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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. Planar Chemiluminescence Absorption Tomography

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: T2

    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Enrsquo;Urga Inc. will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing Planar Chemiluminescence Absorption Tomography (PCAT) to characterize the combustion process at the exit plane of rotating detonation enginesnbsp;(RDEs).nbsp; The two key issues that will be addressed during the Phase I work are: (1) the feasibility of non-intrusive determination of ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Integral Neutron and Gamma Shield Material

    SBC: Millennitek, LLC            Topic: Z1

    A new class of material will be synthesized and tested at the coupon level, as a potentialnbsp;integral neutron and gamma shield for the Kilopower Project and other small fission reactor technologies under development.nbsp; The new material will have a competitive mass and volume -to- shielding effectiveness and offer a superior stable form as compared to the currently best available technology co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Neuroevolution of Electronic Liquid State Machines

    SBC: Warrant Technologies LLC            Topic: H6

    The subtopic being addressed identifies current spacefaring computer hardware as insufficient for executing conventional artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms due to space, weight, and power constraints. Conversely, neuromorphic computing architectures have exhibited the ability to performatively execute AI programs while meeting these criteria. Presented here is one such general purpose neuromo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Aerodynamically Stable DragSails for Spacecraft Deorbit

    SBC: Vestigo Aerospace LLC            Topic: Z8

    The safe disposal of spacecraft upon mission completion is necessary to preserve the utility of high-value orbits. It is forecasted that up to 2,600 nanosatellites and microsatellites will be launched into orbit over the next five years, and plans for large commercial constellations consisting of thousands of small satellites in low Earth orbit are currently in development. nbsp;NASArsquo;s Small ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Modular Sensor Suite for Propulsion Testing

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: H10

    nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Enrsquo;Urga Inc. will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a modular sensor suite as general purpose combustion diagnostic for rocket propulsion systems. nbsp;The two key issues that will be addressed during the Phase I research work are: (1) the feasibility of configuring a modular tomographic sensor suite that can be used measure path int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Ultra-Efficient Ultrasonic Drying for Spacecraft Solid Waste

    SBC: ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: H3

    Ultrasonic Technology Solutions (UltraTech) aims to extend the application of a unique and ground-breaking drying technology to human waste management processes in the International Space Station (ISS). Human metabolic solid waste (feces) contains 75% water by mass which is currently not recovered on the ISS and is instead transported back to earth. Return transportation of this waste results in s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Low Boiloff Transfer Lines

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: Z10

    In this proposed effort, GTL has identified two methods for reducing chill-down time. In recent studies it has been shown that the production of super-hydrophilic surfaces can reduce chill-down time by altering the multi-phase boiling at the wall surface. The first method addresses this directly by altering the surface of stainless steel directly. The second method leverages GTL advanced cryogenic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. In-Space Manufacturing of Microfluidic Chips for Biological Research

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: H8

    According to a recent Grand View Research report, the global 3D bioprinting market size was valued at USD 965.0 million in 2018 and is anticipated to grow at over 19.5% for the next 10 years. This includes all aspects of medical materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, biomaterials, cells, tissues and organ substitutes.nbsp; Advances in bioprinting are gaining importance and the tissues gen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High Pressure BHL Spherical Cryotank

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: Z10

    Over the last decade, GTL has been developing a breakthrough technology for cryogenic propellant storage that has been demonstrated to provide 75% mass reduction compared to state-of-the-art cryotanks.nbsp; GTL recently demonstrated the performance and mass advantage of BHL technology with the design, fabrication and testing of a 4-ft diameter, high-pressure, lightweight, all-composite spherical c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Smart Memory Accelerator for Data Intensive and High Performance Computing Applications

    SBC: Simultac LLC            Topic: S5

    This exploratory research will evaluate an alternative parallel non-von Neumann architecture class (Continuum Computer Architecture or CCA) in order to open new opportunities to extreme parallelism not available through conventional practices while mitigating current challenges to efficiency by means of fine grain hardware structures related to communication latency, synchronization overheads, ada ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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