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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. GPU-Accelerated Sparse Matrix Solvers for Large-Scale Simulations

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: S601

    At the heart of scientific computing and numerical analysis are linear algebra solvers. In scientific computing, the focus is on the partial differential equations (PDEs) that arise from computational fluid dynamics (CFD), climate modeling, astrophysics, and structural and heat analysis that cannot be solved analytically. Certain problem formulations lead to sparse matrices, in which the majority ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Nano-Particle Scandate Cathode for Space Communications Phase 2

    SBC: E BEAM INC            Topic: O107

    We propose an improved cathode based on our novel theory of the role of scandium oxide in enhancing emission in tungsten-impregnated cathodes. Recent results have demonstrated the efficacy of nano-particle scandium oxide, but a detailed theory on the mechanism of operation has been lacking. Our theory explains published data and points to an optimized cathode, which we propose here to build and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. RF Front End Based on MEMS Components for Miniaturized Digital EVA Radio

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: O104

    In this SBIR project, AlphaSense, Inc. and the Carnegie Mellon University propose to develop a RF receiver front end based on CMOS-MEMS components for miniaturized digital EVA radio applications. In Phase I, we have proven the feasibility of implementing a compact, low power and high performance S band receiver front end based on CMOS- MEMS components. Specifically, we conducted link budget analys ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Advanced Aqueous Phase Catalyst Development using Combinatorial Methods

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: X202

    Combinatorial methods are proposed to develop advanced Aqueous Oxidation Catalysts (AOCs) with the capability to mineralize organic contaminants present in effluents from current and future primary wastewater treatment processes at temperatures less than 70?aC, pressures below 20 psig, and contact times under 30 minutes. The Phase II effort will build upon the successful Phase I feasibility demon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Energy-Based Acoustic Measurement System for Rocket Noise

    SBC: Blue Ridge Research And Consulting, LLC            Topic: O202

    Accurate estimates of the vibroacoustic loading placed on space vehicles and payloads during launch require knowledge of the rocket noise source properties. Given the extreme nature of acoustic environments near the plume, data sufficient to characterize the noise source region have been difficult to acquire. Without these data, structures may be designed to handle insufficient or excessive vibroa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced Air Evaporation System with Reusable Wicks for Water Recovery

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: X301

    A microgravity-compatible Advanced Air Evaporation System (AAES) is proposed for recovering nearly 100% of water from highly contaminated wastewater without concern for precipitation of organic and inorganic solids. The AAES incorporates reusable wicks, and heat exchange and thermoelectric heat pump technologies which reduce Equivalent System Mass (ESM) by lowering consumable supplies and energy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Formal Verification of Programming by Demonstration Systems

    SBC: Galois, Inc.            Topic: X601

    Automated tools are quickly making inroads into casual computing environments, solving progressively more complex tasks. However, these advancements still require trading reliability for convenience. Frequent minor failures are acceptable in casual environments, but critical systems cannot make the same exchange. The software systems that NASA develops could greatly benefit from machine learnin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Large-Area, UV-Optimized, Back-Illuminated Silicon Photomultiplier Arrays

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: S105

    Existing photocathode-based technologies for visible and UV instruments lack sensitivity, are bulky, and have limited reliability. Solid-state silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are efficient, light, and reliable, but the front-illuminated designs demonstrated to date have poor UV response, limited sensitive area, and limited optical fill-factor. In the proposed program, back-illuminated, back-thinn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Linear Algebra Libraries for Massive GPU Clusters

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: S604

    In an attempt to build more computationally powerful systems and improve the FLOPS/dollar and FLOPS/Watt of high-performance computers (HPCs), we have recently seen the proliferation of GPU-based clusters. Many major vendors are now supporting this technology and such systems are becoming increasingly common everywhere from university research labs to the Top500 supercomputer list. To take advan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Hole-Initiated-Avalanche, Linear-Mode, Single-Photon-Sensitive Avalanche Photodetector with Reduced Excess Noise and Low Dark Count Rate

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: O104

    A radiation hard, single photon sensitive InGaAs avalanche photodiode (APD) receiver technology will be demonstrated useful for long range space based optical telecommunications in the spectral range from 1000 to 1600 nm. The innovation is based on a linear mode (lm) single photon sensitive APD technology for which avalanche gain as high as M = 8000 has been demonstrated. Single photon detection e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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