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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. Ceramic-Metal Interfaces by Functional Grading

    SBC: GLACIGEN MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: A107

    Glacigen Materials proposes a novel technique for producing large-area sheets of functionally graded materials (FGM), which yield robust ceramic-metal interfaces capable of withstanding harsh environments that include high temperatures. Propulsion systems offer some of the harshest possible design conditions from a materials perspective and the demands placed on engineering materials will become m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. An Affordable Autonomous Hydrogen Flame Detection System for Rocket Propulsion

    SBC: INNOVATIVE IMAGING & RESEARCH CORP            Topic: H1001

    NASA has long used liquid hydrogen as a fuel and plans to continue using it in association with their advanced nuclear thermal propulsion technology. Hydrogen fire detection is critical for rocket propulsion safety and maintenance. A significant fire at a rocket test or launch facility could be catastrophic to infrastructure or even worse, to human life. Detection monitoring is problematic as hydr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Metal Advanced Manufacturing Bot-Assisted Assembly (MAMBA) Process

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: H702

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop the Metal Advanced Manufacturing Bot-Assisted Assembly (MAMBA) Process, a robotically managed metal press and milling system used to create precision parts on orbit. This manufacturing process provides an alternative to 3D printing metals in space, which is difficult due to space environment or print quality issues. Instead, the MAMBA-Process rel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Long Life, Catalytic Advanced Green Monopropellant Thrusters

    SBC: SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: S302

    Sienna Technologies, Inc, proposes to develop a robust, long life, catalytically ignited thruster that can perform multiple cold starts at low preheat temperatures (

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. The Automated X-Link for Orbital Networking (AXON) Connector

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: Z401

    NASA has identified the need for a joining technologies to support the ability to connect spacecraft components autonomously in-space. The joining technology should be modular, reversible, have an open-architecture, and allow "plug-and-play" functionality for maximum flexibility and utilize simple approaches amenable to robotic assembly and disassembly. TUI has been working on structural truss joi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. COBRA-Bee Carpal-Wrist Gimbal for Astrobee

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: Z501

    TUI proposes to develop a carpal-wrist gimbal payload for the Astrobee free-flier, called ?COBRA-Bee? to satisfy Astrobee mission needs for a lightweight, integrated end-effector/tool/sensor positioning and pointing system. The COBRA-Bee is an evolution of TUI?s high-TRL, 3-DOF COBRA gimbal that will provide Astrobee end-effectors with the workspace dexterity of a full robotic manipulator (6-DOF v ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High-Capacity, High-Speed, Solid-State Hydrogen Gas Generator

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: Z703

    Deployable aerodynamic decelerators are an enabling technology for missions to planets and moons with atmospheres as well as for returning payloads to Earth. These decelerators require a gas source to inflate them, and the objective is to provide an improvement over existing pressurized cold gas inflation systems. A solid-state hydrogen gas generator is proposed which is based on the thermal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Low-SWAP Ka-band Antenna for Inter-Satellite Links

    SBC: Kymeta Government Solutions, Inc.            Topic: Z802

    Kymeta Government Solutions (KGS) proposes to apply technology and manufacturing advancements developed by Kymeta Corporation to produce a low-SWAP-C metamaterial antenna that is intended to operate in the inter-satellite link frequency bands between 22.55-23.55 GHz and 25.25-27.5 GHz. This antenna will leverage TFT technology, which is used to build flat panel computer monitors, television scree ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. MakerSat

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: Z804

    Small satellite platforms such as CubeSats and nanosats are providing opportunities for NASA, DoD, ad commercial ventures to perform missions at lower cost and improved return-on-investment. There is a growing desire to enable SmallSats to perform "Long Baseline" and "Spatially Diverse" observation, measurement and collection missions. Traditionally, these types of missions would be performed usi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Low-Cost Launch Propulsion Stage and Deployment Bus for Smallsats

    SBC: Systima Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T101

    Systima Technologies is teaming with the University of Washington to design, manufacture, and test a first-stage propulsion booster system and a picosatellite orbital deployer capable of mitigating hazards associated with propulsion-capable CubeSats. The total launch system seeks to deliver pico-satellites and/or smallsat 5-50 kg payloads into LEO, including an innovative hazard-mitigation picosat ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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