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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Biomining of regolith simulants for biological in situ resource utilization

    SBC: Universal Bio Mining, LLC            Topic: T101

    The goal of this proposed research is to advance the development of biological in situ resource utilization for NASA's space exploration programs. We plan to build a foundation to use synthetic biology to engineer microorganisms to extract metals from naturally occurring extraterrestrial regolith.We propose to create a novel growth medium designed to mimic the lunar regolith ice discovered a ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Evolutionary Autonomous Health Monitoring System (EAHMS)

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: T103

    For supporting NASA's Robotics, Tele-Robotics and Autonomous Systems Roadmap, we are proposing the "Evolutionary Autonomous Health Monitoring System" (EAHMS) for planetary exploration, which will provide an integral flexible diagnostics and prognostics framework by advanced and novel methods for determining the operational condition in on-board sensors (odometry), actuators, and power systems ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Hybrid Propulsion for Upper-Stage Boosters

    SBC: Exquadrum, Inc.            Topic: T201

    The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high-performance hybrid propulsion for upper-stages. The missions for these propulsion systems include launching small- and nano-satellites and conducting hypersonic flight test operations. The focus of the research effort will be on achieving high specific impulse by mean ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Materials and Structures Optimization / Process Development for the Mega-ROSA / ROSA Solar Array

    SBC: Deployable Space Systems, Inc.            Topic: T301

    Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Department of Mechanical Engineering, will focus the proposed NASA STTR Phase 1 program on the materials optimization, structures optimization, and manufacturing process optimization/development for the Mega-ROSA/ROSA solar array. The ROSA technology (termed for: Roll-Out Solar Array) is ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Solid-fueled Micro Colloid Thruster

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: T301

    Nanosatellites are receiving increased interest since they are proving reliable for surveillance, communication and other space missions. Also, the possibility of launching "constellations" of them offers unique capabilities for low-cost experimentation, sensing and communications in space. In comparison to larger spacecraft, their development time and costs have reduced and their launch costs a ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Miniaurizable, High Performance, Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes for Small Satellites

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: T401

    Small satellites require much lighter weight, smaller, and long life Attitude control components that can withstand stressing launch conditions and space vibration environments without compromising their performance. In particular, rate sensors that can provide high-resolution Line of Sight (LOS) stabilization, accurate inertial pointing and higher bandwidths are needed to support attitude and pos ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Lab-on-a-Robot Platform for in-situ Planetary Compositional Analysis

    SBC: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: T501

    HJ Science & Technology, Inc. and the University of Texas at San Antonio propose a joint venture to demonstrate the feasibility of a mobile "lab-on-a-robot" platform capable of in-situ, high throughput, and simultaneous identification and characterization of universal classes of ions, molecules, and biomolecules for NASA planetary and small body surface chemistry studies. The innovation of the pro ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A Self-Regulating Freezable Heat Exchanger for Spacecraft

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: T601

    A spacecraft thermal control system must keep the cabin (both air and its structure if manned) and electronic equipment within a narrow temperature range even though the environment may vary from very cold to warmer than room temperature. Since water is safe to use and an excellent coolant (other than its high freeze point and volumetric expansion during freeze), a water coolant loop often is use ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Active Debris Removal (ADR) System Architecture Analysis Tool (SAAT) Prototype for Orbital Debris Stabilization and Removal Architecture Development

    SBC: POULOS AIR & SPACE, INC.            Topic: T602

    It is critically important that a physics based ADR SAAT prototype be developed that can be refined and used across the community to study and analyze various remote (non-contact) orbital debris stabilization concepts and architectures prior to investing significant commercial or public funding into technology development, technology and system level demonstrations, and development and deployment ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High Performance Acousto-Optic Arrays based on Fiber Bragg Gratings for Measuring Launch Acoustics

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: T701

    Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation (IFOS) proposes to prove the feasibility of innovations in acousto-optic sensor development for measurement of launch acoustics on space vehicle and ground structures. The proposed sensor platform provides an ultra-light-weight, ultra-high-speed, multi-channel, optical fiber sensor array system for acoustics measurements. The project goals are to design ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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