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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. Mission Coordination and Co-Localization for Planetary Rover Teams

    SBC: Astrobotic Technology, Inc.            Topic: T4

    Cooperative robots can explore the surface of planets with higher efficiency and lower mission risk, perform novel and precise resource and science surveys, and gather and share resources and information with other assets to bring planetary exploration. In order to work together more efficiently and effectively, robots must understand their location relative to their peers, which is challenged in ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Bifunctional Regenerative Electrochemical Air Transformation for Human Environments

    SBC: Skyre, Inc.            Topic: T6

    The proposed  Bifunctional Regenerative Electrochemical Air Transformation for Human Environments (BREATHE) for life support and habitation is part of the atmosphere revitalization equipment necessary to provide and maintain a livable environment within the pressurized cabin of crewed spacecraft. Sustainable Innovations (SI) has developed a novel solid state technology for gas compression bas ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Deep Learning Applied to Detecting Salient Features and Building Better 3D Models

    SBC: Mesh Robotics, LLC            Topic: T4

    We propose to develop a method to effectively utilize the massive amount of image and range data that cameras and laser scanners can generate for an autonomous navigation system.  Our innovative approach is to use deep learning to detect and segment only the most useful portions of the data and to use that to build better 3D models. We have proven methods for building accurate 3D models of t ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Advanced Hot Reservoir Variable Conductance Heat Pipes for Planetary Landers

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T9

    In contrast to the standard cold reservoir Variable Conductance Heat Pipe (VCHP) where for tight thermal control an electrical heater is used for the reservoir (wicked), Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc (ACT) developed a hot reservoir VCHP with the reservoir thermally coupled to the evaporator. This novel feature will provide a tight temperature control capability without the need for control po ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Enabling Aerial Close-Proximity and Contact Sensing for Inspection of Industrial Infrastructure

    SBC: Near Earth Autonomy, Inc.            Topic: A2

    There is a large unserved and well-defined need in several heavy industrial markets such as steel, petroleum, energy, and mining for aerial inspection, particularly by small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) conducting close proximity imaging and contact sensing. We propose to increase the utility of aerial inspection beyond the current state of the art where imagery typically is manually ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Redox Tolerant Cathode for Solid Oxide Electrolysis Stacks

    SBC: Oxeon Energy, LLC            Topic: H1

    OxEon Energy proposes a combination of materials and engineering solutions to demonstrate the reduction-oxidation (redox) stability of a solid oxide electrolysis cathode during start up and operation. The redox tolerant cathode material will reduce system complexity, tolerate flow upset conditions, and provide flexibility in space based systems without a man-in-the-loop.Solid oxide electrolysis st ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Feedback Sensors for Closed Loop Additive In-Space Manufacturing

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: H7

    This solicitation calls for online quality control to be applied to In-Space Manufactured (ISM) additive manufactured parts.  Our proposed approach is integrated precision scanning of the additive manufactured (AM) parts and feedback of that data back into AM layer by layer process control.  The goal is to augment Space Manufacturing AM process controls with verifiable feedback enabling ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Ultra-Compact, Field-Deployable, Quantum-Compatible Receiver for Free-Space Optical Communication

    SBC: Quantum Opus, LLC            Topic: H9

    Quantum Opus is excited to propose compactifying, enclosing, and automating ALL of the required vacuum, cryogenics, and electrical systems of a superconducting nanowire single-photon detection system into a 14-inch tall by 17-inch wide by 18-inch deep package and re-engineering the optical collection mechanisms to be compatible with existing NASA telescope infrastructure. The end product will be a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Additive Manufacturing of PEEK and Fiber-Reinforced PEEK for NASA Applications and Custom Medical Devices

    SBC: ACTUATED MEDICAL, INC.            Topic: H7

    There is a significant gap between the properties of materials that are produced using the current 3D printing processes and the properties that are needed to support critical space systems.  The polyetherimide/polycarbonate (PEI/PC) composite recently demonstrated on the ISS is a significant step forward in development, however, FDM with PEI/PC represents the current practical limits of AM i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Advanced High Frequency High Voltage Power Converter

    SBC: QorTek, Inc.            Topic: S3

    Many existing or proposed NASA small propulsion systems and advanced scientific instruments will require high voltages at medium to high power levels to function. Such space power supplies are generally bulky and lossy and, as missions increasingly migrate to ever smaller platforms, there will be an increasing need to substantially reduce the size/weight costs of providing such on-board power acce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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