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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. Learner-Controlled Beginning Sign Language Instruction for Children

    SBC: Ready Set Sign LLC            Topic: N/A

    Design of a learner controlled learning environment where hearing children can acquire Sign Language skills to communicate with their classmates who are deaf or hard-of-hearing for whom Sign Language is their primary means of communication

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  2. Monolithic, High-Speed Fiber-Optic Switching Array for Lidar

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: E102

    The proposed optical device is a fiber-based multi-channel switch to quickly switch a fiber-coupled laser among many possible output channels to create a fiber-based fixed-array laser transmitter for next-generation NASA lidar systems. The key innovation is the use of an arrangement of electro-optic prisms created in a nonlinear optical crystal through domain reversal to direct the laser into one ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Real-Time Turbulence Hazard Cockpit Display

    SBC: Aerotech Research            Topic: A101

    Aircraft encounters with turbulence are the leading cause of injuries in the airline industry and result in significant human, operational, and maintenance costs to the airline community each year. A large contributor to the above injuries and costs is that flight crews do not have sufficient situational awareness of the location and severity of potential turbulence hazards to their aircraft. Ae ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Low-Power, Lightweight Cloud Water Content Sensor

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: E103

    The water content of clouds, whether in liquid or ice form, is a key variable to be measured when either calibrating remote sensing systems or when calculating the climatological effects of clouds. While a variety of sensors exist for making these measurements, all of the existing sensors require far too much power or other energy input to be used on small platforms with limited payloads such as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Real Time Monitoring and Test Vector Generation for Improved Flight Safety

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: A103

    As the complexity of flight controllers grows so does the cost associated with verification and validation (V&V). Current-generation controllers are reaching a level of complexity that pushes the envelopes of existing V&V approaches, and without improved approaches there is little hope for affordable V&V of next-generation intelligent systems. Unfortunately, controller complexity and controller v ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Non-Intrusive, Real-Time, On-Line Temperature Sensor for Superheated Hydrogen at High Pressure and High Flow

    SBC: Cook's Advanced Energy Conversion, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The SSC needs a hydrogen temperature sensor that can provide high accuracy, fast response and can be operated on a superheated hydrogen (SHH2) environment. This will help prepare the SSC testing facility to support the new NASA mission for US space exploration as proposed by the President in January 2004. Here, we propose to develop an innovative, non-intrusive temperature sensor based on Spontan ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A C-Band Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Detection and Mitigation Testbed

    SBC: EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: E104

    Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) can render microwave radiometer measurements useless. We propose a method and an architecture that can be used to identify sources of RFI and be used to identify an optimal scheme for the mitigation of RFI. The system consists of a fully functional digital radiometer that can collect data in the field and pipe the pre-detected signal into, for example, a spectr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. CMOS-MEMS Microgravity Accelerometer with High-Precision DC Response

    SBC: EVIGIA SYSTEMS INC            Topic: B101

    This Phase I SBIR effort initiates development of a high-sensitivity low-noise all-silicon CMOS-MEMS accelerometer for quasi-steady measurements of accelerations at sub 1 micro-g levels. The accelerometer module includes integrated low-noise CMOS circuitry with active offset and low-frequency noise cancellation to enable high-precision DC measurements. The high-performance of the sensor is enabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Fiber Optic Microcantilever Sensor Coupled with Reactive Polymers for Vapor Phase Detection of Ammonia

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: B401

    Luna Innovations proposes to adapt its current aqueous-based, fiber-optic microcantilever sensor technology for real-time, monitoring of ammonia in air. Phase I studies will focus on confirming sensor operation in a vapor-phase detection format and will build upon Luna's current NASA SBIR Phase II program to develop novel affinity microcantilever-based biosensors for monitoring bacterial and chem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Ultrasonic Derivative Measurements of Bone Strain During Exercise

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: B305

    Luna Innovations, Inc., in collaboration with the SUNY Stony Brook, proposes to extend ultrasonic pulsed phase locked loop (PPLL) derivative measurements to the noninvasive assessment of bone strain during exercise. The PPLL is a high-resolution ultrasonic spectrometer that measures changes in natural velocity with parts in ten million accuracy. With this resolution, the PPLL can be used to meas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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