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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 September, 2020.

  1. Enhanced Membrane System for Recovery of Water from Gas-Liquid Mixtures

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: H303

    Gas-Liquid separation is an acute microgravity problem. Existing devices use centrifugal motion on microporous membranes to separate the two phases. Centrifugal devices consume electricity and are prone to failure. The microporous membranes easily foul and have significant water loss. Novel membrane devices are proposed. Membranes can simultaneously disengage gases from gas-liquid dispersion and d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Fault Management Technologies

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S505

    Given that SysML is becoming a standard for model-based systems engineering and Integration (SE&I), system health management (SHM)-related models will either be done in SysML, or be done outside of SysML but enabled by conversion, mapping, and traceability of information across SysML and SHM models. Given that current implementations of SysML are not particularly useful to perform analyses, and th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Diagnosis-Driven Prognosis for Decision Making

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A104

    One cannot build a system-level Prognosis and Health Management (PHM) solution by cobbling together a bunch of existing prognostic techniques; it will have a very high rate of false-positive indications. On the other hand, if a system-level health management solution could identify the individual degradations and indictors associated with those degradations, and thereby decouple the problem into s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster for LEO and Deep Space Missions

    SBC: Aether Industries, LLC            Topic: Z2001

    Aether Industries proposes the development of a novel, primary plasma propulsion system that is well suited for small spacecraft. This technology, called the CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (CAT), would provide CubeSats and other micro- and nano-satellites with the propulsive capability to make meaningful orbital plane and altitude changes — capability that does not currently exist with state-of-t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Development of Hermetic Sealing Glasses for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    SBC: MO-SCI Corp.            Topic: H801

    Sealing glasses, either rigid glass-ceramics or viscous, non-crystallizing compositions, will be developed and sealing processes will be optimized based on NASA's solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) designs. SOFC design constraints, including material selection and operational conditions, will guide compositional development, and then these new compositions will be used for long-term (>500 hours) materia ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Divergent Field Annular Ion Engine

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: H201

    The proposed work investigates an approach that would allow an annular ion engine geometry to achieve ion beam currents approaching the Child-Langmuir limit. In this respect, the annular engine, whose design inherently allows for significant increases in perveance by resolving the span-to-gap problem, can achieve the projected high current densities necessary for high thrust, high power applicati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Morphing Wing Design with an Innovative Three-Dimensional Warping Actuation

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: A301

    Advanced wing configurations where traditional control surfaces are replaced by dynamically controlled distribution of wing twist and/or camber can provide significant benefits to aircraft performance, such as reduced vibration and noise, increased fuel efficiency. Elimination of traditional control surfaces such as flaps can lead to smoother wing surfaces which are especially important in reducin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Extreme Environment Ceramic-To-Metal Seal

    SBC: Thoughtventions Unlimited Llc            Topic: S404

    The proposed Phase 1 program will demonstrate the feasibility of large ceramic to metal joints/seals that can tolerate extreme environments. The immediate application of the work is bonded sapphire viewports for a Venus probe. TvU's commercial viewport products have demonstrated that the pressure and temperature constraints of the surface of Venus will be met, while the use of materials appropri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Energy Saving High-Capacity Moderate Pressure Carbon Dioxide Storage System

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: H302

    Our approach to high-pressure carbon dioxide storage will directly address the challenges associated with storage of compressed carbon dioxide - the need to reduce power consumption, mass and volume while limiting acoustic impact. Successful implementation will reduce gas compressor power by over 50 % and required maximum tank pressure by over 80 % while maintaining storage tank footprint and to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Natural Touch Interaction for Virtual Reality and Teleoperation via Ungrounded Tactile Shear Feedback

    SBC: TACTICAL HAPTICS, INC.            Topic: H2001

    The proposed research innovation will create a low-cost, intuitive means for people to have multi-fingered interaction with Robonaut 2 and training simulations via tactile shear feedback. This work builds on the PI's prior university research. Tactile shear feedback imparts friction and shear forces to the user's hand via sliding plates that are built into the handle of the grasped device. These ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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