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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. Resin Additive Manufacturing Processed Thermal Protection Systems (RAMP TPS)

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: T12

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) and Western Washington University (WWU) propose to develop the ldquo;Resin Additive Manufacturing Processed Thermal Protection Systemrdquo; (RAMP TPS), an in-situ cured, additively manufactured, spacecraft heat shield material and process.nbsp;nbsp;RAMP TPS uses Direct Ink Writing (DIW) of an optimized benzoxazine resin-based compound, filled with carbon fibers, silic ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  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. Gimbal Mechanism for Extreme Environments

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: S4

    The Venus or Titan EXploration (VORTEX) gimbal is a low Size, Weight, and Power, high performance pointing mechanism capable of supporting future aerobot exploration missions as well as other missions with extreme environments. Scaled from Tethers Unlimited Inc.rsquo;s (TUIrsquo;s) existing COBRA carpal-wrist gimbal, the VORTEX gimbal provides continuous full hemispherical-plus pointing with accur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. HyperBus Cargo Platform

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: Z4

    NASA has identified the need for a palletizing system to support transport, emplacement and exchange of sub-modules in the 1-100 kg range.nbsp; This need correlates to NASArsquo;s Technology Roadmaps in the publication entitled, ldquo;Space Assembly of Large Structural System Architecture (SALSSA)rdquo;.nbsp; In support of this need, Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to leverage its HyperBus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Versatile Hot-Swappable Robotic Interface

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: Z5

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop the ldquo;ARTIErdquo;, an androgynous robotic tool-change interface for hard and soft capture of tools and infrastructure support for robotic assets on the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway. ARTIE serves as a miniaturized power and data grapple interface for use on robotic assets, such as TUIrsquo;s KRAKEN robotic manipulator and NASArsquo;s Astrobee. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Innovative Measurement of Airframe Noise Sources

    SBC: OPTINAV INC            Topic: A1

    The technical need in the solicitation calls for ldquo;Innovative source identification techniques for airframe noise sources, such as landing gear and high lift systems. This should also include turbulence details related to flow-induced noise typical of separated flow regions, vortices, shear layers, etc.rdquo;nbsp;In the proposed work, an innovative technique for identifying noise sources and m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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