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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. Long-Life, Oil-Free Polymeric, Multi-Roller Traction Drives for Planetary Vehicle Surface Exploration

    SBC: Nastec, Inc.            Topic: X902

    Multi-roller traction drives have several advantages relative to geared units for aerospace and commercial drive applications. Among these are zero backlash, low torque ripple, compactness, light weight, and unlike gears, the potential to operate without liquid or grease lubrication. Current traction drives are made from heat treated bearing steels and require special traction fluids which limited ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. High Speed Room Temperature IR Camera Based on Plasmon Physics

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: ST051005

    It is desirable to make focal plane arrays (or imaging arrays) with reduced pitch; doing so enables smaller, cheaper and lighter camera systems that provide the same image resolution. Currently, the lower limit on pitch is set by electron/hole diffusion and light diffraction that results in crosstalk between neighboring pixels. Since electron hole pairs generated outside the depletion layer can ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. System Health and Impact Assessment Environment Demonstrated on ADAPT

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: T101

    Space exploration is a unique challenge with many difficulties in its implementation. With a goal of the return of man to the moon and travel to Mars, the stage has been set for the expansion of human knowledge beyond comprehension. Traveling to the moon and Mars, however, will require new and innovative technologies. Key to this will be system health management (SHM). For any given system of the ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Advanced Vortex Hybrid Rocket Engine (AVHRE)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: X601

    ORBITEC proposes to develop a unique Advanced Vortex Hybrid Rocket Engine (AVHRE) to achieve a safe, highly-reliable, low-cost and uniquely versatile propulsion system. The benefits of AVHRE result from the combination of four innovations: (1) the patented vortex injection technique which generates a coaxial vortex pair, driving high solid-fuel regression rates and improved combustion efficiency; ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Net Shape Rapid Manufacturing Using Nano Encapsulated Powders


    This Phase II program is developing NET Shape components from Encapsulated Powders. Significant advances in Phase I for various materials and in net shape processing techniques have been realized. The objective of Phase II is to continue fabrication of these unique materials and compare multiple net shape processes and systems for various applications, APS and UC Davis have assembled world rek ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Base Flow Model Validation


    The program focuses on turbulence modeling enhancements for predicting high-speed rocket base flows. A key component of the effort is the collection of high-fidelity data for supporting turbulence model validation and calibration. Base flow configurations of interest to NASA Marshal will also be investigated using improved modeling tools. Experiments for supersonic rocket base flows will be perfor ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Polarization Imaging Apparatus for Cell and Tissue Imaging and Diagnostics


    This work proposes to capitalize on our Phase I success in a novel visible-near infrared Stokes polarization imaging technology based on high performance fast tunable phase retarder and novel algorithms for analyzing and diagnosing biological phantoms and cells. Phase I results have demonstrated the feasibility of this technique in in-vivo analyzing biological phantoms and cells. In this Phase II ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Optimal Thrust Vectoring for an Annular Aerospike Nozzle

    SBC: ROLLING HILLS RESEARCH CORP            Topic: T202

    Recent success of an annular aerospike flight test by NASA Dryden has prompted keen interest in providing thrust vector capability to the annular aerospike nozzle (AAN). The AAN with a moveable spike for thrust vectoring and throttling could provide a more efficient alternative to traditional bell nozzles. Cal Poly, which has a thrust vector research facility, has teamed with Rolling Hills Resea ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High-Speed Thermal Characterization of Cryogenic Flows

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: T901

    Luna proposes to continue development on a high-speed fiber optic sensor and readout system for cryogenic temperature measurements in liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2). This work will be based on the solid proof of feasibility completed during the Phase I STTR project and will result in 1) extremely high-speed, minimally-intrusive fiber optic temperature sensors for cryogenic and high ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. The Cyogenic Evaluation of Irradiated Composite Materials for Use in Composite Pressure Vessels

    SBC: Hypercomp Engineering, Inc            Topic: T801

    HyPerComp Engineering, Inc. (HEI) proposes to continue the characterization of the cryogenic evaluation of irradiated composite materials for use in composite overwrap pressure vessels COPVs. The intent of the proposed effort is to study the constituent raw composite material properties that result from radiation exposure and tested at cryogenic temperatures. HEI and Mississippi State Universi ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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