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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. Modified Collins Cryocooler for Cryo-Propellant Thermal Management

    SBC: Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.            Topic: T402

    Future lunar and planetary explorations will require the storage of cryogenic propellants, particularly liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2), in low earth orbit (LEO) for periods of time ranging from days to months, and possibly longer. LEO is a relatively warm thermal environment and without careful thermal management, significant quantities of stored liquid cryogens can be lost due to ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. An Adaptive Chemistry Approach to Modeling Emissions Performance of Gas Turbine Combustors

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A202

    In this proposed SBIR project, we seek to implement the Adaptive Chemistry methodology in existing CFD codes used to investigate the emissions performance of gas turbine engine combustors. We will demonstrate the feasibility of integrating Adaptive Chemistry algorithms to current CFD codes. We will also further develop the Adaptive Chemistry method to take advantage of species reduction enabling e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Multispectral Particle Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: S108

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project concerns the development of a multi-wavelength monitor that will provide rapid, real-time measurement of the average aerosol absorption coefficient in the parcel of sample air. This monitor will employ Aerodyne's proprietary Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift spectroscopy technology in order to produce a far simpler, smaller, lower cost alterna ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Spacecraft Cabin Particulate Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: X303

    We propose to design, build and test an optical extinction monitor for the detection of spacecraft cabin particulates. This monitor will be sensitive to particle sizes ranging from a few nanometer to tens of micrometers in diameter. Designed to utilize commercial off-the-shelf components, the monitor, once calibrated, will require no recalibration and only periodic baseline determinations, a pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Nano-Enabled Low-Cost High-Performance UV Anti-Reflection Coatings

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: S304

    Agiltron together with Prof. Michael Rubner's group at MIT is developing a new family of nanoporous, low refractive index coatings for next generation NASA UV anti-reflection (AR) application on large plastic optics. The initial application is intended for 2.5 m diameter PMMA Fresnel lenses which NASA anaticipates as part of the EUSO mission cosmic ray telescope. The new thin film technology comb ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Tissue-Equivalent Radiation Dosimeter-On-A-Chip

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: X1301

    Available digital dosimeters are bulky and unable to provide real-time monitoring of dose for space radiation. The complexity of space-flight design requires reliable, fault-tolerant equipment capable of providing real-time dose readings during a mission, which is not feasible with the existing thermo-luminescent dosimeter (TLD) technology, especially during extravehicular activities (EVA). Real ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. CMOS-Based Neutron Spectroscopic Dosimeter (CNSD)

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: X1403

    Monitoring space radiation and the dose received by astronauts is important, especially for future long-duration missions. Neutrons contribute a significant component to the total radiation dose during solar events. We propose to develop a rugged, compact, lightweight, non-hazardous CMOS-based detector technology for an existing neutron spectroscopic dosimeter system. The existing system utilizes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Computational Model and Measurement Tool for Evaluating the Design of Flight Deck Technologies

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: A112

    The runway safety issue has been on the Most Wanted list of the National Transportation Safety Board since the list's inception in 1990. The FAA has responded by implementing two ground surveillance technologies at major U.S. airports to reduce the risk of runway incursions. However, both technologies route information through air traffic control (rather than directly to pilots), which significant ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: S201

    Space-based interferometry missions have the potential to revolutionize imaging and astrometry, providing observations of unprecedented accuracy. Realizing the full potential of these interferometers poses significant technological challenges, including the efficient maneuvering of multiple collectors to various baselines; regulating the path-length of science light from the collecting telescopes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: X803

    Nuclear reactors to support future lunar and Mars robotic and manned missions impose new and innovative technological requirements for their control and protection instrumentation. Long duration surface missions necessitate reliable autonomous operation, and manned missions impose the added requirement of fail-safe reactor protection systems. There is a need to define an advanced instrumentation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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