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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. Flight Test Development of the X43A-LS Reusable Launch Vehicle

    SBC: ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Accurate Automation Corporation proposes a three-pronged effort to build on the Phase I program to develop technologies in support of the NASA Hyper-X program and the X-43 series of research vehicles (X-43A, X-43B, and X-43C). The data and technologies developed under the proposed Phase II program will also support the development and testing of future hypersonic vehicles and reusable launch vehic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Highly Reliable LOX Pump for Vehicle Loading Operations

    SBC: BARBER-NICHOLS INC.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal will present an innovative Phase I research and design plan for a reliable LOX pumping system for use in NASA vehicle loading. Due to seal problems with the current LOX loading pumps, the main focus of the Phase I effort will involve design and development of an innovative sealing solution that does not use a failure prone mechanical seal. The seal solution proposed is a combination ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Long-Duration Commercial Microgravity Mouse Habitat: Waste/Odor Technologies

    SBC: Bioastronautical Systems Development Co.            Topic: N/A

    The Bioastronautical Systems Development Company (BSDC) proposes to develop habitat technologies for conducting long-term commercial research with mice in microgravity. Our research addresses solicitation section B4.02 Space Commercialization for the design/development of microgravity payloads for space station applications that lead to commercial products or services. In partnership with BioServe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Utilizing MIL-STD-1553B Digital Data Bus Devices Across an IEEE-1394A Serial Bus

    SBC: Seakr Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The MIL-STD-1553B Bus is a widely supported data bus for avionics applications and compatible with most of the avionics equipment. However, its low data rate (1 Mbps) and command-response architecture are not suitable for many modern applications such as on-board autonomy. Therefore, the avionics industry recently has been interested in adopting the IEEE 1394A Bus as the next generation avionics b ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Utilizing MIL-STD-1553B Digital Data Bus Devices Across an IEEE-1394A Serial Bus

    SBC: Seakr Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The MIL-STD-1553B Bus is a widely supported data bus for avionics applications and compatible with most of the avionics equipment. However, its low data rate (1 Mbps) and command-response architecture are not suitable for many modern applications such as on-board autonomy. Therefore, the avionics industry recently has been interested in adopting the IEEE 1394A Bus as the next generation avionics b ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Next Generation Write Head for Commercial Holographic Data Storage

    SBC: Displaytech Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Enormous data capacities and high read/write rates make optical holographic data stor-age (HDS) systems the most promising approach for next-generation computer mass-storage solutions. Recent breakthroughs in holographic recording media have dramatically accelerated the development of commercial HDS products, and have shifted the development focus to opti-mization of HDS optical systems and compon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Thermochemical Energy Conversion Engine for Electricity Generation

    SBC: Ecotera Energy, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NASA is interested in the development of highly advanced systems, subsystems and components to enable future robotic and manned missions. A key requirement for these challenging missions will be the development of high efficiency power conversion systems with increased power density. Ecotera Energy proposes an innovative gas turbine improvement, the Thermochemical Energy Conversion (TEC) engine, w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Orbital Pump for Microgravity Applications

    SBC: Fluid Flow Technologies, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This proposed work will develop a new pump design, which is based on a uniquely generated orbital motion. The pump is intrinsically sealed and mechanically balanced, resulting in quiet, safe operation. The pump design has no seals, valves, bearings, complex mechanical linkages, or drive motor. Its simplicity promises to provide a pump, which is compact and reliable, has low mass, and possesses qui ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Enhanced-Resolution Fine-Steering Mirror

    SBC: Left Hand Design Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Using existing technology, high-accuracy precision 2-axis fine-steering mirror (FSM) applications are limited to position sensors with 0.4 to 1.0 urad resolution. A number of applications, such as JPL?s optical communication programs require 0.1 urad resolution. Three recently developed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) sensors have inherently better resolution, but have not been proven in FSM appli ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Cockpit System Situational Awarness Modeling Tool

    SBC: Micro Analysis & Design Inc            Topic: N/A

    The Cockpit System Situational Awareness Modeling Tool will use the principles of discrete event simulation to predict pilot situational awareness (SA). The human performance modeling environment of IMPRINT combined with the cognitive modeling tool ACT-R will provide a powerful tool for the designers of cockpit systems. IMPRINT can already be used to predict pilot workload and assess the effects o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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