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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. Multi-Spectral Infrared Focal Plane Array For Wildfire And Burning-Biomass Analysis

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: S1

    An important NASA mission is to remotely analyze fires, such as wildfires and burning biomasses, for their chemical content. The chemical species of most interest have infrared spectral signatures at wavelengths ranging from 1.5 microns to 12 microns. A broadband infrared focal plane array (FPA) with that spectral coverage and high quantum efficiency is a key technology to enable this mission. Qma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Optically Interrogated Thin Film Strain Gauge for Balloon

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S3

    To support development of atmospheric balloons and gossamer structures, NASA requires a capability for real-time, dynamic strain measurement in thin polymeric membranes during deployment and flight.  This capability will provide quantitative test data to inform balloon design efforts, as well as enable real-time monitoring of material state during flight.  Existing technologies include w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High Efficiency 4 K Cryocooler for Space Missions

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S1

    Future astrophysics missions require efficient, low-temperature cryocoolers to cool advanced instruments or serve as the upper stage cooler for sub-Kelvin refrigerators. Potential astrophysics missions include Lynx, the Origin Space Telescope, and the Superconducting Gravity Gradiometer. Cooling loads for these missions are up to 300 mW at temperatures of 4 to 10 K, with additional loads at higher ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Smart Fault Management (SFM)

    SBC: TMC Technologies of WV Corp            Topic: S5

    The Phase I of the SBIR “Smart Fault Management” project aims to demonstrate how the fault management process can be innovated by exploiting concepts from a combination of well-established and emerging disciplines such as Bayesian Statistics, GPU-accelerated numerical simulations, Data Science, and Machine Learning that are disrupting the current status quo in many scientific and engin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. ASOMIS

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: S5

    The innovation of the Agricultural SOil Moisture and Irrigation Status (A·SOM·IS) platform is the development of operational and moderate resolution mapping and assessment of soil moisture, irrigation status (irrigated vs not), and crop water stress metrics at field scale for agricultural decision support tools. The platform focuses on utilization of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A Compact, Lightweight Electrically Driven Propellant Pump with High Pressure Rise

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S4

    Reducing the inert mass of propulsion systems in sample return spacecraft will reduce their launch costs and increase opportunity for these missions. Compared to a pressure-fed system, a propellant pump-fed system can significantly reduce overall propulsion system mass, especially for a system with high propellant throughput. To address this need, we propose to develop a compact, lightweight elect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Lightweight, Reliable Cryogenic Screen Channel Acquisition Devices with High Expulsion Efficiency

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: Z10

    Refueling spacecraft in space offers tremendous benefits for increased spacecraft payload capacity and reduced launch cost. However, in a microgravity environment, acquiring vapor-free cryogenic liquid propellants from supply tanks and then transferring them to receiving tanks of a rocket engine is very challenging. To address this challenge, we propose to develop a robust, lightweight cryogenic s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Fabric Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: Z3

    The proposed research aims to develop a metal matrix composite (MMC) fabric that, when combined with additive manufacturing, will lead to weight reduction, increased structural performance, and reduce fabrication costs of structural components within launch vehicles. The approach focuses on developing a MMC fabric that will be used to selectively reinforce metallic components that are subjected to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. VLWIR Sensors for Detecting and Tracking Near-Earth Asteroids

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: S1

    An important NASA mission is to detect, count and track near-earth asteroids for a variety of reasons including the hazards of collisions with our planet. Such asteroids are mostly dark, small and cold (~ 200K); so they are best detected in the very longwave infrared (VLWIR) wavelengths greater than ~ 12 microns where they glow brightest. To accomplish this, we developed in Phase I a record-perfor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Intelligent Electronic Speed Controller

    SBC: 4D TECH SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: A1

    This project will result in the commercialization of an Intelligent Electronic Speed Controller (IESC) for use on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The IESC will advance the state-of-the-art of health-state awareness. This will be achieved through the integration of propulsion system health monitoring sensors that - in unison with an Intelligent Rule Set - will be able to monitor system and compone ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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