University of Tennessee Space Institute

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Corporate Partners

Faculty & Staff

Name Awards Latest
Software & Engineering Assoc., Inc.
Carson City, NV
1 01/01/06
SRS Technologies
Huntsville, AL
1 02/10/00
Materials Modification, Inc.
Fairfax, VA
2 07/15/96
Gloyer-taylor Laboratories LLC
Tullahoma, TN
4 05/21/15
CFD Research Corp.
Huntsville, AL
1 05/28/10

9 Awards Won

$750K

ACE Booster

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Gloyer-taylor Laboratories LLC

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T1.02
Budget: 05/21/15 - 05/20/17

GTL has been developing a suite of transformational technologies that have the capability to disrupt the traditional launch vehicle paradigm. BHL composite cryotank technology provides a four times improvement over large aluminum iso-grid tanks, offering a 6 percentage point improvement in small stage PMF. Superior Stability Engine is an innova...

$125K

ACE Booster

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Gloyer-taylor Laboratories LLC

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-T1.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

GTL has been developing three transformational technologies that have the capability to disrupt the traditional launch vehicle paradigm. BHL composite cryotank technology provides a four times improvement over large Al-Li tanks, offering a 6 percentage point improvement in stage PMF. Superior Stability Engine is an innovative liquid rocket eng...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Gloyer-taylor Laboratories LLC

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA09-T009
Budget: 06/08/12 - 06/07/14

The overall objective of the Phase II effort is to enhance the capability of the UCDS process to simulate and predict the characteristics of combustion instability in propulsion devices, specifically focusing on the propulsion devices used in missile defense applications. GTL shall apply proven techniques to rigorously develop a reaction wave m...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: CFD Research Corp.

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF09-BT19
Budget: 05/28/10 - 02/28/11

The objective of this Phase I project is to evaluate the use of novel Laser Induced Surface Improvement (LISI) techniques to provide surface modification to substrate materials which will provide superior wear resistance in extreme conditions. The specific application of interest is the hypersonic metal-to-metal contact that occurs at high speed...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Gloyer-taylor Laboratories LLC

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA09-T009
Budget: 05/03/10 - 11/02/10

The UCDS process uses a rigorous theoretical model to understand the dynamics of combustion instability. In addition to predicting the amplitude of pressure oscillations, UCDS provides clear insight into why a propulsion device oscillates. To enhance and optimize UCDS for missile defense applications, GTL proposes to refine the UCDS unsteady co...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Software & Engineering Assoc., Inc.

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2006
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to determine the feasibility of developing a hydrodynamic combustion stability analysis design tool for rockets, gas turbines, and large engines. As combustors are run at leaner mixture ratios to avoid NOx pollutant issues, vortex liquid rocket engines are designed with swirling f...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: SRS Technologies

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST98-007
Budget: 02/10/00 - 05/01/02

Current off-the-shelf Windows-based software for data acquisition and control is incapable of driving critical or high-speed multi-channel VXI systems. In addition, adding or exchanging VXI devices has required tedious programming for instrumentation engineers. The Phase I graphical user interface (GUI) software demonstrated the capability to ...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Materials Modification, Inc.

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: Army
Topic: A94T003
Budget: 07/15/96 - 07/14/98

Tungsten and Tungsten composites have many uses in the DOD and in civilian industry and are among the most difficult to consolidate and shape by classical powder metallurgy (P/M) processes. Melting and casting are not economical for large scale production of structural parts. Recent developments in nanomaterial fabrication and consolidation have...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Materials Modification, Inc.

Institution: University of Tennessee Space Institute

Agency: Army
Topic: A94T003
Budget: 09/28/94 - 09/27/95

Nanometer sized metal powders are attractive for production of sintered parts because of their decreased sintering time and improved mechanical properties. Tungsten has been used as a material for kinetic energy long rod penetrators in anti-armor application. Development of a cost effective method to produce large quantities of nanometer sized...