NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 O2.02-8307
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Propulsion Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Flexible Production of Geometrically Complex Superalloy Components

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Transition45 Technologies, Inc.
1963 North Main Street
Orange, CA 92865 - 4101
(714) 283-2118

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Edward Y Chen
transition45@sbcglobal.net
1963 North Main Street
Orange, CA 92865 - 4101
(714) 283-2118

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
In order to design and manufacture complex, one-of-a-kind to limited quantity rocket propulsion system components, while shortening the development cycle time and reducing the associated costs, an innovative method must be developed that expands upon current manufacturing technologies. A flexible manufacturing system that can handle the production of such parts in short time periods is desirable. Today's near-net fabrication technologies are extremely limited in design flexibility due to the use of injection molding. Considering the need for design flexibility as well as shorter development cycles, reduced costs, and minimized variance in making one-of-a-kind components, an innovative manufacturing technology will be demonstrated in this work to fabricate geometrically complex superalloy components.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA applications include rocket and airbreathing propulsion system components, especially those requiring sophisticated internal passageways.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential non-NASA applications include military rocket and airbreathing propulsion system components, industrial gas tubine components, industrial pump and valve components for corrosion resistance, and biomedical implants.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Ablative Propulsion
Atmospheric Propulsion
Ceramics
Composites
Heat Exchange
In Situ Manufacturing
Launch Engine/Booster
Maneuvering/Stationkeeping/Attitude Control Devices
Metallics
Nanomaterials
Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE; NDT)
Passive Systems
Polymers
Processing Methods
Prototyping
Spacecraft Main Engine
Structures


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