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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. A Hybrid Pyrolysis/Incineration System for Solid Waste Resource Recovery

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Both pyrolysis and incineration steps have been considered as the key solid waste processing step for a Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS). Pyrolysis is more amenable to handling mixed solid waste streams in a microgravity environment, but produces a more complex product stream. Incineration produces a simpler product stream, but the incineration of mixed solids is a complex unit op ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Carbon-Supported Amine Sorbent Monoliths for Carbon Dioxide Removal

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The NASA objective of expanding the human experience into the far reaches of space will require the development of regenerable life support systems. On-board carbon dioxide (CO2) removal units play a key role in such systems ensuring high quality cabin air for crew members. Similar but more compact units are needed for extravehicular activities (space suit). The overall objective is to develop a C ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Microporous Carbon for Radiation Shielding and Hydrogen Storage

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. (AFR) has developed a technology to provide radiation shielding, while simultaneously increasing the capacity of hydrogen storage tanks. This technology uses carbon foam filler with a complex pore structure (?microporosity?). The tank with the filler has, counter-intuitively, more capacity to store hydrogen than an otherwise empty tank. This technology increases hydrog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Laser Doping for Silicon Carbide Device Fabrication

    SBC: AppliCote Associates            Topic: N/A

    Technical AbstractApplicote Associates proposes a 6 month $70K program to establish thefeasibility of controlled laser doping of silicon carbide as an enablingprocess step for the fabrication of advanced microelectronics and sensorsrequiring thermal management, high temperature stability, high power, longlife, radiation hardness and nanoscale features. Doping, is the focus ofthis project with the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Cytometer on a Chip

    SBC: CIENCIA INC            Topic: N/A

    The objective of the proposed effort is to develop a novel technology that will provide a unique and powerful alternative to conventional flow cytometry. This new system, which we call a cytometer on a chip will spatially sort cells on a microarray chip based on the presence of specific cell surface receptors or other surface features. Detection and quantitation is accomplished with grating-couple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Embedded Software Technologies for Dynamic Goal Determination and Execution

    SBC: Embedded Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The proposed innovation is a solution that combines efficient dynamicallyreconfigurable embedded software and extensions to model-based reasoning (MBR)to enable on-board planning, real-time control, and failure management of complex autonomous systems. The solution leverages Embedded Research Solutions (ERS)'s expertise in the area of embedded real-time systems and merges recent advances by Johns ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Rich Annotation of Images

    SBC: INNOVATIVE DECISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Objective is to significantly enhance the ability to describe, catalog, search and retrieve images through the use of rich annotations (RA) of features in an image. Traditional approaches rely on text-based notes and keywords in metadata; proposed approach will use annotation layer (AL). AL contains drawings and icons to mark features, and domain specific properties to describe the features. Prope ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Ultra Wide band Water Sensor

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to use Ultra Wide Band Radar (UWB) as a sensor for soil moisture and water content of snowpack. The key innovations are the application of UWB to form Synthetic Aperture images using a UWB radar mounted on a Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). Initial results indicate excellent sensitivity of UWB to moisture. Key features of UWB for this application are low power, ?ghost free? SAR imaging, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Principal Component Analysis for Feature Extraction from One Dimensional Signals

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal responds to the solicitation for methods to capture features from one dimensional sensor signals. We exploit a combination of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Learning Vector Quantization (LVQ) to capture the required features. This can be used to diagnose a wide variety of systems using sensors which are monitoring the various parameters of the system. We will also describe an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. An Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Accommodation Approach for Nonlinear Aircraft

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Here Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subcontractor, Prof. Marios M. Polycarpou of University of Cincinnati, propose a new approach for designing intelligent health monitoring supervisor and fault-tolerant controllers for nonlinear air vehicles operating in multiple regimes. First, a novel on-line monitoring system performs model validation and fault diagnosis. The monitor automatically ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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