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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. FEASIBILITY OF MODIFYING A MULTISPECTRAL SCANNER TO MEASURE FIRE CHARACTERISTICS

    SBC: Daedalus Enterprises, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NASA, IN COOPERATION WITH SEVERAL OTHER AGENCIES, HAS BEEN STUDYING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WILDLAND FIRES WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON UNDERSTANDING NUTRIENT TRANSPORT MECHANISMS. THESE STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT MULTISPECTRAL DATA, ESPECIALLY IN THE THERMAL INFRARED REGION, PROVIDES VALUABLE INFORMATION ON FIRE CHARACTERISTICS. EXISTING INSTRUMENTS PROVIDE THERMAL INFRARED DATA IN ONLY A FEW BROAD BA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE MULTISPECTRAL THERMAL INFRARED CAMERA

    SBC: Daedalus Enterprises, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING A FIELD PORTABLE MULTISPECTRAL THERMAL INFRARED CAMERA FOR USE IN THE NASA GEOLOGY PROGRAM TO CHARACTERIZE THE COMPOSITIONAL AND TEXTURAL HETEROGENEITY OF UNDISTURBED SURFACES. THE RESEARCH EFFORT WILL INCLUDE THE INVESTIGATION OF ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR DISPERSION AND DETECTION OF THE THERMAL INFRARED SPECTRUM, VALUABLE FIEL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. AERONAUTICAL HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH

    SBC: Decision Science Associates            Topic: N/A

    THE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF ADVANCED AVIONICS TECHNOLOGY INTO COMMERCIAL COCKPITS IS HINDERED BY THE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF HOW BEST TO INTERFACE SUCH CAPABILITIES WITH THE KNOWLEGE REPRESENTATIONS AND PROCESSING STRATEGIES UTILIZED BY PILOTS. TRADITIONAL HUMAN FACTORS CONCERNS MUST BE SUPPLEMENTED BY CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES BEING DEVELOPED IN THE FIELD OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE TO ENSURE THAT NEW ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. STANDARD GAS SATELLITE (SGS)

    SBC: Defense Systems Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INC. (DSI) HAS PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN PIONEERING THE USE OF THE GET AWAY SPECIAL TO LAUNCHLOW COST FREE FLYERS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GLOBAL LOW ORBITING MESSAGE RELAY (GLOMR) SATELLITE LAUNCHED IN OCTOBER 1985. TO EXPAND THE USE OF LOW COST ACCESS TO SPACE FOR A VARIETY OF SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS, THERE IS NOW A NEED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST BUS THAT CAN PROVID ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. IMPROVEMENT OF RANGE OF COHERENT LASER RADAR 3-D IMAGING SYSTEM

    SBC: DIGITAL SIGNAL CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A NEED EXISTS FOR HIGH SPEED, PRECISE, AND LONG-RANGE IMAGING SENSORS FOR APPLICATIONS TO ROBOTICS, TELEROBOTICS, ASSEMBLY, AND ALIGNMENT OF LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES. PRECISION 3-D RANGE IMAGING WITH UNAMBIGUOUS RANGE DETERMINATION HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED WITH A SCANNING FMCW COHERENT LASER RADAR (CLR) USING FREQUENCY MODULATED LASER DIODES AND HETERODYNE DETECTION. HOWEVER, THE MAXIMUM RANGE OF THE C ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. INVESTIGATION OF THE PROPERTIES OF COOLED SUPERSONIC FLOWS

    SBC: Fleck Aerospace            Topic: N/A

    THE PROOF OF CONCEPT STUDY HEREIN PROPOSED DEALS WITH THE VALIDATION OF THE KEY TECHNOLOGY NEEDED TO REALIZE THE PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL OF THE UNIFIED CYCLE ENGINE (UCE) WHOSE OPERATIONAL ENVELOPE WAS EXPLORED IN THE PHASE I EFFORT. THE TECHNOLOGY TO BE VALIDATED, ALLOWS THE UCE TO EFFICIENTLY PROVIDE USEFUL AMOUNTS OF THRUST OVER A RANGE CONDITIONS FROM SEA-LEVEL STATIC TO MACH 5 AT HIGH ALTITUDE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. HIGH PERFORMANCE VIEW-GENERATED DATABASE FOR WORLD MODEL DEFINITION AND UPDATE

    SBC: Kms Fusion Inc            Topic: N/A

    AUTONOMOUS AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC SYSTEMS WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN FUTURE SPACE ACTIVITIES. TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE, THESE SYSTEMS MUST INCORPORATE EXTENSIVE, GEOMETRIC KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT - KNOWLEDGE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS WORLD MODEL. BECAUSE MUCH OF THE SPACE STATION WILL BE DEFINED IN TERMS OF CAD/CAM DATA, A WORLD MODEL MUST BE COMPATIBLE WITH CAD/CAM FORMATS AND AT THE SAME TIME ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. FORCE REFLECTING JOYSTICKS FOR MANIPULATOR CONTROL

    SBC: Meridian Corp.            Topic: N/A

    A PERMANENT NEED EXISTS FOR HUMAN CONTROL OF MANIPULATORS IN HIGHLY UNSTRUCTURED ENVIRONMENTS. THE JOYSTICK IS A KEY ELEMENT IN THE INTERFACE BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE. A PRIMARYOBJECTIVE IS TO TRANSLATE FORCES EXPERIENCED BY THE MANIPULATOR AS DIRECTLY AS POSSIBLE TO THE JOYSTICK; A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES EFFICIENCY. SEVERAL FORCE REFLECTING JOYSTICKS ARE IN EXISTENCE. THIS STU ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. DESIGN OF AN AUTOMATIC SCANNING LIDAR SYSTEM TO MAP UPPER TROPOSPHERIC AEROSOLS AND CLOUD

    SBC: Science And Technology Corporation            Topic: N/A

    A DESIGN STUDY IS TO BE CARRIED OUT FOR A LIDAR SYSTEM WHICH WILL PROVIDE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPPING OF UPPER TROPOSPHERIC AEROSOL AND CLOUD. APPLICATION WOULD BE FOR ALTITUDES UP TO ABOUT 15 KMS AND RANGES OUT TO 30 KM. THE INSTRUMENT WOULD PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF COLOR-CODED REAL-TIME DISPLAY OF AEROSOL BACKSCATTER AND CLOUD POSITION,AS WELL AS STORE DATA FOR SUBSEQUENT STUDY AND ANALYSIS. T ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A FREE SPACE PARTICLE CONTAMINATION SIZING/COUNTING SYSTEM FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

    SBC: Skw Corp            Topic: N/A

    SPACEBORNE PARTICLES FROM EITHER MAN-MADE OR NATURAL SOURCESCAN CAUSE UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS ON SPACEBORNE OPTICAL SYSTEMS AND MICRO-GRAVITY MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS REQUIRING A "CLEAN" VACUUM. A SYSTEM CAPABLE OF MAKING FREE SPACE, MULTIPLE PARTICLE SIZE AND COUNT MEASUREMENTS WOULD BE AN ASSET FOR ESTABLISHING THE PARTICULATE CONTAMINATION ON THE STS ORBITER, THE SPACE STATION AND OTHER SPACEBORNE SYS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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