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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. Affordable Resins for High-Performance, Ablative Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: H701

    Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to advance fundamental material development of a high-temperature resistant, multifunctional polymer system conceived and demonstrated previously by CRG, which will provide NASA with an innovative, low-cost material for thermal protection systems. The proposed material technology results in a polymer system that transitions from a thermoplastic at tem ...

    SBIR Phase I 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. Domain Specific Language for Geant4 Parallelization for Space-Based Applications

    SBC: RNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: S501

    A major limiting factor in HPC growth is the requirement to parallelize codes to leverage emerging architectures, especially as single core performance has plateaued and architectures like short vector units (e.g., AVX), Intel Xeon Phi, and GPUs are embraced by hardware manufactures. The proposed SIMD/SIMT vectorization tools for emerging accelerator-based compute architectures will impact a world ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Physics-Based Selection of SLM Process Parameters to Mitigate Defects and to Control Deposit Microstructure

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: T1204

    The research objectives of this proposal are to: (1) To adapt the thermal-fluid science procedures for the prediction of weld defects to the prediction and control of surface defects and melt pool instability during the deposition of single tracks in SLM and to control the as-deposited microstructure. (2) Utilize physics-based analysis to predict variability caused in the individual SLM track cros ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Fine-Filament Magnesium Diboride Superconductor Wire for Turboelectric Propulsion Systems

    SBC: HYPER TECH RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: A303

    This SBIR Phase II proposal overcomes technology barriers for developing highly efficient all electric aircraft systems for the future, with limited impact to the environment. Turboelectric propulsion for aircraft applications is envisioned, and cryogenic and superconducting components are sought. In particular, low AC loss superconducting wires for the stator windings and superconducting wires wi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Improved Attachment Design for Ceramic Turbine Blades Via Hybrid Concepts

    SBC: N&R ENGINEERING            Topic: A307

    This proposal presents a hybrid metal-CMC turbine blade. A SiC/SiC CMC airfoil section will be bonded to a single crystal superalloy root section in order to mitigate risks associated with an all-CMC blade inserted in a superalloy disk. This allows current blade attachment technology (SX blade with a dovetail attachment to a slotted Ni disk) to be used with a ceramic airfoil. The bond between ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Microfluidic System for CO2 Reduction to Hydrocarbons in Microgravity

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: H101

    In the combined Phase I and Phase II programs Faraday and our MIT collaborators will demonstrate the feasibility of low-cost fabrication of high-efficiency, microchannel-plate reactors for the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CH4. The proposed concept is founded on FARADAYIC® Through-Mask Etching of metallic (e.g., stainless steel and titanium) substrates to form suitable microchannel el ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. UAS Power Amplifier for Extended Range of Non-Payload Communication Devices (UPEND)

    SBC: Nu Waves Ltd.            Topic: A201

    The integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) requires a robust, reliable communication link between the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and its operators. Constant communication is a necessity. New and innovative approaches are needed to provide high-bandwidth Control and Non-Payload Communications (CNPC). To enable the CNPC system and increase the util ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Compact Kinetic Mechanisms for Petroleum-Derived and Alternative Aviation Fuels

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: A303

    To be useful for computational combustor design and analysis using tools like the National Combustion Code (NCC), low-dimensional chemical kinetic mechanisms for modeling of real fuel combustion chemistry must be sufficiently compact so that they can be utilized in multi-dimensional, multi-physics, reacting computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Despite advances in CFD-appropriate kinetic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Simulating Nonlinear Dynamics of Deployable Space Structures

    SBC: MotionPort LLC            Topic: H502

    To support NASA's vital interest in developing much larger solar array structures over the next 20 years, MotionPort LLC's Phase I SBIR project will strengthen validated modeling analysis and simulation techniques by developing a vertical application to simulate the nonlinear dynamics of the various stages of deployable space structures. This application which will support RecurDyn Multi-Body Dyn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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