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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. Novel Materials for Mirror Substrate in Space Telescopes

    SBC: Advanced Materials Technology, Inc.            Topic: S205

    Advanced Materials Technology, Inc (AMTI) responds to the NASA solicitation S2 "Advanced Telescope Systems" under subtopic S2.05, "Optics Manufacturing and Metrology for Telescope Optical Surfaces". The proposed program is aimed at developing large, ultra-lightweight mirror substrate, including membrane optics for very large aperture space telescopes. The novel materials offer considerable weigh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Hard Upper Torso Shoulder Joint Design for Crew Member Sizing Adjustment and Enhanced Mobility

    SBC: AIR-LOCK, INCORPORATED            Topic: X401

    Air-Lock, Incorporated proposes to design an Enhanced Shoulder Mobility Joint Assembly (ESMJA) that increases dynamic mobility and static sizing capabilities for spacesuited crewmembers (CM) employing a Hard Upper Torso (HUT). The proposed shoulder joint will allow historically fixed Hard Upper Torsos to be sized in-situ by crewmembers of varying anthropometries. The Shoulders will also increase ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Integrated Three-Port Converters for Compact and Efficient Power Management

    SBC: APECOR, INC            Topic: S705

    To meet the increasing power demand of today's spacecraft systems, an integrated power electronics system capable of interfacing, and simultaneously controlling, three power ports is proposed in this project. This new proposed power electronic architecture employs a single-stage power topology, thus allowing cost-effective control of power flow with improved efficiency, power density, and reliabil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Electrospray Collection of Airborne Contaminants

    SBC: Connecticut Analytical Corporation            Topic: X301

    In stark contrast to current stagnation-based methods for capturing airborne particulates and biological aerosols, our demonstrated, cost-effective electrospray technology employs an entirely different approach based on the remarkable effectiveness of small, highly charged liquid droplets formed from an electrospray source to "getter" both particles and polar molecules dispersed in a gas. Less cap ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. CogGauge

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc            Topic: X1301

    Cog-Gauge is a portable hand-held game that can be used by astronauts and crew members during space exploration missions to assess their cognitive workload decrements that possibly result from fatigue, stress, or neurocognitive deficits. Cog-Gauge combines behavioral workload assessment using a dual-task approach with predictive workload models to counter the effects of game learning. The game w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Closed-Loop Pure Oxygen Static Feed Fuel Cell for Lunar Missions

    SBC: Distributed Energy Systems            Topic: X803

    In order to address the NASA lunar mission, DESC proposes to develop a proton exchange membrane (PEM) closed-loop pure oxygen fuel cell for application to lunar surface exploration, building upon DESC's expertise and fundamental demonstrations in closely related technology. Building upon the Phase I project, the static feed fuel cell hardware will be scaled up approximately three times in active a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Chemically and Thermally Stable High Energy Density Silicone Composites

    SBC: DMD Concepts            Topic: S501

    Thermal energy storage systems with 300 – 1000 kJ/kg energy density through either phase changes or chemical heat absorption are sought by NASA. This proposed effort will design, fabricate and demonstrate an energy storage system utilizing a composite of silicone polymers (organosiloxanes) and sorption materials. The proposed technology would provide cooling from a source at 100oC or higher. In ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A Renewed Approach for Large Eddy Simulation of Complex Geometries

    SBC: Flow Parametrics, LLC            Topic: A202

    The potential benefits of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) for aerodynamics and combustion simulation hvae largely been missed, due to the complexity of generating grids for complex topologies, and the requirement for boundary fitted grids which reduce the accuracy of the method. The Phase 2 Program builds on the Cartesian grid LES flow solver developed under Phase 1, and includes new techologies such ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. An Active Thermal Control System for Extreme Environments

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: S501

    Venus retains many secrets pertaining to its formation and evolution. NASA is interested in expanding its ability to explore the deep atmosphere and surface of Venus through the use of long-lived balloons and landers. Survivability in extreme high temperatures and high pressures is also required for deep atmospheric probes to giant planets. This Phase I proposal discloses technology that will p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Elastomeric Dampers Derived From First-Principles-Based Analytical Simulation

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The lead-lag motions of rotor blades in a helicopter require damping to stabilize them. In practice, this has necessitated the use of external hydraulic dampers which suffer from a high maintenance cost. This high operational cost has prompted the rotorcraft industry to use elastomeric lead-lag dampers that result in ``dry'' rotors. However, complex behavior of elastomers provides challenges for t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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