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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. Single Photon Counting LIDAR Sensor

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: S1

    Sensors for spaceborne aerosol, cloud, and ocean (ACO) lidar must possess very wide dynamic range to cover the weakest stratospheric returns from the Rayleigh region and the strongest atmospheric targets, such as bright water clouds and strong reflections from the ocean surface. Currently this is not possible using a single sensor. To address NASArsquo;s need for next-generation spaceborne lidar s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. On-Demand Cost Situational Awareness for Urban Air Mobility

    SBC: Innovation Laboratory, Inc., The            Topic: A3

    Urban Air Mobility (UAM) will only be realized if the amount of people and vendors participating grows at a sufficient rate that allows for UAM to be profitable and beneficial to the passengers, airside service providers (ASPs), vertiport operators, and other stakeholders.nbsp; With the economy of scale, larger fleet sizes will bring down prices, and lower prices will encourage a greater number of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Pulsed Radiation-Induced Acoustics for Non-Destructive Testing

    SBC: Corvid Technologies LLC            Topic: Z11

    Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) using acoustic vibrations is a widely used method to assess unique structures and composite materials. Non-contact forms of ultrasonic NDE, such as laser-induced ultrasound, are particularly suited for in situ evaluation in extreme environments. Current limitations of this method include the inability to identify shadowed defects, probe double-walled vessels, and e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Autonomous Plant Watering System for Spacecraft

    SBC: Irpi LLC            Topic: H8

    Autonomous plant watering aboard spacecraft poses persistent challenges for fluid systems designers. However, recent advances in low-g capillary fluidics research are re-invigorating the path forward, making possible the practicable design, fabrication, testing, and demonstration of advanced watering systems for spacecraft plant growth facilities, research platforms, and habitats.nbsp;Such solutio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. LaB6 and Iodine Resistant Miniature Cathodes for Small Thrusters

    SBC: E BEAM INC            Topic: Z10

    We offer a plasma cathode for micro Hall and ion thrusters of unprecedented power efficiency, low cost, compactness, and durability. It employs, among others, a very small planar scandate cathode as electron source. This is a revolutionary cathode technology only recently perfected by e beam inc. It is capable of delivering over 350 ma of discharge from an emitter area only 0.012 cm2. Efficiency i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Compact High-Degrees-of-Freedom Freeform Beam-Expander Optics

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: S2

    To demonstrate the ability of freeform gradient optics to achieve compact lightweight high-performance beam-expanding optics, working with NASA subject matter experts and other stakeholders, the requirements for the lidar beam-expanding optical system will be refined. Design trade studies will be performed before various lidar beam-expander optics are designed and modeled. On-axis and off-axis afo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Processing of Bulk Metallic Glass by Pulsed Electrochemical Machining

    SBC: Voxel Innovations, Inc.            Topic: Z3

    Bulk metallic glass (BMG) has gained popularity over the last two decades as alloys have been developed that can remain in a supercooled state at sufficient intervals to allow for processing in a similar manner to plastics. Their physical properties, including an unusual combination of hardness, strength, and elasticity, have made them ideal candidates for the production of strain wave gears. Both ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. MISSE Testing of Impact-Resistant, Damage-Tolerant Composites with STF Energy Absorbing Layers

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: Z4

    The proposed project utilizes the unique capabilities of the Materials International Space Station Experiment-Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) platform to perform low-Earth orbit (LEO) materials validation testing to advance the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of advanced spacesuit hard upper torso (HUT) composite materials developed under a prior NASA SBIR Phase I/current Phase II contract.nbsp; The d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Halogen Binding Resins for Potable Water Disinfection

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: H3

    NASA is interested in alternative biocides for disinfecting process water.nbsp; During the proposed project, a resin will be developed for the slow-release of chlorine or bromine.nbsp; This resin will be used in a simple flow-through cartridge that will act as both a contact kill biocide device and as a source of free chlorine or bromine.nbsp; A halogen residual of 0.5 to 1.0 mg/L will be delivere ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Geiger-Mode Avalanche Detector Array for Optical Communications

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: H9

    Single-photon-counting detectors optimal for NASA long-range freespace optical telecommunications will be developed. The proposed effort addresses NASArsquo;s need for reliable sources of radiation-hardened 1064-nm- and 1550-nm-sensitive single-photon photoreceivers for deep-space communications. There has been previous investment in single-photon-sensitive detector arrays; InGaAs APD pixels opera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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