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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. Ultraefficient Themoelectric Devices

    SBC: Microxact, Inc.            Topic: T801

    Thermoelectric (TE) devices already found a wide range of commercial, military and aerospace applications. However, at present commercially available TE devices typically offer limited heat to electricity conversion efficiencies, well below the fundamental thermodynamic limit, calling for the development of higher efficiency materials. The team of MicroXact Inc., Virginia Tech and Sundew Technolog ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Multi-Robot Planetary Exploration Architectures


    Space policy direction is shifting, particularly with respect to human goals. Given the uncertainty of future missions to the moon, Mars, and other bodies, a tool that allows for informed analysis of the option space is particularly relevant. Aurora Flight Sciences and MIT propose to further develop the Multi-Robot Planetary Exploration Architecture (MRPEA) methodology, a suite of software tools ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Multifunctional B/C Fiber Composites for Radiation Shielding

    SBC: Materials Modifications Inc.            Topic: X402

    Components of lunar habitat and crew modules in the lunar vehicle are constantly exposed to hazardous space conditions, such as ionizing radiation, electromagnetic interference, orbital debris, and solar flares. The safe functioning of crew and instruments and survivability require effective radiation protection. There is also the desire to reduce the weight of parts in Space missions. In Phase I, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. On Orbit Immuno-Based, Label-Free, White Blood Cell Counting System with MicroElectroMechanical Sensor (MEMS) Technology (OILWBCS-MEMS)


    Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation and partner, Draper Laboratory, propose to develop an on-orbit immuno-based label-free white blood cell counting system using MEMS technology (OILWBCS-MEMS) for human spaceflight experimental and medical monitoring practices. Our proposed system is designed to meet NASA's requirements for a microgravity compatible, miniaturized, light weight peripheral blood cell ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Space-Qualifiable High Reliability Frequency-Stabilized CW Laser Source

    SBC: FIBERTEK, INC.            Topic: S101

    We propose the SBIR Phase II effort to develop and space-qualify a 1.06 micron high reliability frequency-stabilized CW laser source that fully satisfies the requirements of this SBIR opportunity (Lidar System Components) . Our recommended approach builds on extensive experience developed through numerous spaceflight programs, and using single frequency laser sources in the near infrared, both fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Improved Rock Core Sample Break-off, Retention and Ejection System

    SBC: BEAR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: S502

    The proposed effort advances the design of an innovative core sampling and acquisition system with improved core break-off, retention and ejection features. Phase 1 successfully demonstrated, at TRL 4, the ability of the system to acquire rock core samples that are 10 mm diameter and 100 mm long. The proposed innovation employs a different drill tube design in the vicinity of the core that does ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Microfabricated Millimeter-Wave Antenna Arrays

    SBC: Nuvotronics, LLC            Topic: S102

    This proposal addresses the need for an antenna technology platform that meets the requirements of high-performance materials, exacting dimensional tolerances, and the geometrical design freedom to enable planar antenna array technologies for frequencies greater than 90GHz. The PolyStrata fabrication technology, being developed at Nuvotronics, LCC, Blacksburg, VA., is capable of meeting or exceedi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. 3D Microfabricated Low Loss Reconfigurable Components

    SBC: Nuvotronics, LLC            Topic: O107

    Typical communication satellites use traditional waveguide front-end architectures due to the excellent electrical performance and high reliability. While the systems offer excellent performance and reliability they are large and heavy due to incorporation of waveguide-based switches, diplexers, and waveguide packaged solid-state power amplifiers. Replacement of the waveguide components by micro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Versatile Fiber Optic 6-Component Force Measurement System

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: A401

    The mission of NASA's ATP is to maintain and advance the testing capabilities of the United States' extensive infrastructure of aerospace research facilities. One key component to these ground based test facilities are the force balances used to measure aerodynamic loads on models undergoing characterization and testing. NASA currently maintains an inventory of balances that were designed for prev ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Digital Array Gas Radiometer (DAGR)

    SBC: G & A Technical Software Inc            Topic: S104

    The digital array gas radiometer (DAGR) is a new sensor design for accurate measurement and monitoring of trace gases in the boundary layer from space, aircraft, or ground-based platforms using scattered sunlight. Target gases include CH4, CO, CO2, N¬2O and other species critical to climate science, environmental monitoring and commercial pollution compliance efforts. The DAGR approach builds o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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