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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. 200W Deep Space CubeSat Composite Beam Roll-Up Solar Array (COBRA)


    Solar arrays that have very high specific power (W/kg) and compact stowed volume (W/m3), while still providing shielding to the solar cell, are an enabling technology for Deep Space CubeSat missions. Current CubeSat and small satellite solar arrays employ either fixed panels mounted directly to the Satellite side-wall(s) or small hinged rigid panels. These arrays generate very low power (4-20W) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 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
  3. A Reconfigurable Transmitter and Receiver for Aeronautical Telemetry Applications


    This project focuses on the development of a reconfigurable microwave transmitter and receiver for telemetry applications. Both the transmitter and receiver are able to operate at any frequency between the L and C Bands. The software defined transmitter is able to change its center frequency, output bandwidth and output power as well as operate with multiple simultaneous output frequencies. The fl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Ruggedized UAS for Scientific Data Gathering in Harsh Environments

    SBC: Black Swift Technologies LLC            Topic: S304

    Black Swift Technologies proposes the development of the SuperSwift XT, a novel small Unmanned Aircraft System that meets the sensing needs required for responding to or monitoring volcanic ash clouds. This tightly integrated system will consist of an airframe, avionics, and sensors specifically designed to measure selected gases and atmospheric properties. It is based on the commercial SuperSwift ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Active Radiation Shield


    In the Phase I effort, Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC (GTL) verified the feasibility of generating power from space particle radiation.  This effort successfully demonstrated electrical power production from a particle radiation source using an initial proof-of-concept device.  The effort also identified a second approach that has the potential for even better power generation and offers ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced Mars Water Acquisition System

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: H102

    The Advanced Mars Water Acquisition System (AMWAS) recovers and purifies water from Mars soils for oxygen and fuel production, life support, food production, and radiation shielding in support of human exploration missions. The AMWAS removes water from Mars soils using hot, recirculating carbon dioxide gas to provide rapid heat transfer. The AMWAS evaporates water from ice and salt hydrates, leavi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. An Autonomous Wireless Instrumentation Network for Antarctic Research

    SBC: VEXCEL CORP.            Topic: N/A

    In November 1998 a network of seismic stations was deployed by S. Anandakrishnan (now at Penn State) and others in West Antarctica. These autonomous stations returned state-of-health data via satellite, and stored high-volume instrument data for later retrieval. The satellite links demonstrated a novel and sophisticated application of technology to the problem of retrieving in situ data from harsh ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Asymmetric Conductance Thermoelectric Cooling Modules for Cryogenic Applications

    SBC: MICROVECTION, INC.            Topic: S306

    Thermoelectric coolers (TECs) have long been noted for their compact construction, high reliability, and clean, quiet operation, and they are now widely used in consumer products. However, TECs are inefficient devices requiring large electrical currents to provide a refrigerant effect. Even modest improvements in TEC performance would vastly increase the market potential of thermoelectric cooling, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. AutoNav Mark 4: Autonomous Navigation Software

    SBC: BLUE SUN ENTERPRISES, INC            Topic: S304

    The growing number of missions in deep space, from Discovery class missions like Psyche and Lucy down to very small spacecraft like Lunar Flashlight, is driving the need for standardized, flexible, full-featured flight software for spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control (GNC). Autonomous GNC allows a spacecraft to perform most of its own navigation activities without the need for ground-base ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Autonomous Alignment Advancements for Eye-Safe Coherent Lidar

    SBC: Beyond Photonics, LLC            Topic: S101

    Eye-safe coherent lidar technology holds increasing promise of meeting NASA's demanding remote 3D space winds goal near term. Highly autonomous, long-range coherent lidar systems may suffer significant SNR loss due to environment-induced component misalignment. Although systems can be engineered with the required alignment stability, the overall size, mass, and cost to produce coherent lidar syst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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