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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. Flight Adaptive Blade for Optimum Rotor Response (FABFORR)

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A209

    While past research has demonstrated the utility and benefits to be gained with the application of advanced rotor system control concepts, none have been implemented to date on a production military or commercial rotorcraft. A key contributor to this fact is the inherent cost associated with installation and maintenance of these control systems, since many system designs require the replacement o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Design Environment for Multi-Fidelity and Multi-Disciplinary Components

    SBC: MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED            Topic: A208

    Many of the most challenging categories of propulsion system development are related to the prediction of interacting effects between the fluid loads, thermal loads, and the structural deflection. In practice, the interactions between technical disciplines are often not fully explored analytically, and the analysis in one discipline often uses a simplified representation of other disciplines as an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Blade Vibration Measurement System for Unducted Fans

    SBC: MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED            Topic: A401

    With propulsion research programs focused on new levels of efficiency and noise, there are two emerging avenues for advanced gas turbine technology: the geared turbofan and ultra-high bypass ratio fan engines. Both of these candidates are being pursued as collaborative research projects between NASA and the engine OEMs. The high bypass concept from GE Aviation is an unducted fan which features a b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Fault Tolerant Software-Defined Radio on Manycore

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: O103

    Mobile communications systems require programmable embedded platforms that can handle computationally demanding signal processing codes without the burden of high power consumption. As hardware performance improves, technology trends have shifted functionality from the gate level up to software, as demonstrated by the emergence of software defined radio. Traditionally, these platforms rely on FPGA ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Low-Noise, UV-to-SWIR Broadband Photodiodes for Large-Format Focal Plane Array Sensors

    SBC: DISCOVERY SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: S105

    Broadband focal plane arrays, operating in UV-to-SWIR wavelength range, are required for atmospheric monitoring of greenhouse gases. Currently, separate image sensors are used for different spectral sub-bands: GaN for UV, Si for visible, and InGaAs for SWIR, requiring expensive component-level integration for hyper-spectral imaging. Also, the size of the InGaAs focal plane arrays is currently limi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. NFAD Arrays for Single Photon Optical Communications at 1.5 um

    SBC: Princeton Lightwave, Inc.            Topic: O106

    For this program, we propose to develop large pixel-count single photon counting detector arrays suitable for deployment in spacecraft terminal receivers supporting long-range laser communication systems at 1.5 um. To surmount the present obstacles to higher photon counting rate -- as well as the complexity of back-end circuitry required -- in using conventional single photon avalanche diodes (SPA ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. 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
  8. High Energy Density Li-Ion Batteries Designed for Low Temperature Applications

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: X701

    The state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries do not fully meet the energy density, power density and safety requirements specified by NASA for future exploration missions. Building upon our Phase I feasibility study, we propose to implement an advanced cathode material in practical Li-ion batteries. The cathode material offers superior electrochemical performance over its commercially used counterpart, p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Narrow Wavelength, Frequency Modulated Source at 1.5 Wavelength

    SBC: Princeton Optronics            Topic: S101

    Ultrastable, narrow linewidth, tunable, high reliability sources at 1.5 or 2mm are needed for high performance LIDARs for several NASA applications, including wind speed measurement, surface topography, earth and planetary atmosphere composition measurements. Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a low noise, narrow linewidth, 10W output MOPA source at 1500nm using a tunable, low noise, narrow l ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Expandable/Foldable Structures for Habitat

    SBC: FOLDED STRUCTURES COMPANY LLC            Topic: X402

    Folded Structures Company (FSC) has developed an innovative design approach for multi-laminate, primary and secondary structures for planetary habitats that integrates the dynamic deployment means with the static structural design using an advanced mathematical folding theory. The design approach holds the promise of a much simpler expandable structure that is both lightweight and compactable (lo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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