Award Data

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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 June, 2020.

  1. Innovations for the Affordable Conductive Thermal Control Material Systems for Space Applications

    SBC: Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc.(AMSENG)            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
  2. Large-Area, Multi-Junction, Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells with Backside Contacts

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            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
  3. 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
  4. Innovative High Energy Density Storage in Nano Vacuum Tubes (NVTs) Designed for Small Leakage Curren

    SBC: Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc.(AMSENG)            Topic: T302

    NASA's various Space Mission Directorate seek to develop technology to fulfill the technology gap and to enable missions with the unique high energy density charge storage technology. The overall goal of this STTR proposal is attempt to develop the novel energy storage technology to enable and enhance the capabilities of future NASA missions. The unique set of requirements for the power systems fo ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Efficient High Fidelity Computational Tool for Acoustically Driven Multiphysics Propulsion Modeling

    SBC: Tetra Research Corporation            Topic: T102

    It is widely recognized that detailed simulation of large combustors to assess combustion instability and water spray systems to suppress rocket launch and test stand acoustic energy require advances in two phase flow, combustion, unsteady flow and acoustics modeling efficiency and fidelity. With recent advances in computer science technology, turbulent multiphysics modeling and high fidelity algo ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Manufacturing Design of Bio-based Ceiling Tiles using Nanocellulose

    SBC: REVOLUTION RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: 15NCER06

    Suspended ceiling tiles are widely used in commercial and residential construction because they offer flexibility and easy access to utilities. Most of the available tiles absorb water, resulting in sagging, staining, and mold/mildew growth. They also contain potentially hazardous chemicals and release airborne fibers when broken or cut. Existing tiles are not durable, requiring frequent replaceme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Next Generation Thermal Management Materials: Boron Arsenide for Isotropic Diamond Like Thermal Conductivity- Affordable BAs Processing Innovations

    SBC: Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc.(AMSENG)            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
  10. 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
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