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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 April, 2020.

  1. Formulation and testing of an entirely wood-based exterior insulation board for the high-performance building market

    SBC: GO Lab Inc.            Topic: 17NCER6B

    The goal of this project is the formulation a rigid, insulating, low-density wood composite, with physical and thermal properties comparable to fossil fuel derived foams. _x000D_ _x000D_ To achieve energy conservation standards mandated by certification agencies such as Passive House and LEED, high performance buildings require multiple shells of insulation – an inner shell that contains electri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Plug and Play: Utilizing MOFs in Preexisting Carbon Dioxide Removal Assemblies for Enhanced Performance, Smaller Footprint, and Lower Energy Consumption.

    SBC: NuMat Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T6

    Protection against the buildup of CO2 in spacecraft is of crucial importance to astronaut health. Currently, several methods are used to remove CO2 from spacecraft including amine scrubbers, lithium hydroxide canisters, and adsorbent-based carbon dioxide removal assemblies (CDRAs). Each scrubbing method has individual benefits and drawbacks: amine scrubbers have no particulate release but require ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. 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 to develop a scalable and distributed IMU for space robotics and CubeSat applications. The user can choose to include an arbitrary number of inertial sensors beyond the minimal number of sensor ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Integrated High Frequency Electric Propulsor for Turbo-Electric Aircraft

    SBC: HINETICS LLC            Topic: A1

    We propose the development of a very high specific power integrated electric turbofan directly driven with a high frequency, air-core synchronous motor. If the target specific power is achieved, this technology could increase the viability of turbo-electric airplanes for commercial air transport, leading to significantly lower carbon emissions and energy use in aviation. The key inn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Chip-Scale Active Fast Light Gyroscope and Accelerometer using Integrated Photonic Technology

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S3

    The fast-light effect in a cavity, in the active or passive mode, has emerged as an important mechanism for enhancing the sensitivity of many devices.  Recently, we have been investigating the development of gyroscopes and accelerometers using the active mode, in which the cavity is a Fast-Light Ring Laser (FLRL).  Specifically, we have demonstrated, on a table-top, a pair of counter-pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Enabling High Efficiency I/O Performance on High-End Computing Systems and Data Stores with HDF5

    SBC: Akadio, Inc.            Topic: S5

    Akadio proposes to develop H5 Hermes, an enhancement to HDF5 to enable high efficiency I/O performance for HDF5 applications that perform many related reads and writes across large data structures. Such I/O operations are often a serious bottleneck for large scale simulations, resulting in I/O bottlenecks that significantly degrade overall performance.There are existing HDF5-based solutions simila ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Advancing Hyperspectral Imaging through IntegratedCompressive Sensing / Inpainting via Machine Learning

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: S5

    We propose to use advanced algorithms for compressive sensing (CS) using inpainting which utilize machine learning to improve the capability of existing or novel hyperspectral imaging (HSI) systems. These approaches will allow for an order of magnitude improvement in the frame acquisition speed of existing detectors at a high compression ratio with no loss of resolution, while at the same time per ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High Yield, High Efficiency Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells for LILT Applications

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: S3

    As the world leader in the production of epitaxial lift-off (ELO) inverted metamorphic (IMM) solar cells, MicroLink Devices proposes to develop large-area ELO-IMM solar cell designed specifically for low intensity, low temperature (LILT) space applications. These solar cells will achieve 45% power conversion efficiency (at –125°C and 5.2 AU) with high production yields, enabling substant ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. In-Process Temperature Measurements for Feedback Control of Solid State Joining

    SBC: Industrial Measurement Systems Inc.            Topic: Z3

    This Phase I program addresses the NASA needs for Technical Area TA12 which provides technologies supporting advanced manufacturing, structures, and materials.  In this program, ultrasonic thermometry methods will be adapted to enable real time, temperature measurements during a friction stir weld, FSW.  While FSW it has been successfully used at NASA-MSFC in the robust joining of thinne ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Acoustic Localization and Classification of MMOD Impacts on Space Structures Using Deep Learning Networks

    SBC: ORBITAL TRANSPORTS, LLC            Topic: Z11

    Micrometeor and Orbital Debris (MMOD) impacts on spacecraft and large space structures are a significant hazard that can compromise mission success and threaten to endanger the lives of crew. Acoustic emission (AE) signals and impact shock generated by MMOD impacts can be detected by an array of inexpensive, replaceable, wireless surface sensor units affixed to the external surfaces of the spacecr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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