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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. Processor for Real-Time Atmospheric Compensation in Long-Range Imaging

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: O203

    Range surveillance is a critical component of space exploration because of its implications on safety, cost, and overall mission timeline. However, launch delays, due to the difficulty of verifying a cleared range, are common and will increase as spaceports are developed in new areas. In order to expedite range clearance, it is vital to see "through" the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the quality ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Broadband Advanced Spectral System

    SBC: INNOVATIVE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: S603

    NovaSol proposes to develop an advanced hyperspectral imaging system for earth science missions named BRASS (Broadband Advanced Spectral System). BRASS combines state-of-the-art, existing NASA detector technology and proven electronics with a novel spectrometer design to provide a compact instrument that covers the full wavelength range from 0.4 to 5 ?m. Applications for such an instrument range f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High-Density Diffraction Imaging and Non-Imaging Grating Elements for EUV and X-ray Spectroscopy Fabricated by DUV Reduction Photolithography

    SBC: LightSmyth Technologies            Topic: S404

    There is a need for lightweight high-density (4000+ lines/mm) novel diffraction grating elements in modern telescopes to advance EUV and X-ray astrophysics. Current grating technologies (ruling and holographic beam interference) do not provide optimal solution for all grating requirements. In response to NASA request, we propose to apply state-of-the art DUV reduction photolithographic tools dev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Microgravity Compatible Gas-Liquid Separation using Capillary Pressure Gradients

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: X1207

    An innovative microgravity and hypogravity compatible Gas-Liquid Separator (GLS) is proposed. This novel GLS consists of an ordered array of variable sized water repellant granular particles that result in a spatial surface energy density gradient within the GLS. The resultant capillary pressure causes gas and water to flow toward different outlet GLS positions. The device contains no moving pa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Microwave Powered Gravitationally Independent Medical Grade Water Generation

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: X1103

    An innovative microwave system is proposed for the continuous production of medical grade water. This system will utilize direct absorption of microwave radiation to rapidly heat potable water well above normal autoclave conditions, achieving equivalent microbial lethality in much shorter times. High thermal efficiencies will be gained by placement of the microwave antennae directly in the flowin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Hydrogen Recovery by ECR Plasma Pyrolysis of Methane

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: X1201

    Development of a microgravity and hypogravity compatible Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) Plasma Methane Pyrolysis Reactor is proposed to recover hydrogen which is lost as methane in the conversion of carbon dioxide to water via the Sabatier process. This will close the hydrogen loop which currently requires 50% resupply. This technology will also produce elemental carbon as a secondary product ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Efficiency, Easy-to-Manufacture Engineered Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Applications

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: S607

    In this Phase I SBIR program, high thermoelectric figure-of-merit (ZT) nanocrystal quantum dot (NQD) thermoelectric (TE) materials will be developed that have thermal efficiency properties far better than traditional bulk thermoelectric materials. The proposed TE materials improve performance by increasing electrical conductivity while reducing thermal conductivity. In the proposed work, TE device ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Ultra Compact, Low Power, NIR, Flash LADAR Receiver

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: X103

    The object of this effort is to design a miniature, low power, angle-angle-range, 3-D flash LADAR receiver that can be implemented using germanium-on-insulator/silicon-on-insulator (GOI/SOI) hybrid wafer stacks. The germanium layer of the wafer stack will be used for photodetection functions, so as to take advantage of its excellent photoabsorption in the visible and NIR, as well as its high carr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Model-Based Design Tools for Extending COTS Components To Extreme Environments

    SBC: Lynguent, Inc.            Topic: S402

    The innovation in this project is model-based design (MBD) tools for predicting the performance and useful life of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components and COTS-based systems beyond their rated temperature range. Phase I results have shown the feasibility of these tools, which consist of novel modeling tools and advanced system and data analysis capability. The modeling tools differ from all ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Catalytic Decomposition of Gaseous Byproducts from Heat Melt Waste Compaction

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: B306

    Several solid waste management systems currently under development result in the production of gas-phase organic contaminants which, due to the periodic and unpredictable nature of solid wastes and contaminants produced by these systems, cannot be treated by the Trace Contaminant Control System. Two examples of these are the Heat Melt Compaction System under development at NASA - Ames Research Ce ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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