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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 Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environment


    The overall goal of this multi-phase project is the development of a system that will help individuals orient themselves and safely navigate in vocational environments.  The system will also be designed to assist individuals in finding and identifying items and objects.  Various strategies and technologies have been introduced to provide navigation assistance, including devices that supp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  2. Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs

    SBC: Criterion Health, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The three primary drive systems for power wheelchairs-front, middle and rear wheel drives-have a wide range of advantages and disadvantages.  Users select the drive system based on their individual needs.  Currently, no power wheelchair has a variable position drive system that the power wheelchair user can automatically move fore/aft through a range that will provide the benefits of rea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  3. Ridge Waveguide Structures in Magnesium-Doped Lithium Niobate

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: T401

    In this NASA Phase I STTR effort, the feasibility of fabricating isolated ridge waveguides in 5% magnesium-doped lithium niobate (5% MgO:LN) will be established. Ridge waveguides in MgO:LN will significantly improve the power handling and conversion efficiency, increase photonic component integration, and be well suited to space based applications. The key innovation in this effort is to combine ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Compact, Wavelength Stabilized Seed Source for Multi-Wavelength Lidar Applications

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S101

    This SBIR Phase I effort proposes to establish the feasibility of developing a compact, high performance laser source for integration into the next generation seed laser system for high stability, multi-wavelength lidar applications such as NASA Langley's HSRL program. Combination of the high performance laser source together with ADVR's integrated Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) technology will p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Electro-Optic Tunable Laser Sensor

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S111

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a compact, rugged, rapidly and widely tunable laser based on a quantum cascade diode laser at mid-infrared wavelengths. The key innovation in this effort is the use of an engineered electro-optic tuning element in an external cavity laser to provide control of the laser wavelength through an applied voltage. AdvR has previously ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Highly Flexible and Extremely Durable Polyimide Cryogenic Insulation

    SBC: GFT, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The proposed innovative insulation would greatly enhance the usability of, and reduce the inherent losses associated with, cryogenic fuel delivery and storage apparatus. The proposed insulation has been tested to yield a thermal conductivity value of 0.019w/mK @ one inch format @ an areal density

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Scramjet Combustion Stability Behavior Modeling


    A recent breakthrough in combustion stability analysis (UCDS) offers the means to accurately predict the combustion stability of a scramjet. This capability is very important due to the extreme scramjet operational environment, which makes cut-and-try development approaches impractical. With UCDS, it is now possible to accurately predict the scramjet pressure oscillation amplitudes, along with c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Sensitivity-Based Simulation Software for Optimization of Turbine Blade Cooling Strategies

    SBC: Jabiru Software and Services            Topic: A210

    In recent years, there has been a tendency to use ever-higher gas turbine inlet temperatures, resulting in ever-higher heat loads necessitating efficient cooling. Internal cooling designs have evolved from the use of simple curved ducts in early designs to very complex geometries. Similar complexities govern film cooling as well, leading to complex fluid-structure interactions and turbulence physi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Efficient, Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

    SBC: P C KRAUSE AND ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: A206

    Focusing on a reduced-dimension problem of a hypersonic orbital/lunar reentry capsule, an algorithm will be built which combines the stochastic Monte Carlo method for treatment of radiation transport in optically thin to moderate domains, with a single-term modified differential approximation (MP1) for use in optically thick domains. This numerical method will be verified against a known benchmar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed innovation is a "Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer." Several novel concepts are integrated to produce the final design, which is compatible with on-orbit operation from the standpoint of gravity-independence, low mass, low power requirement and automated operation. The unique design features of the Microfluidic Multichannel Flow Cytometer include compact optics based on diode ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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