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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. Generalized gUidance, Navigation & Control Architecture for Reusable Development (GUARD): Performance Evaluation in Relevant Operating Environments

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: H601

    In Phase I of this project, SSCI carried out initial development of the Generalized Guidance, Navigation & Control Architecture for Reusable Development (GUARD). The resulting framework is applicable across different Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (AR&D) domains, and enables further development and testing of reusable GN&C software for such applications. GUARD is based on the key functional req ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Drag Identification & Reduction Technology (DIRECT) for Elastically Shaped Air Vehicles

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: A304

    The Variable Camber Continuous Trailing Edge Flap (VCCTEF) concept offers potential improvements in the aerodynamic efficiency of aircraft through real time wing shaping. NASA and Boeing have been studying the suitability of this concept to address the drag reduction problem in aircraft with reduced-stiffness wings. However, reduced stiffness may lead to wing flutter. In addition, displacements of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. In-Situ EBCs for High Performance Composite Propulsion Components

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T1202

    Silicon Carbide based ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) offer the potential to fundamentally change the design and manufacture of aeronautical and space propulsion systems to significantly increase performance and fuel efficiency over current metal-based designs. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and our team members at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are developing, designing and fabr ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. LunarCube for Deep Space Missions

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: Z2001

    Busek, in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), proposes to develop a versatile 6U CubeSat capable of reaching a lunar orbit from GEO. The primary objective of the Phase II effort is to demonstrate a complete, mini ion propulsion system that provides ~3000sec Isp heretofore unavailable to CubeSats, with a solid-storable iodine propellant. This type of propulsion technology would be a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Spacecraft Thermal Control System Not Requiring Power

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: S307

    NASA missions, from earth orbit CubeSats to deep space, require thermal management. For this a switchable emissivity surface is desired, but the only established solution, mechanical louvers, is heavy and clumsy. In Phase I, Triton Systems working with materials scientists at a leading research university demonstrated an innovative film which switches from low to high emissivity above a set thresh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. rHEALTH X with Non-Invasive Capabilities for Science and Crew Health

    SBC: CHAN RESEARCH, LLC            Topic: H1002

    There is an extraordinary need for a universal biomedical analyzer that has broadly flexible capabilities for cell studies, small animal experiments, and crew member health. The goal of our rHEALTH X device is to create a single palm-sized device with tripartite capabilities: non-invasive measurements, cell cytometry analysis, and multiplexed nanostrip tests. Currently, there is no single devic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Automated Manufacture of Damage Detecting, Self-Healing Composite Cryogenic Pressure Vessels


    After successfully demonstrating the basic functionality of a damage-detecting, self-healing 'smart' material system in Phase I, Aurora and UMass Lowell aim to advance the material technology to a TRL 5 in Phase II. The team will use their 'smart' material system to design and manufacture various scaled-up core-stiffened composite specimens in application-appropriate geometries, and subsequently t ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Innovative High Efficiency Filter for Mars Dust

    SBC: BLAZETECH CORPORATION            Topic: H101

    NASA is developing methods to collect and convert local resources such as Martian air (mainly carbon dioxide, CO2) into oxygen that can be used during the mission. The objective of this project is to protect such equipment from dust that may be sucked in with the CO2. We proposed an innovative dust filtration system that is ideally suited for long duration operation in Mars because it works well i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Polybenzoxazine Materials for Radiation Shielding

    SBC: MATERIAL ANSWERS, LLC            Topic: H1101

    The proposed work will expand upon the Phase I efforts based on lightweight multifunctional composite materials with polybenzoxazine (PBz) matrices, with emphasis on high hydrogen content composites that provide excellent radiation shielding. The work focuses on material systems that provide multifunctional capabilities including strength, stiffness, and toughness. Phase I work demonstrated proo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. New methods of In-Situ Metrology and Process Control for EBF3 Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems, LLC            Topic: H501

    The proposed innovation is a methodology for advanced process control and deposition analysis built around using signals generated by beam-component interactions in the Electron Beam Free Form Fabrication (EBF3) system. Based upon our successful Phase I results, hese signals have the potential to be used for many forms of both metrology and process control. While many material properties might be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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