NASA SBIR 2021-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
21-2- S3.02-1628
Phase 1 Contract #:
Subtopic Title:
Dynamic Power Conversion
Proposal Title:
Microfabrication of Stirling Heat Engine Regenerators

Small Business Concern

Polaronyx, Inc.
144 Old Lystra Rd, Unit 2, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(984) 369-5688                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Shuang Bai
2526 Qume Drive, Suites 17 and 18, CA 95131 - 1870
(919) 223-6878                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Jian Liu
144 Old Lystra Rd., Unit 2, NC 27517 - 6330
(650) 387-0889                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

This NASA SBIR Phase II proposal presents an unprecedented laser micro additive manufacturing system for making Stirling heat engine regenerators, by using a pulsed fiber laser and beam shaping technology. It is the enabling technology for manufacturing fine structures with micron precision. With our successful history in AM and SM processing, this proposal has a great potential to succeed. A proof of concept demonstration has been carried out and samples were delivered to NASA during Phase 1. Prototypes in compliant with the Stirling heat engine system requirement will be delivered at the end of Phase II.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

In addition to NASA’s heat engine components manufacturing, the proposed pulsed laser AM process can also be used in other applications, such as space vehicle, aircraft, and satellite manufacturing. PolarOnyx will develop a series of products to meet various requirements for commercial/military deployments.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

3D printing uses various technologies for building the products for all kinds of applications from foods, toys to rockets and cars. The global market for 3D Printing is projected to reach US$49 billion by the year 2028, driven by the advent of newer technologies, approaches, and applications.


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