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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. Effervescent Fine Water Mist Fire Extinguisher for Microgravity Environments

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X1203

    Fire suppression systems provide an essential safety function onboard spacecraft. The transition away from halon-based systems has presented an opportunity for efficient and cost-effective alternative approaches. ADA Technologies proposes to develop a fine-water-mist fire suppression system suitable for use in microgravity. The ADA design features a single pressure tank with a patented effervescen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A Safe, Legal, and Autonomous See-and-Avoid System for UAVs

    SBC: Aerotonomy, Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Aerotonomy, Incorporated, and subcontractors Georgia Tech and the AAI Corporation will combine state-of-the-art adaptive UAV control, optimized sensor suites, innovative strategic and tactical maneuvering systems, and a wealth of experience in manufacturing and operating Tactical UAVs (including the Shadow 200) to create a practical and autonomous See-and-Avoid System (SAAS) for safe UAV operation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: S201

    The present proposal describes the development of an adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer (CTIS), or "Snapshot" spectrometer which can "instantaneously" capture a full 3D data cube. The technology is applicable to hyperspectral imaging for remote sensing of extra-terrestrial planetary bodies and deep space objects. The snapshot capability of the technology makes it possible to captur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Wide Output Range Power Processing Unit for Electric Propulsion

    SBC: COLORADO ELECTRONICS INC            Topic: S804

    Hall thrusters can be operated over a wide range of specific impulse while maintaining high efficiency. However S/C power system constraints on electric propulsion systems often force a choice of maximum power operation over a narrow range of specific impulse and thrust. Most spacecraft users would desire a continuous selection of thrust and specific impulse at maximum power when possible, but p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High Efficiency Three Phase Resonant Conversion for Standardized Architecture Power System Applications

    SBC: COLORADO ELECTRONICS INC            Topic: X1001

    A low-cost, standardized-architecture power system is proposed for NASA electric propulsion (EP) applications. Three approaches are combined to develop a system that will meet current and future NASA needs and exceed currently available power processor unit (PPU) performance in terms of electrical efficiency, specific mass (kg/kW), and cost. The approaches include the use of (a) high-efficiency ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Regional and Local Geoid Undulations for Computing Orthometric Heights from GPS Measurements

    SBC: Earth Mapping International, Inc.            Topic: S702

    This proposal explains procedures of using regional and local geoid undulations to improve and convert the global positioning system (GPS) elevations (ellipsoidal heights) into orthometric heights. The Geoid Undulation Model (Geoid 2003) for the North America has reached the centimeter level accuracy. Although the GPS accuracy has reached to millimeter level, the elevation component (converted to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Temperature Battery for In Situ Exploration of Venus

    SBC: Mobile Energy Products, Inc.            Topic: S202

    Development of batteries capable of operational temperatures of 380?C and 486oC with a specific capacity 200 Wh/kg for use as a power source on the Venusian surface and for planetary probes in similar high temperature atmospheres and where ambient pressures of 90 atmospheres are to be expected. These conditions are well beyond most conventional battery technologies, except those experienced by th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Pilot-Scale Oxidation Catalysts

    SBC: ENVIRONMENTAL & LIFE SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY            Topic: X1207

    Catalytic oxidation of contaminants in air and water remains a key unit operation available to NASA. Its advantages include production of high-quality effluents, good microbial control, and extremely low expendable rates. Extensive research by both NASA and industry demonstrates an order of magnitude more activity for catalysts supported on carbon versus any other support. Carbon supported noble ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A Novel Cyclic Catalytic Reformer for Hydrocarbon Fuels

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: A203

    This proposed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I addresses development of a compact reformer system based on a cyclic partial oxidation (POx) technology for the purpose of generating hydrogen for fuel cell systems. The need for improved reformers arises from: 1) the tendency of hydrocarbon fuels to deposit carbon on surfaces; 2) requirement of large quantities of steam; 3) a massi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Highly Durable Catalysts for Ignition of Advanced Monopropellants

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: S804

    This proposed SBIR Phase I addresses the development of catalysts and technology for the ignition of advanced monopropellants consisting of mixtures of hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) and a combustible component. The catalysts will possess intrinsic activity for ignition and will also possess requisite thermal stability and erosion resistance. Minimal delay times will be achieved by the catalyst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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