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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. Accelerating Communication-Intensive Applications via Novel Data Compression Techniques

    SBC: Accelogic, LLC            Topic: S501

    The traditional view of arithmetic operations dominating the computational cost of numerical algorithms has changed. As performance of new processors increases, we are moving into a new reality in which data movement is expensive and operations are becoming nearly free. In Phase I we discovered a new theory of data compression with unprecedented capability to reduce data movement in distributed HP ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Integration of Complex Geometry, 3D Woven Preforms via Innovative Stitching Technique

    SBC: T.E.A.M., INC.            Topic: H701

    Thick, 3D woven carbon/phenolic composites offer potential improvement over legacy thermal protection systems (TPS) for re-entry vehicle heat shield applications. However due to the scale and complexity of typical re-entry vehicle structures, it is likely that multiple 3D woven panels would need to laid up to create the overall heat shield, creating a potential weak spots at the panel joints. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High Temperature Sensors Using Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowires

    SBC: HARP ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: A308

    NASA requires instrumentation technologies that can be applied to measure flow under extreme temperatures where traditional sensing methodologies cannot be used. The proposed Phase II SBIR research effort will seek to create wall shear sensors that can be applied to measure signals at temperatures in excess of 1,100

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Superconducting Electric Boost Pump for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: H203

    A submersible, superconducting electric boost pump sized to meet the needs of future Nuclear Thermal Propulsion systems in the 25,000 lbf thrust range is proposed. The proposed solution combines active electronic speed control technology with state-of-the-art cavitation suppression techniques to meet the near-zero Net Positive Suction Head requirements with up to 50% vapor content and enables a h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Advanced Technology MEMS-based Acoustic Array

    SBC: Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation            Topic: A302

    The Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation proposes a technological advancement of current state-of-the-art acoustic energy harvester for harsh environment applications. Due to the advancement of propulsion systems and increasing power requirements, the development of a renewable energy source is ideal to overcome the related issues seen in systems powered by batteries (limited lifespan, rechar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advancing High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

    SBC: Yardney Technical Products, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    Lithium-Ion batteries have been a main source of energy for many aerospace applications over the past decade. Future space missions are facing a number of challenging requirements, including significant increase in specific energy, approaching 500 Wh/kg, and energy density of 700 Wh/l at cell level. Compared to state-of-the-art technology today, a reduction in mass and volume are necessary, along ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Measuring Shear Stress with a Microfluidic Sensor to improve Aerodynamic Efficiency

    SBC: American Nanofluidics            Topic: A401

    Skin friction drag is directly proportional to the local shear stress of a surface and can be the largest factor in an aerodynamic body's total parasitic drag. The measurements of the local shear stress has long been a difficult measurement in an air-flow environment due to the interaction between the sensor and air flow. In order for modern researchers to further improve the efficiency of aircraf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Advanced Simulation Capability for Turbopump Cavitation Dynamics Guided by Experimental Validation

    SBC: Streamline Numerics, Inc.            Topic: H203

    Numerical cavitation modeling capability is critical in the design of liquid rocket engine turbopumps, feed lines, injector manifolds and engine test facilities. Cavitation in turbopumps leads to reduced performance, mechanical vibrations, and component erosion. The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver Loci-STREAM–developed by Streamline Numerics–is one of the primary production too ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Low-Cost High-Performance Non-Toxic Self-Pressurizing Storable Liquid Bi-Propellant Pressure-Fed Rocket Engine

    SBC: Exquadrum, Inc.            Topic: H202

    Exquadrum proposes a high-performance liquid bi-propellant rocket engine that uses propellants that are non-toxic, self-pressurizing, and low cost. The proposed engine and propellants provide the same performance as state-of-the-art storable propellants. The propellants are storable for long durations without decomposition or degradation. Because the propellants are self-pressurizing, they offe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High Fidelity Tool for Turbulent Combustion in Liquid Launch Propulsion Systems Based on Spray-Flamelet Methodology

    SBC: Streamline Numerics, Inc.            Topic: T101

    The innovation proposed here is a high-performance, high-fidelity simulation capability for simulating liquid rocket spray combustion based on a novel spray-flamelet methodology which will be integrated into Loci-STREAM which is a CFD solver developed by the proposing personnel under funding from NASA over the last several years. A new spray-flamelet formulation will be incorporated into Loci-STRE ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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