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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. Rendezvous and Docking Sensor Suite

    SBC: Advanced Optical Systems, Inc            Topic: N/A

    NASA wants to develop new relative navigation methods and sensors for autonomous rendezvous and docking, with a minimum relative navigation sensor suite addressing spacecraft-to-spacecraft ranges of 100 kilometers through docking, including relative attitude control during the final 100 meters of the approach. This proposal represents an opportunity to leverage an on-going program. The Video Guida ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Wireless Handheld Device For Distributed Ground Operations

    SBC: AZ Technology Inc            Topic: N/A

    Operations on the International Space Station (ISS) currently require 24/7 support from Ground Operations personnel due to the relatively new establishment of that facility on orbit. As ISS activities become commonplace, the need for continuous monitoring by Ground Operations will wane. Automated and teleoperated systems as well as ISS crew experience will allow the Flight Controllers to leave the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Grid-Based Distribution of Payload Video to Experimenters

    SBC: AZ Technology Inc            Topic: N/A

    Plans to distribute International Space Station (ISS) downlink video to Remote Principle Investigators (RPI) requires Internet 2/Abilene connections, multicast network capability, and 4 Mbps+ bandwidth capacity. Our goal is to make ISS downlink video much more accessible to RPI?s, NASA centers, and education/public outreach sites by converting the downlink video to lower resolutions, unicast, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A New Methodology for Calculating Launch Vehicle Ascent Loads

    SBC: Dynamic Concepts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Determining an effective structural design of a launch vehicle is critical to both mission success and crew safety. In order to evaluate the adequacy of a launch vehicle?s structural design, the ascent loads experienced by the vehicle must be determined. Computation of the ascent loads is a complex, multi-disciplined undertaking that involves an assessment of both natural and induced environments. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Development of Tantalum Carbide for Microgravity Containment Cartridges

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Two critical aspects for microgravity materials experiments are to ensure the safety of the International Space Station (ISS) crew/hardware and to maximize the level of obtainable science. Several of the materials processing experiments for the Quench Module Insert (QMI), one of the first Experiment Modules (EM) to be used aboard the ISS, require processing aluminum or aluminum alloys. Recent test ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Enhanced Blackbody Sensors for the Quench Module Insert

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Experiment Modules (EM) such as the Quench Module Insert (QMI) must be comprised of robust components to minimize the need for recalibration and refurbishment/replacement on the International Space Station. A critical aspect for proper operation of the QMI is thermal performance monitoring by blackbody sensors (BBS). Significant improvements in the ability of the sensor to monitor thermal performa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Innovative Tungsten Alloys for Advanced Propulsion Systems

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Non-conventional technologies are needed to revolutionize space propulsion. Development of materials with improved properties is essential to increase performance and reduce cost. Advancements are needed for components in high powered electrical, beamed energy, and nuclear propulsion systems. Innovative Vacuum Plasma Spray (VPS) processes for fabricating net shape, tungsten-rhenium-hafnium carbide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Commercial GIS extension for visualization of large unstructured geospatial data

    SBC: PROLOGIC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed innovation is new technology to enable the visualization of large unstructured geospatial datasets, such as LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) data, within a commercial desktop Geographic Information System (GIS). The proposed architecture uses a high performance computing (HPC) platform to process the datasets and create visualization models, and then integrates 3D visualization int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Production of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Catalytic Disproportionation...

    SBC: SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT)            Topic: N/A

    The unmatched properties of single-wall nanotubes make them a unique product that will represent a billion-dollar market in applications that range from space to consumer products. At the University of Oklahoma, the catalytic production of SWNT has been optimized in a novel process (CoMoCAT) based on a specific catalyst formulation that yields SWNT with high selectivity. A fluidized bed reactor is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Inherently Stiff Membranes with Shape Memory

    SBC: United Applied Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Solar sails that have the inherent stiffness to greatly reduce or eliminate the need for tensioning while retaining low areal densities and compact stowage offer enabling capability for multiple missions in the Sun-Earth Connection Space Science theme. Polyimide film materials that are resistant to the space environment will be used to demonstrate and quantify the effectiveness of novel structural ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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