NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 A1.01-8463
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Structural Efficiency-Tailored Airframe & Structures
PROPOSAL TITLE: Manufacturing For Design of Titanium Alloys

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
Structural Efficiency-Tailored Airframe & Structures 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 program proposes to exploit the tremendous benefits that could be offered by the development of a microstructural refinement and control technology for titanium alloys. A severe plastic deformation (SPD) technology based on hot die isothermal forging technologies will be explored in this work. The goal is to demonstrate a practical, production level manufacturing approach to producing bulk-sized titanium alloy components with refined and controllable microstructure-properties. Higher performance titanium alloys would be particularly advantageous for next generation airframe and engine structures and components seeking improved structural efficiency. The effect of different thermomechanical conditions to achieve the requisite microstructure-properties also needs to be understood in order to identify the optimum process.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA applications are airframe, aircraft engine, and spaceframe structural components that require greater structural efficiency and/or higher performance.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential non-NASA commercial applications are commercial and military airframe, aircraft engine, and spaceframe structural components that require greater structural efficiency and/or higher performance. Other potential applications include higher performance industrial pump and valve components, biomedical implants, and sporting goods.

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.)
Atmospheric Propulsion
Characterization
Destructive Testing
Fasteners/Decouplers
Launch Engine/Booster
Metallics
Nanomaterials
Processing Methods
Spacecraft Main Engine
Structures

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