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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. Microwave Detection of Laser Ultrasonic for Non-Destructive Testing


    In this proposal, we describe a program to demonstrate the technical feasibility of a high-performance, cost-effective and robust microwave receiver for the detection of laser-generated ultrasound for NDE. Our innovative receiver is based on the integration of a microwave interferometer coupled with a pulsed laser to generate the ultrasound. By using a microwave interferometer design we will be ab ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems

    SBC: Los Gatos Research            Topic: T901

    The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop novel laser-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous measurements of gas temperature, velocity and mole fractions of several important species in rocket plume exhaust flows at NASA Stennis Space Center. Based on laser absorption spectroscopy techniques, the instrument will employ room temperature near-IR and mid-I ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Distributed Multi-Agent Fault Diagnosis and Reconfiguration Control

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: T101

    In order to meet the challenges of long-duration space exploration (e.g., missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond), onboard real-time health management of spacecraft that responds rapidly to system and subsystem events is essential. In response to this need, Qualtech Systems, Inc. (QSI), in cooperation with Vanderbilt University, proposes to develop a distributed multi-agent fault diagnosis and rec ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Innovative Deep Throttling, High Performance Injector Concept

    SBC: Science and Technology Applications, LLC            Topic: T802

    Science and Technology Applications, LLC's (STA) vision for a versatile space propulsion system is a highly throttleable, high performance, and cost effective Liquid Oxygen/Hydrogen engine utilizing innovative design and manufacturing processes to simultaneously meet NASA's Space Exploration requirements. To that end, an innovative injector element concept is proposed consisting of axial flow coax ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Novel Portable Apparatus for Noninvasively Measuring Bone Density


    The bone loss associated with extended space missions in astronaut represents a serious health threat, both over the flight period and upon returning to gravitational fields. Continuously monitoring bone qualities during prolonged space missions will lead to a better understanding of the progressive adaptation of bone loss in astronauts subject to both microgravity and aging, and the ensuing muscu ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Combining Discrete Element Modeling, Finite Element Analysis, and Experimental Calibrations for Modeling of Granular Material Systems

    SBC: Jenike & Johanson, Inc.            Topic: T601

    The current state-of-the-art in DEM modeling has two major limitations which must be overcome to ensure that the technique can be useful to NASA engineers and the commercial sector: the computational intensive nature of the software, and the lack of an established methodology to determine the particle properties to best accurately model a given physical system. The proposed work will address bot ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. InN-Based Quantum Dot Solar Cells

    SBC: Kopin Corporation            Topic: T301

    The goal of this STTR program is to employ nanostructured materials in advanced device designs to enhance the tolerance of solar cells to extreme conditions while achieving high solar electric power conversion. By using InN-based quantum dots embedded within a higher band gap GaN barrier material, a larger fraction of the solar spectrum can be harnessed while minimizing the effects of high temper ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Lightweight Rubbery Aerogel Composites for High Performance Protection

    SBC: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.            Topic: T501

    Aspen Aerogels Inc. (AAI) and the Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology propose to develop nanostructured, lightweight, rubbery aerogel composites for multifunctional insulation materials which will significantly improve advanced extravehicular activity (EVA) systems and habitats. The proposed rubbery aerogel composite materials will exhibit excellent flexibili ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Rule-Based Analytic Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES)


    Payload Systems Inc. (PSI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were selected to jointly develop the Rule-based Analytic Asset Management for Space Exploration System (RAMSES) in this NASA STTR project. This system implements a modular layered architecture that enables automated multi-level asset tracking and management for both space and ground applications based on state-of-the-ar ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Failsafe

    SBC: KESTREL TECHNOLOGY LLC            Topic: T101

    With embedded software becoming ever more complex, assuming that it behaves perfectly is not realistic. The adaptation of fault protection concepts to embedded software is attractive, particularly in the context of the fault containment and health management capabilities provided by ARINC 653. In Phase II we shall develop tools to define simple, verifiable models that characterize the software wit ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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