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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. Hybrid Guidance System for Relative Navigation

    SBC: Advanced Optical Systems, Inc            Topic: S801

    Future NASA architectures and missions will involve many distributed platforms that must work together. This in turn requires guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) technology such as systems that determine spacecraft relative range and attitude. The proposed Hybrid Guidance System (HGS) will be such a system, providing increased relative navigation accuracy and robustness while reducing mass, vo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 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
  3. Prediction and Control of the Vibroacoustic Environment During a Launch Sequence

    SBC: Frendi Research Corporation            Topic: X603

    The complexity of the current launch platforms makes their maintenance and operation very costly. In order to successfully design the next generation platforms, it is necessary to understand the complex, multi-disciplinary environments that exists during a launch sequence. The proposed research and development effort will use state of the art techniques in the various fields involved to compute th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. 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
  5. Oxygen-Methane Thruster

    SBC: Orion Propulsion, Inc.            Topic: X701

    Orion Propulsion, Inc. proposes to develop an Oxygen and Methane RCS Thruster to advance the technology of alternate fuels. A successful Oxygen/CH4 RCS Thruster will also be new reaction control engine that integrates readily with integrates readily with primary propulsion by using the same propellants. Orion has a developed a preliminary design of an Oxygen / Methane (O/M) RCS Thruster, and our p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. 3D Visualization System for Tracking and Identification of Objects

    SBC: Photon-x, Inc.            Topic: O201

    Photon-X has developed a proprietary EO spatial phase technology that can passively collect 3-D images in real-time using a single camera-based system. This technique provides the capability to sense and understand objects and features within a range of distances from low atmospheric altitudes to space. Feedback from the camera allows the Photon-X system to perform 3-D path planning and trajectory ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Hydrogen Plasma Reduction of Lunar Regolith for In-Space Fabrication

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: X901

    Tools for extracting resources from the moon are needed to support future space missions. Of particular interest is the production of raw materials for in-space fabrication. In addition, oxygen and water for habitat and propulsion purposes is needed. The only practical source for these materials is the decomposition of lunar soil, regolith. Proposed herein is an innovative hydrogen plasma reduct ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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