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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 June, 2020.

  1. Development of Novel, Optically-Based Instrumentation for Aircraft System Testing and Control

    SBC: BRIMROSE CORPORATION OF AMERICA            Topic: T202

    We propose to design, build and evaluate a prototype of a compact, robust, optically-based sensor for making temperature and multi-species concentration measurements in propulsion system ground and flight test environments. This system will utilize a widely tunable near infrared light source to make absorption measurements of combustion reactant and products in the combustion zone (with accuracy f ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Ultra Compact Cloud Physics Lidar for UAV Platforms

    SBC: SIGMA SPACE CORPORATION            Topic: T401

    We have designed a compact two-color, polarization-sensitive instrument to measure cloud characteristics from a high altitude UAV and can also be widely deployed as inexpensive ground-based ceilometers and aerosol finders. The instrument is modular, can operate with one or two wavelengths, and can measure depolarization or not depending on the need. The instrument is in two pressurized boxes, an o ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Compact Fluidic Actuator Arrays For Flow Control

    SBC: ADVANCED FLUIDICS, LLC            Topic: A205

    The overall objective of the proposed research is to design, develop and demonstrate fluidic actuator arrays for aerodynamic separation control and drag reduction. These actuators are based on a compact design of low mass-flow fluidic oscillators that produce high frequency (1-5 kHz) oscillating or pulsing jets. Our preliminary experiments on separation control over trailing edge flaps, cavity to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Passive Wireless SAW Humidity Sensors

    SBC: SENSANNA INCORPORATED            Topic: T601

    This proposal describes the preliminary development of passive wireless surface acoustic wave (SAW) based humidity sensors for NASA application to distributed humidity monitoring systems. SAW devices are a platform technology for passive wireless sensing of numerous possible measurands. SAW devices have been demonstrated as passive wireless temperature sensors in NASA contracts NNK04OA28C and NN ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Turbopump Design for Deep Throttling Capability

    SBC: BARBER-NICHOLS INC.            Topic: T802

    A rocket engine turbopump design using a partial emission pump combined with a zero net positive suction pressure inducer design is proposed to achieve a robust, deep throttling capability in 5k to 15k lbf thrust range rocket engines. A partial emission pump can provide better low-flow/thrust stability at a better efficiency than full emission pumps in this throttle range. A zero net positive suc ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Low Power X-Ray Photon Resolving Imaging Array

    SBC: BFE Acquisition Sub II, LLC            Topic: S105

    Instruments employing X-ray detection are countless, in different sectors from medicine to industry and from basic to applied science. Given this importance, and despite existing technologies, there is still need for X-ray detection with increased system performance. The solid-state detector array is the primary technology to implement the current generation of space borne high-energy astronomy mi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Avionics for Scaled Remotely Operated Vehicles

    SBC: Coherent Technical Services, Inc.            Topic: A109

    The use of UAVs has increased exponentially since 1995, and this growth is expected to continue. Many of these applications require extensive Research and Development; however, the need to fund development of the UAV often competes with funding intended for the end-user application. Therefore, off the shelf, low cost, easily configurable integrated avionics systems will significantly reduce the bu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Surface Optimization Techniques for Deployable Reflectors

    SBC: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: O104

    Existing communications systems for spacecraft provide a choice between either large aperture (>3m) or high frequency (>X-band), but not both. These systems use either deployable mesh reflectors, which are limited in their operating frequency by the facets and RF reflectivity of the mesh itself, or rigid surface reflectors, which are limited in their aperture by the size of the launch vehicle fai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Cryogenic Rotary Piezoelectric Motor

    SBC: DYNAMIC STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: X602

    Piezoelectric motors operate on the principal of high frequency oscillation of high force precision ceramic elements. The high power oscillations are converted to rotary motion through a novel conversion mechanism to produce high torque precision motion when compared with traditional electromagnetic motors. Dynamic Structures and Materials (DSM) proposes to focus the Phase I innovation on the de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High Temperature Energy Storage for In Situ Planetary Atmospheric Measurement Technologies

    SBC: Mobile Energy Products, Inc.            Topic: S501

    Development of energy storage capable of operational temperatures of 380ºC and 486oC with a specific capacity 200 Wh/kg for use as a power source on the Venusian surface and for planetary probes in similar high temperature atmospheres and where ambient pressures of 90 atmospheres are to be expected. This proposal provides for further research and development of the Li(Al)CoS2 high temperature en ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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