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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. An Electrochemical, Point-of-Care Detector for Reagent-free, In-situ Diagnostics of Pathogens

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T102

    For long-term exploratory space travel, there will be a critical need for in-situ diagnosis and assessment of biological specimens from symptomatic astronauts, especially, disease pathogens (virus, bacterium, or fungus) and microbial contaminants. Hence, a real-time, non-culture-based microbial detection, identification and quantification system for on-flight monitoring and evaluation of pathogens ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Autonomous Multi-Robot Exploration using UWB

    SBC: TDC Acquisition Holdings, Inc.            Topic: T801

    Single multi-sensor teleoperated systems are not optimal for NASA exploratory missions because they limit the coverage area and scope of exploration and create a single point for mission failure. A better solution would use many robots cooperating to maximize exploration area and location accuracy while minimizing total system power and weight. The goal of this research is to investigate pulsed ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Multi-disciplinary Tool for Space Launch Systems Propulsion Analysis

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T901

    An accurate predictive capability of coupled fluid-structure interaction in propulsion system is crucial in the development of NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS). This STTR effort will develop a multi-disciplinary tool to improve CFD prediction capability in modeling coupled fluid structure interaction (FSI) phenomena for many SLS propulsion applications such as flexible inhibitors for SRMs ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Improved Rhenium Thrust Chambers for In-Space Propulsion

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: S304

    Radiation-cooled, bipropellant thrust chambers are being considered for the ascent/descent engines and reaction control systems for NASA missions such as Mars Sample Return and Orion MPCV. Currently, iridium-lined rhenium combustion chambers are the state-of-the-art for in-space engines. NASA's Advanced Materials Bipropellant Rocket (AMBR) engine, a 150-lbf iridium-rhenium chamber produced by Pla ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Non-Toxic HAN Monopropellant Propulsion

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: X202

    Non-toxic monopropellants have been developed that provide better performance than toxic hydrazine. Formulations based on hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) have superior performance as compared to hydrazine with Isp (261 seconds, 12% greater), higher density and volumetric impulse (60% greater density-impulse), lower melting point, and much lower toxicity (No self contained breathing apparatus requir ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Nonlinear AeroServoElastic Reduced Order Model for Active Structural Control

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A204

    The overall goal of the proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate rigorous model order reduction (MOR) technologies to automatically generate fully coupled, nonlinear, parameterized aeroservoelastic reduced-order models (ROMs) for smart material-based active structural control. The Phase I effort will focus on developing constituent nonlinear ROMs for aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Low Cost Refractory Matrix Composite Thruster for Mars Ascent Vehicles

    SBC: Analytical Services, Inc.            Topic: S504

    The long-term goal for this effort is to develop a low-cost, high-temperature thruster. Within the attitude control propulsion community, many efforts have focused on development of ultra-high temperature precious metal alloys and systems that give long life and good performance (e.g., Ir/Re). Those designs are driven by the desire to operate the thrusters at very high temperatures, which increa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Ionic Liquid, Nontoxic Monopropellants for Power-Limited Spacecraft

    SBC: STREAMLINE AUTOMATION, LLC            Topic: S304

    A key requirement of modern chemical energetic materials include enhanced performance, reduced sensitivities, and reduced toxicity. A class of compounds that meet these requirements is Ionic Liquids (ILs). The physicochemical properties of ILs enable their use in a variety of applications and energetic ionic liquids (EILs) is an area of intense research in the last decade.C3 Propulsion proposes t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Low Cost, High Efficiency, Pressurization System for Responsive Launch Operations

    SBC: K T Engineering Corporation            Topic: O203

    KT Engineering (KTE) is pleased to submit this proposal to address the stated need for "innovative solutions that will allow spaceport launch service providers to operate in an efficient, low cost manner and increases capabilities associated with integration, checkout, and preparations required to configure and ready space systems for launch." We propose to conduct research and demonstra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Eulerian Transported PDF Framework for Scramjet Flowpath Analysis

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A202

    Scramjet engines promise to become a next-generation revolutionary technology for aerospace applications. Some of the significant challenges in rapid development of scramjets include complex flow physics; combustion; flow-combustion interactions; propulsion air-frame integration; coupled with difficulty in producing realistic experimental conditions. The role of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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