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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. Extensible Modeling to Create Knowledgebase for AM Processing of Alloy GrCop-84

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: T12

    The research objective of the proposed work is to demonstrate feasibility of utilizing extensible modeling to create an AM knowledgebase for copper alloy, GrCop-84, and utilize it to design an AM process for GrCop-84. The work plan has three tasks: (1) Utilize process modeling to demonstrate feasibility of predicting AM process parameters for alloy GrCop-84 for the powder bed and blown powder proc ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Advanced Rotor Coils for Conduction Cooled Superconducting Multi-Megawatt Motors for Aircraft Propulsion

    SBC: HYPER TECH RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: A1

    Future Turboelectric or Hybrid Electric aircraft requires high power density and efficiency power generation components for which superconductors are likely key enablers. Therefore, there is a need for light-weight, high-performance superconducting wire with sufficiently high operating temperature. There has been stated interest in using high temperature superconductors (HTS) such rare earth bariu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Novel Methodology for the Rapid Acoustic Optimization of Supersonic Multi-Stream 3D Nozzles

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: A1

    Current noise prediction methods are ill-suited for the design of future nozzle geometries as they are either too computationally expensive or do not contain the necessary physics to adequately predict noise from desired nozzle types. As such, there is a need for innovative technologies and methods for noise prediction to enable acoustic optimization of multi-stream, 3D nozzle to meet the noise go ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Redox Tolerant Cathode for Solid Oxide Electrolysis Stacks

    SBC: Oxeon Energy, LLC            Topic: H1

    OxEon Energy proposes a combination of materials and engineering solutions to demonstrate the reduction-oxidation (redox) stability of a solid oxide electrolysis cathode during start up and operation. The redox tolerant cathode material will reduce system complexity, tolerate flow upset conditions, and provide flexibility in space based systems without a man-in-the-loop.Solid oxide electrolysis st ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Automated In-Process Quality Control of Recycled Filament Production and FDM Printers

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: H7

    Cornerstone Research Group Inc.’s (CRG) demonstrated expertise in polymer AM materials development, systems engineering, and feedstock recycling for ISRU offers NASA the opportunity to obtain AM process monitoring and control systems for online quality control of feedstock production and printed parts. CRG’s proposed approach applies sensors, hardware, and software algorithms to monito ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. C/C Manufacturing with MG Resin and 3D Preforms

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: H5

    Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to advance the state-of-the-art in carbon/carbon (C/C) composites for hot structures on atmospheric entry vehicles with an objective to deliver high quality components quicker and at lower cost. This is enabled by a new, proprietary resin technology called MG Resin. The material is being explored through funding with DARPA, MDA, NASA, and the Army for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Field Programmable Short Wave Infrared Photodetectors

    SBC: SK Infrared, LLC            Topic: H9

    We propose to advance the state-of-the-art in short wave infrared (SWIR) detectors to meet NASA’s needs for advancements in communications technology. Antimonide-based Type II Superlattice (T2SL) infrared (IR) detectors have made significant advances in the past decade. The interest in this technology stems from (1) the ability to tailor the T2SL bandgaps across the IR region and (2) the man ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Multi-Physics Approach to Simulate Dust Accumulation/Removal

    SBC: MotionPort LLC            Topic: H5

    This Phase I SBIR will build on MotionPort’s previous simulation successes in the area of solar array deployment, addressing the specific challenge of simulating dust accumulation on solar arrays for long-term energy needs on the surface of Mars. MotionPort will use the Compact Telescoping Surface Array (CTSA) concept, developed by NASA Langley, for the example model. Simulations will be run ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Electronic Tint on Demand for EVVA

    SBC: ALPHAMICRON, INC.            Topic: H4

    The team of AlphaMicron Inc and ILC Dover propose using AMI's proprietary light control technology to provide electronic tint-on-demand for the next generation NASA Z-2 space suit. The technology is based on a guest - host liquid crystal system providing 1) electronic controlled dimming with millisecond switching speeds, 2) military grade optics, 3) customizable single color or ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Robust FARADAYIC CNT Based Coating for Scattered Light Suppression

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: S2

    Space-borne instruments, such as telescope housings and baffles where stray light reduction is vital requires the reduction of the stray light from optical payloads. Low reflective coatings (with reflectivity of ~0.1% or less) in the broad spectral range (visible- near infrared) have to be developed. These black coatings should also withstand aggressive space environments and launch conditions wit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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