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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. ROC-Rib Deployable Ka-Band Antenna for Nanosatellites

    SBC: Tendeg LLC            Topic: S102

    In these days of tight budgets and limited funding, NASA is constantly looking for new ways to reduce development time and costs of future spacecraft. This is the driving spirit behind NASA's increasing interest in the CubeSat platform, and the vision that is guiding development and demonstration of higher-risk technologies that can eventually lead to low-cost atmospheric science from CubeSats. Fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Macro-Fiber Composite-Based Actuators for Space

    SBC: Extreme Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: S202

    This SBIR project creates a CubeSat-based on-orbit Validation System (CVS) that provides performance and durability data for Macro Fiber Composite (MFC) piezocomposite actuators operating in space and matures this precision deployment technology through validation tests in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). NASA customers include active structures like space-based deployable telescopes. Phases I/II advance MF ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 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 II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. 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 II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Carbonaceous Asteroid Volatile Recovery (CAVoR) system

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: H101

    The Carbonaceous Asteroid Volatile Recovery (CAVoR) system produces water and hydrogen-rich syngas for propellant production, life support consumables, and manufacturing from in-situ resources in support of advanced space exploration. The CAVoR thermally extracts ice and water bound to clay minerals, which is then combined with small amounts of oxygen to gasify organic matter contained in carbonac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Multifunctional Polyolefin Matrix Composite Structures

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: H1101

    Polyethylene, and ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in particular, is an outstanding material for radiation shielding in the sense that its extraordinarily high hydrogen content both minimizes the production of secondary ions during exposure to energetic radiation and captures neutrons. Its low density and high wear resistance also make it attractive for the structures of manned spa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Vapor Cooled Structure MLI: Efficient Vapor Cooling of Structural Elements

    SBC: Quest Thermal Group, LLC            Topic: H204

    Human exploration requires advances in propulsion for transport to Earth orbit, the moon, Mars and beyond. New technologies are needed for advanced in-space propulsion systems to support exploration, reduce travel time, reduce acquisition costs and reduce operational costs. The goal is a breakthrough in cost and reliability for a wide range of payload sizes and types supporting future orbital flig ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Non-Mechanical, Electro-Optic Beamsteerers for Space Based Laser Communications

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: H901

    In this phase II SBIR we will design, build, test, and deliver extremely low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) non-mechanical, electro-optic (EO) laser beamsteerers that are optimized for space based laser communications (lasercom). These new beamsteerers, which will finally satisfy the decades long dream of providing a viable alternative to opto-mechanics, will controllably steer high power (>10 Wat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Electric Potential and Field Instrument for CubeSat (EPIC)

    SBC: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: S105

    Our present understanding of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling is limited, partly due to the lack of broad statistical observations of the 3-dimensional (3D) electric field in the altitude region between 300 and 1000km. This understanding is of national importance because it is a necessary step toward developing the ability to measure and forecast the "space weather" that affects modern technolog ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Robust Frequency Combs and Lasers for Optical Clocks and Sensing

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: S109

    Vescent Photonics proposes to bring an environmentally robust, compact, high fidelity frequency comb to the commercial market. This will be comb based on a NIST design, augmented with a high bandwidth graphene modulator. Vescent will partner with MRADS, a CU spin-off commercializing high bandwidth graphene modulators for mode-locked lasers. These modulators will both improve performance of the NIS ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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