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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. High-Efficiency, Radiation-Hard, Lightweight IMM Solar Cells

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            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
  4. Low-Cost, Manufacturable, 6-Inch Wafer Bonding Process for Next-Generation 5-Junction IMM+Ge Photovoltaic Devices

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            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
  5. 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
  6. A SiC-based Microcontroller for High-Temperature In-Situ Instruments and Systems

    SBC: OZARK INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, INC.            Topic: S106

    NASA has a need for electronics that can support proposed flagship missions such as a Venus surface lander. Devices that can operate at temperatures of up to 500?C are desired. Ozark IC and its partner, the University of Arkansas, have created the world's largest known library of CMOS silicon-carbide (SiC) analog and mixed-signal circuits, intellectual property (IP) and packages that can operate ...

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

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            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
  8. Flexible ELO Solar Cells with Ultra-High Specific Power and Areal Power Density

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            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
  9. Radiation Hard, High Efficiency, Quadruple Junction Solar Cells Based on InGaAsN

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            Topic: H803

    The proposed innovation is the development of a technology that will enable the manufacture of high-efficiency (>40%), quadruple(4) junction solar cells on lightweight Ge substrates. We plan to achieve this objective by developing a new semiconductor alloy, InGaAsN, which will be employed as the 1.18 eV bottom cell in quadruple-junction [InGaP (1.8 eV) / GaInAs P(1.5 eV) / InGaAsN (1.18 eV) / Ge ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Precision Guided Parafoil System For Sounding Rocket Recovery

    SBC: STARA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S304

    The primary goal of the proposed STARA innovation is to develop and demonstrate a high-altitude precision guided parafoil system that will enable NASA to control the final landing point of the sounding rocket payload, thus reducing system offset, recovery time, and recovery cost. Current recovery methods utilize unguided parachutes, which are susceptible to large uncertainties in recovery location ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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