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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. Low Cost, Light Weight Materials for Mirrors


    During the phase I program Northwestern and APS, Inc., have manufactured several different materials systems that are lighter than Beryllium and stiffer than Aluminum. These high specific strength materials are also easily fabricated into larger shapes or even net shape processed. The mechanical (tensile and modulus) and thermal physical (CTE, thermal conductivity) property data for several syste ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Active Vibration Isolation System for Mobile Launch Platform Ground Support Equipment

    SBC: Balcones Technologies LLC            Topic: T602

    Balcones Technologies, proposes to adapt actively controlled suspension technology developed for high performance off-road vehicles to address NASA's requirement for Active Vibration Control for Ground Support Equipment (GSE). This innovative approach to meeting NASA needs exploits approximately $23M of highly successful R&D since 1993 at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (CEM) ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Advanced 3D Human Simulation Components with Thermal/Haptic Feedback and Tissue Deformation

    SBC: HPN Software Consultant, Inc.            Topic: T502

    In integrating the following three significant components for its research/research and development (R/R&D) effort, the power of this candidate Phase II project will be demonstrated and developed the following 1. Software Application Development Toolkit for Simulation and Training 2. Physiological Hardware/Software Interface for Dynamic Balance Trainer. 3. A Data Glove and control system captures ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Distributed Leak Detection System Using Structure-Borne Noise

    SBC: INVOCON, INC.            Topic: T502

    Manned spacecraft are vulnerable to air leaks caused by micrometeoroid and space debris impact. The ability to detect and quickly locate and mitigate a pressure vessel breach is critical to the safety of any long duration spacecraft, such as the International Space Station or a proposed lunar base or mission to Mars. Current NASA protocol for finding a spacecraft leak uses a handheld ultrasonic ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Efficient Radiation Simulation in Complex Geometries with Applications to Planetary Entry

    SBC: Jabiru Software and Services            Topic: A206

    NASA aerocapture missions require an accurate evaluation of radiative thermal transport in order to simulate the aerothermal environment around space vehicles. However, present day computation of radiative transport in this complex multi-dimensional environment is frequently done using simple one-dimensional tangent-slab approximations or optically-thick approximations which compromise the accura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Compact, Lightweight, Efficient Cooling Pump for Space Suit Life Support Systems

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: X402

    With the increasing demands placed on extravehicular activity (EVA) for the International Space Station assembly and maintenance, along with planned lunar and Martian missions, the need for increased human productivity and capability becomes ever more critical. This is most readily achieved by reduction in space suit weight and volume, and increased hardware reliability, durability, and operating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Electrochemical-Driven Fluid Pump for Spacecraft Thermal Control

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: S706

    With the increasing power demands and longer life spans of space vehicles, their thermal management becomes ever more critical. Accompanying this is an unprecedented need for reduction in spacecraft size and weight. However, reduced weight leads to higher power densities, and waste-heat dissipation densities have grown by an order of magnitude with the use of smaller, more powerful electronics. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High Performance Ka-band Phase Shifters for Space Telecommunications

    SBC: MEMtronics Corporation            Topic: T404

    We propose a novel MEMS-based digital phase shifter targeted for Ka-band operation, but scalable down to X-band and up to W-band. This novel phase shifter will incorporate MEMtronics' state-of-the-art microencapsulated, capacitive MEMS switches to control phase. The envisioned phase shifter behaves much like a switched-line phase shifter with broadband matched impedance, but without sacrificing ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Coordinated Mobile Manipulation for Robotics Material Handling

    SBC: Metrica, Inc.            Topic: T502

    Robots will be precursors to human exploration of the lunar surface. They will be expected to prepare the lunar surface for human habitation as well as conduct scientific investigations. As humans arrive, first for short-term stays, the robots should be able to shift to providing direct assistance to human exploration activities. Such tasks require a new generation of robotic vehicles – a gener ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Medipix-Based Small Personal Space Radiation Dosimeter

    SBC: Nano EnerTex            Topic: X1401

    This SBIR effort will take the first step in improving the existing Medipix dosimeter technology in terms of advancing the technique now used to couple the actual sensitive detector material to the underlying readout electronics. Prototypes of current Medipix2-based devices have been developed using "bump-bonding" techniques, and we will improve this design by employing direct epitaxial depositio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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