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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. Fiber-Coupled Spectrometer for TPS Materials

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: A206

    EDA, Inc., in partnership with Penn State, has shown previously that the concept of embedding fiber optics within ablative TPS material has merit and should yield a successful implementation of a spectrometer "window" during a Phase-II development program.Optical instrumentation, such as optical spectrometers would provide benchmark data for fundamental flow, radiation, and materials mod ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 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
  3. Small Submersible Robust Microflow Cytometer for Quantitative Detection of Phytoplankton

    SBC: TRANSLUME, INC.            Topic: S108

    Marine phytoplankton are critical in sustaining life on Earth. They are key drivers of the global biogeochemical cycles of carbon and other nutrients, and account for 50% of global photosynthesis. Phytoplankton growth is the fundamental component of the 'ocean biological pump'?one of the two primary mechanisms that cause the ocean to be a significant sink of atmospheric carbon dioxide ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Automated NDE Flaw Mapping System

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: A102

    NASA's Aircraft Aging and Durability Project (AADP) aims to ensure the safety of both commercial and military aviation aircraft. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques are integral to this effort. In particular, NDE techniques are used to a) detect and characterize damage to aircraft and b) validate models of materials through iterative testing. The costs associated with the acquisition ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Molecular Air Data Clear Air Turbulence Sensor: MADCAT

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: A104

    Clear air turbulence (CAT), often referred to as "air pockets," is attributed to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at altitudes usually above 18,000ft, often without visual cues (clouds, etc.), 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 dangerous to aircraft, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones for Ground Testing of Aeronautical Systems

    SBC: Baker-Calling, Inc.            Topic: A401

    Improving the acoustical environment is critical in aeronautics. Airports and aeronautical systems manufacturers are facing ever-increasing demands to reduce noise levels. Aeronautical applications require the use of high quality microphones with a large dynamic range, sometimes in large arrays. These arrays are expensive. The advent of lower cost microphones that meet the users' specifica ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Frequency Steered Acoustic Transducer

    SBC: Genziko, Inc.            Topic: X501

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to fabricate, characterize, and verify performance of a new type of frequency steered acoustic transducer (FSAT) for structural health monitoring for impacts and leaks in aerospace structures. FSATs will be demonstrated both in the laboratory and on relevant NASA structure. Testing would be performed on both simple and complex parts. M ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High Power High Thrust Ion Thruster (HPHTion): 50 CM Ion Thruster for Near-Earth Applications

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: T301

    Advances in high power, photovoltaic technology has enabled the possibility of reasonably sized, high specific power, high power, solar arrays. At high specific powers, power levels ranging from 50 to several hundred kW are feasible. Coupled with gridded ion thruster technology, this power technology can be mission enabling for a wide range of missions ranging from ambitious near Earth NASA miss ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. One-Sided 3D Imaging of Non-Uniformities in Non-Metallic Space Flight Materials

    SBC: PICOMETRIX, LLC            Topic: T701

    In this Phase II project, we propose to develop, construct, and deliver to NASA a prototype single-sided computed tomography time-domain terahertz (single-sided CT TD-THz) scanner accessory. This accessory will be suitable to be mounted onto a non-destructive evaluation (NDE) imaging gantry for the single-sided inspection of spacecraft and launch vehicle composite structures. The single-sided CT ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. 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

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