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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 April, 2020.

  1. Ultra-Thin Ply Formable Material from Reusable Short Carbon Fiber Composites

    SBC: Composites Automation LLC            Topic: T12

    This project develops an ultra-thin and formable prepreg material from reusable short carbon fiber composites (CFC), including process and material development, test panel fabrication and mechanical performance evaluation. Key to superior performance of ultra-thin ply materials is the ability to fabricate high fiber volume and uniform fiber distribution prepreg with low void content and layer thic ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Collaborative Trajectory Options Planning for the Flight Deck

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

    We develop Flight Deck (FD) and Airline Operational Control (AOC) Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for strategic guidance to pilots for mitigating encounters with en route weather hazards.  Implemented on either Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) or Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs), the system is designed to increase the likelihood of Air Traffic Control (ATC) approv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Virtual Marketplace for Urban Air Mobility

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

    We build a software system that executes a virtual marketplace for urban air mobility (UAM).  The virtual marketplace will serve the traveling public with an on-demand system that connects multi-modal modes of transportation in a competitive marketplace environment utilizing forward auctions and reverse auctions to provide cost effective transportation of people and goods.  The virtual m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Nanophotonic and Capillary Assisted Water Recovery

    SBC: Powdermet, Inc.            Topic: H3

    The current generation of spacecraft and terrestrial water recovery technologies are often prone to failures caused by biofouling and mineral scaling, which can clog mechanical systems and degrade the performance of capillary-based technologies. These failures require expensive and time-consuming maintenance and resupply, and the technologies are therefore limited to environments where these resou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Advanced Passive Phase Separations for Space Exploration

    SBC: Irpi LLC            Topic: H8

    Nearly all fluid systems aboard spacecraft are, or become, multiphase fluid systems, whether by design or default. Unfortunately, we still do not possess ample understanding of low-g fluid phenomena to assure performance and avoid system failure. Though inadequate fluid system design can lead to disastrous consequences, for the most part, and for life support systems in general, precious crew time ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Single Photon Counting LIDAR Sensor

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: S1

    To address NASA’s need for next-generation spaceborne lidar systems for aerosol, cloud, and ocean profiling, Voxtel is developing a low-noise high-efficiency high-dynamic-range photon-counting (HiP) sensor. The HiP sensor is based on silicon single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) technology and is capable of both atmospheric and ocean profiling, essentially enabling the first-ever ocean-profil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Hyperspectral Microwave Photonic Radiometer

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: S1

    Passive Microwave Remote Sensing is currently utilized by NASA, NOAA, and others to conduct Earth Science missions, including weather forecasting, early warning systems, and climate studies. These sensors could also be used in upcoming missions such as Saturn’s moon to study atmospheric makeup.  On earth, humidity and temperature sounding is conducted near several absorption lines to de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. LaB6 and Iodine Resistant Miniature Cathodes for Small Thrusters

    SBC: E BEAM INC            Topic: Z10

    Seven miniature cathodes are offered in unique support and discharge structures with heaters and in keeper assemblies for use in thrusters for small satellites and CubeSats. Cathode candidates include LaB6, hafrium carbide, scandate, barium oxide coated tungsten, thoriated tungsten, tantalum and yttria-coated iridium. Each cathode will be constructed, tested, and evaluated in a xenon and iodine di ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Radiation-Hardened CubeSat Power Management & Distribution (PMAD) for Europa Environment

    SBC: Ragnarok Industries Inc            Topic: S4

    In Phase 1, Ragnarok will mature the much-needed rad-hard BCDR technology from TRL 3 - 4. Phase 2 of Ragnarok’s efforts will proceed to develop the entire functional prototype radiation-hardened PMAD system including the newly developed BCDR hardware from Phase 1. Phase 2 efforts will conclude with a full Critical Design Review (CDR) and a completed and closed list of HRs and HRMPs. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Cathode for Electric Space Propulsion Utilizing Iodine as Propellant

    SBC: E BEAM INC            Topic: S3

    A hollow reservoir cathode for use in ion and Hall thrusters which uses iodine as propellant. Reservoir cathodes have unique features not found in conventional impregnated cathodes. The critical barium reduction process occurs in the reservoir, not in the matrix, and this isolates that process from iodine poisoning. Also, the barium supply is 100 times greater than is available in conventional cat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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