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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. Very Dense High Speed 3u VPX Memory and Processing Space Systems

    SBC: Seakr Engineering, Inc.            Topic: S401

    While VPX shows promise as an open standard COTS computing and memory platform, there are several challenges that must be overcome to migrate the technology for a space application. For the Phase I SBIR, SEAKR investigated the 3u VPX architecture for the space environment for advanced memory and processing systems. The SBIR investigation focused on researching innovative switch fabric architectu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) Gap Filler for Heat Shield Assemblies

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    During this program, Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI) will develop practical methods for preparing Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) materials for joining thermal protection system segments and penetrations of the heat shield assembly. Current and future mission flight environments and designs, such as those for Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell (MSLA) and anticipated for New Frontiers and Mar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Multi-Layered Integrated Airframe System

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X902

    This proposed Phase II program builds on the Phase I effort addressing NASA's future mission requirements by: 1) developing higher performing TPS materials capable of meeting the demands of multiple severe mission trajectories; and 2) integrating TPS materials with the sub-structure to improve overall robustness and decrease mass. The program's goal is to extend Phenolic Impregnated Car ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Estimation and Prediction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Trajectories

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: A301

    There is serious concern about the introduction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the National Air Space (NAS) because of their potential to increase the risk of collision between aircraft. At present, many UAV platforms lack a Sense and Avoid (SAA) capability to mitigate collision risk, and this has prevented both the government and private contractors from using these platforms in critically ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Ultra High Temperature Capacitive Pressure Sensor

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: A202

    To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce cost, and track system health status and failure modes of advanced propulsion systems; miniaturized, robust sensing systems for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as pressure, would be highly advantageous. Technical challenges for developing reliable sensing systems lie in extremely harsh working conditions the micro s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Simulation Tool for Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators at Atmospheric and Sub-Atmospheric Pressures

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: A205

    Traditional approaches for active flow separation control using dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuators are limited to relatively low-speed flows and atmospheric conditions. It results in low feasibility of the DBDs for aerospace applications, such as active flow control at turbine blades, fixed wings, rotary wings and hypersonic vehicles, which require a satisfactory performance of th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Low-Cost High-Performance Hall Thruster Support System

    SBC: COLORADO ELECTRONICS INC            Topic: S304

    Colorado Power Electronics (CPE) has built an innovative modular power processing unit (PPU) for Hall Thrusters, including discharge, magnet, heater and keeper supplies, and an interface module. The innovations of this high-performance PPU are its resonant circuit topologies, magnetics design, modularity, and its stable and sustained operation during severe Hall effect thruster current oscillation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Lunar Organic Waste Reformer

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: X302

    The Lunar Organic Waste Reformer (LOWR) utilizes high temperature steam reformation to convert all plastic, paper, and human waste materials into useful gases. In the LOWR, solar thermal concentrators are used to heat steam directly to 600 C, after which the steam is mixed with a small amount of oxygen and injected into a reactor which is being fed with waste materials via a lock hopper. At the hi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Wrapped-MLI: Thermal Insulation for Cryogenic Piping

    SBC: Quest Product Development Corporation            Topic: X801

    New NASA vehicles (EDS, Orion, landers & orbiting fuel depots) need improved cryogenic propellant transfer & storage for long duration missions. Current cryogen feed line Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) performance is 10X worse per area than tank MLI insulation. Cryogenic piping heat leak is 50?80% of cryotank heat leak, and 40?50% of LH2 is lost - about 150,000 gallons ($300,000) - during ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Continuation Methods and Non-Linear/Non-Gaussian Estimation for Flight Dynamics

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: O404

    We propose herein to augment current NASA spaceflight dynamics programs with algorithms and software from three domains. First, we use parameter continuation methods to assist in computation of trajectories in complicated dynamical situations. Numerical parameter continuation methods have been used extensively to compute a menagerie of structures in dynamical systems including fixed points, peri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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