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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. Cryogenic Rotary Piezoelectric Motor

    SBC: DYNAMIC STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: X602

    Piezoelectric motors operate on the principal of converting the high-frequency oscillation of high-force, precision ceramic elements into useful continuous motion. High-power oscillations are converted to rotary motion through novel transmission mechanisms to produce high-torque, precision motion. Dynamic Structures and Materials (DSM) focused the Phase I innovation on the development and design ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Highly Flexible and Extremely Durable Polyimide Cryogenic Insulation

    SBC: GFT, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The proposed innovative insulation would greatly enhance the usability of, and reduce the inherent losses associated with, cryogenic fuel delivery and storage apparatus. The proposed insulation has been tested to yield a thermal conductivity value of 0.019w/mK @ one inch format @ an areal density

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Sensitivity-Based Simulation Software for Optimization of Turbine Blade Cooling Strategies

    SBC: Jabiru Software and Services            Topic: A210

    In recent years, there has been a tendency to use ever-higher gas turbine inlet temperatures, resulting in ever-higher heat loads necessitating efficient cooling. Internal cooling designs have evolved from the use of simple curved ducts in early designs to very complex geometries. Similar complexities govern film cooling as well, leading to complex fluid-structure interactions and turbulence physi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Efficient, Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

    SBC: P C KRAUSE AND ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: A206

    Focusing on a reduced-dimension problem of a hypersonic orbital/lunar reentry capsule, an algorithm will be built which combines the stochastic Monte Carlo method for treatment of radiation transport in optically thin to moderate domains, with a single-term modified differential approximation (MP1) for use in optically thick domains. This numerical method will be verified against a known benchmar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed innovation is a "Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer." Several novel concepts are integrated to produce the final design, which is compatible with on-orbit operation from the standpoint of gravity-independence, low mass, low power requirement and automated operation. The unique design features of the Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer include compact optics based on diode ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Novel Lightweight Magnets for Space Applications

    SBC: Tai-Yang Research Company            Topic: S107

    The Tai-Yang Research Company (TYRC) of Tallahassee, Florida, will design, build and test a superconducting magnet system optimized for low current space based applications. Adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration (ADR) for milli-Kelvin sensor cooling is enabled by the use of superconducting magnets to eliminate ohmic heating. Present systems use low temperature superconductors and require signi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Hybrid High-Temperature Superconductor Current Leads for Space Applications

    SBC: Tai-Yang Research Company            Topic: S107

    The Tai-Yang Research Company (TYRC) of Tallahassee, Florida proposes to build hybrid high-temperature superconducting current leads for space applications, including compact adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration (ADR) systems for sensor cooling. The current leads will be configured to meet NASA mission requirements for a low heat leak in a package optimized for electrical currents up to 10 A. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Application of Zeeko's Novel Random Tool Path for Improvement of Surface PSD

    SBC: Zeeko Technologies, LLC            Topic: S205

    A well known problem in the fabrication of aspheric optical surfaces lies in surface irregularities inherent in the figuring process. Low-spatial frequency errors (figure errors) cause distortion in the system wavefront, resulting in degradation of the point spread function. Mid-spatial frequency errors cause small-angle scattering of light (flare), which reduces image contrast. High-spatial fr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Cryogenic Rotary Piezoelectric Motor

    SBC: DYNAMIC STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: X602

    Piezoelectric motors operate on the principal of high frequency oscillation of high force precision ceramic elements. The high power oscillations are converted to rotary motion through a novel conversion mechanism to produce high torque precision motion when compared with traditional electromagnetic motors. Dynamic Structures and Materials (DSM) proposes to focus the Phase I innovation on the de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Efficient Radiation Simulation in Complex Geometries with Applications to Planetary Entry

    SBC: Jabiru Software and Services            Topic: A206

    NASA aerocapture missions require an accurate evaluation of radiative thermal transport in order to simulate the aerothermal environment around space vehicles. However, present day computation of radiative transport in this complex multi-dimensional environment is frequently done using simple one-dimensional tangent-slab approximations or optically-thick approximations which compromise the accura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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