NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 A1.04-9175
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Quiet Performance
PROPOSAL TITLE: Shape Memory Alloy Adaptive Structures

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Transition45 Technologies, Inc.
1739 North Case Street
Orange, CA 92865 - 4211
(714) 283-2118

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Edward Chen
transition45@sbcglobal.net
1739 North Case Street
Orange, CA 92865 - 4211
(714) 283-2118

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Edward Chen
transition45@yahoo.com
1739 North Case Street
Orange, CA 92865 - 4211
(714) 283-2118

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Quiet Performance is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This SBIR Phase I effort will demonstrate and scale up an innovative manufacturing process that yields aerospace grade shape memory alloy (SMA) solids and periodic cellular structures. Bulk-sized SMA components and structures are extremely difficult to fabricate as castings due to the compositional sensitivity of these alloys. Remelting also leads to brittleness from the presence of deleterious phases and precipitates that form upon metal solidification. For cost effectiveness, structural integrity, and shape memory and/or superelastic behavior, SMA castings with the requisite composition-microstructure-properties are needed and will be developed in this work.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA commercial applications include aeroengine and airframe structural components, particularly those requiring aeroelastic behavior, light weight, acoustic dampening, and impact resistance.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential non-NASA commercial applications include armor applications, automotive and land vehicle components and structures, shipboard structures, sporting goods, biomedical implants, and building structures. Essentially, a practically limitless list of potential applications could be made if large-sized structure with the requisite aeroelastic properties can be manufactured affordably.

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.)
Active Systems
Actuators & Motors
Atmospheric Propulsion
Metallics
Passive Systems
Processing Methods
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Structures
Surface Propulsion
Thermal

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