CU Aerospace, LLC

301 North Neil Street, Suite 502
Champaign, IL 61820

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 14
Total Value of Awards $3.14MM
First Award Date 01/01/00
Most Recent Award Date 06/10/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Carroll David Carroll 15 Message
Bragg Michael Bragg 1
Carroll Victoria Carroll 1 Message
Solomon Wayne C. Solomon 1 Message
Mangun Chris Mangun 2 Message
Benavides Gabriel Benavides 1 Message
Palla Andrew Palla 1 Message
Ghosh Alexander R. Ghosh 2 Message
Woodruff Curtis Woodruff 1 Message

14 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S3.02
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

Monofilament Vaporization Propulsion (MVP) is a new propulsion technology targeted at secondary payload applications. It does not compromise on performance while using safe, clean, propellant without storage or handling concerns. Potential issues with liquid propellants such as freezing and over-pressurization in the space environment do not app...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H9.03
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

CU Aerospace, in partnership with the University of Illinois propose the further development of a new sparse nonlinear programming architecture that exploits parallelism at three levels. The Nonlinear Parallel Optimization Tool (NLPAROPT) is a black-box NLP solver intended to take advantage of multicore processors and distributed processing supe...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H2.04
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) propose to develop a low-cost lightweight recuperative heat exchanger for High Power/High Efficiency cryocoolers, in support of Cryogenic Fluid Management for In-Space Transportation. Brayton cryocoolers are well suited for high cooling power space applications, e...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: A1.04
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

CU Aerospace and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign propose to develop a new type of plasma-based flow control actuator, which uses a high-voltage electrode that arcs to a cylindrical grounded electrode within a magnetic field. The result is that an arc plasma can be produced, with a Lorentz force that creates a plasma d...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 18A-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

The capability of discharge-produced reactive oxygen species, in particular O2(a1), to effectively inactivate biological species has been empirically well-established. Disinfection and sterilization processes for instruments, surfaces, and wounds are essential in disease prevention to ensure destruction of microorganisms that can contaminate mat...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-H9.04
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

CU Aerospace proposes the development of a new parallel nonlinear program (NLP) solver software package. NLPs allow the solution of complex optimization problems, and there exist today a number of capable NLP solvers typically used within the astrodynamics community. Unfortunately, none of them take into account the capabilities of a high perfo...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-2-S3.03
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

CU Aerospace proposes to perform design, fabrication, and ground test validation of a nanosat primary propulsion subsystem using non-toxic R134a propellant. Our approach, called CubeSat High Impulse Propulsion System (CHIPS), leverages CU Aerospace's very high efficiency warm-gas variant of an innovative resistojet that significantly boosts the ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EA-2010
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a MATLAB based toolbox that can be used in educational laboratory environments for the training of the next generation of engineers with modern adaptive control theory, and will be performed by CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-X9
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Better performing ablative thermal protection systems than currently available are needed to satisfy requirements of the most severe crew exploration vehicles, such as the Mars Sample Return with 12-15 km/s Earth entry. The primary objective of CU Aerospace's Phase I work will be to fabricate and test aromatic thermosetting copolyesters (ATSP) ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

A team of CU Aerospace, the University of Illinois, and ManTech SRS Technologies proposes Phase II development of a 3 kg CubeSat spacecraft for initial flight test of a 20 m2 UltraSail, a next-generation high-risk, high-payoff solar sail system for the launch, deployment, stabilization and control of very large (km2 class) solar sails, enabling ...

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