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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 June, 2020.

  1. A Pulsed Nonlinear Raman Detection of Trace Organics with SERS Enhanced Sensitivity

    SBC: Crystal Research, Inc.            Topic: S106

    A significant technology gap for NASA astrobiology missions is the field detection of organics at the sub ppm level. Currently, NASA uses different sensing technologies such as Pyrolysis–GCMS to analyze planetary samples. These instruments require complex sample handling and can process only a limited number of samples. It is critical to develop an effective instrument with extended and enh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Hybrid-Electric Rotorcraft Tool Development, Propulsion System Trade Space Exploration, and Demonstrator Conceptual Design

    SBC: Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: A306

    Hybrid-electric propulsion is becoming widely accepted as a potential disruptive technology for aircraft that can provide significant reduction in fuel consumption as well as many other benefits. The majority of the analysis tools that exist today, however, do not harness the capability to analyze these unique systems, especially in the rotorcraft realm. The Phase I effort focused mainly on the de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Open|SpeedShop Ease of Use Performance Analysis for Heterogenious Processor Systems

    SBC: Argo Navis Technologies LLC            Topic: S501

    We propose building upon the modular extensible architecture and existing capabilities of Open|SpeedShop to provide seamless, integrated, heterogeneous processor performance analysis. The NVIDIA GPU and Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) processors are increasingly important at high performance computing (HPC) laboratories within NASA for use on NASA's high-end computing (HEC) projects because of th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. High Heat Flux Block Ablator-in-Honeycomb Heat Shield Using Ablator/Aerogel-Filled Foam, Phase II

    SBC: Ultramet            Topic: H701

    Ultramet and ARA Ablatives Laboratory previously developed and demonstrated foam-reinforced carbon/phenolic ablators that offer substantially increased high heat flux performance and reduced weight relative to conventional ablators. The structure consisted of an ablator-filled foam front surface backed by Ultramet's highly insulating aerogel-filled foam. Arcjet testing was performed at NASA ARC to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Pneubotics- Membrane-Based Robotics for Remote Material Handling

    SBC: Other Lab Inc.            Topic: H2001

    We have invented a new class of robotics, called `Pneubotics', that rival current manipulators in payload and reach at 1/10th the weight. Our technology leverages insights into lightweight materials and mass manufacturing to create robots that derive power, structure, and movement from pressurized air. As a result, drive trains, motors, bearings, shafts, sliding surfaces, and excess structural mat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Interferometric Star Tracker- PhaseII

    SBC: Optical Physics Company            Topic: H905

    Laser communications (Lasercom) technology offers the promise of much higher rate data exchanges while reducing the size and weight of the telecommunications package for deep space missions. This improved system performance is due primarily to the narrow transmit signal beamwidth at the optical wavelength, which allows for more efficient delivery of the transmit signal to the receiver. The proble ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Hybrid Electric Propulsion System for a VTOL/Multirotor Aircraft

    SBC: LAUNCHPOINT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: A306

    LaunchPoint Technologies proposes to build a scalable hybrid electric propulsion system. LaunchPoint will build and fly a 1 kW hybrid electric vehicle and will build and bench test a 6 kW hybrid power source to demonstrate scalability to much larger systems. During the phase I, LaunchPoint showed the feasibility of a manned hybrid electric VTOL vehicle that can achieve the speed and fuel efficie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Laser-Directed CVD 3D Printing System for Refractory Metal Propulsion Hardware, Phase II

    SBC: Ultramet            Topic: H501

    In this work, Ultramet is developing a three-dimensional (3D) laser-directed chemical vapor deposition (CVD) additive manufacturing system to build free-form refractory metal components for liquid rocket propulsion systems. By combining Ultramet's experience in refractory metal fabrication by CVD with computer control of directed laser energy, nearly unlimited expression of part shape and metal co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Solid State Large Area Pulsed Solar Simulator for 3-, 4- and 6-Junction Solar Cell Arrays

    SBC: Angstrom Designs, Inc.            Topic: S301

    The Phase I was successful in delivering a complete prototype of the proposed innovation, an LED-based, solid state, large area, pulsed, solar simulator (ssLAPSS). The prototype not only proved the initial concept but significantly reduced risk and dramatically increases our ability to deliver a fully functional ssLAPSS in Phase II. The proposed innovation simulates AM0 response of single, dual, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Chemical Microsensor Instrument for UAV Airborne Atmospheric Measurements

    SBC: MAKEL ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: S107

    The rapid expansion of available UAV types and increased mission capability (payload, flight duration, and system cost reductions) offers wide range of potential applications. The Airborne Chemical Microsensor System (AMS) instrument package being developed adapts low cost and low power chemical microsensor technology which has been demonstrated for fire detection and exhaust emission monitoring ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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