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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. Fiber-Optic Pyrometer for Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: H701

    Surface temperatures in atmospheric reentry simulations range from 1500-2300 K, while stagnation temperature on the leading edge of a Mach 6 flight vehicle at 25 km altitude is 1817 K. Sensors that can operate at temperatures well above 1273 K are needed to provide reliable validation data for TPS modeling and design tools.We propose to develop a low-intrusive fiber-optical pyrometer capable of m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Thermal Mapping Airborne Simulator for Small Satellite Sensor

    SBC: XIOMAS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: S108

    A high performance, inexpensive, airborne simulator that will serve as the prototype for a small satellite based imaging system capable of mapping thermal anomalies on the surface of the earth with a high revisit rate and high spatial resolution is proposed. The Thermal Mapping Airborne Simulator for Small Satellite Sensor (TMAS) will be developed to a TRL 8 in the Phase II and the space-qualified ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Energetic Ion Mitigation Methodology for High Power Plasma Thruster Cathodes

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: E101

    The presence of energetic ions, that appear under high cathode current operation, stand as a showstopper to the realization of high power electric propulsion. Physical barriers such as the use of carbon electrodes (e.g. NEXT) are no longer sufficient as ion energies measured greatly exceed the sputter threshold of even carbon. Unless this problem is addressed, the prospect of inadequate life lo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Re-generable Field Emission Cathodes

    SBC: Aerophysics, Inc.            Topic: S303

    A significant challenge in scaling micro-propulsion devices up to 100s of Watts as well as scaling macro devices down to sub-kiloWatt level is the lack of a compatible neutralizer technology in the meso scale. Sub-kiloWatt EP systems require cathode technology that can produce sufficient current while consuming little or no gas or power. The most promising technology for meso-scale neutralizers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High-Resolution Silicon-based Particle Sensor with Integrated Amplification

    SBC: Svaati Scientific LLC            Topic: S105

    This SBIR Phase I project will deliver a breakthrough in particle-detection sensors, by integrating an amplifying junction as part of the detector topology. Focusing on energetic particle detection in the heliosphere, the resulting leap in the resolution with which the deposited charge is measured results in far more precise energy and position measurements, from which the certainty in the partic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A Virtual Social Support System for Long-Duration Space Exploration Missions

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: H1203

    Our overall goal is to enhance the overall behavior health and performance of personnel on (future potential) long-duration missions. We propose to use a local representation of the Second Life virtual world, along with our computer graphics and artificial intelligence background, to make a highly interactive and responsive environment between groups of people that are literally worlds apart in co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation Cell for Purification of Water

    SBC: VESITECH INC            Topic: H303

    Vesitech, Inc. has developed a totally new class of water treatment technology utilizing novel carbon based electrodes that have been shown to electrochemically produce advanced oxidation (AO) species in-situ in contaminated water. Depending upon the electrode formulation and configuration, the species produced include ozone, hydrogen peroxide, superoxide, and hydroxyl radicals, all of which are ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. RIDES: Raman Icing Detection System

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: A101

    Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an integrated LIDAR instrument capable of identifying icing conditions while also providing air data sensing capabilities. The resulting Raman Icing Detection System (RIDES) will be an integrated air data sensing and icing condition detection instrument, providing a backup to the Pitot tubes potentially affected by icing, thus providing redundancy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Substrucured, Meshless and Parametric Modeling of Vibroacoustic Systems

    SBC: Comet Technology Corporation            Topic: A302

    Aerospace structures are often subjected to a broad spectrum of mechanical and/or aerodynamic excitations and, therefore, there is a real need for the development of a modeling technique which can be used for the vibroacoustic analysis, with high fidelity and adequate spatial and spectral resolutions, of complex systems over the entire frequency range. A dynamic system typically exhibits distincti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight Metallic Structures

    SBC: SOLIDICA            Topic: H502

    The goal of this program is to demonstrate the use of UAM to additively build reinforcement structures to reinforce cut outs in larger aluminum structural components. The team will work with NASA to scope a 'generic' opening in an aerospace aluminum structure. UAM will be used to perform two reinforcing activities. Firstly, UAM will be used to thicken the cross section of the aluminum co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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