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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. Graspable Math Activities

    SBC: GRASPABLE INC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    Through previous grant awards from IES, researchers developed Graspable Math, a tablet-based intervention where middle and high school students create and manipulate complex expressions for basic operations as well as equations and equations systems and inequalities. In this project, the team will develop a prototype of Graspable Math Activities, an app with novel kinds of algebra practice and ass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Coordination of Heterogeneous Robot Swarms for Planetary Logistics Operations

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T4

    Swarm robotics is one of the key enabling technologies for significantly extending mankind's reach beyond the Earth's surface. However, when bringing theory to practice, challenging problems related to the coordination and control of these swarms quickly arise. Vecna Robotics proposes a collaboration with MIT to extend existing autonomy behaviors and test platforms to address a class of pl ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Robust Biofilm-Biomat Reactor for Conversion of Mission-Relevant Feedstocks to Products

    SBC: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC            Topic: T7

    Sustainable Bioproducts (SB) proposes to develop an encapsulated biofilm-biomat reactor that will efficiently convert mission relevant feedstocks to usable products under zero gravity conditions. The bioreactor will be based on SB’s proprietary fermentation platform for converting a wide variety of waste streams into a multitude of usable products. SB’s bioreactor platform is simple, d ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Aeroservoelastic Multifidelity Design of Biomimetic Aircraft (AMuBA)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: T15

    NASA has been investigating morphing aircraft for multi-mission capabilities and performance improvements in existing fixed-wing aircraft. In addition, the design of aeroelastic aircraft that can control the structural flexibility to their advantage, is an open area of research and development. In spite of the plethora of work on morphing aircraft and long slender wings, the goal of fielding such ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Consensus Algorithms and Data Exchange for Trajectory Negotiation

    SBC: Robust Analytics, Inc.            Topic: A3

    Trajectory-based operations (TBO) offer a major change in air traffic management with the potential for substantial performance and safety benefits. Considering the scope of the changes, TBO concepts must pass stringent hurdles for demonstrating technical feasibility, operational benefits, and safety. A successful TBO concept should provide benefits in the near term by using existing airline and F ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Autonomous Decentralized Coordination of Heterogeneous Unmanned Systems via Adaptive Auctions

    SBC: Heron Systems, Inc.            Topic: A2

    As robotics and autonomous systems continue to rapidly evolve into highly advanced, multi-mission systems capable of manned-unmanned teaming efforts, opportunities to leverage practical real-world autonomous intervehicle coordination becomes feasible. Disaster relief efforts such as search and rescue are poised to take advantage of collaborating unmanned assets to provide risk reduction and necess ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Dispatch Operations and Control for Autonomous Fleets

    SBC: Robust Analytics, Inc.            Topic: A3

    Robust Analytics proposes a suite of near-term technologies that can support managing multiple autonomous or semi-autonomous aircraft including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles simultaneously. Our approach builds off the existing knowledge base of airline operations, leveraging emerging technologies that enable autonomous flight.Our approach enables monitoring of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Probabilistic Formulation of Multi-fidelity Aerodynamic Databases (ProForMA)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A1

    The design of new aircraft involves understanding the flow physics around the configurations as well as their stability and control characteristics over the entire flight envelope. Such a coverage is extremely expensive if wind tunnel and flight tests are the primary means of understanding the aerodynamic characteristics. Hence, there has been a push towards use of simulations for understanding ae ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. An Early and In-Situ Cell Failure Detection and Reconditioning System for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: A2

    There is substantial evidence suggesting that a Lithium-ion cell undergoes internal structural and mechanical changes prior to a catastrophic failure. Some of these changes include electrode expansion, electrode ruffling, dendrite formation, internal gas formation, and internal density changes. A key characteristic of these changes is that most of them occur prior to any external measurable parame ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. In-Situ X-Ray Imaging System for Planetary Science

    SBC: Advanced Analyzer Labs, Inc.            Topic: S1

    This project is to study the feasibility of developing an in-situ, compact, low-power, non-destructive  X-ray imaging instrument to investigate the ice/rock critical properties, such as density, porosity, crack, and chemical non–uniformity, liquid distribution and flowing path, etc..This proposed system will be built with compact low-power X-ray components and an innovative system ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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