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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.

  1. Single-Photon Lasercom Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC)

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: H901

    To satisfy NASA?s deep-space communications needs, a 128 x 128-element readout integrated circuit (ROIC) will be developed for integration with Geiger-mode (Gm) avalanche photodiode (APD) detector arrays. The ROIC features integrated imaging, background subtraction, and time-resolved (sub-nanosecond) photon-counting functionality. The ROIC, when integrated with InGaAs Gm-APD arrays, will enable ac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. High Channel Count Time-to-Digital Converter and Lasercom Processor

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: H901

    High-channel-count, high-precision, and high-throughput time-to-digital converters (TDC) are needed to support detector arrays used in deep-space optical communications (DSOC) link receivers being developed between Earth and deep-space solar-system exploration platforms for human and robotic activities in 2020 and beyond. Compared to current radio-frequency (RF) space communications, DSOC will pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Large-Area, Multi-Junction, Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells with Backside Contacts

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            Topic: S301

    In this Phase II program we propose to develop a manufacturable production process to introduce backside contacts to MicroLink Devices? large-area, multi-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar cells. We will also develop new assembly processes to fabricate flexible Kapton sheets with backside contact ELO solar cells. This enables an important path for cost reduction using fully automated laydown ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Fast Light Enhanced Active Gyroscopes, Accelerometers and Fiber- Optic Sensors

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S308

    The fast-light effect, produced by anomalous dispersion, has emerged as a highly promising mechanism for enhancing the sensitivity of many devices. It is a potentially disruptive technology with the prospect of revolutionizing the field of precision metrology. We will develop this technology in two parallel paths: A rubidium vapor Raman laser-based Active Fast Light Optical Gyroscope/Accelerometer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Cyclotronic Plasma Actuator with Arc-Magnet for Active Flow Control

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: A104

    CU Aerospace and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign propose to develop a new type of plasma-based flow control actuator, which uses a high-voltage electrode that arcs to a cylindrical grounded electrode within a magnetic field. The result is that an arc plasma can be produced, with a Lorentz force that creates a plasma disc (similar concept to a cyclotron). The thought beh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. VIS-NIR Lightweight Spectrometer for the Sun and the Moon

    SBC: EPIR, INC.            Topic: S103

    EPIR Inc. and Brimrose Technology Corporation propose a miniaturized spectrometer covering the 0.35 to 2.3um wavelength range by integrating a Hg1-xCdxTe (MCT) - based photodetector (PD) with an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF). The goal is to achieve 4um spectral resolution with wide dynamic range to measure both the Sun's and the Moon's radiometric characteristics. Currently the best known in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Next Generation Thermal Management Materials: Boron Arsenide for Isotropic Diamond Like Thermal Conductivity- Affordable BAs Processing Innovations

    SBC: APPLIED MATERIAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: S307

    The purpose of this SBIR phase I proposal is to design, develop and carry out the materials and process engineering studies to demonstrate the feasibility of processing the Next Generation High Thermal Conductivity Materials for thermal management. In these efforts - we propose the synthesis & processing of the Boron Arsenide in Nano Crystal, Nano rod and Nano Whisker forms that can provide an aff ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Innovations for the Affordable Conductive Thermal Control Material Systems for Space Applications

    SBC: APPLIED MATERIAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: S307

    This proposal is submitted to develop and validate the innovative concept for the affordable conductive thermal control material systems that are proven feasible during phase I efforts. The reproducibility and optimization of the material processing, the space environment stability, of the affordable multifunctional thermal control material system (TCMS) that can be applied to space hardware and c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. In-Flight Ice Accretion Hazard Mitigation with Low Surface Roughness Aluminum Airfoil

    SBC: MICROENGINEERED METALS, INC.            Topic: A109

    Icing is a major problem for the aviation industry, but it has proven to be a difficult problem to solve as the physical processes that lead to icing are complex and interdependent. Recently, it has been shown that a 4X reduction in surface roughness resulted in a 250% decrease in ice-adhesion strength. Super polishing aluminum slurry and pad technology has been used in preliminary tests to poli ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Integrated Technologies Supporting Seamless Oceanic Transitions

    SBC: The Innovation Laboratory, Inc.            Topic: A301

    We integrate existing technologies and build an infrastructure that is ready to leverage emerging technologies to realize an oceanic TBO capability that is seamless with the domestic air traffic operations and a solution that is within the near-term horizon. Technologies include surveillance (both traditional ADS-B and space-based ADS-B) as well as domestic weather radar and other weather source ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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