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  1. All-Fiber Components for Micro-Structured Fibers

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: S101

    We propose new concepts for developing components for high performance space based Lidar systems. While it is generally recognized that photonic crystal fiber technology can extend the performance range of fiber laser based sources these fibers are considered by many to be incompatible with complementary component technology such as fused couplers and pump combiners. Integration of these fibers i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Hard Upper Torso Shoulder Joint Design for Crew Member Sizing Adjustment and Enhanced Mobility

    SBC: AIR-LOCK, INCORPORATED            Topic: X401

    Air-Lock, Incorporated proposes to design an Enhanced Shoulder Mobility Joint Assembly (ESMJA) that increases dynamic mobility and static sizing capabilities for spacesuited crewmembers (CM) employing a Hard Upper Torso (HUT). The proposed shoulder joint will allow historically fixed Hard Upper Torsos to be sized in-situ by crewmembers of varying anthropometries. The Shoulders will also increase ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Vacuum-Compatible Multi-Axis Manipulator/Machining Center for Long-Duration Space Missions

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NASA has many needs for maintenance and repair technologies for long-duration human space missions. We propose to continue developing a compact, portable, vacuum-compatible, multi-axis Manipulator/Machining Center (M/MC) to satisfy many of NASA's needs. Our M/MC will provide complex manipulation during: layer-additive manufacturing; collection of geometric data for reverse-engineering; real-time ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Electrospray Collection of Airborne Contaminants

    SBC: Connecticut Analytical Corporation            Topic: X301

    In stark contrast to current stagnation-based methods for capturing airborne particulates and biological aerosols, our demonstrated, cost-effective electrospray technology employs an entirely different approach based on the remarkable effectiveness of small, highly charged liquid droplets formed from an electrospray source to "getter" both particles and polar molecules dispersed in a gas. Less cap ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Closed-Loop Pure Oxygen Static Feed Fuel Cell for Lunar Missions

    SBC: Distributed Energy Systems            Topic: X803

    In order to address the NASA lunar mission, DESC proposes to develop a proton exchange membrane (PEM) closed-loop pure oxygen fuel cell for application to lunar surface exploration, building upon DESC's expertise and fundamental demonstrations in closely related technology. Building upon the Phase I project, the static feed fuel cell hardware will be scaled up approximately three times in active a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A Renewed Approach for Large Eddy Simulation of Complex Geometries

    SBC: Flow Parametrics, LLC            Topic: A202

    The potential benefits of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) for aerodynamics and combustion simulation hvae largely been missed, due to the complexity of generating grids for complex topologies, and the requirement for boundary fitted grids which reduce the accuracy of the method. The Phase 2 Program builds on the Cartesian grid LES flow solver developed under Phase 1, and includes new techologies such ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Blocking Filters with Enhanced Throughput for X-Ray Microcalorimetry

    SBC: Luxel Corporation            Topic: S105

    X-ray microcalorimeters have developed to provide unprecedented energy resolution and signal sensitivity. To take maximum advantage of the microcalorimeter's performance, a new and improved blocking filter stack is needed to further enhance low level sensitivity and mission throughput. The innovation proposed, high transmission polyimide support mesh fabricated using photolithography, will replace ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Elastomeric Dampers Derived From First-Principles-Based Analytical Simulation

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The lead-lag motions of rotor blades in a helicopter require damping to stabilize them. In practice, this has necessitated the use of external hydraulic dampers which suffer from a high maintenance cost. This high operational cost has prompted the rotorcraft industry to use elastomeric lead-lag dampers that result in ``dry'' rotors. However, complex behavior of elastomers provides challenges for t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. 3D Warping Actuation Driven Dynamic Camber Control Concept for Helicopter Rotor Blades

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: A210

    In a rotorcraft, optimized camber change not only reduces vibratory hub loads and noise but also increases available thrust and improved flight control augmentation. Therefore, the ability to dynamically change airfoil camber is a significant technology advancement leading to improved overall rotorcraft performance. Research efforts in recent years have led to the application of active material ac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Wavelength Stabilized High Brightness Direct Diode Pumps for Solid State LIDAR Systems at Eye-Safe Wavelengths

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: S101

    Proposed is a high power, high efficiency, high reliability compact eye-safe LIDAR source. The diode pump source is an electrically series-connected array of single emitters coupled into an optical fiber known commercially as Pearl. During the course of the program nLight will transfer and improve its present record 1470-nm diode technology to a AuSn solder bond line, while also elongating the ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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