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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. Low Cost, Lightweight, Multifunctional Structural Shielding Materials

    SBC: ADVANCED POWDER SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: X4

    This SBIR involves the development of a lightweight innovative material for use as structure and radiation shielding in one. APS has assembled a uniquely qualified team that includes designers, testing experts and consolidation companies to address this need. Reducing the number of parts on a vehicle is important from a cost, weight and performance aspects. Several systems and radiation sources ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Thioaptamer Diagnostic System

    SBC: AM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: X1001

    AM Biotechnologies (AM) in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories will develop a Thioaptamer Diagnostic System (TDS) in response to Topic X10.01 Reusable Diagnostic Lab Technology. The TDS will quickly quantify clinically relevant biomarkers in flight using only microliters of virtually any complex sample. The system combines ambient-stable, long-shelf-life affinity agent assays with a ha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. 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
  8. Frequency Up-Conversion Detection System with Single Photon Sensitivity within 1-1.8 ¿m and 3-4 ¿m for ASCENDS Mission: A Novel Approach to Lidar

    SBC: ArkLight            Topic: S101

    PI at ArkLight proposes a novel approach to photon counting detectors at near-IR (1-1.8 µm) and mid-IR (3-4 µm) with single photon sensitivity, representing an innovative Lidar technology for ASCENDS mission. She will convert the input signals at 1.27 µm and 1.57 µm to those at 579 nm and 634 nm, respectively, within a periodically-poled LiNbO3 wafer, pumped by a Nd:YAG laser at 1.064 µm or a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. 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
  10. 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

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