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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Enhanced Real Time Distributed Strain and Temperature Monitoring for Rocket Ground Testing

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: T13

    IFOS proposes an innovative Brillouin sensing system ndash; B*Sensetrade; ndash; for enhanced, distributed strain and temperature measurements in harsh environments. Brillouin sensing provides both temperature and strain measurement along the entire length of fiber, allowing the entire fiber to act as a sensor. B*Sensetrade; will enable identification of defects, such as fatigue cracking or excess ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Electric Field Prediction and Mapping Methods Within Spacecraft Enclosures

    SBC: Sonelite, Inc.            Topic: T5

    The proposed innovation is a new simulation tool for NASArsquo;s prediction and mitigation of hazardous electric fields created within the payload enclosure and similar electromagnetic field cavities of a launch vehicle and a spacecraft. The research will extend existing statistical power balance modeling methods to specific NASA requirements, includingnbsp; 1) Mapping the different electric field ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Distributed Multi-GNSS Timing and Localization (DiGiTal) 2.0 for Nanosatellites

    SBC: Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.            Topic: T4

    he Distributed Multi-GNSS Timing and Localization (DiGiTaL) 2.0 system will leverage an existing partnership between Tyvak and the Stanfordrsquo;s Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB) to advance the development required to provide precise knowledge of absolute and relative states of multiple orbiting nanosatellites necessary to mimic a gigantic spacecraft though a swarm of spacecraft with adjustable ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Solid State Li-S Battery Based on Novel Polymer/Mineral Composite

    SBC: Chemtronergy, LLC            Topic: T15

    Lindash;S/Li-O2 batteries have great potential to meet requirements of energy storage systems for Electrified Aircraft propulsion applications. However, due to the need for oxygen gas storage and supply systems, the complicit balance of plant significantly decreases both gravimetric and volumetric energy density of Li-O2 battery systems. Li-S battery with a theoretical specific energy of 2600 Wh/k ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Multispectral Mid-Infrared Laser

    SBC: Mirios, Inc.            Topic: T8

    We proposenbsp;to construct a multispectral MWIR light sourcenbsp;consisting of a single silicon chip which will generate and combine lightnbsp;from a wide MWIR spectral range. Compared to existing conventional MWIR emitters, we will significantly broaden the available wavelength emission range and combine light on-chip, removing the need fornbsp;free-space optics.nbsp;

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Broadband Arrayed Waveguide Grating with Microwave Kinetic Detector Array for Fully Integrated High-Resolution Photonic Spectrograph

    SBC: ULTRA-LOW LOSS TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: T8

    Here we propose developing a spectrometer where the light is separated and channelized by an photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and is then detected by an energy-resolving superconducting detector. nbsp;nbsp;Thenbsp; instrument would be a radical new type of high resolution spectrograph applicable for both multi-object and integral field unit (IFU) nbsp;spectroscopy and other fiber-fed light applic ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Photonics Integrated Circuit Enabled Miniature On-Chip Urine Test system with High Sensitivity and Reliability

    SBC: APPLIED NANOFEMTO TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: T8

    Urine testing is an effective method for routine health monitoring. Spectroscopy-based urine test offers a highly sensitive and accurate urine test method with much less clinical lab equipment requirement. Existing spectroscopy urine test systems are still bulky, heavy, costly, and with high power consumption and thus not suitable for astronaut health monitoring in space. Photonics integrated circ ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Efficient High-Fidelity Modeling of High Strain Thin-Ply Composites

    SBC: ANALYSWIFT, LLC            Topic: T12

    AnalySwift will collaborate with NASA researchers and Prof. Wenbin Yu of Purdue University to establish a new framework for efficient high-fidelity modeling for high strain thin-ply composites (HS-TPCs). Propose innovations include using mechanics of structure genome (MSG) for multiscale constitutive modeling of HS-TPCs, a thermodynamically consistent constitutive model for HS-TPCs exhibiting ther ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A Modular In-Situ Curing Apparatus for Thermoset Resin Mixtures Applied as Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: T12

    Future human extraterrestrial missions will require export and landing of countless payloads on the lunar and Martian surfaces. Such a quantity and rate of payload delivery will require cost-effective and rapid manufacturing of many large Thermal Protection Systems (TPS). IOS proposes to develop a modular system for in-situ bonding and curing of thermoset resin to the spacecraft structure to facil ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Bimodal Ion-Chemical Thruster System

    SBC: Espace Inc            Topic: T2

    A top candidate ldquo;greenrdquo; monopropellant proposed as a safe replacement for hydrazine in spacecraft systems is also shown in tests to be a high performance propellant for ion electrospray thrusters.nbsp;The proposed effort is to take full advantage of these remarkable characteristics to develop an efficient bimodal ion-chemical thruster system using a common propellant supply tank.The expe ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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