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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Low-Inertia STEM Arm (LISA) Manipulators for Assistive Free-Flyers

    SBC: ALTIUS SPACE MACHINES, INC.            Topic: Z501

    Altius Space Machines proposes the development of lightweight robotic manipulators, that utilize rollable composite STEM booms to provide a prismatic extension/retraction DOF, as robot arms for Assistive Free-Flyers (AFFs) on the International Space Station. These Low-Inertia STEM Arm (LISA) manipulators can provide comparable or better manipulation capabilities to AFFs than traditional robotic ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Cubesat SEP Power Module

    SBC: ExoTerra Resource, LLC            Topic: Z401

    Today's CubeSats are inherently power limited due to their small size and available surface area. Today's CubeSats offer

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High Temperature "Smart" P3 Sensors and Electronics for Distributed Engine Control

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: A107

    Current engine control architectures impose limitations on the insertion of new control capabilities due to weight penalties and reliability issues related to complex wiring harnesses. NASA in collaboration with Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has been conducting research in developing technologies to enable Distributed Engine Control (DEC) architectures. Realization of such future intelligent engin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Vapor Cooled Structure MLI: Efficient Vapor Cooling of Structural Elements

    SBC: Quest Thermal Group, LLC            Topic: H204

    Human exploration requires new technologies for advanced in-space propulsion systems. Improvements in cryogenic propellant storage are a critical need. NASA's Technology Roadmaps call "Zero Boil Off storage of cryogenic propellants for long duration missions" the #2 technical challenge for future NASA missions. Heat leak through tank mounts such as struts and skirts is an increasingly large part ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Nitrous Ethane-Ethylene Rocket with Hypergolic Ignition

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: S302

    The Nitrous Ethane-Ethylene Rocket with Hypergolic Ignition (NEERHI) engine is a proposed technology designed to provide small spacecraft with non-toxic, non-cryogenic, high performance, hypergolic propulsion. When passed over a warm ruthenium catalyst bed, gaseous nitrous oxide and an ethylene-ethane gaseous blend combust instantly. A small 1 N thruster can be designed to provide small satellite ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Electride Hollow Cathode

    SBC: Plasma Controls, LLC            Topic: S302

    Plasma Controls, LLC will develop hollow cathode electron sources based on a novel inorganic electron emitting material. Current state of the art cathodes include barium oxide based cathodes, which are susceptible to contamination, and lanthanum hexaboride cathodes, which must be operated at very high temperatures. In contrast, electride cathodes may provide equivalent emission to existing hollow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Flight Testing of Resource allocation for Multi-Agent Planning (ReMAP) System for Unmanned Vehicles

    SBC: Area I, Inc.            Topic: A202

    Area-I, Incorporated personnel have led the design, fabrication, and flight testing of fourteen unmanned aircraft, one manned aircraft, and numerous advanced guidance, control, and avionics packages. Area-I has continued this tradition in its development of the Resource allocation for Multi-Agent Planning, or ReMAP, guidance and navigation system for unmanned aircraft. The ReMAP system, whose core ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Improved Navigation for Highly Dynamic Environments

    SBC: Advanced Space LLC            Topic: H903

    Spacecraft missions are more commonly entering highly dynamic environments, such as lunar libration orbits, orbits about small bodies, and orbits driven by low-thrust propulsion. Advanced Space proposes to develop a robust navigation filter optimized for each of these highly dynamic environments. Further, the tool will be designed to be open-source and work with tools such as NASA's General Missio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Electric Potential and Field Instrument for CubeSat (EPIC)

    SBC: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: S105

    Upcoming NASA Earth and Space Science missions as well as planetary exploration missions will require improvements in particle and field sensors and associated instrument technologies. Technology developments are needed that result in expanded measurement capabilities and a reduction in size, mass, power, and cost. To that end, NASA has become increasingly interested in the use of small spacecra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. LMM Holographic Optical Tweezers (HOT) Module

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: H1401

    We propose to expand the capabilities of the LMM for colloidal and other research by developing a holographic optical tweezers (HOT) module, allowing solid-state software-controlled micromanipulation with no moving parts. A HOT device produces hundreds of independently-steerable and independently-focusable beams, as well as other arbitrarily-complex 3D illumination patterns. HOT is useful for coll ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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