NASA STTR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-2 T12.04-9941
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX15CM68P
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Experimental and Analytical Technologies for Additive Manufacturing
PROPOSAL TITLE: Metal Digital Direct Manufacturing (MDDM) for Close-Out of Combustion Chambers and Nozzle Fabrications

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc. NAME: University of Alabama in Hunstville
STREET: 664 Northwest Enterprise Drive, Suite 118 STREET: 301 Sparkman Drive
CITY: Port Saint Lucie CITY: Huntsville
STATE/ZIP: FL  34986 - 2296 STATE/ZIP: AL  35899 - 0001
PHONE: (772) 343-7544 PHONE: (256) 824-5834

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Bryant Walker
bryanthwalk@aol.com
664 Northwest Enterprise Drive, Suite 118
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 - 2296
(772) 343-7544

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Paul Nassar
Paul@keystonehq.com
664 NW Enterprise Drive, Suite 118
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 - 2296
(772) 209-0125

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Experimental and Analytical Technologies for Additive Manufacturing 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 NASA sponsored STTR project will investigate methods for close-out of large, liquid rocket engine, nickel or stainless steel nozzle, coolant channels utilizing robotic laser and pulsed-arc additive manufacturing (AM)methods. Structural jacket to coolant channel land area interface strength will be quantified and metallurgical characterization completed. Process optimizations will be conducted to select best deposition parameters and starting feed stock for the AM processes based on article pressure drop and pressure testing. Sub-scale and intermediate size nozzles will be fabricated using the hybrid Metal Digital Direct Manufacturing (MDDM) processes and delivered to the NASA-MSFC for hot fire testing. Value stream analysis and process cost modeling methods will be used to estimate nozzle should costs and to identify relative economic risk of each nozzle AM operation.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA applications include large liquid rocket engine combustion chambers and nozzles. Proposed process will enable elimination of current electrochemical plating methods for close-out of coolant channels in regeneratively cooled components utilized in liquid rocket engines. This technology has the potential to offer significant cost and time reductions for manufacturing of these types of compone4ts.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential Non-MASA applications include large liquid rocket engine combustion chambers and nozzles.

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.)
Joining (Adhesion, Welding)
Metallics
Processing Methods
Prototyping
Structures

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