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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Processing Unit (PPU) for Hall Effect Thrusters

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: S304

    In this SBIR project, APEI, Inc. is proposing to develop a high efficiency, rad-hard 3.8 kW silicon carbide (SiC) power supply for the Power Processing Unit (PPU) of Hall Effect thrusters. This program specifically targets the design of a PPU for the HiVHAC (High Voltage Hall ACcelerator) thruster, with target specifications of 80-160V input, 200-700V / 5A output, efficiency greater than 96%, and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. GaN Bulk Growth and Epitaxy from Ca-Ga-N Solutions

    SBC: The IIIAN Company, LLC            Topic: O107

    The innovations proposed here are Ka-band (38 GHz) group III-nitride power FETs and the dislocation density reducing epitaxial growth methods (LPE) needed for their optimal performance and reliability.Ka-band power transistors with>60% Power Added Efficiency (PAE) are not commercially available. The primary limitations to their manufacture are lack of mature process technology at major GaN foun ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Nanowire Photovoltaic Devices

    SBC: Firefly Technologies            Topic: T301

    Firefly, in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes developing a space solar cell having record efficiency exceeding 40% (AM0) by the introduction of nanowires within the active region of the current limiting sub-cell. The introduction of these nanoscale features will enable realization of an intermediate band solar cell (IBSC), while simultaneously increasing the effective ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Adaptive Linear Parameter Varying Control for Aeroservoelastic Suppression

    SBC: MUSYN Inc            Topic: A107

    Adaptive control offers an opportunity to fulfill present and futureaircraft safety objectives though automatedvehicle recovery while maintaining performanceand stability requirements in the presence of unknown orvarying operating environment.Future aircraft are a natural application of adaptive control. Theseaircraft will be more fuel efficient, have longer operating ranges thoughmore flexible ai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Development of a Novel, Ultra-Low SWAP, RAD-Tolerant, Multi-Channel, Reprogrammable Photonic Integrated Circuit Optical Transceiver Module

    SBC: Space Photonics, Inc.            Topic: O102

    According to Topic O1, titled Space Communications, "NASA's communications capability is based on the premise that communications shall enable and not constrain missions. Communications must be robust to support the numerous missions for space science, Earth science and exploration of the universe. Technologies such as optical communications, RF including antennas and ground based Earth ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Silicon Carbide Based Power Mangement and Distribution for Space Nuclear Power Systems

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: X803

    In this SBIR project, APEI, Inc. is proposing to develop a high efficiency, rad-hard, 100's kWe power management and distribution (PMAD) system for space nuclear power systems. The PMAD will utilize SiC JFET power switches; components which APEI, Inc. has irradiated under TID conditions to greater than 3MRad with little to zero change in device performance. The PMAD will implement a modular a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Uncooled High-Performance InAsSb Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: S104

    SVT Associates proposes an innovative digital alloy technique to extend the cutoff wavelength of InAsSb beyond 5 um, a wider band gap InAlAsSb layer inserted into depletion region to suppress dark current, and atomic layer deposition technique to coat radiation-hard material AlN on InAsSb detectors grown on GaSb substrate. This digital alloy InAsSb material system is capable of infrared detection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High-Efficiency GaN-Based UV Imaging Photocathodes for Application in Harsh Environments

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: S105

    This proposal is directed toward the development of innovative high-efficiency UV photocathodes based on the wide bandgap III-nitride semiconductors for reliable operation at high temperature and high radiation environments for future NASA missions near the Sun and in deep atmospheres of Venus and Jupiter. The proposed work includes the incorporation of these photocathodes on Al2O3-based high-tem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Development of a Low-SWAP, RAD-Tolerant, Thermally Stable, 10Gbps per Channel Fiber Optic Transceiver for Harsh Environment Networking Applications

    SBC: Space Photonics, Inc.            Topic: S301

    According to the NASA Topic S3, "the Science Mission Directorate will carry out the scientific exploration of our Earth, the planets, moons, comets, and asteroids of our Solar System and beyond. SMD's future direction will be moving from exploratory missions (orbiters and flybys) into more detailed/specific exploration missions that are at or near the surface (landers, rovers, and sampl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Low-Power Radiation Hardened Delay-Insensitive Asynchronous Microcontroller Technology Capable of Operating on Extreme Temperature Environments

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: X602

    In this SBIR effort, Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI, Inc.) and the University of Arkansas are partnering to develop a versatile, radiation-hardened, low-power, asynchronous 8051-based microcontroller capable of functioning in a very wide temperature range (-230<SUP>o</SUP>C to +150<SUP>o</SUP>C). To make the asynchronous microcontroller as seamless as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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