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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. Circuit Board Component Recovery for Electronic Waste Reduction

    SBC: Advanced Recovery and Recycling, LLC            Topic: 14NCER1A

    Electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America. Significant amounts of e-waste are actually not waste, but rather components recoverable for reuse, resale or recycled for their precious metals. In 2010, 3,320,000 tons of e-waste were generated (per “Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States; Tables and Figures for 2012,” ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Recession-Tolerant Sensors for Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: H701

    The Phase II project will develop a suite of diagnostic sensors using Direct Write technology to measure temperature, surface recession depth, and heat flux of an ablative thermal protection system (TPS) in real time, which can be integrated to support TPS evaluation and in-situ diagnostics during planetary entry. Standalone heat flux sensors and those fabricated by direct deposition will be deve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Integrated Computational System for Electrochemical Device Design and Simulation

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: Z104

    During the Phase I project, major portions of a base, open-source, easily extensible battery modeling system have been developed with a modern, modular architecture and methods. In addition to the new modules and architecture built by Illinois Rocstar, we have identified a number of available tools that fit well with our vision of the final ICED product. Open-source tools from the Oak Ridge Nation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Next generation HgCdTe FPAs for high frame rate characterization of thermal protective systems

    SBC: EPIR, INC.            Topic: H701

    Typical existing infrared (IR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) have high spatial resolution over large areas due to their high pixel counts, however they can only continuously operate at frame rates below 50 kfps. Such FPAs could be redesigned to achieve MHz frame rates by redesigning the read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) and reducing the format. By reducing the pixel count and increasing the pixel s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Li Metal Protection for High Energy Space Batteries

    SBC: NOHMS Technologies, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    NOHMs propose to develop, demonstrate, and deliver high energy, lightweight, safe lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries for use in space applications. During the Phase II project, NOHMs Technologies pursue approaches for enhancing energy density, safety, and manufacturability of larger-format pouch cells based on the most promising electrode and electrolyte compositions identified in Phase 1. We will de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. High-Efficiency, Radiation-Hard, Lightweight IMM Solar Cells

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: S301

    In the proposed Phase II project, MicroLink and its collaborator, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will incorporate quantum dots (QDs) in the GaAs and InGaAs subcells of an InGaP/GaAs/InGaAs triple-junction solar cell to increase the radiation tolerance and thereby improve the end-of-life performance of the solar cell by >5%. The quantum dot solar cell will be grown in an inverted metamorp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Low-Cost, Manufacturable, 6-Inch Wafer Bonding Process for Next-Generation 5-Junction IMM+Ge Photovoltaic Devices

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: Z101

    To continue the trend towards ever more efficient photovoltaic devices, next-generation multi-junction cells will be based on increasingly complex structures. These structures will require the ability to join two or more independently grown epitaxial structures together via wafer bonding which is a complicated process to include in a high-volume manufacturing environment using conventional wafer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Room Temperature Electrolyzers For Oxygen Generation On Mars

    SBC: DIOXIDE MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: H802

    The objective of this proposal is to adapt Dioxide Materials' CO2 electrolyzers now being developed under ARPA-E support for NASA missions.

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Large-Area, Multi-Junction, Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells with Backside Contacts

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: S301

    In this Phase I program we propose to develop an innovative fabrication process to introduce backside contacts to MicroLink Devices' large-area, multi-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar cells. This will enable a new solar cell technology with potential benefits for future NASA solar electric propulsion (SEP) programs using very large solar cell arrays. Backside contacts are used in the highes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Flexible ELO Solar Cells with Ultra-High Specific Power and Areal Power Density

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: S301

    In the proposed effort, MicroLink Devices develop an ultra-lightweight, high-efficiency, GaAs-based, multi-junction solar cell that will be suitable for use in future platforms requiring very high specific power (>2.0 kW/kg) and very high areal power density (>370 W/m2) such as power generation and conversion for robotic science mission applications, and in particular solar electric propulsion (SE ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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