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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Testing of COTS Systems in Space

    SBC: Streamline Automation, LLC            Topic: T6

    For long duration space missions beyond LEO, the complexity of the missions and the latency of communications with Earth will require HPC systems that would be prohibitively expensive if qualified under traditional guidelines for high reliability space systems. There is a wealth COTS hardware that could potentially be used for HPC systems for non-critical tasks within heavily shielded spacecraft c ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Dual Mode Green Monopropellant Propulsion System for Interplanetary Missions

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: T2

    Today many spacecraft carry two propulsion options: high thrust required for high acceleration maneuvers such as orbit insertion and rapid response; and low thrust required for station keeping and less critical maneuvers. A new class of non-toxic monopropellants, such as AF-M315E and LMP-103S, perform well in both high and low thrust regimes. Significant investments are maturing both monopropellan ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Air Vehicle Gust Response analysis for Conceptual Design

    SBC: Research In Flight, LLC            Topic: T15

    Research in Flight (RIF) and Auburn University are offering the development of an advanced, robust tool and methodology that allows the simulation and modeling of gust and wake vortex encounters for Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) enabled Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicle concepts. DEP enabled UAM concepts offer the potential for large performance improvements by exploiting favorable synergie ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Planar Chemiluminescence Absorption Tomography

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: T2

    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Enrsquo;Urga Inc. will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing Planar Chemiluminescence Absorption Tomography (PCAT) to characterize the combustion process at the exit plane of rotating detonation enginesnbsp;(RDEs).nbsp; The two key issues that will be addressed during the Phase I work are: (1) the feasibility of non-intrusive determination of ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Demonstration of Dual Mode Ionic Liquid Propulsion

    SBC: Streamline Automation, LLC            Topic: T2

    This program will design, fabricate, and test a dual mode propulsion system in a non-flight-weight configuration using a novel energetic, low-toxicity ionic liquid for both high thrust (conventional catalyst-based monopropulsion system) and low thrust (electrospray) engines. Non-Stoichiometric HydroxyEthyl Hydrazinium Nitrate (NSHEHN), developed under Army and NASA SBIR programs, will be used for ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Plume-Surface Interaction in Rarefied Environments

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: Z7

    Significant risks result from the plume-surface interaction during propulsive landings on unprepared regolith in extra-terrestrial environments. Dust and debris particles are liberated and may strike the landing vehicle and surrounding assets and may obscure ground observation for safe landing. In addition, craters are formed on the landing surface, posing an additional challenge to vehicle stabil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Utilization of Materials International Space Station Flight Facility to Advance TRL of Seed Laser for Space-Based Lidar Measurements

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: Z4

    The overall goal of the SBIR effort is advancement of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of a diode-based, locked-wavelength, seed laser system being developed under the NASA SBIR Program. This laser system is applicable for seeding next generation pulsed lasers for lidars identified in the recent Decadal Survey.nbsp; To achieve this goal, AdvR is proposing to utilize the Materials International ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Refractory Metal Coated Uranium Nitride Fuel for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: Z10

    As part of the Game Changing Development (GCD) Program, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) has been identified as a critical technology needed for human missions to Mars due to its high specific impulse (Isp) as compared to traditional chemical propulsion systems.nbsp; A critical aspect of the program is to develop a robust, stable cermet based nuclear fuel.nbsp; To reduce cost and potential burdens ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Neuroevolution of Electronic Liquid State Machines

    SBC: Warrant Technologies LLC            Topic: H6

    The subtopic being addressed identifies current spacefaring computer hardware as insufficient for executing conventional artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms due to space, weight, and power constraints. Conversely, neuromorphic computing architectures have exhibited the ability to performatively execute AI programs while meeting these criteria. Presented here is one such general purpose neuromo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Simple Reliable Retractable Lunar Lander Solar Array

    SBC: Nexolve Holding Company, LLC            Topic: H5

    A new light weight deployable solar power array module is proposed to address the need for a retractable solar array for the initial human lunar lander and future lunar surface applications. The proposed concept leverages recent advancements in thin film solar cell array technology which enables the array to be rolled into a compact cylindrical shape for stowage. The proposed concept will utilize ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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