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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 June, 2020.

  1. Distributed Intelligent Swarm Control & Utilization System (DISCUS): Further Maturation and Demonstration

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: T4

    DISCUS is a generic Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) system for swarms of SmallSats. It integrates communications and relative localization with innovative Density Control Algorithms (DCA) enabling robust operation in a variety of uncertain environments. As such, it presents a key enabling technology for future Deep Space missions including space apertures at Lagrangian points, and orbiting ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Volume Sensor for Flexible Fluid Reservoirs in Microgravity

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: T6

    The Advanced Space Suit carries consumable cooling water maintained at ambient pressure within a soft-walled, flexible reservoir. To ensure uninterrupted thermal control it is critical to monitor the volume of water remaining, but no known sensor is suitable for this task. Existing measurement techniques are unacceptably sensitive to the motion and varying geometry of the reservoir in microgravity ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. 3D Printing Magnetic Circuit Components for Hall Effect Thrusters

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: Z10

    The magnetic topography in Hall effect thrusters (HETs) plays an important role in focusing the electrons and controlling the plasma discharge which in turns governs the thruster performance.   The magnetic circuit components constitute more than half of the thruster mass.  To produce low-mass thrusters, the design of the magnetic circuit needs to be optimized. The advanced magnetic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Automated Fiber Placement of Thin-Ply Composite Materials for Large Aerospace Structures

    SBC: NextGen Materials & Processing LLC            Topic: T12

    Leveraging their prior experience working with automated fiber placement (AFP) of thin-ply composite materials, NextGen Materials & Processing LLC and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will utilize a Design of Experiments approach, combined with analytical modeling, to identify the critical material, slitting, spooling, and AFP parameters that influence the repeatable, high quality laydow ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Regeneratively Cooled Ceramic Matrix Composite Nozzle Assembly for Reduced Weight

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T9

    All rocket missions benefit from having lower structural mass and higher specific impulse, both of which contribute to larger payload fractions and therefore lower mission cost. High temperature materials such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are an avenue to lower engine mass because of the low density and high specific strength of the material. They also have a high maximum temperature and so ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Project Patchwork- Wirelessly Networked Structural Analysis Devices for Aircraft

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: A2

    Through this SBIR effort, NASA is looking for innovative technology to bolster its flight research capabilities.  Particularly, NASA seeks the development of innovative measurement and data acquisition approaches.  Mide through a past RIF BAA for Navair, developed a stand-alone high performance data logger for vibration/acceleration, pressure, and temperature. The device, dubbed the Slam ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Bi2212 Superconductors for High-Power Density Motors for Aero Propulsion

    SBC: Solid Material Solutions, LLC            Topic: A1

    Future hybrid aircraft, such as NASA’s N3-X plan, will require all-superconducting electric motors and generators in order to achieve power density in excess of 10 kW/kg.   Unlike the DC rotor, the stator must operate in AC mode, for example, from 0-0.5 T at 120 Hz, making it impossible to use high temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes due to their high losses in transient fields, req ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Electrochromic Laminates For Advanced Spacesuit Visors

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: H4

    NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU, is a personal mini-spacecraft that comprises the space suit assembly and life support systems. The current EMU has a manually operated extravehicular visor assembly (EVVA) that provides protection from micrometeoroids and from solar ultraviolet and infrared radiation. For the integration of EVVA with NASA’s next generation space suits helmet b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Dehydration Resistant And Dimensionally Stable High Performance Membrane

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: H1

    In several technologies within NASA’s In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) systems, such as fuel cell, water electrolysis and gas/water separations etc., polymeric membranes, especially proton exchange membranes (PEM), play an important role. These membranes are generally hygroscopic, subject to swelling in the presence of humidity or water. When restrained membranes undergo a hydration/dehyd ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Data Logger for Measuring Body Dynamics in Spaceflight Environment (MBISE)

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: H12

    During dynamic events such as launch, ascent abort, atmospheric reentry, descent, and landing, crewmembers will experience significant inertial and vibrational loading.  To this date, data has not been collected in flight.  There is particular interest in the chest, neck, and head region, which are exceptionally sensitive areas.  Quantifying the loading on the crewmembers will allow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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