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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. A User-Contextualized ROI Tool to Make Meaning of Lifetime Costs and Tradeoffs Associated with Different Degree Programs

    SBC: Vantage Point Consulting Inc.            Topic: 91990019R0016

    Through a pilot study of in three high schools with a diverse mix of racially and socio-economically-diverse end users, the researchers will examine the feasibility and usability of the prototype when used by students. The team will also collect user-experience feedback on whether the prototype helped students consider different pathways, changed perceptions about the cost or benefit of higher edu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. On-Demand Cost Situational Awareness for Urban Air Mobility

    SBC: Innovation Laboratory, Inc., The            Topic: A3

    Urban Air Mobility (UAM) will only be realized if the amount of people and vendors participating grows at a sufficient rate that allows for UAM to be profitable and beneficial to the passengers, airside service providers (ASPs), vertiport operators, and other stakeholders.nbsp; With the economy of scale, larger fleet sizes will bring down prices, and lower prices will encourage a greater number of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Autonomous Plant Watering System for Spacecraft

    SBC: Irpi LLC            Topic: H8

    Autonomous plant watering aboard spacecraft poses persistent challenges for fluid systems designers. However, recent advances in low-g capillary fluidics research are re-invigorating the path forward, making possible the practicable design, fabrication, testing, and demonstration of advanced watering systems for spacecraft plant growth facilities, research platforms, and habitats.nbsp;Such solutio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Compact High-Degrees-of-Freedom Freeform Beam-Expander Optics

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: S2

    To demonstrate the ability of freeform gradient optics to achieve compact lightweight high-performance beam-expanding optics, working with NASA subject matter experts and other stakeholders, the requirements for the lidar beam-expanding optical system will be refined. Design trade studies will be performed before various lidar beam-expander optics are designed and modeled. On-axis and off-axis afo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Halogen Binding Resins for Potable Water Disinfection

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: H3

    NASA is interested in alternative biocides for disinfecting process water.nbsp; During the proposed project, a resin will be developed for the slow-release of chlorine or bromine.nbsp; This resin will be used in a simple flow-through cartridge that will act as both a contact kill biocide device and as a source of free chlorine or bromine.nbsp; A halogen residual of 0.5 to 1.0 mg/L will be delivere ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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