Award Data

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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 September, 2020.

  1. Light-Curing Structural Tape for In-Space Repair

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X1203

    NASA has numerous requirements for in-space repair capabilities to aid future missions beyond earth orbit. A subset of these requirements is adhesive patch materials that provide permanent or temporary repair of a wide variety of surfaces with minimal surface preparation. Prior work on light (UV and visible) curing composite matrix resins for rigidizing inflatable spacecraft shows that there is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A Safe, Legal, and Autonomous See-and-Avoid System for UAVs

    SBC: Aerotonomy, Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Aerotonomy, Incorporated, and subcontractors Georgia Tech and the AAI Corporation will combine state-of-the-art adaptive UAV control, optimized sensor suites, innovative strategic and tactical maneuvering systems, and a wealth of experience in manufacturing and operating Tactical UAVs (including the Shadow 200) to create a practical and autonomous See-and-Avoid System (SAAS) for safe UAV operation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Hardware/Software Design Environment for Reconfigurable Communication Systems

    SBC: BINACHIP, INC.            Topic: O106

    NASA's vision of Space Exploration will require advancements in communication systems to maintain flexibility and adaptability to changing needs and requirements. The research outlined in this project will develop a hardware/software design environment that will allow NASA engineers to automatically develop flexible, reconfigurable communications systems. We will develop automated compiler algor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Regional and Local Geoid Undulations for Computing Orthometric Heights from GPS Measurements

    SBC: Earth Mapping International, Inc.            Topic: S702

    This proposal explains procedures of using regional and local geoid undulations to improve and convert the global positioning system (GPS) elevations (ellipsoidal heights) into orthometric heights. The Geoid Undulation Model (Geoid 2003) for the North America has reached the centimeter level accuracy. Although the GPS accuracy has reached to millimeter level, the elevation component (converted to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Rover Radar for Surface Navigation, Hazard Detection and Negative Obstacle Avoidance

    SBC: Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corp.            Topic: X103

    In Topic X1.03 NASA (JPL) is seeking to extend and implement long distance exploratory surface rover missions to gain knowledge of surface topology and roughness. The benefit is to identify suitable sites for future landings of human or robotic missions and to aid in pinpoint landings. High resolution millimeter wave radar sensors provide a low cost, reliable way for a Moon or Mars Rover to dete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Plume Diagnostics for Combustion Stability

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: T901

    Sierra Engineering and Purdue University propose to leverage combustion stability testing, already funded and planned for the second and third quarters of next year at Purdue, by developing a non-intrusive plume instrument capable of detecting combustion instability and testing it during combustor firings. Purdue has previously created the combustor and demonstrated unstable combustion operation. ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Polarimeter on a Chip: Antenna-Coupled Microbolometers and Polarimeters for Submillimeterwave and Millimeterwave Focal Planes

    SBC: STAR CRYOELECTRONICS LLC            Topic: S401

    Future missions to study astrophysical sources at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths require focal planes of 1000's of detectors that must operate at the background limit from cooled telescopes in space, couple efficiently to optical systems spanning wavelengths from 1 cm to 0.1 mm, allow precise measurements of polarization, and interface with a suitable readout technology. These properties ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Power Amplifiers for Long-Range X-band Communications

    SBC: VEGA WAVE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S803

    In this SBIR Phase I project, Vega Wave Systems, Inc. will develop and demonstrate a novel InGaP-GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistor power amplifier for long-range X-band communications. The Phase I objective is to design and fabricate a new type of heterojunction bipolar transistor in order to achieve high device performance for power amplifiers (PAs). In addition, monolithic power combiners ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Rugged Optical Atmospheric Humidity Sensor

    SBC: VISTA PHOTONICS, INC.            Topic: S201

    Trace species measurement on unmanned atmospheric research craft suitable for interplanetary travel is a demanding application for optical sensing techniques. Yet optical techniques offer many advantages including high-precision, fast response, and strong species selectivity. Balloonsonde, kite, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or glider deployment demands that optical sensors meet stringent size, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Optical Ethylene Sensor for Plant Health

    SBC: VISTA PHOTONICS, INC.            Topic: X1205

    Future long-duration manned space flights will rely upon onboard production facilities to grow and produce food throughout the mission. Because the lives of the mission participants will depend upon successful agricultural and horticultural practices, it is imperative to provide them with sophisticated diagnostic tools with which to assure success. Continuous real-time monitoring of gaseous spec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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