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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

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  1. Smallsat Swarm Sparse Aperture SAR for Recon and Surveillance (SSSASAfRaS)

    SBC: VisSidus Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T4

    The goal of Phase II work is to further advance the TRL of the swarm coordination and control algorithms from the current estimated TRL 3 to a TRL 4-5. The technical objectives proposed for Phase II are divided into two broad categories that support the goal. One category includes continuation and refinement of the work performed in Phase I and the other category includes new work, some of which h ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Properties Investigation of High-MON Oxidizers and MMH Blends for Use in Deep Space Exploration

    SBC: Frontier Aerospace Corporation            Topic: T9

    The REFPROP program developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a widely-used database for industrial fluid properties, including propellants used for chemical rocket propulsion.nbsp; For deep space applications, low-temperature propellants are of particular interest but accurate fluid property data was scarce or unavailable to the industry.nbsp; Recently, NASA MSFC h ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Integrated Photonic Filters for RF Signal Processing

    SBC: OEWAVES, INC.            Topic: T8

    In this Project, OEwaves Inc. and Georgia Tech propose to research and develop an RF photonic receiver front-end enabling microwave signal processing at a heterogeneously integrated photonic platform. In particular, we propose to develop a new technology for photonic microwave filters based on the new advances in silicon (Si)-based integrated photonics. In this endeavor, we will exploit the expert ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Efficient CO2 and H2O Removal with Novel Adsorbentsfor Life Support Applications on Mars

    SBC: MOSAIC MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: T6

    Phase II work will build upon results of Phase I investigations into the performance of cooperative adsorbents for life-support on Mars. The work will focus on the creating of a prototype EMU unit sized to support a single person (1 kg/day of CO2 removal. Tasks in support of this effort include in depth investigations of the role of water on CO2 adsorption mechanism. Improved pellet formulations w ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Scalable Gas-Particle Flow Simulation Tool for Lander Plume-Surface Interaction and Debris Prediction

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T9

    Plume-regolith interaction during propulsive landing results in (1) the liberation of dust/debris particles that may collide and strike the landing vehicle and surrounding assets obscuring ground observation for safe landing and (2) craters that are formed on the landing surface, posing additional challenges to vehicle stability and surface operations. The Gas-Granular Flow Solver (GGFS) had previ ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Chip-Scale THz Generator

    SBC: NEXUS PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: T8

    We propose to revolutionize the field of frequency-domain THznbsp;spectrometers by developing ~5nbsp;cm3 wide-band spectrometer with improved frequency accuracy, resolution and stability. Integration will also provide significant SWaP-C advantage compared to present solutions allowing deployment in small spacecraft platforms and other applications where low SWaP is crucial.Compared to presently av ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Novel Aeroservoelastic Scaled Model Design, Fabrication, and Testing

    SBC: M4 ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: T15

    In Phase I we demonstrated the feasibility of a novel aeroservoelastic design approach for scaled model design, and demonstrated fabrication of the resulting designs as a ground test article.nbsp; The test article from Phase I successfully replicated the scaled structural dynamic behavior, and demonstrated the integration of an instrumentation backbone based on PCB technology which allows integrat ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Highly Integrateable AI Modules for Planning, Scheduling, Characterization, and Diagnosis

    SBC: Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.            Topic: T3

    We will extend our previous work to create artificial intelligence (AI) Reasoning Modules for planning, scheduling, characterization, machine learning, and fault detection/diagnosis/reconfiguration for spacecraft and their subsystems, each able to operate in standalone fashion or be easily integrated with one another to execute in a variety of computational environments, including in highly distri ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Hierarchical State Machine Visualization in Multi-Robot System

    SBC: Rocket Studios            Topic: T4

    Swarms of space vehicles rely on cooperative operations to perform scheduled tasks. This project proposes to improve the design process and operation control of a multi-agent system by using Hierarchical state machines (HSMs). The research will look into theoretical frameworks and methods to visualize HSMs dynamics representing the behavior of a multi-agent system. How an interactive user interfac ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Gateway Management through Adaptive, Autonomous, Fault Identification & Diagnosis and Reconfiguration/Replanning/Rescheduling Optimization

    SBC: Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.            Topic: T4

    The lunar Gateway is a lunar space station that will orbit the Moon in a highly elliptical Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO). The Gateway is envisioned as a multi-purpose spacecraft serving as a temporary habitat for astronauts, a science laboratory (for crewed and un-crewed experiments), a communications store/relay, a holding area for other spacecraft and devices, etc. The Gateway requires auto ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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