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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. Heat Pipe Solar Receiver for Oxygen Production of Lunar Regolith

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X501

    Researchers have determined that lunar soil contains approximately 43% oxygen in the lunar soil oxides, which could be extracted to provide breathable oxygen for consumption by astronauts. The proposed program will develop a solar receiver for the hydrogen reduction process that uses sodium heat pipes in the 1050oC temperature range. The heat pipe solar receiver is accepts the non-uniform solar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. VCHP Radiators for Lunar and Martian Environments

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X1101

    Long-term Lunar and Martian systems present challenges to thermal systems, including changes in thermal load, and large changes in the thermal environment between day and night. The innovation in the program is the development of a variable conductance heat pipe (VCHP) that passively accommodates the changing thermal load and environment. This allows the heat pipe evaporators (and any attached h ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Variable Cell Blanket Sandwich Panel Technology

    SBC: Benecor, Inc.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1998 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Integrating Multi-Vendor Software Analysis into the Lifecycle for Reliability, Productivity, and Performance

    SBC: SureLogic, Inc.            Topic: X102

    The goal of the proposed work is to create new ways to manage, visualize, and share data produced by multiple software analysis tools, and to create a framework for integrating diversely-sourced analysis tools into software practices, across the lifecycle, in a way that improves both reliability and productivity. Software analysis tools are used by software programmers, analysts, and managers to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Single Crystal Piezoelectric Deformable Mirrors with High Actuator Density and Large Stroke

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: S202

    Single crystal piezoelectric deformable mirrors with high actuator density, fine pitch, large stroke and no floating wires will be developed for future NASA science and communications applications. Single crystal piezoelectric DMs share the fine pitch with co-fired electrostrictive or ceramic piezoelectric DMs and MEMS DMs, but with large stroke at relatively low voltages (< 150 V) and with a broa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Cryogenic Fluid Transfer Components Using Single Crystal Piezoelectric Actuators

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: X702

    Cryogenic fluid transfer components using single crystal piezoelectric actuators are proposed to enable low thermal mass, minimal heat leak, low power consumption and fast response for cryogenic fluid transfer and handling systems to support NASA Lunar Lander, Ground Operations, Ares, and Lunar Surface Systems programs. Single crystal piezoelectrics are attractive because they exhibit 3 to 5 times ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Piezoelectrical Structural Sensor Technology for Extreme Environments (> 1800 F)

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: A201

    High temperature piezoelectric crystal (HTP) sensors are desired for future propulsion component structure health monitoring, operating parameters optimization, turbine engine control and health monitoring, as well as improving performance and maintainability of power production facilities and other rotary combustion engines. Recently discovered high temperature piezoelectrics showed stable piezoe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. New Chemical Kinetics Approach for DSMC Applications to Nonequilibrium Flows

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: A206

    A new chemical kinetics model and database will be developed for aerothermodynamic analyses on entry vehicles. Unique features of this model include (1) the ability to model chemical kinetics in highly nonequilibrium flows at high altitudes, (2) the ability to predict nonequilibrium dissociation without reliance on traditional continuum kinetic rate equations, and (3) the ability to model complex ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Integrated Component and System Analyses of Instabilities in Test Stands

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: T1001

    Instabilities associated with fluid handling and operation in liquid rocket propulsion systems and test facilities usually manifest themselves as structural vibrations and may cause structural damage such as the cracks observed in the space shuttle hydrogen feed liners. While the source of the instability is directly related to the performance of a component such as a turbopump, valve or a flow co ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A High Fidelity Computational Tool for Modeling Thermal Vent Systems in Cryogenic Tanks

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: X701

    Control and management of cryogenic propellant tank pressures in low gravity is an important technical challenge to overcome for future long duration space missions. Heat leaking into the propellant tanks leads to self-pressurization of the tank due to vaporization. Advanced techniques such as thermodynamic vent systems (TVS) are currently being designed for low-gravity space systems. However, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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