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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. Scalable and Distributed Inertial Navigation Systems

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: T4

    Current state of the art inertial measurement units (IMUs) co-locate a set of accelerometers and gyroscopes into a single package. CU Aerospace (CUA), in partnership with the University of Illinois, propose the continued development of a scalable and distributed IMU (DSIMU) for space robotics and CubeSat applications. The user can deliberately choose a number of inertial sensors beyond the minimal ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Integrated High Frequency Electric Propulsor for Turbo-Electric Aircraft

    SBC: HINETICS LLC            Topic: A1

    We propose the development of a high efficiencynbsp;integrated electric turbofan directly driven with anbsp;high frequency, air-core synchronous motor. If the projected efficiency and specific power are achieved, this technology cannbsp;increase the viability ofnbsp;turbo-electric airplanes for commercial air transport, leading to significantly lower carbon emissions and fuel use. The key innovati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Advancing Hyperspectral Imaging through IntegratedCompressive Sensing / Inpainting via Machine Learning

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: S5

    Hyperspectral datasets are massive. This size makes them difficult to acquire, store, transmit, analyze and use. Hyperspectral imagers (HSI) are also costly and complex, taking significant time or portions of a focal plane to acquire each spectral band. In addition, orbital HSIs are susceptible to radiation damage and inaccessible for repairs, making any damage long-lasting.nbsp;In this effort, we ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Dynamically Leveraged Automated (N) Multibody Trajectory Optimization

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: H9

    CU Aerospace (CUA) proposes further development of the Dynamically Leveraged Automated (N) Multibody Trajectory Optimization (DyLAN) tool, which solves impulsive and low-thrust global optimization problems in multibody regimes, and can do so in an automated fashion. NASA and commercial entities are in need of advanced methods that allow for rapid analysis of complex optimal trajectory problems, so ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Advanced Flow Control System for In-Space Electric Propulsion

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: T2

    CU Aerospace (CUA) and the University of Michigan (UM) propose the development of the Cycle Automated Mass Flow (CAMFlow) system for reliable and well-regulated flow control. CAMFlow uses an innovative control scheme that enables stable operation using only Boolean valve states, even for the low flow rates necessary for sub-kilowatt Hall effect thrusters. This methodology removes system complexity ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. CubeSail-D: A Module for Accelerated Spacecraft Deorbiting

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: Z8

    The team of CU Aerospace (CUA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) proposenbsp;risk reduction design and analyses of a modular spacecraft addition based on our teamrsquo;s CubeSail technology for accelerated spacecraft deorbiting.nbsp;nbsp;This technology represents a high-payoff technology using primarily atmospheric drag, but with the additional option for solar sail deorbi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Low Flame Temperature Monopropellant Propulsion Unit for Cubesats (MPUC)

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: Z8

    CU Aerospace (CUA) proposes the scaling of an alternative very low-toxicity monopropellant thruster to a 0.5 N class engine.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;CMP-8 (CUA Mono-Propellant 8) is a non-detonable yet energetic COTS formulation that possesses many system-level advantages including lower cost (COTS propellant and non-refractory thruster construction), lower thermal load (lt;1000deg;C flame temp), low viscos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Extreme Environment Tribological Characterization of Advanced Bearing Materials

    SBC: ATSP Innovations, Inc.            Topic: S4

    In extremenbsp;temperatures withnbsp;variable atmospheresnbsp;in space exploration, traditional oil lubricants and greases are infeasible. To develop and verify the correct bearing materials/lubricants for these environments, we will use a special instrument for tribological study at extreme temperate conditions with a controlled gas atmosphere. We propose preliminary testing of one tribo-pair of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Compact and Highly-Sensitive Multi-Axes Gyroscope using Large Momentum Transfer Point Source Atom Interferometry

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S1

    Atom interferometry offers the potential to deliver high-performance, compact, and robust gyroscopes that are suitable for inertial navigation.nbsp; Critical requirements for such a gyroscope include a high sensitivity to rotations, insensitivity to accelerations, and a simple scheme that is well-suited to miniaturization.nbsp; An atomic gyroscope based on the combination of point source interfero ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. METIS: A System and MBSE Methodology for Small Spacecraft Development

    SBC: ORBITAL TRANSPORTS, LLC            Topic: Z8

    Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and tools are being used to improve capabilities and reliability in small spacecraft missions. These methods and tools enable rapid, comprehensive, deeper and more integrated spacecraft design across the entire life cycle from initial concept through system operations and end of mission disposal. We propose to develop METIS (Methodology Integration Sy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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