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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. 1.57 Micron High Pulse Energy Single Frequency Fiber Laser

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: S1

    We propose to demonstrate and build a 1.572 micron single frequency high pulse energy and high peak power fiber laser by using an innovative Er-doped gain fiber with large core diameter and high gain per unit length. 1.572 micron single frequency high energy and high peak power fiber laser is needed for accurately measuring column CO2 concentrations. In Phase II, we will optimize the doping concen ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A Novel, Ultra-Light, Heat Rejection System for Nuclear Power Generation

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: X802

    For lunar-based fission power systems that will support In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) or Mars robotic and manned missions, power requirements may vary from 10s to 100s of kWe to support initial human missions and longer term lunar bases. Due to the large amounts of waste heat generated by these systems, a key consideration is the development of lightweight, highly efficient heat rejection s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Post-Processing System for Physics Based Derived Rotorcraft Computational Aero-Acoustics Simulations

    SBC: JMSI INC.            Topic: A210

    Intelligent Light, the makers of the FIELDVIEW CFD post-processing software, in response to NASA SBIR Phase 2 solicitation, proposes an effort that addresses A2.10 Rotorcraft-Acoustics. The proposed work shall result in a specialized prototype post-processing system designed for large rotorcraft acoustics problems. This system is designated as RCAAPS – Rotorcraft Computational Aero-Acoustics Post ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Two-Phase Pumped Loop Evaporator with Adaptive Flow Distribution for Large Area Cooling

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S3

    NASA’s future remote sensing science missions require advanced thermal management technologies to maintain multiple instruments at very stable temperatures and utilize waste heat to keep other critical subsystems above minimum operational temperatures. Two-phase pumped loops are an ideal solution for these applications. A critical need for these pumped loops is a microgravity-compatible evap ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Active Battery Management System with Physics Based Life Modeling Topology

    SBC: ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A2

    Robust Data Acquisition on flight applications enables Researchers to rapidly advance technology. Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) and Hybrid Electric architectures rely heavily on batteries to achieve fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. DEP Aircraft of the future have demands for Energy Storage Systems with large counts of cells put in series and parallel to achieve needed voltage and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Deft Control Software (DCS) for Remote Robotic Operations with Underlying Structure

    SBC: Bluhaptics, Inc.            Topic: Z5

    Future space missions will increasingly rely upon tele-operated robots to perform work remotely. This will require substantial improvements in robotic function, cognition, and human/machine interaction. The goal of this work is to realize this future by addressing key challenges in robotic space operations.BluHaptics has successfully demonstrated both the feasibility and potential impact of using ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Distributed Electric Propulsion Aircraft Comprehensive Analysis and Design Tool

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: T15

    A key goal of the current NASA ARMD Strategic Plan is to achieve Low Carbon Emissions through use of alternative propulsion systems such as electric/hybrid propulsion.  In this regard, NASA’s STTR solicitation seeks innovative approaches in designing and analyzing Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) aircraft to support ARMD’s Strategic Thrust #3 (Ultra-Efficient Commercial Vehic ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Efficient, Long-Life Biocidal Condenser

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: X1101

    Environmental control systems for manned lunar and planetary bases will require condensing heat exchangers to control humidity in manned modules. Condensing surfaces must be hydrophilic to ensure efficient operation and biocidal to prevent growth of microbes in the moist, condensing environment. The coatings must be extremely stable and adhere to the condensing surface for many years. We propos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Flight Demonstration of a Micropump-based Stage Pressurization System

    SBC: Vector Launch Inc.            Topic: Z9

    Vector Launch, Inc. proposes to apply recent advances in micropump and additive manufacturing technologies to develop and demonstrate a micropump-based autogenous pressurization system for its commercial Vector-R and mature the technology with multiple static-fire-tests leading to a demonstration flight test (TRL 6). The Vector-R is a 2-stage pressure-fed, LOX/subcooled propyle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Lightweight High Energy Density Capacitors for NASA AMPS and PPUs

    SBC: SIGMA TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.            Topic: S3

    All NASA Power Processing Units (PPUs) including DC to DC and DC to AC converters and inverters require a DC-link capacitor, placed between the DC source (PV solar array or battery) and the switching power semiconductors.  NASA technical personnel has identified a failure mode in Multi-Layer Ceramic (MLC) DC-link capacitors currently used in PPUs that can cause them to short.   Poly ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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