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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. Large-Area, Low-Cost, High-Resolution X-ray Detector and Electron Amplifier

    SBC: Adelphi Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I Small Business Innovation Research proposal will develop porous dielectrics as a low-cost, large-area detector for high spatial resolution x-ray detection. An alternative to microchannel plates, porous dielectric electron amplifiers are formed by a thin layer, generally less than 1 mm, of a low density dielectric. The microscopic pores formed in such material, provide a natural, but m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Heatpipe Power System (HPS) In-Space Fueling, A Simplified Approach

    SBC: Advanced Methods & Materials (AMM)            Topic: N/A

    A major objection to the use of nuclear energy for space applications is the perceived risk involved in the launching of a fully fueled nuclear reactor. Even when it is pointed out that the fuel is in fact not radioactive, concerns persist. It is acknowledged that to design a reactor able to withstand all conceivable launch accidents would result in an impractical heavy design. To avoid the above ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Autonomous Docking with the Laser Dynamic Range Imager Optical Sensor

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I proposal develops a novel technology to automate the process of docking the Shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS). This technology is based on the Laser Dynamic Range Imager (LDRI) and a cross-plane point tracking algorithm. The LDRI provides the range measurement from the laser unit to the field of view for far or near inspection distances. The LDRI is a dynamic adaptation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. MagOrion-A Nuclear Propelled MagSail for Human Exploration of the Outer Planets

    SBC: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Manned exploration beyond Mars requires very high specific energy. The only potential solution under discussion is fusion propulsion. However, fusion has been ten years away for forty years. We have an available solution that combines new technology with an old concept ¿ ¿Project Orion¿. The proposed MagOrion Propulsion System combines a magnetic sail (MagSail) with conventional small yield (0. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Linear-Drive Pulse Tube Cooler for Applications Below 6K

    SBC: ATLAS SCIENTIFIC            Topic: N/A

    Various planned NASA missions depend on the availability of reliable and efficient coolers that achieve temperatures below 6K. These coolers are needed as the upper stage for lower temperature coolers such as dilution refrigerators or adiabatic demagnetization refrigerators. Astronomical missions utilize such low temperatures to enhance infrared detector sensitivity and to cool optics. Low tempera ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Doodlebug- Miniature Detector for Chemicals and Microorganisms

    SBC: BIOPRAXIS, INC.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A novel,ultra-sensitive instrument for measurement of aerosol parameters

    SBC: Blueleaf, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Informed Diagnostics, Inc. (ID), proposes to develop a novel continuous wave cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CW-CRDS) instrument to measure the single-scatter albedo (SSA) of aerosols and clouds. The instrument will measure both the scattering and the extinction coefficients, and will thus be able to determine the single-scatter albedo directly in an integral, compact unit. In Phase I, we will demon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Advanced Backward Wave Oscillators

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This proposed program will result in the developmentof the next generation of millimeter and submillimeter wave, tunable Backward Wave Oscillators (BWOs). Successful development will result in devices that require significantly less input power, require less cooling, have reduced weight, and improved mode purity than current devices. Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (CCR) is proposing to develop the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Diamond Turned Composite Optics

    SBC: COI Ceramics Inc            Topic: N/A

    The demands for lighter, lower cost optics for space and aircraft are constantly increasing. These demands are being driven by the costs associated with launching in spacecraft or costs associated with flying bulky payloads in aircraft. The payload weight factors into these costs. These demands must be met while maintaining or improving the performance of the optical system. It is proposed that a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Thin Film Polymer Figuring Process for Composite Mirror Correction

    SBC: COI Ceramics Inc            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this SBIR is to demonstrate feasibility of correcting figure errors on composite mirror substrates by systematic deposition of a thin film polymer. This process is analogous to ion figuring but in reverse. In the proposed process, a polymeric film is added to the mirror surface where needed to correct figure errors. The film is created by flash evaporating an acrylic monomer throu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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