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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. Impact-Resistant, Damage-Tolerant Composites with STF Energy Absorbing Layers

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: H4

    We propose an innovative hybrid composite material containing shear thickening fluid (STF) Energy Absorbing Layers (SEALs) that provides superior impact protection and novel, self-healing functionality to prevent leakage after impact.  The proposed innovation directly addresses the need for thin, lightweight, impact-resistant composite materials that can be fabricated in complex geometries fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Efficient Composite Repair Methods for Launch Vehicles

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: T12

    Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional metallic materials in NASA launch vehicles due to high strength to weight ratio, manipulative properties, and corrosion resistance.  However, the inspection and repair methods for these materials are considerably more complicated.  For aerospace platform repairs, a composite laminate patch must be manually fabricated on-sit ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Design and Process Development of Thin-Ply Composites

    SBC: Composites Automation LLC            Topic: T12

    Composites Automation LLC (CA), our academic partner University of Delaware – Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) are teaming up in this STTR Phase II project to evaluate automated tape placement (ATP) processing of thin-ply composites, including material and process development, creation of a modeling foundation capturing thin-ply placement, test panel fabrication and mechanical perform ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Development of an Optic Fiber Based Hybrid Spectroscope


    NASA has supported several instrument development efforts for exploration of Mars other extraterrestrial bodies.This exemplifies the importance of new instrument development efforts for successful advancement of NASA missions.With this in mind Laser&Plasma Technologies successfully demonstrated feasibility of integrating LIBS&Raman instruments into Optical Based Hybrid Spectroscope that me ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Extended Length Marsupial Rover Sensing Tether

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: S4

    Luna proposes to continue the development of extended length capabilities for its marsupial rover sensing tether (MaRS Tether).  Luna’s revolutionary technology measures the distributed tension and curvature of a tether that connects a rover to its base station and can identify pinch points, snags, or high tension. Previous SBIR programs with NASA JPL have demonstrated the capabilities ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Selecting Days for Concept and Technology Evaluation in SMART-NAS Test-Bed Scenario Generation

    SBC: CROWN CONSULTING, INC.            Topic: A3

    Crown Consulting, Inc. (CCI) will investigate and demonstrate methods to enable rapid selection of days for scenario generation in the development and evaluation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts and technologies (C&T) in the NASA developed Shadow Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) Testbed (SNTB). The proposed capability will enable ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Industrial Crystallization Facility for Nonlinear Optical Materials

    SBC: Made In Space, Inc.            Topic: H8

    Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) proposes the development, to a critical design level, of an Industrial Crystal Facility (ICF) for microgravity product manufacturing and applied research. The ICF is focused on advanced materials engineering, rather than biomedical research, and expands utilization of the ISS into new product areas not previously investigated. Intended applications include nonlinear optic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Wafer level Integration on PolyStrata(R) Interposer (WIPI) Phase II (17028)

    SBC: Nuvotronics, LLC            Topic: S1

    Over the course of this program, Nuvotronics will develop of a robust wafer-level chip integration technology using our proprietary PolyStrata® process to enable sub-millimeter monolithic integrated chip (IC). This new process offers a disruptive wafer level packaging, capable of monolithically integrating dis-similar semiconductor substrates such as silicon, SiGe, GaAs, GaN and InP while redu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High Power (50W) WDM Space Lasercom 1.5um Fiber Laser Transmitter

    SBC: FIBERTEK, INC.            Topic: H9

    Fibertek proposes to develop and demonstrate a spaceflight prototype of a wideband, high power 50W, 1.5-um fiber laser transmitter, supporting high data rate wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) operation for space optical communication links. The fiber laser transmitter will support up to 8x WDM channels with high power conversion efficiency. The proposed 10x scaling of the average and peak powe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. The Vulcan Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing System

    SBC: Made In Space, Inc.            Topic: H7

    Building on previously funded work by NASA and DARPA, its internal research and development projects, and manufacturing activities occurring on the International Space Station (ISS), Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) is developing the VULCAN system to address NASA’s requirement to produce high-strength, high-precision polymer and metallic components on-orbit with comparable quality to commercially-a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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