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Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To advance the effectiveness of exercise activities performed to counteract bone and muscle deterioration under microgravity conditions, Aurora Flight Sciences and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology propose to develop a self-contained, enhanced dynamic load sensor that can be integrated into… more
Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The availability of an air vehicle to perform missions or generate sorties is negatively impacted by time spent on the ground due to scheduled servicing and maintenance. Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) helps maximize the availability of air assets by servicing the air vehicle based on actual… more
Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Aurora will develop a novel composite sandwich structure that is capable of providing a coupled bending-torsional stiffness with nonlinear elastic effects, capable of achieving a tailored aeroelastic response over a wide range of flight conditions. Such a structure will make use of an additive… more
Company: COHERENT APPLICATIONS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal addresses NASA's science objectives with innovative lidar architecture for atmospheric CO2 measurements. Specifically, the proposed work can support and potentially enhance the Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons (ASCENDS) technologies. Using an active… more
Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Luna Innovations Incorporated is proposing to design, build, and test a shape, length, and tension sensing tether for robotic exploration and sample-gathering missions on remote planets and moons. The proposed tether system is capable of determining the location and orientation of marsupial robots… more
Company: Fibertek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Phase II program will build and deliver a tunable single-frequency laser operating in the 1.645 micron region on optimum CH4 absorption line features. Under this program an all-solid-state parametric-converted laser will be delivered to NASA LaRC which will be suitable for acquiring… more
Company: Fibertek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We have developed a common architecture for laser transmitters that address requirements for water vapor as well as ground and airborne ozone lidar systems. Our innovative approach to these requirements has the advantages of reducing size, weight and power (SWaP) as well as hardware cost for all of… more
Company: Fibertek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: CO2 sensing using absorption bands near 1570nm is very attractive by taking advantage of the mature fiber-amplifier technology derived from fiber-optic telecom heritage. This necessitates sufficient power scaling in 1.5 micrometer fiber-amplifiers, either in the pulsed-mode, or in the cw-mode for… more
Company: Fibertek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) roadmap, calls for an integrated network approach to communication and navigation needs for robotic and human space exploration missions, from near-Earth to planetary missions. Anytime, anywhere connectivity for Earth, Moon and Mars is a stated… more
Company: GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Capitalizing on a potent confluence of expertise in III-Nitride epitaxy, GaN-Si power device designs, and wide-bandgap power electronics, researchers at GeneSiC Semiconductor and Cornell University jointly propose a SBIR program focused on the development of 15 kW/300?C-rated power converters using… more
Company: Nuvotronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: A few NASA decadal missions such as the Aerosol Clouds Ecosystems (ACE) mission require space-based millimeter-wave radar apertures to complete the science objectives. We propose to create dual-polarized microfabricated copper-based antenna apertures with integrated MMICs that go beyond the… more
Company: International Scientific Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In Subtopic X11.01, NASA has identified the need to develop advanced radiation-shielding materials and systems to protect humans from the hazards of space radiation during NASA missions. The radiation components of interest include protons, alpha particles and heavy ions from galactic cosmic rays,… more
Company: International Scientific Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In Sub-topic O3.04, NASA has identified a need for control of material degradation to extend the life and reduce the life-cycle costs of piping systems subject to microbial influenced corrosion in the presence of untreated or brackish water. The corrosion mechanisms of greatest interest are salt… more
Company: MILLENNIUM ENGINEERING & INTEGRATION CO. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop an innovative Autonomous Flight Safety Inference Engine (AFSIE) system to autonomously and reliably terminate the flight of an errant launch vehicle. This proposed phase 1 research is innovative in that it combines proven NASA-developed AFS algorithms, real-time hazard… more
Company: Nanosonic, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NanoSonic has developed a candidate state-of-the-art inflatable as a novel bladder material for life critical, space habitats that maintains low air permeability (<0.0017 cc/100in2/day/atm) upon the triple fold cold flex test conducted at -50 ?C. The multifunctional Thoraeus Rubber?(TR) films… more
Company: Nanosonic, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this Phase I SBIR program is to develop polymer derived rare earth silicate nanocomposite environmental barrier coatings (EBC) for providing next-generation corrosion resistance and thermal insulation to Aerojet's Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) systems. The NTP environmental… more
Company: OPTICAL AIR DATA SYSTEMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Optical Air Data Systems (OADS) L.L.C. proposes a LIDAR based remote measurement sensor suite capable of satisfying a significant number of the desired sensing requirements in a compact, lightweight, and extremely power efficient form factor. OADS all-fiber optic LIDAR and Laser Doppler Velocimetry… more
Company: Phoenix Integration Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed work will provide NASA with an integrated visualization environment providing greater insight and a more intuitive representation of large technical data sets. Engineering framework tools now provide a new level of integration with systems engineering, high fidelity computation, mission… more
Company: Prime Photonics, LC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The team of Prime Photonics, Virginia Tech, and Utron Kinetics propose to develop a fabrication technology that will result in drop-in replacements for a diminishing supply of NASA fluxgate magnetometer ring cores. Specifically, we plan to capitalize on trends observed during the Phase I effort in… more
Company: Prime Photonics, LC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The ability to successfully manage thermal loads is increasingly a primary design constraint for many emerging engineered systems. Systems ranging from military aircraft to computational platforms to photovoltaic (PV) power generation all generate unwanted heat and traditional methods for… more
Company: Bear Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The National Research Council (NRC) has identified the need for motors and actuators that can operate in extreme high and low temperature environments as a technical gap to exploring deeper into our solar systems. The need for high temperature motors and actuators for robotic mechanisms is critical… more
Company: Bear Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) Final Report reiterates the importance of planetary sample return stating that sample return architectures provide a promising intersection of objectives for long term collaborations. The proposed innovation is an enabling technology for robotic planetary… more
Company: DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Advanced trajectory design and estimation capabilities in complex nonlinear dynamical regimes represent two of the greatest technical challenges of modern space flight. The impact of nonlinear effects in both path planning and estimation is often most noticeable when the spacecraft under… more
Company: Aeroprobe Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: State-of-the-art additive manufacturing technologies for metal parts have evolved around powder metallurgy and fusion welding-based processes. Both of these processing methodologies yield parts with inferior mechanical and physical properties as compared to wrought metal of the same composition. … more
Company: Space Systems Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A new detector evaluation method (DEM) is proposed to determine the response of graphene detectors to low fluxes of photons, neutral atoms/molecules, and ions in the space environment of high to ultra-high vacuum. The method, aimed mainly at evaluation for space applications of new graphene… more
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