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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Weather Aware Route Planning (WARP)

    SBC: DANIEL H. WAGNER ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: A302

    In Phase I of this NASA SBIR project, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc., designed and demonstrated the feasibility of a system for integrating environmental data into flight planning and execution for Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS). The Weather Aware Route Planning (WARP) system will provide weather-based Indicators and Warnings (I&W) and navigational recommendat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ModelLab: A Cloud-Based Platform to Support Advanced Geospatial Modeling of Earth Observation Data

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: S502

    In order to promote and facilitate broader use of NASA and other Earth observation data sources, the Phase I research focused on development of a cloud-based distributed computation platform for building, storing, and executing complex geospatial models. Widespread access to frequent, high-resolution Earth observation imagery has created the need for innovative tools like ModelLab that will help ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Autonomous, Safe Take-Off and Landing Operations for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace

    SBC: Near Earth Autonomy, Inc.            Topic: A302

    Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have the potential to significantly impact modern society. While the technology for unmanned air vehicles operating day in and day out without constant human supervision is maturing steadily, much remains to be done to make these vehicles commonplace. We have identified a number of challenges that must be addressed for these vehicles to safely and efficiently conduct ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Extreme Environment Compatible Ceramic Enhanced PEBB Devices (EE-PEBB)

    SBC: Qortek, Inc.            Topic: S303

    A critical element in the NASA/NRC Technology Roadmap is to develop Power Electronic Building Block (PEBB) devices that can function in Extreme Environments. NASA?s stated aim is to use high power density/high efficiency PEBB devices to streamline design and introduce size, weight, cost and efficiency savings. The formidable challenge is to design such PEBB devices that use materials that can fu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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