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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. 3D Tip Characterization and Surface Reconstruction

    SBC: Nanometrology International, Inc.            Topic: 9070168TT

    Nanometrology International, Inc. (NMI) proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of 3-dimensional (3D) characterization of nanoscale objects using scanning probe microscopy (SPM) with a measurement uncertainty of less than 0.7 nm. To accomplish this task, we propose a novel method of 3D tip characterization and use of an innovative surface reconstruction algorithm recently introduced by NIST and th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. 5 in 1 Drill For Mars Sample Return Mission

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: S502

    NASA is investigating a Mars Sample Return Mission, consisting of at least three separate missions: 1) Mars Astrobiology Explorer-Cacher, MAX-C (sample acquisition and caching), 2) A fetch rover and the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), 3) Earth Return Vehicle (ERV).The primary goal of the MAX-C mission is to acquire ~20 cores, 1cm diameter by 5cm long, and place them in a cache for return back to Earth. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Compact Safe Cold-Start (CS2) System for Scramjets using Dilute Triethylaluminum Fuel Mixtures

    SBC: ACENT LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: A202

    This proposal leverages a highly successful Phase 1 feasibility effort to further develop a system that satisfies the cold-start requirements of scramjet engines. The system provides energy-dense, low volume hydrocarbon fuel conditioning based on the hydrolysis reaction of triethylaluminum (TEA) with water. TEA is an organometallic liquid that reacts exothermically with water and burns readily i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Direct Methane Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (DMSOFC)

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: X801

    Producing return fuel on Mars rather than carrying it from Earth significantly reduces the mass that must be lifted from Earth for a manned mission to Mars. The most practical propulsion combination that can be produced is methane and oxygen. Using propellant components made on Mars to generate electric power on the return voyage further reduces the mass that must be lifted.We are proposing to d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A High-Throughput Blood Esterase Panel Assay

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: CBD10108

    Organophosphorus chemical warfare nerve agents (OP-CWA) are attractive to terrorist groups and rogue states as an inexpensive and accessible technology for chemical warfare. OP-CWA and organophosphate pesticides cause severe neurological symptoms and death by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE); the resulting excess acetylcholine accumulates and overstimulates the human or animal bo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  6. A Light Weight, Mini Inertial Measurement System for Position and Attitude Estimation on Dynamic Platforms

    SBC: Impact Technologies            Topic: O405

    Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate a flight-worthy hardware prototype of a miniature, low cost/weight/ power device that provides stable and highly accurate near continuous positioning, attitude, and inertial measurements while being subjected to highly dynamic maneuvers and high vibration effects. In contrast t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Acoustic Reduction of Flow Separation

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: T201

    Airfoils produce more lift and less drag when the boundary layer is attached to the airfoil. With most aircraft there are combinations of airspeed and angle of attack where the boundary layer at least partially detaches from the airfoil. Reducing boundary layer detachment increases lift and reduce drag reducing fuel consumption and improving control for the pilot. Two methods known to improve b ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Adaptive Aeroservoelastic Suppression for Aircraft Upset and Damage Conditions

    SBC: Impact Technologies            Topic: A107

    Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Tennessee State University, propose to develop and demonstrate an adaptive system identification and multi-loop control methodology that provides real-time aircraft structural mode suppression associated with aeroservoelastic interaction under upset and damage conditions. The proposed program will develop an effective real-time aircraft structural model, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Advanced Modeling Tools for Controlling Complex Assets Across Time Delay

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: X601

    The proposed innovation is a hybrid simulation module to replace the current "Behavioral Sim" in JSC's Predictive Interactive Graphical Interface (PIGI). PIGI helps an operator compensate for lunar-scale time delay, and is part of NASA's "RAPID Workbench". The Behavioral Sim acts as an oracle, taking initial conditions and a sequence of commands and producing traject ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Advanced Oxidation Technology for Potable Water Disinfection

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: X301

    The availability of high-quality potable water is essential in crewed space missions. Closed loop water recycling systems as well as potable water holding tanks and waterlines provide environments for biofilm formation that can facilitate the growth of human pathogens, as well as organisms that can cause deterioration of distribution lines. Prevention requires the maintenance of a chemically stabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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