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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. 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
  2. Advanced Flow Control System for In-Space Electric Propulsion

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: T2

    CU Aerospace (CUA) and the University of Michigan (UM) propose the development of the Cycle Automated Mass Flow (CAMFlow) system for reliable and well-regulated flow control. CAMFlow uses an innovative control scheme that enables stable operation using only Boolean valve states, even for the low flow rates necessary for sub-kilowatt Hall effect thrusters. This methodology removes system complexity ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. CubeSail-D: A Module for Accelerated Spacecraft Deorbiting

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: Z8

    The team of CU Aerospace (CUA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) proposenbsp;risk reduction design and analyses of a modular spacecraft addition based on our teamrsquo;s CubeSail technology for accelerated spacecraft deorbiting.nbsp;nbsp;This technology represents a high-payoff technology using primarily atmospheric drag, but with the additional option for solar sail deorbi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. 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
  5. Aerodynamically Stable DragSails for Spacecraft Deorbit

    SBC: Vestigo Aerospace LLC            Topic: Z8

    The safe disposal of spacecraft upon mission completion is necessary to preserve the utility of high-value orbits. It is forecasted that up to 2,600 nanosatellites and microsatellites will be launched into orbit over the next five years, and plans for large commercial constellations consisting of thousands of small satellites in low Earth orbit are currently in development. nbsp;NASArsquo;s Small ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A Modular Sensor Suite for Propulsion Testing

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: H10

    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Enrsquo;Urga Inc. will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a modular sensor suite as general purpose combustion diagnostic for rocket propulsion systems. nbsp;The two key issues that will be addressed during the Phase I research work are: (1) the feasibility of configuring a modular tomographic sensor suite that can be used measure path int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Low Flame Temperature Monopropellant Propulsion Unit for Cubesats (MPUC)

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: Z8

    CU Aerospace (CUA) proposes the scaling of an alternative very low-toxicity monopropellant thruster to a 0.5 N class engine.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;CMP-8 (CUA Mono-Propellant 8) is a non-detonable yet energetic COTS formulation that possesses many system-level advantages including lower cost (COTS propellant and non-refractory thruster construction), lower thermal load (lt;1000deg;C flame temp), low viscos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Extreme Environment Tribological Characterization of Advanced Bearing Materials

    SBC: ATSP Innovations, Inc.            Topic: S4

    In extremenbsp;temperatures withnbsp;variable atmospheresnbsp;in space exploration, traditional oil lubricants and greases are infeasible. To develop and verify the correct bearing materials/lubricants for these environments, we will use a special instrument for tribological study at extreme temperate conditions with a controlled gas atmosphere. We propose preliminary testing of one tribo-pair of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Compact and Highly-Sensitive Multi-Axes Gyroscope using Large Momentum Transfer Point Source Atom Interferometry

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S1

    Atom interferometry offers the potential to deliver high-performance, compact, and robust gyroscopes that are suitable for inertial navigation.nbsp; Critical requirements for such a gyroscope include a high sensitivity to rotations, insensitivity to accelerations, and a simple scheme that is well-suited to miniaturization.nbsp; An atomic gyroscope based on the combination of point source interfero ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. In-Space Manufacturing of Microfluidic Chips for Biological Research

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: H8

    According to a recent Grand View Research report, the global 3D bioprinting market size was valued at USD 965.0 million in 2018 and is anticipated to grow at over 19.5% for the next 10 years. This includes all aspects of medical materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, biomaterials, cells, tissues and organ substitutes.nbsp; Advances in bioprinting are gaining importance and the tissues gen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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