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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. Thermal Management System for Long-Lived Venus Landers

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S303

    Long-lived Venus landers require power and cooling. Heat from the roughly 64 General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules must be delivered to the convertor with minimal ÄT. The cooling system must be shutoff during the transit to Venus without overheating the GPHS modules. This program will develop an alkali metal Variable Conductance Heat Pipe (VCHP) integrated with a two-phase heat collection/tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Loop Heat Pipe with Thermal Control Valve for Passive Variable Thermal Link

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S302

    Loop heat pipes (LHPs) can provide variable thermal conductance needed to maintain electronics and batteries on Lunar/Martian rovers/landers within desired temperature range. During lunar day, the LHP transfers the heat to the radiator for rejection. During the fourteen-day-long lunar night, the sink temperature drops, lowering LHP and WEB/battery temperatures. Without a variable thermal link, the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Interfacial Design of Composite Ablative Materials

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A201

    This Phase I Small Business Innovative Research project proposes to develop a multiscale computational methodology capable of accurate prediction of the properties and performance of insulating ablative materials that are used to protect the re-entry of vehicles from excessive thermal loads. In particular, this effort will focus on multi-million atom, reactive molecular dynamics (MD) simulations o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Compact, Efficient Pyrolysis/Oxidation System for Solid Waste Resource Recovery in Space

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: X203

    Pyrolysis processing can be used in near term missions for volume reduction, water recovery (drying), stabilization, and enhanced water and oxygen recovery through thermochemical reactions. For longer term missions, the added benefits include production of fuel, multi-purpose carbon, and reactants for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). The objective of the Phase I SBIR program was to demonstrate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Ultrasensitive, Fast-Response Size-Dependent Soot Spectrometer

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A202

    We propose to develop a "black carbon" (soot) monitor for measuring non-volatile particulate emissions from gas turbine engines employing a proprietary optical extinction measurement technique based on cavity attenuated phase shift spectroscopy (CAPS) operting in conjunction with a differential mobility analyzer. The singular aspect of the CAPS approach is that extinction is measured by determinin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. An Ultra-Sensitive, Size Resolved Particle Mass Measurement Device

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A202

    By providing size resolved compositional information, the Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) has greatly advanced understanding of aircraft particulate matter (PM) emissions. AMS data have been critical to much of our understanding of aircraft PM emissions, but in the past it has had limited utility in probing the smallest (

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. An Adaptive Chemistry Approach to Modeling Emissions Performance of Gas Turbine Combustors

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A202

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for combustion do not currently have the predictive capability typically found for non-reacting flows due to the prohibitively high computational cost incurred when one introduces detailed chemical kinetics. In this SBIR project, we propose a novel method, Adaptive Chemistry, to enable such detailed modeling. This method adapts the reaction mechanism ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Fast Neutron Dosimeter for the Space Environment

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: X1401

    Secondary neutrons make a significant contribution to the total absorbed dose received by space crews during long duration space missions However, only a limited number of measurements of the dose contribution from secondary neutrons have been made. In part this is due to an inability to easily discriminate between the fraction of dose which results from secondary neutrons and that which results f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High-Bandwidth Photon-Counting Detectors with Enhanced Near-Infrared Response

    SBC: aPeak Inc.            Topic: O106

    Long-range optical telecommunications (LROT) impose challenging requirements on detector array sensitivity at 1064nm and arrays timing bandwidth. Large photonic arrays with integrated beam acquisition, tracking and/or communication capabilities, and smart pixel architecture should allow the implementation of more reliable and robust LROT systems. Integration of smart pixel technology for parallel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Use-Driven Testbed for Evaluating Systems and Technologies (U-TEST)

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: A301

    NextGen will require the development of novel solutions to shape the airspace of tomorrow. Along with the ability to generate new systems and technologies comes the need to rigorously evaluate, and eventually validate, the effectiveness of these concepts. However, it is often challenging to translate simulation data into useful, integrated, and contextually-based assessments. Many critical finding ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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