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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.

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  1. Distributed Intelligent Swarm Control & Utilization System (DISCUS): Further Maturation and Demonstration

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: T4

    DISCUS is a generic Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) system for swarms of SmallSats. It integrates communications and relative localization with innovative Density Control Algorithms (DCA) enabling robust operation in a variety of uncertain environments. As such, it presents a key enabling technology for future Deep Space missions including space apertures at Lagrangian points, and orbiting ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Through Wall Wireless Intelligent Sensor and Health Monitoring (TWall-ISHM) System

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: T13

    To support development at NASA’s Stennis Space Center (SSC) testing facilities and infrastructure for the monitoring of remote or inaccessible measurement locations, American GNC Corporation (AGNC) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed the Through Wall Wireless Intelligent Sensor and Health Monitoring (TWall-ISHM) System. This technology allows deploying flexible instrumentat ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High Performance 3D Photonic Integration for Space Applications

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: T8

    In this work, Freedom Photonics will team with University of California, Santa Barbara to develop a hybrid integration platform that integrates yielded, best-of-breed active optical components with low-cost, high functionality Silicon Photonics components in a manner that is compatible with foundry fabrication (such as AIM Photonics). This will be performed in a highly manufacturable manner, using ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Optical Intersatellite Communications for CubeSat Swarms

    SBC: CROSS TRAC ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: T11

    .The growing interest in CubeSat swarm and constellation systems by NASA, the Department of Defense and commercial ventures has created a need for self-managed inter-satellite networks capable of handling large amount of data while simultaneously precisely synchronizing time and measuring the distances between the spacecraft. CrossTrac Engineering, Inc., in cooperation with our partners Professor ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Demonstration of Autonomous Differential Throttle-based Flight Control for Aircraft with Distributed Electric Propulsion

    SBC: Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: T15

    A series of RDT&E activities is proposed to create and demonstrate a reconfigurable, autonomous flight controller for the Aircraft for Distributed Electric Propulsion Throttle-based Flight Control (ADEPT-FC) which was designed and built in Phase I, a 33 lb remote controlled aircraft featuring eight overwing electric ducted fans (EDFs) distributed spanwise along the wing’s trailing edge. The prop ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Automated Fiber Placement of Thin-Ply Composite Materials for Large Aerospace Structures

    SBC: NEXTGEN MATERIALS & PROCESSING LLC            Topic: T12

    Leveraging their prior experience working with automated fiber placement (AFP) of thin-ply composite materials, NextGen Materials & Processing LLC and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will utilize a Design of Experiments approach, combined with analytical modeling, to identify the critical material, slitting, spooling, and AFP parameters that influence the repeatable, high quality laydown of ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Bifunctional Regenerative Electrochemical Air Transformation for Human Environments

    SBC: Skyre, Inc.            Topic: T6

    The proposed Bifunctional Regenerative Electrochemical Air Transformation for Human Environments (BREATHE) for life support and habitation is part of the atmosphere revitalization equipment necessary to provide and maintain a livable environment within the pressurized cabin of crewed spacecraft. Sustainable Innovations (SI) has developed a novel solid state technology for gas compression based on ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Refractory Additively Manufactured Affordable Launch Vehicle RCS

    SBC: Valley Tech Systems, Inc.            Topic: T1

    Due to the rapid maturity of small satellite technologies to meet near term commercial, science and military space applications there is a driving need for development of increased affordable space launch system capability. To address this need, Valley Tech Systems and the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) is proposing evolving our innovative Affordable Launch Vehicle Reaction Control System (AL ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Regeneratively Cooled Ceramic Matrix Composite Nozzle Assembly for Reduced Weight

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T9

    All rocket missions benefit from having lower structural mass and higher specific impulse, both of which contribute to larger payload fractions and therefore lower mission cost. High temperature materials such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are an avenue to lower engine mass because of the low density and high specific strength of the material. They also have a high maximum temperature and so ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Intelligent, Autonomous, Distributed Vehicle and Electrical Power System Management

    SBC: Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.            Topic: T3

    The proposed innovation, a distributed architecture for intelligent characterization, fault detection/diagnosis/ reconfiguration/replanning/rescheduling, and adaptive execution, substantially leverages large previous NASA investments to assemble the correct set of technologies to implement all aspects of the required intelligent, autonomous vehicle and distributed EPS and other subsystem managers. ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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