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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. Passive Technology to Improve Criticality Control of NTP Reactors

    SBC: Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation            Topic: H202

    This SBIR will develop passive reactor criticality control technology for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) identified by Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) in Phase 1. This technology will allow NTP systems to start up by rotating the control drums to a single predetermined location and remain there for the duration of operation for the majority of the burns associated with a Mars mission. Pas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Instrument for Airborne Measurement of Carbonyl Sulfide

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: S107

    In this Phase II SBIR program, Southwest Sciences will continue the development of small, low power instrumentation for real-time direct measurement of carbonyl sulfide (OCS) in the atmosphere, especially targeting airborne measurements. The instrument is based on a room temperature interband cascade laser (ICL) operating in the 4800 - 4900 nm region. This laser has a substantially reduced (by a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Cloud Droplet Characterization System for Unmanned Aircraft

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: S304

    Atmospheric clouds have strong impact on the global radiative budget. Cloud's radiative properties are strongly affected by droplet size distribution and number concentration. This SBIR project will develop an innovative, compact and inexpensive droplet measurement system (DMS), which will provide in situ measurement of droplet size distribution function and droplet number concentration in clouds. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Scheduling-Based Framework for Efficient Massively Parallel Execution

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: S501

    Modeling and simulation on high-end computing systems has grown increasingly complex in recent years as both models and computer systems continue to advance. The majority of coding and debugging time is not spent defining the problem physics but instead in balancing computations between multiple heterogeneous devices, handling communication of data, managing distributed memory systems, and providi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Single-Photon Lasercom Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC)

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: H901

    To satisfy NASA?s deep-space communications needs, a 128 x 128-element readout integrated circuit (ROIC) will be developed for integration with Geiger-mode (Gm) avalanche photodiode (APD) detector arrays. The ROIC features integrated imaging, background subtraction, and time-resolved (sub-nanosecond) photon-counting functionality. The ROIC, when integrated with InGaAs Gm-APD arrays, will enable ac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. High Channel Count Time-to-Digital Converter and Lasercom Processor

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: H901

    High-channel-count, high-precision, and high-throughput time-to-digital converters (TDC) are needed to support detector arrays used in deep-space optical communications (DSOC) link receivers being developed between Earth and deep-space solar-system exploration platforms for human and robotic activities in 2020 and beyond. Compared to current radio-frequency (RF) space communications, DSOC will pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Color-XHDR- A Compact High-Speed Color Extreme High Dynamic Range Video Capability for Rocket Engine Testing

    SBC: INNOVATIVE IMAGING & RESEARCH CORP            Topic: H1002

    Innovative Imaging and Research (I2R) proposes to develop a 21st Century high-speed, color extreme high dynamic range (Color-XHDR) video recording system that will produce calibrated, engineering-grade video to accurately document rocket motor firings, at close range within a test cell, without image saturation. This novel imaging system will include a compact, single camera/single focal plane ar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Accident Tolerant Reactor Shutdown for NTP Systems

    SBC: Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation            Topic: H202

    In this SBIR, USNC will develop an accident tolerant reactor shut-down system for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) systems that will guarantee sub-criticality in the event of a water submersion accident. Reactor shut down during a water submersion accident is a crucial issue that must be addressed in NTP systems. The technology that USNC will develop in this SBIR is a low risk design feature that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Automated Tools and Technologies for Enhancing Long-Range Imagery

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: A201

    One of the mandates of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) is participating in the flight testing of experimental aircraft, which includes monitoring these tests with long-range, ground-based cameras. Because these cameras track and capture flight tests occurring multiple kilometers away, the imagery collected is often degraded by the atmospheric turbulence between the camera and subjec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Integrated Technologies Supporting Seamless Oceanic Transitions

    SBC: The Innovation Laboratory, Inc.            Topic: A301

    We integrate existing technologies and build an infrastructure that is ready to leverage emerging technologies to realize an oceanic TBO capability that is seamless with the domestic air traffic operations and a solution that is within the near-term horizon. Technologies include surveillance (both traditional ADS-B and space-based ADS-B) as well as domestic weather radar and other weather source ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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