECTOR MAGNETOGRAPH

    SBC: Bgb Inc.            Topic: N/A

    CIVILIAN AND MILITARY SPACECRAFT SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATIONS, DETECTION, TRACKING AND SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITES CAN BE ENDANGERED OR DEGRADED BY SOLAR ACTIVITY. THE SUN INDUCES THESE DISTURBANCES THROUGH MAGNETIC FIELD DISTURBANCES, ELECTROMAGNETIC AND CHARGED PARTICLE IRRADIATION OF THE EARTH'S UPPER ATMOSPHERES. ONE METHOD OF CIRCUMVENTING SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES OF THIS ACTIVITY IS THROUGH SPACE BASEDMON ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. AEROHEATING FLIGHT INSTRUMENTATION

    SBC: Remtech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE CURRENT INVENTORY OF INSTRUMENTS TO MEASURE AERODYNAMIC HEATING DURING SUPERSONIC AND HYPERSONIC FLIGHT OF A SPACE VEHICLE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. THE EVALUATION OF MUCH OF THEHEAT TRANSFER DATA MEASURED BY SCHMIDT - BOELTER AND GORDON CALORIMETERS HAS POINTED OUT THE LARGE ERRORS INHERENT TO THESE INSTRUMENTS DUE TO A PHENOMENA CALLED THE TEMPERATURE MISMATCH ERROR. THIS ERROR IS BASICALLY CAUS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. NAVIER-STOKES COMPUTATIONS OF NEAR-WAKE FLOW ON BLUNT BODY UNDER HYPERSONIC RAREFIED CONDITIONS

    SBC: Remtech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HYPERSONIC MERGED LAYER (HML) PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO INVESTIGATE THE NEAR-WAKE FLOW ON THE AOTV INTHE RAREFIED AND TRANSITIONAL FLOW REGIMES. DUE TO THE LOW DENSITY, HIGH ENERGY VISCOUS FLOW IMPINGEMENT ON THE PAYLOAD BAY, IT IS NECESSARY TO ASSESS THE THERMAL ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING THE FLOW REATTACHMENT AND THE RECIRCULATION ZONE, TO QUANTIFY THE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM. AL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. THE USE OF VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES IN IMPROVING CFD METHODOLOGY

    SBC: SECA, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) MODEL BASED ON VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES AND USED TO SIMULATE AERODYNAMIC FLOWS IS PROPOSED. THE CFD MODEL WILL BE DESIGNED TO DESCRIBE TURBULENT, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL, UNSTEADY FLOWS, BUT THE VARIATIONAL FORMULATION WILL BE CAST TO AUTOMATICALLY MODIFY THE SOLUTION PROCEDURE TO EFFICIENTLY TREAT SUBCLASSES OF THESE FLOWS, SUCH AS LAMINAR, INVISCID ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. PORTABLE LOW TEMPERATURE COOLER FOR SPACE STATION

    SBC: SRS Technologies            Topic: N/A

    A THERMALLY EFFICIENT LIGHTWEIGHT ENCLOSURE (COOLER) FOR LOWTEMPERATURE STORAGE OF BIOLOGICAL AND OTHER EXPERIMENT SAMPLES ONBOARD THE SPACE STATION, AND TRANSPORTATION TO EARTH, WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT LIFE CYCLE COST SAVINGS TO THE SPACE STATION PROGRAM. IN ADDITION, THE CONCEPT IS ESSENTIALLY PASSIVE REQUIRING NO PUMPS AND/OR COMPRESSORS. SAFETY IS ENHANCED BECAUSE POTENTIALLY TOXIC HEAT TRANS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. CRYOCOOLER FOR HIGH ACCELERATION SYSTEMS

    SBC: Alabama Cryogenic Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A CRYOCOOLER CAPABLE OF OPERATING UNDER EXTREMELY HIGH ACCELERATION LEVELS IS PROPOSED. THE CRYOCOOLER USES THE LINDE-HAMPSON CYCLE, AND CAN REACH APPROXIMATELY 80 KELVIN. MULTI-STAGE UNITS, TO REACH LOWER TEMPERATURES, ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS

    SBC: Nichols Research Corp            Topic: N/A

    THE ACQUISITION OF POST BOOST PHASE VEHICLES AND/OR INDIVIDUAL REENTRY VEHICLES BY AN INFRARED SENSOR ON BOARD A SMALL G HARDENED PROJECTILE WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY HOMES ON AND IMPACTS ITS TARGET OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE APPROACH FOR REENTRY VEHICLE KINETIC ENERGY KILL. THE ACQUISITION, TRACKING, DISCRIMINATION AND GUIDANCE FUNCTIONS REQUIRED OF SUCH AN IR SENSOR RESULT IN A NUMBER OF CRITICAL ISSUES. THE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. HIGH REPETITION RATE GLOW DISCHARGE CLOSING SWITCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH POWER, HIGH REPETITION RATE CLOSING SWITCHES HAS RECENTLY BECOME IMPORTANT FOR MANY PULSED POWER APPLICATIONS. HISTORICALLY, HIGH REPETITION RATE SWITCHES FOR PULSED POWER APPLICATIONS HAVE EITHER BEEN SPARK GAPS OR THYRATRONS. THYRATRONS HAVE HIGH REPETITION RATES, BUT ARE LIMITED TO LOW VOLTAGES AND LOW CURRENT. CONVERSELY, SPARK GAPS CAN CARRY HIGH CURRENTS AND STAND-OFF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. ENHANCED ELF COMPUTER CODES DEVELOPMENT

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    MANY OF THE SYSTEMS FOR SDI INVOLVE PULSE POWER AND HIGH VOLTAGE SYSTEMS, INCLUDING LASERS, PARTICLE BEAM ACCELERATORS, AND RAILGUNS. ONE OF THE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS YET TO BE SOLVED IN DEVELOPING OPERATIONAL SDI SPACECRAFT IS THE MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRIC FIELDS WITHIN THE SPACECRAFT, THE PRIMARY WEAPON SYSTEM, AND ITS POWER SUPPLY AND CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT. THE ELF CODES UNIQUELY HAVE THE ABILITY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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