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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. High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off [Phase IIS]

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            Topic: 1

    In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors (VJFETs) with high breakdown voltage (greater than 1,200 V) and high current capability (greater than 100 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Low Cost, Efficient Microchannel Plasma Ozone System for Point of Use Water Treatment

    SBC: EP Purification, Inc.            Topic: A

    A team at EP Purification has performed research for the development and commercialization of low-cost microchannel plasma reactor modules capable of efficiently producing ozone for water treatment and other environmental applications in a slim form factor and size. The conservation of water resources for human consumption is a growing national priority. Ozone is a unique purification agent as it ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Advanced Deposition Capability for Oxidation & Corrosion Protection Coatings

    SBC: Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc.            Topic: T1201

    NASA's long range goals of reducing fuel consumption by 30% and increasing fuel efficiency by 35% can be partially accomplished through increasing the operation temperatures of gas turbine engines. The advent of advanced alloys, coatings, cooling technologies and ceramic components has created the potential for significant increases in the hot section of these engines; however, these advances wil ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Autonomous Navigation in GNSS-Denied Environments

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T501

    Aurora proposes to transition UMD methods for insect-inspired, lightweight vision- and optical sensor-based navigation methods for a combined air-ground system that leverages the unique capabilities of airborne systems to achieve a progressively refined map of the exploration region which can be accessed by agents within the autonomous team for localization, and by scientists and other ground ob ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. HybridSil Icephobic Nanocomposites for Next Generation Aircraft In-Flight Icing Measurement and Mitigation

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: A102

    The purpose of this SBIR program is to adapt NanoSonic's HybridSil® nanocomposites and combine high erosion resistance, low ice adhesion, and passive anti-icing functionality with Metal Rubber sensor technology to enable in-flight icing measurement and mitigation for next generation aircraft. During Phase I, NanoSonic successfully demonstrated novel sensor design concepts coupled with HybridSi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Cost Reduction of IMM Solar Cells by Recycling Substrates Using Wet Chemical Etching

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            Topic: H804

    The goal of the program is to reduce the cost of substrate reclaim for high-efficiency solar cells fabricated by an epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process, and to increase the number of reuse cycles for a given substrate. If successful, this will result in a reduction in the cost of GaAs-based multi-junction solar cells, in which the cost of the substrate accounts for approximately 50% of the total cos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Polymer Derived Yttrium Silicate Ablative TPS Materials for Next-Generation Exploration Missions

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: H701

    Through the proposed NASA SBIR program, NanoSonic will optimize its HybridSil® derived yttrium silicates to serve as next-generation reinforcement for carbon and ceramic felt ablative TPS materials. This effort will leverage NanoSonic's rapidly evolving polymer derived ceramic technology, which has demonstrated thermomechanical durability in excess of 1900 oC, thermal conductivity as low as 30 mW ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Integrated Computational System for Electrochemical Device Design and Simulation

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

    Illinois Rocstar LLC proposes to develop and demonstrate the use of an integrated computational environment and infrastructure for electrochemical device design and simulation: ICED. This environment integrates the user's personal computational environment with high performance simulation applications for materials and processes. The current state of the art for electrochemical device design utili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Wireless SAW Based Temperature Gradient Sensor

    SBC: Prime Photonics, LC            Topic: H701

    Prime Photonics proposes design and development of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) based temperature gradient sensor for instrumentation of thermal protection systems (TPS). This device will utilize a passive, wireless interrogation approach to produce a robust measurement platform compatible with high temperature environments.

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Dynamic Airspace Concepts for Integration of UAS into the NAS

    SBC: Mosaic ATM, Inc.            Topic: A201

    To address these critical needs associated with the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the airspace, we propose to conduct research on the application of Dynamic Airspace Configuration (DAC) concepts and algorithms to the challenge of accommodation and integration of UAS into the NAS. The resulting algorithms and capabilities will provide real-time recommendations to Traffic Manag ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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