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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. A Compact, Low-Power Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Many hazardous gases that NASA needs to monitor on and around space vehicles during launch could be detected using mass spectrometers that need operate over only a limited mass range. But, stringent requirements of low weight and low power operation, plus the ability to tolerate high G-forces and excessive vibration prevent the ready adaptation of existing, commercial mass spectrometers to these a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A Compact, Low-Power Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Many hazardous gases that NASA needs to monitor on and around space vehicles during launch could be detected using mass spectrometers that need operate over only a limited mass range. But, stringent requirements of low weight and low power operation, plus the ability to tolerate high G-forces and excessive vibration prevent the ready adaptation of existing, commercial mass spectrometers to these a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Comprehensive Prediction and Control System for Combustion Processes

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The prediction, identification and notification of spacecraft fires is critical in assuring the safety of manned space missions. Absent the effects of buoyancy in space, the chemical and fluid dynamic phenomena that govern the ignition, spread and extinction of fires are far different than those on Earth. Our understanding and predictive capabilities depend on detailed models that must be versatil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Real-time Sensor for Hydrogen Cyanide in Spacecraft Atmospheres

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A need exists for continuous monitoring of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in spacecraft/habitat air. HCN, a highly toxic gas generated by burning or smoldering plastics, can provide early warning of spacecraft fires. NASA has established a Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentration (SMAC) of 1 ppm for manned missions exceeding one week. Useful space-borne instruments must satisfy stringent requirements un ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Real-time Sensor for Hydrogen Cyanide in Spacecraft Atmospheres

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A need exists for continuous monitoring of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in spacecraft/habitat air. HCN, a highly toxic gas generated by burning or smoldering plastics, can provide early warning of spacecraft fires. NASA has established a Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentration (SMAC) of 1 ppm for manned missions exceeding one week. Useful space-borne instruments must satisfy stringent requirements un ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A Rugged LED-based Sensor for Fire Detection

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In March 1988, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a rule change requiring commercial aircraft to install smoke detection systems in cargo compartments to control the risk of on board fires, which have caused more than 30 accidents and 250 deaths in the United States in the last 14 years. Conventional smoke and gas detectors have a tendency for high false alarm rates, and worse, some gas de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A Rugged LED-based Sensor for Fire Detection

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In March 1988, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a rule change requiring commercial aircraft to install smoke detection systems in cargo compartments to control the risk of on board fires, which have caused more than 30 accidents and 250 deaths in the United States in the last 14 years. Conventional smoke and gas detectors have a tendency for high false alarm rates, and worse, some gas de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Algorithms and Software Architecture for the Production of Information Products From LIDAR

    SBC: Diamond Data Systems            Topic: E303

    Diamond Data Systems (DDS) proposes the development of a new advanced architecture, algorithms and software to support the end-to-end processing of LIDAR data to derive useful information products such as Digital Elevation Models (DEM). The approach is innovative in three ways. First, it proposes a complete end-to-end system instead of a solution that addresses only a single step of the complex ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Aluminum and Aluminum-Matrix-Composite Manufacture by Laser Deposition

    SBC: OPTOMEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Laser-Engineered-Net-Shaping (LENSTM) process uses a laser to create a molten pool on the surface of a substrate in which metal powder is then injected to increase the volume of the pool. The laser spot is selectively scanned to additively build up the required material in the desired shape. In a sequential fashion, each cross-sectional layer of the object is taken from a 3-D CAD file and depo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. An Analysis Model Bus for Distributed, Collaborative Engineering Modeling and Si

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Next generation design software will support fully associative geometric and physics-based analysis models throughout the entire product life-cycle. Most current CAD systems directly support finite element systems, but use proprietary database formats that do not promote diverse tool use and may not exist throughout the entire product life-cycle. Model sharing in common practice has been limited t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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