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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 September, 2020.

  1. MarsOasis- An Efficient Autonomously Controlled Martian Crop Production System

    SBC: Space Lab Technologies, LLC            Topic: T7

    The MarsOasistrade; cultivation system is a versatile, autonomous, environmentally controlled growth chamber for food provision on the Martian surface.nbsp; MarsOasistrade; integrates a wealth of prior research and Mars growth chamber concepts into a complete system design and operational prototype.nbsp; MarsOasistrade; includes several innovative features relative to the state of the art space gr ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Validated Engineering Tools for Thin-Ply Composites

    SBC: Opterus Research and Development, Inc.            Topic: T12

    Opterus Research and Development, Inc. proposes to develop and validate multi-scale thin-ply High Strain Composites (HSCs) constitutive modeling tools for incorporation into commercial finite element analysis codes. The constitutive models will capture the time-temperature-load-deformation viscoelastic characteristics common to HSCs as well as the yielding or permanent deformation associated with ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Sentient Science- A Multiscale Modeling Suite for Process and Microstructure Prediction in Metal Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Sentient Science Corporation            Topic: T12

    In the Phase I period, Sentient upgraded its DigitalClone for Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology and successfully demonstrated and validated its ldquo;Process modelrdquo; and ldquo;Microstructure modelrdquo; for simulating metal AM processes. Sentient has partnered with University of Nebraska ndash; Lincoln for model validation.Specifically, Sentient has implemented a new ldquo;Process modelrd ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Integrated Mid-Infrared Sources Enabled by Waveguides Written with Femtosecond Lasers

    SBC: AKTIWAVE LLC            Topic: T8

    This proposal addresses, for the first time, the demonstration of integrated mid-infrared sources based on waveguiding in a bonded solid-state laser material and periodically poled nonlinear material. A focused femtosecond laser beam allows for precisely localized modification of the refractive index of a material, therefore enabling to create waveguiding structures. The offeror has demonstrated f ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Robust Biofilm-Biomat Reactor for Conversion of Mission-Relevant Feedstocks to Products

    SBC: SUSTAINABLE BIOPRODUCTS LLC            Topic: T7

    Sustainable Bioproducts (SBP) has developed a simple and energy efficient bioreactor technology for the purpose of supporting NASArsquo;s in-situ microbial manufacturing needs. The technology capitalizes on the robust nature of filamentous fungi grown as biofilms. SBP has shown that the system can be used to convert a multitude of mission available feedstocks into dense, easily harvestable biomats ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Solid-fueled Micro Colloid Thruster

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: T301

    Nanosatellites are receiving increased interest since they are proving reliable for surveillance, communication and other space missions. Also, the possibility of launching "constellations" of them offers unique capabilities for low-cost experimentation, sensing and communications in space. In comparison to larger spacecraft, their development time and costs have reduced and their laun ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A Self-Regulating Freezable Heat Exchanger for Spacecraft

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: T601

    A spacecraft thermal control system must keep the cabin (both air and its structure if manned) and electronic equipment within a narrow temperature range even though the environment may vary from very cold to warmer than room temperature. Since water is safe to use and an excellent coolant (other than its high freeze point and volumetric expansion during freeze), a water coolant loop often is use ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Real-Time Smart Tools for Processing Spectroscopy Data

    SBC: Signal Processing, Inc.            Topic: T501

    Since Mars rovers have limited life span, NASA wants to maximize the exploration activities during this period. Rock sample analysis is one of the main tasks of rover missions. Traditionally, rock selection is decided by human operators. Due to long communication delay, manual selection process is time-consuming. There is a strong need to develop an automatic software system to automate the proces ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Alternative Green Technology for Power Generation Using Waste-Heat Energy And Advanced Thermoelectric Materials

    SBC: BRIMROSE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: T803

    NASA is interested in advancing green technology research for achieving sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sources. Thermo-electric power generation (TEPG) has exceptionally rich potential to fulfill this need. A TEPG module requires (1) material that can provide high figure of merit while still providing efficient heat control; (2) low resistance ohmic contacts that operate at high t ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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