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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. Probabilistic Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Composite Aircraft Components

    SBC: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc.            Topic: A112

    A composite fatigue damage assessment and risk informed prognosis toolkit will be developed by enhancing and integrating existing solution modules within a probabilistic analysis framework. This tool will for the first time be able to address concurrently both microcracking induced stiffness degradation and cyclic loading induced delamination crack growth without remeshing. A physics-based determi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Small Airborne Hyperspectral Wide Area Imager for Disaster Response and Earth Science

    SBC: XIOMAS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: S108

    The proposed hyperspectral plus LWIR system will deliver high signal to noise performance, a wide spectral range, nominally 365 nm to 1.7 um, a single long wave IR band, low optical aberration This sensor system is designed to fit within the size, weight, and power (SWaP) envelopes of small to medium sized UAS (such as the Sierra operated by NASA Ames Research Center) and manned light aircraft (s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Laser Stethoscope for Use in Noisy Spacecraft Environments

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: X1201

    Auscultation, or listening to internal sounds made by the body of a patient, is an important tool in medical diagnostics. Heart, lung, intestine, and circulatory function can be assessed through careful listening. There are numerous situations, however, where the faint sounds collected using an ordinary stethoscope are overwhelmed by ambient noise. Such is the case in spacecraft, where room is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Automation for Vehicle and Crew Operations

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: X601

    Modern space systems such as the International Space Station (ISS) and the proposed Constellation vehicles and habitats are complex entities with hundreds of thousands of individual telemetry items. Monitoring the health of these systems, troubleshooting their faults, developing maintenance plan and schedule, and aiding to restore system functionality are key tasks that flight controllers must per ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Graded Density Carbon Bonded Carbon Fiber (CBCF) Preforms for Lightweight Ablative Thermal Protection Systems (TPS)

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    FMI currently manufactures Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) material for Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) systems, such as the Stardust Sample Return Capsule and the Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell. FMI plans to further develop TPS in support of future sample return missions such as MoonRise and OSIRIS-REx. Development of a PICA TPS with reduced mass, thermal performance enhancements, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Flexible Phenolic Impregnated Felt

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X901

    During this program Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI) will develop innovative yet practical methods for preparing Phenolic Impregnated Felt (PIF) materials for thermal protection system (TPS) segments and heat shield assemblies. Future mission flight environments and designs, such as those anticipated for Mars EDL missions, will require a variety TPS options to accommodate entry system designs. The cap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Integrated Composite Structure for EDL Application

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: X902

    NASA has defined a need for higher performance ablative Thermal Protection System (TPS) materials for future exploration of our solar system's inner and outer planets than is currently available. Of particular interest are: 1) Materials with performance analogous to fully dense, heritage rayon-based carbon phenolic ; 2) Mid-density ablative systems ; and 3) Highly insulative, low-density mat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. SR-CATS: A Short-Range Clear Air Turbulence Sensor

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: A207

    Clear air turbulence (CAT), often referred to as "air pockets," is attributed to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at altitudes generally above 18,000ft, often in the absence of any visual cues such as clouds, making it difficult to avoid. The vortices produced when atmospheric waves "break" can have diameters of 900-1200ft and tangential velocities of 70-85 ft/sec. CAT is dangero ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Inexpensive Reliable Oil-Debris Optical Sensor for Rotorcraft Health Monitoring

    SBC: TRANSLUME, INC.            Topic: A209

    Rotorcrafts form a unique subset of air vehicles in that a rotorcraft's propulsion system is used not only for propulsion, but it also serves as the primary source of lift and maneuvering of the vehicle. No other air vehicle relies on the propulsion system to provide these functions through a transmission system employing a single critical load path without duplication or redundancy. Thus i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Optoelectronic Infrastructure for RF/Optical Phased Arrays

    SBC: ODIS , Inc.            Topic: O101

    Optoelectronic integrated holds the key to higher performance, reduced mass and radiation-hard space systems. A special need is increased flexibility of phased arrays for communication and detection. Currently RF arrays use ferrite waveguide elements for phase shifting which are both bulky and lossy with a phase shift limit of 360º . Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) arrays currently use a s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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