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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. Sensor Fusion and Algorithms for Mapping at Low Altitude Above Rugged Terrain

    SBC: Black Swift Technologies LLC            Topic: A2

    UAS have proven to be quite useful for low-altitude observations of atmospheric and terrestrial properties, however, the difficulties associated with areas containing obstacles or rugged terrain has greatly restricted the operational area to relatively level locations with limited trees, towers or other obstacles that could intersect the intended flight path.  Although tedious manual piloting ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. TBC with High Temperature Phase Stability for Low Emission-High Efficiency Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: Thermatin Industries LLC            Topic: A1

    Exhaust emissions from civil subsonic aircraft are the most significant source of pollution in the higher troposphere and lower stratosphere. However, reducing NOx emissions is at odds with turbine engine efficiency and performance: increasing thermal efficiency by boosting the pressure ratio in an engine by 30% leads to a 5% decrease in fuel consumption, but a 100% increase in NOx emissions. Acco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Ceramic Springs

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: A1

    Hypersonic aircraft, especially reusable hypersonic aircraft, require advancements in high temperature materials because of the extreme temperatures resulting from frictional heating. One aspect of this problem is making seals that can function through a very large temperature range, perhaps up to 1000 C or higher. Metallic springs essentially lose their ability to function at 600 C or below. Cera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Controlled-Release Silver Biocide Device

    SBC: ENVIRONMENTAL & LIFE SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY            Topic: H3

    Silver and its compounds are of significant appeal for long-duration space missions, as they are capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, algae, molds and yeast, while exhibiting low toxicity to humans. The general pharmacological properties of silver are based upon the affinity of silver ion for biologically important moieties such as sulfhydry ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Advanced Organic Waste Gasifier

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: H3

    The Advanced Organic Waste Gasifier (AOWG) is a novel technology to convert organic wastes from space exploration outposts into clean water and gases suitable for venting with the overall goal of minimizing vehicle mass for Mars transit and return missions. The AOWG integrates steam reformation, and electrolysis to convert organic waste into water and a small amount of inorganic matter and oxygen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Articulating Solar Panel Energy System (ASPEN)

    SBC: ROCCOR, LLC            Topic: H5

    In response to NASA’s need for a compact, low-cost and autonomous deployable solar array system to support Martian surface exploration, Roccor proposes to enhance the Mars Compact Telescoping Surface Array (CTSA) baseline design by incorporating an Articulating Solar Panel Energy System (ASPEN).  The Mars CTSA was established in 2017 as the culmination of an extensive trade performed at ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Atomic System for Quantum Secure Communications

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: H9

    The future of secure ground-space and space-space communications relies on development of quantum  secure communications (QSC) systems. ColdQuanta proposes to develop QSC devices based on compact, robust vacuum systems containing dense ensembles of cold, trapped rubidium atoms. In particular, we propose to develop a source of high-flux, high-coherence entangled photon pairs (biphotons). These ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Low Pressure Drop Oxygen Flow Meter for the PLSS

    SBC: Space Lab Technologies, LLC            Topic: H4

    The portable life support system (PLSS) of the advanced extravehicular mobility unit (AEMU) provides the necessary environment for a crew member to operate within the space suit.  Within the PLSS, the oxygen ventilation loop provides carbon dioxide washout, gas temperature control, humidity control, and trace contaminant removal.  Historically, there have been issues with the measurement ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Polymer Derived Ceramic Based Structural Thermal Protection Systems for Atmospheric Entry Vehicles

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: H5

    The development of robust and efficient Entry, Descent and Landing systems fulfill the critical function of delivering payloads to planetary surfaces through challenging environments. Future NASA missions will require new technologies to further space exploration and delivery of high mass loads. Of particular interest is the development of reusable hot structure technologies for primary structures ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Highly Efficient Separation and Re-circulation of Unreacted CO2 in Mars ISRU System

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: H1

    Human exploration of Mars, as well as unmanned sample return missions from Mars can benefit greatly from the use of propellants and life-support consumables produced from the resources available on MarsMars’ CO2 rich atmosphere offers an abundant staring material on which to synthesize needed resources such as oxygen, carbon monoxide, and methane. The preferred method of oxygen generation us ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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