CU Aerospace

301 North Neil St. Array
Champaign, IL 61820
http://cuaerospace.com
18 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 31
Total Value of Awards $9.18MM
First Award Date 09/01/99
Most Recent Award Date 07/11/16

31 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N161-062
Budget: 07/11/16 - 05/10/17

The mass and cost of low temperature Joule-Thomson and Brayton cryocoolers can be greatly reduced with a better recuperator configuration. CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) propose to develop a robust, anisotropic recuperative heat exchanger capable of excellent heat exchange efficiency with low co...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Defense
Topic: SB161-007
Budget: 06/17/16 - 06/16/17

CU Aerospace, along with the University of Illinois wishes to propose SYNERGEO, a geostationary platform that is assembled from sub-modules by the DARPA Phoenix robot. Each module complies with the DARPA POD standard. With an initial launch of 4 modules, up to three payloads can be supported. With additional core platform modules, the number of...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N152-115
Budget: 11/02/15 - 09/02/16

CU Aerospace (CUA), teamed with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), proposes to research, develop, and demonstrate thermal management simulation tools for next-generation two-phase cooling systems designed for transient high heat-flux naval applications. The software developed in this program can be used to evaluate advanced t...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-066
Budget: 08/04/15 - 03/04/16

ABSTRACT:CU Aerospace (CUA) proposes the development of the Monopropellant Propulsion Unit for CubeSats (MPUC) thruster, a breakthrough complete propulsion system technology for CubeSats and other small satellites, because of its high performance, nontoxic chemical monopropellant and benign storage characteristics. MPUC pushes the envelope of ex...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT09
Budget: 07/15/15 - 07/15/17

Living systems rely on pervasive vascular networks to enable a plurality of biological function, exemplified by natural composite structures that are lightweight, high-strength, and capable of mass and energy transport. In contrast, synthetic composites possess high strength-to-weight ratios but lack the dynamic functionality of their natural co...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT04
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be correspondingly updated and detailed 3D multiphys...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-165
Budget: 07/25/14 - 10/24/16

ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of energy management optimization tools based upon existing UIUC and CUA expertise to expand the operational envelope of military and commercial vehicles (aircraft and automobiles). Such ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N141-080
Budget: 05/23/14 - 11/24/14

The primary objective of CU Aerospace s (CUA) Phase I work will be to fabricate and test aromatic thermosetting copolyester (ATSP) composites for use as ablative thermal protection systems for next generation reentry bodies. Unfortunately, there has been little work put into the development of improved ablative materials over the last 30 years, ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT09
Budget: 05/15/14 - 09/14/14

ABSTRACT: Living systems rely on pervasive vascular networks to enable a plurality of biological function, exemplified by natural composite structures that are lightweight, high-strength, and capable of mass and energy transport. In contrast, synthetic composites possess high strength-to-weight ratios but lack the dynamic functionality of their ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT04
Budget: 02/13/14 - 11/14/14

ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be correspondingly updated and detailed 3D multiphy...

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