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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 September, 2020.

  1. Low Temperature Trash Gasification Reactor

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: H101

    Converting in-situ resources into propellants, energy storage reactants, or other useful products at the site of exploration, known as in-situ resource utilization (ISRU), instead of transporting these supplies from Earth can significantly reduce the cost and risk of human exploration while at the same time enabling new mission concepts and long term exploration sustainability. NASA needs innovati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Constraint-Checking Editor for Procedure Tracking (ConCEPT)

    SBC: ADVENTIUM ENTERPRISES, LLC            Topic: H601

    Constructing, maintaining, and adapting operational procedures for manned space operations is a complex task, requiring the procedure author to satisfy constraints resulting from the system configuration, current state, and applicable flight rules. This Phase 1 SBIR project will establish the feasibility of the Constraint-Checking Editor for Procedure Tracking (ConCEPT), a constraint-checking syst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Balancing Autonomous Spacecraft Activity Control with an Integrated Scheduler-Planner and Reactive Executive

    SBC: Red Canyon Software, Inc            Topic: H601

    Spacecraft operations demand a high level of responsiveness in dynamic environments. During operations, it is possible for unexpected events and anomalies to disrupt the mission schedule, and in the case of critical faults, even threaten the health and safety of the spacecraft. Historically, it has been the responsibility of the mission operations team on the ground to issue command sequences and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Computer-Controlled Force Generator

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: X1201

    TDA Research, Inc. is developing a compact, low power, Next-Generation Exercise Device (NGRED) that can generate any force between 5 and 600 lbf. We use a closed loop control system and a servo motor to smoothly and accurately simulate the gravitational and inertial loads of lifting a weight on earth. However, because the system uses a computer-controlled motor, the load can be varied independentl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Hybrid Direct Drive PPU with Extended Operating Range

    SBC: COLORADO ELECTRONICS INC            Topic: X203

    High-power electric propulsion with Hall thrusters has been proposed as a strong candidate for Electric Path missions, but conventional power processing units (PPUs) are complicated and the mass of the discharge power converters needs to be reduced. Direct Discharge Power Processing Units (DDUs) have been proposed as an alternative due to their simplicity and low mass, but the achievable operating ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced Cooled Shield- Integrated MLI: Passive or Active Cooled System

    SBC: Quest Thermal Group, LLC            Topic: H201

    Cryogenic propellants are important to NASA's missions. Improvements in cryogenic propellant storage and transfer are critical to future long duration NASA spacecraft and missions. Advanced Cooled Shield - IMLI (ACS-IMLI) is an innovative ultra high performance system in which an Advanced Cooled Shield is fully integrated into the IMLI layer structure, reducing mass, forming a single robust s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Advanced Manufacturing of Intermediate Temperature, Direct Methane Oxidation Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Durable Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: H801

    ITN proposes to create an innovative anode supported membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) that is capable of long-term operation at low temperature by the direct oxidation of dry methane or syngas fuel without coke formation on the anode. ITN's MEA is more efficient, durable, reliable, versatile and economical than the state of the art because it is made with t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. GPS Jammer Detection and Gelocation using CoNNeCT L-Band SDR

    SBC: NAVSYS CORPORATION, THE            Topic: H903

    Under this proposed effort, we plan to test the feasibility of adapting our terrestrial jammer locator system (JLOC) to locating jamming signals in space by adapting our previously developed GPS software defined radio (SDR) technology to provide an SDR waveform that can operate on spacecraft to allow detection and identification of GPS interference. We shall also experiment with this waveform to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Micro-Laser Communications Modules

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: H905

    High bandwidth communication links are needed between satellites and ground stations, inter-satellite, and to airborne assets. As data loads increase and satellites available payloads decrease keeping the information flowing becomes even more challenging. In this SBIR program we will design and demonstrate the feasibility of ultra-low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Micro-Laser Communications (M ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Modeling Vacuum Arcs on Spacecraft Solar Panel Arrays

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: S302

    Spacecraft charging and subsequent vacuum arcing poses a significant threat to satellites in LEO and GEO plasma conditions. Localized arc discharges can cause a flashover plasma expansion, that can lead to further discharge of charge stored on dielectric surfaces such as solar panel arrays, which can cause catastrophic events over large areas of the panel array surfaces. While spacecraft charging ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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