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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. Advanced Wastewater Photo-oxidation System

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: H304

    Pioneer Astronautics proposes an advanced photocatalytic oxidation reactor for enhancing the reliability and performance of Water Recovery Post Processing systems aboard crewed spacecraft. This novel technology, called the Advanced Wastewater Photooxidation System (AWPS) is designed to oxidize and remove recalcitrant aqueous organic constituents in the water recovery post processing system under ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Holomorphic Embedded Load Flow for Autonomous Spacecraft Power Systems

    SBC: Gridquant Technologies, LCC            Topic: S303

    The Holomorphic Embedding Load Flow Method (HELM) is a breakthrough that brings significant advances to the field of power systems. It provides a non-iterative procedure to compute, with mathematically proven guarantees even near voltage collapse, the correct operative power flow solution, to the desired accuracy. Unlike iterative methods, which are inherently prone to non-deterministic convergen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Ultra High Energy Solid-State Batteries for Next Generation Space Power

    SBC: Soild Power, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    The use of lithium (Li) metal as an anode material has emerged as one highly attractive option for achieving high specific energy due to lithium having the highest capacity (3876 mAh g-1) of all potential anode materials. However, the reliable use of these exceptionally high capacity anodes in a commercial cell has not been achieved due to safety and reliability concerns resulting from thermal ru ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Low Cost, Low Profile Steerable SATCOM Antenna

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: A201

    The small size of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms along with the need to reduce drag to increase flight time creates a need for low-profile antennas. The oldest solution, a mechanically steered parabolic reflector, does not provide a low profile. The modern electronically steered phased array is an alternative that does provide a low-profile antenna solution, but the cost of these antenn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Lightweight, Advanced Sorbent-Based Device to Collect and Pressurize CO2 from Martian Atmospheres

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: H101

    Human exploration of Mars, as well as unmanned sample return missions can benefit greatly from use of propellants and life-support consumables produced from the resources available on Mars. The first major step of any in-situ propellant production system is the acquisition of carbon dioxide from the Mars atmosphere and its compression for further chemical processing. TDA Research Inc. propose ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A Low-Power Medical Oxygen Generator

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: H1201

    An on-board oxygen concentrator is required during long duration manned space missions to supply medical oxygen. The commercial medical oxygen generators based on pressure swing adsorption (PSA) are large and highly power intensive. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes to develop a small, lightweight, portable oxygen generator based on a vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) to produce concentrated medical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Additive Manufacturing of Ion Thruster Optics

    SBC: Plasma Controls, LLC            Topic: S302

    Plasma Controls will manufacture and test a set of ion optics for electric propulsion ion thrusters using additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing can potentially produce optics with novel or complex geometry that have better performance compared to those made traditionally, while also giving cost and mass savings.

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Multi-Purpose Interplanetary Deployable Aerocapture System (MIDAS)

    SBC: ALTIUS SPACE MACHINES, INC.            Topic: Z2001

    Altius Space Machines and MSNW LLC propose the development of a cubesat-scale Multipurpose Interplanetary Deployable Aerocapture System (MIDAS), to provide cubesats with the capability to perform reliable aerocapture and aerobraking missions. The MIDAS system consists of a thin, deployable, Magnetoshell Aerocapture (MAC) electromagnet coil that is deployed outward from the cubesat body using multi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Lightweight and Compact Multifunction Computer-Controlled Strength and Aerobic Training Device

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: H2002

    TDA Research proposes to develop a computer-controlled lightweight and compact device for aerobic and resistive training (DART) to counteract muscular atrophy and bone loss and to improve the overall wellness of astronauts operating in microgravity. The DART will be able to provide resistive loads up to 350 lbf and will accurately simulate the load profile of a mass in a 1-g environment. It will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Non-Parametric, Closed-Loop Testing of Autonomy in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: A201

    The proposed Phase I program aims to develop new methods to support safety testing for integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace (NAS) with a particular focus on testing the collision avoidance (CA) algorithms of a UAS Sense-and-Avoid (SAA) system. The two primary issues addressed by this research are: (i) the risk that incorrect/mismatched modeling assumptions will skew ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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