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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Innovative Solid State Lighting Replacements for Industrial and Test Facility Locations

    SBC: Energy Focus, Inc.            Topic: T1002

    The proposed innovation is the replacement of existing test stand and parking lot fixtures with current SSL LED technology. The replacement fixtures will reduce energy consumption, generate less heat and provide maintenance free operation for over 50,000 hours. An explosion-proof fixture is capable of containing an internal combustion event without allowing flames or hot gasses to escape to the s ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter

    SBC: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.            Topic: S104

    This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a method of fabrication of far IR and THZ range multilayer metal-mesh filters. This type of filter consists of alternative layers of polymer material and structured thin metal films. The proposed filters are radiation hard and lightweight. The fabrication process proposed will increase the availability of such filters and expand the market while reducing the co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Aircraft Engine Life-Consumption Monitoring for Real-Time Reliability Determination

    SBC: Nastec, Inc.            Topic: A108

    A real-time life-use consumption monitor is proposed for aircraft engine systems. The life monitor will process power data available on the aircraft to calculate the accumulating in-flight power loading which the engine experiences. This power loading reduces the available life of the engine. Under emergency in-flight conditions and/or foreign object damage, engine loads and temperatures can inc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Advanced Composite Thrust Chambers for the Altair Lunar Lander

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: X406

    Radiation-cooled, bipropellant thrusters are being considered for the Ascent Module main engine of the Altair Lunar Lander. Currently, iridium-lined rhenium combustion chambers are the state-of-the-art for radiatively cooled thrusters. To increase the performance of radiation-cooled engines, improved chamber materials are needed that will allow higher operating temperatures, better resistance to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Microchannel Thermo Catalytic Ignition for Advanced Mono- and Bipropellants

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: T301

    Small and micro-spacecrafts require the efficient, micro-propulsion systems. Chemical micro-propulsion is best suited for use as primary thrust, orbital insertion and attitude control because of its high energy density. When grouped into arrays for larger thrust applications, micro-propulsion devices provide high propulsive flexibility or can be used as igniters. The proposed effort will focus ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. High Surface Area Iridium Anodes and Melt Containers for Molten Oxide Electrolysis

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: X302

    Direct electrochemical reduction of molten regolith is the most attractive method of oxygen production on the lunar surface, because no additional chemical reagents are needed. The process is proven on a laboratory scale, but the cathode-anode system and melt containers need to be improved for practical applications. The electrochemical processing of molten oxides requires high surface area inert ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Chamber Pressure, Light Weight Thrusters

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: S308

    The performance liquid propellant engines can be significantly improved by increasing both combustion temperature and pressure and reducing engine weight. State of the art Bi-propellant engines are metallic; the highest temperature combustion chambers are made of iridium/rhenium metals. Utilizing carbon-carbon composites for thrust chamber structures can reduce component weight by as much as 90%. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Multi-Use Coating for Abrasion Prevention, Wear Protection, and Lunar Dust Removal

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: X502

    The deleterious effects of lunar dust, typically less than 50 µm in diameter, have to be addressed prior to establishing a human base and long duration human presence on the surface of the moon. These effects include abrasion of seals, gaskets, motors, actuators, gimbals, bearings, blocking of optical windows, and coating of thermal control surfaces and solar panels with lunar dust. Negative phy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Mass Production of Mature Lunar Regolith Simulant

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: X602

    As NASA prepares for future exploration activities on the Moon, there is a growing need to develop higher fidelity lunar soil simulants that can accurately reproduce the properties and behavior of lunar soil. Simulants are employed on earth to verify the performance of equipment, mechanisms, structures and processes to be used on the lunar surface. One of the significant limitations of current si ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Improved Metal-Polymeric Laminate Radiation Shielding

    SBC: Powdermet, Inc.            Topic: X401

    In this proposed Phase I program, a multifunctional lightweight radiation shield composite will be developed and fabricated. This structural radiation shielding will be a high strength, syntactic polymeric where the polymer is filled with high strength low Z material. Specifically, this program will produce structural Polymeric aluminum alloy-LiBH4 composite materials layups. These structural co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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