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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. A Portable Vibrio Cholerae Concentrator for Sensitive Pathogen Detection in Water

    SBC: Omnivis LLC            Topic: None

    This SBIR Phase I project proposes to develop an easy to use, inexpensive, and portable bacterial concentrator to enable more sensitive cholera pathogen (Vibrio cholerae) detection. Cholera affects communities across 41 countries, including Mozambique in 2019 after Cyclone Idai and Yemen in 2017. Current methods used to detect the cholera pathogen in water involves a 3 to 5-day procedure due to th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Tailoring the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions

    SBC: UbiQD, Inc            Topic: T7

    UbiQD, Inc, is partnered with the University of Arizona, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to enhance the lighting component of the Mars-Lunar Greenhouse prototype to improve the food production for the system. Ultimately, the goals is for UbiQD to install a down-conversion film composed of Quantum Dots (QDs) into the solar collecting/fiber optic system to not only provide higher qual ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Ultra-Lightweight, Ultra-Stable RoboSiC Additively Manufactured Lasercom Telescope

    SBC: Goodman Technologies LLC            Topic: H9

    Of interest to JPL, GRC and GSFC are laser communications telescopes (LCTs) with 30 to 100 cm clear aperture, wavefront error (WFE) less than 62 nm, cumulative WFE and transmission loss not to exceed 3-dB in the far field, advanced thermal and stray light design for operation while sun-pointing (3-degrees from the edge of the sun); -20° C to 50° C operational range (wider range preferred), ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Gas Inlet Sensor for Measuring Dust Particle Size Distribution and Concentration

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: H1

    In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) involves collecting and converting local resources into products that can be used to reduce mission mass, cost, and/or risk of human exploration. ISRU products that provide significant mission benefits with minimal infrastructure required are propellants, fuel cell reactants, and life support consumables. Production of mission consumables from in-situ Mars resou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Near-Zero CTE 3D Printed RoboSiC Deployable Truss Core Structures with Active Precision Adjustment

    SBC: Goodman Technologies LLC            Topic: S2

    High-contrast (10-10) imaging and spectroscopy for exoplanet science is critically dependent on telescope optics and wavefront stability. A challenging requirement on the opto-mechanical system is that of wavefront error stability on the order of 10 pm RMS per wavefront control step (~10s of minutes).  Goodman Technologies proposes a purposefully engineered 2nd Generation structural-grade &ld ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Millimeter Scale Magnetometer

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: S1

    This Phase I SBIR project will investigate the feasibility of a miniature atomic magnetometer, both as a stable scalar device for calibrating fluxgate magnetometers in flight and also as a vector device capable of complimenting fluxgate magnetometers. Missions to Europa will seek to confirm that moon’s underground sea by measuring Europa’s effect on Jupiter’s magnetic field. &nbs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Performance PMD

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: Z10

    To achieve the full potential of PMD/LAD technology for high performance space exploration missions mass reduction is essential. Screen channel acquisition devices are an interesting approach for future spacecraft using cryogenic propellants.  However, traditional manufacturing techniques (i.e. metal-based) are heavy and have reliability issues.  To achieve desired mass savings and scree ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Electromagnetic Characterization of Advanced Composites by Voxel-Based Inverse Methods

    SBC: VICTOR TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: Z11

    The nondestructivecharacterization of advanced composites, such ascarbon-fiber reinforced polymers (cfrp), by electromagnetic means iswell established [6]-[24].  What isneeded to advance the state of the art are sophisticated inversionalgorithms that allow layup and impact damage to be determined inlocalized regions, which means that the more traditional methods ofmodel-based inverse methods ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Rodent Centrifuge Facility Quad Locker for ISS Life and Microgravity Science Research

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: H8

    According to the decadal report titled, Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era of Space Exploration, a Report, "...the AHB Panel would be remiss if it did not strongly recommend an animal centrifuge capable of accommodating rats/mice at variable gravity levels." Furthermore, the panel stated, “...research on animal models will be constrained without the ability to manipu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Multi-Physics NTR Safety Analyses

    SBC: Little Prairie Services            Topic: Z10

    Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) offers high promise to reduce launch mass, decrease mission costs and increase mission effectiveness, particularly for crewed missions to the planets. However, NTP has been plagued with high uncertainties in cost, schedule and safety, particularly launch safety. To reduce programmatic uncertainty, an unambiguous approach to documenting NTP safety prior to, during a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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