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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. 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
  5. Piezoelectric Structural Microensor Technology for Extreme Environments (> 1800 F)

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: A201

    High temperature piezoelectric crystal (HTPC) sensors are desired for future propulsion component structure health monitoring, operating parameters optimization, turbine engine control and health monitoring, as well as improving performance and maintainability of power production facilities and other rotary combustion engines. Recently discovered high temperature piezoelectrics showed stable piezo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Cryogenic Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flowmeters using Single Crystal Piezoelectric Transducers

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: X802

    Clamp-on ultrasound cryogenic flowmeters using single crystal piezoelectric transducers are proposed to enable reliable, accurate cryogenic instrumentation needs in support of NASA Lunar Lander, Ground Operations, Altair, Ares, and Lunar Surface Systems programs. In-space, on the lunar surface, and on the Earth Exploration Systems architecture presents cryogenic storage, distribution, and fluid ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Cryogenic Fluid Transfer Components Using Single Crystal Piezoelectric Actuators

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: X702

    Cryogenic fluid transfer components using single crystal piezoelectric actuators are proposed to enable low thermal mass, minimal heat leak, low power consumption and fast response for cryogenic fluid transfer and handling systems to support NASA Lunar Lander, Ground Operations, Ares, and Lunar Surface Systems programs. Single crystal piezoelectrics are attractive because they exhibit 3 to 5 times ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Uncertainty Quantification for Production Navier-Stokes Solvers

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: A205

    Solution errors are inherent in any Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. Systematic identification, reduction, and control of these various error sources is crucial if the results of CFD simulations are to be trusted for design and performance assessment of air vehicles. While grid refinement studies may verify the spatial accuracy of a solution, these studies are generally laborious a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Integrated Component and System Analyses of Instabilities in Test Stands

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: T1001

    Instabilities associated with the operation of liquid rocket propulsion systems and test facilities usually manifest themselves as structural vibrations and may cause structural damage. While the source of the instability is directly related to the performance of a component such as a turbopump, the associated pressure fluctuations as they propagate through the system have the potential to amplify ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Flight Adaptive Blade for Optimum Rotor Response (FABFORR)

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A209

    While past research has demonstrated the utility and benefits to be gained with the application of advanced rotor system control concepts, none have been implemented to date on a production military or commercial rotorcraft. A key contributor to this fact is the inherent cost associated with installation and maintenance of these control systems, since many system designs require the replacement o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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