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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 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
  2. 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
  3. A Balloon-Borne Open-Path Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer for Measuring Atmospheric Extinction and Validating Remote Sensing Products

    SBC: Handix Scientific LLC            Topic: S1

    Aerosol extinction measurements are crucial to understanding the effects of atmospheric particles on ozone depletion (stratosphere), radiation (stratosphere and troposphere), visibility (troposphere) and public health (boundary layer).nbsp; Despite the acute need, no existing instrument can measure direct, in situ aerosol extinction profiles from the ground to the mid-stratosphere.nbsp; Satellite- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. ACE Booster

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: T1

    GTL has been developing a suite of transformational technologies that have the capability to disrupt the traditional launch vehicle paradigm.BHL composite cryotank technology provides a four times improvement over large aluminum iso-grid tanks, offering a 6 percentage point improvement in small stage PMF. Superior Stability Engine is an innovative liquid rocket engine configured to maximize combus ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Advanced Organic Waste Gasifier

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: H3

    The Advanced Organic Waste Gasifier (AOWG) is a technology designed to convert organic wastes generated during human spaceflight into clean water for mission consumables and gases suitable for venting to minimize vehicle mass for Mars transit and return missions. The AOWG integrates steam reformation, methanation, and electrolysis to convert organic waste into water, dry vent gas, and a small amou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. 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
  7. AMBEC: Advanced Micro Brayton Energy Conversion

    SBC: ExoTerra Resource, LLC            Topic: S3

    Many of NASAs high priority missions in the next decade are located in extreme environments with low, inconsistent or no sunlight.nbsp; In these cases, NASA has traditionally used RTGs.nbsp; However, RTGs are inefficient (lt;8%), with specific powers of just 2.7 W/kg.nbsp; Complicating issues is the scarcity of GPHS units due to a long drought of plutonium production.nbsp; Even with a restart in p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. An Airborne Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber for Measuring Ice Nucleating Particles

    SBC: Handix Scientific LLC            Topic: S1

    Quantifying atmospheric aerosol, clouds and precipitation processes are critical needs for understanding climate and environmental change, a NASA objective. The formation of ice in the atmosphere depends on the nature and abundance of ice nucleating particles (INP), and has major implications for precipitation and cloud properties. Observational capabilities are required to advance understanding o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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