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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. Reliable Actuator for Cryo Propellant Fluid Control

    SBC: DYNAMIC STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: X1001

    Cryogenic fluid handling applications require a reliable actuation technology that can handle very low temperatures. A novel EM hammer drive technology is proposed for use in cryo-propellant fuel storage and regulation valves/devices. In addition to high force, the new drive technology offers potential advantages for miniaturization, reduction of heat load, and lower cost as compared to traditio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Nonlinear Data Analysis Tool for Scramjets and Other Engines

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: A202

    The UCDS process is the result of 50 years of research into combustion instability by the worlds leading scientists and engineers. The breakthroughs that created UCDS have provided a solid analytical foundation upon which tools can be developed and applied. One of these is the UCDS nonlinear tool, which GTL has been applying with much success in the investigations of the dynamics of solid rocket ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. In-Flight and Pre-Flight Detection of Pitot Tube Anomalies

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: A110

    The health and integrity of aircraft sensors play a critical role in aviation safety. Unfortunately, inaccurate or false readings from these sensors can lead to improper decision-making resulting in serious and sometimes fatal consequences. The research performed in Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of using advanced data analysis techniques to identify anomalies in Pitot tubes resulting from ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. UCDS Based Stable Injector Design

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: X1001

    History has repeatedly shown that combustion instability is the greatest technical risk faced in any chemical propulsion development program. The UCDS Process addresses this issue by using a rigorous physics-based analytical framework to decompose the complex flow field inside a chemical propulsion device, such as a liquid or solid rocket, in a way that allows rapid simulation of the dynamic behav ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Autonomus I&C Maintenance and Health Monitoring System for Fission Surface Power

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: X702

    The primary goal of this project is to design and develop an autonomous instrumentation and control (I & C) health monitoring system for space nuclear power applications. The system, once fully developed, will be able to detect system anomalies based on analytical modeling technique using data from existing sensors in the power generator.The primary application for the proposed technology wil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. High Reliability Cryogenic Piezoelectric Valve Actuator

    SBC: DYNAMIC STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: X801

    Cryogenic fluid valves are subject to harsh exposure and actuators to drive these valves require robust performance and high reliability. DSM's piezoelectric actuators offer advantages over traditional alternative actuator technology. However, in order to use piezoceramic actuators in cryogenic fluid handling applications, proof of operational reliability and improvements in thermal neutral ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Reliable, Reusable Cryotank

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: O204

    Microcracking issues have significantly limited the reusability of state-of-the-art (SOA) composite cryotanks. While developers have made some progress addressing this reusability issue, there are also significant reliability issues with the SOA cryotanks due to their inconsistent structural performance.GTL has identified the root cause of this reliability issue and proposes to confirm this diagn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. BHL Cryotank for Long Term Use

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: X503

    GTL has already made substantial progress in developing and validating the BHL<SUP>TM</SUP> technology for application to cryotanks. Earlier coupon testing of the temperature-dependent material properties confirmed the potential of the BHL technology to eliminate the microcracking issue. This was followed by the fabrication and cryo-pressure cycle testing of small BHL cylinders. No ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. ALTERNATIVE ILLUMINATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE HUMAN HABITATION OF SPACE

    SBC: Mcgown Mullican & Dunn            Topic: N/A

    TO DATE, LIGHTING DEPLOYED IN SPACECRAFT HAS NOT TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF NEW LIGHT-SOURCE AND OPTICAL-CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE TO EARTH-BASED ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS. THIS PROJECT WILL REVIEW THESE NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR APPLICABILITY TO MANNED SPACE PROGRAMS, SPECIFICALLY DEMONSTRATING THE INNOVATIVE USE OF NEW SOURCES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY USED IN HUMAN-TASK AND AMBIENT-ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS. ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. DEVELOPMENT OF A THREE DIMENSIONAL VISION ALGORITHM FOR DIRECT TRANSFORMATION FROM IMAGE SPACE TO ROBOT JOINT SPACE

    SBC: Advanced Control Technologies            Topic: N/A

    A DIRECT TRANSFORMATION FROM IMAGE COORDINATES TO ROBOT JOINT COORDINATES WILL BE DEVELOPED TO SERVE AS THE BASIS FOR A BINARY VISION SYSTEM FOR SIX DEGREE OF FREEDOM ROBOT CONTROL. A SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION ALGORITHM WILL ENABLE THE SYSTEM TO BE USED AS A TURN-KEY SYSTEM WITH ANY ROBOT WHICH ACCEPTS JOINT COORDINATE INPUT. THE DIRECT TRANSFORMATION FROM IMAGE SPACE TO ROBOT JOINT SPACE WILL BE ACCO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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