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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 September, 2020.

  1. Redundant StarShade Truss Deployment Motor/Cable Assembly

    SBC: Tendeg LLC            Topic: S2

    The proposed innovations are as follows: 1) A fully redundant electrical and mechanical motor/cable deployment assembly 2) A redundant motor/cable deployment assembly that is integrated and deploys a perimeter truss for a starshade 3) A truss strut mechanism that allows petal and truss deployment and provides a stiff and repeatable support 4) A truss node light seal the suppressess all sun and sta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Helium and Hydrogen Mixed Gas Separator

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: H10

    This product innovation is directed toward separating hydrogen from helium gas mixtures using a micro-channel separation unit with thin walls of a palladium-silver alloy. The micro-channels are produced in a size range of 100-200 microns such that the boundary layer thickness inside is drastically reduced when mixtures of helium and hydrogen gas flow through the channels. This thin boundary layer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Spinning-Scroll Pump for Cryogenic Feed System

    SBC: Air Squared, Inc.            Topic: Z10

    The proposed innovation is the world's first cryogenic spinning scroll pump (CSSP) capable of pumping liquid methane or oxygen at flows of 8-10 lbm/s. The primary goal is to develop a versatile proof of concept CSSP, capable of pumping liquid or two-phase methane or oxygen at a wide range of speeds (i.e. 1,000-8,000 RPM) and a wide range of differential pressures while maintaining high-reliabi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System (CAPS)

    SBC: Advanced Space LLC            Topic: S3

    Future missions operated by NASA, commercial entities, and international agencies will face increasing congestion due to limited communication and navigation infrastructure. To address this potential bottleneck, Advanced Space proposes to continue developing a high-impact navigation technology that will enable future missions. Specifically, the proposed effort will further develop capabilities to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Metal Advanced Manufacturing Bot-Assisted Assembly (MAMBA) Process

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: H7

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop the Metal Advanced Manufacturing Bot-Assisted Assembly (MAMBA) Process, a robotically managed metal press and milling system used to create precision parts on orbit.  This manufacturing process provides an alternative to 3D printing metals in space, which is difficult due to space environment, feedstock safety concerns, and print quality issue ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Trussed TRAC Boom for Solar Sails

    SBC: Roccor, LLC            Topic: S3

    In response to NASA’s need for 1,000m2-10,000m2 class solar sails for future exploration missions, Roccor is developing the composite Trussed TRAC (T-TRAC) Boom system. Like the original TRAC boom to be flight validated on the upcoming NEA (Near-Earth Asteroid) Scout mission (McNutt, et al [2014]), T-TRAC has a triangular cross-section that flattens and rolls around a spool for packaging. Unlik ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Real-Time Frequency-Selective Fading Channel Realization Generator

    SBC: Welkin Sciences, LLC            Topic: DTRA122020

    During Phase I and a first Phase II, Welkin Sciences developed the Channel Realization Generator (CReG) algorithm, an enhanced functional replacement for the ACIRF code intended to be embedded into software link simulations and HWIL fading channel simulators. The proposed second Phase II effort will refine the CReG documentation and its software and firmware implementations. Many in the strategic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Non-mechanical High-Resolution Low-SWaP Lidar

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: S4

    This Phase II effort will be a proof-of-concept demonstration of a non-mechanical (no moving parts) 3D lidar system that provides in real time high-resolution terrain point cloud information.    The objective is to build a compact sensor that meets the low size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements of planetary landers being developed for future NASA planet, moon and asteroid explor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Autonomous Alignment Advancements for Eye-Safe Coherent Lidar

    SBC: Beyond Photonics, LLC            Topic: S1

    In this Phase II effort we propose to advance the development of autonomous alignment technology allowing improved performance and reliability from coherent lidar systems and demonstrate the technologies in a working coherent lidar system.  Eye-safe coherent lidar technology holds great promise of meeting NASA's demanding remote 3D space winds goal near term.  Highly autonomous, long ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Low Cost Cryocooler Control Electronics for Small Space Platforms

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S1

    Many of NASA’s future space science missions will utilize small spacecraft, and many of these missions will require cryocoolers for cooling detectors, sensors, shields, and telescopes.  For Class C and D missions, the cryocooler technical requirements for performance, size, and mass, coupled with the programmatic requirements for minimal cost and development time, are extremely challeng ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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