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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. STARwatch to Deliver Objective Sleep Measures for Spaceflight Operations

    SBC: Pulsar Informatics, Inc.            Topic: H1203

    This project will achieve a wrist-worn actigraphy device called STARwatch, designed specifically for space exploration environments. It will provide a minimally obtrusive, objective measure that evaluates astronaut sleep-wake activity and light exposure. This project will leverage our second-generation actigraphy device that has already been validated in controlled laboratory experiments against g ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Hybrid Heat Pipes for High Heat Flux Applications

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S307

    The thermal transport requirements for future spacecraft missions continue to increase, approaching several kilowatts. At the same time the heat acquisition areas have trended downward, thereby increasing the incident heat flux. Current incident heat flux for laser diode applications is on the order of 5-10W/cm2, although this is expected to increase towards 50W/cm2. This is a severe limitation fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Context-Augmented Robotic Interaction Layer (CARIL) Phase II

    SBC: CHI Systems, Inc.            Topic: H2001

    CHI Systems and the Institute for Human Machine Cognition have teamed to create a human-robot interaction system that leverages cognitive representations of shared context as a basis for a fundamentally new approach to human-robotic interaction. This approach centers on a framework for representing context, and for using context to enable robot adaptive decision-making and behavior. The framework ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Reservoir Scandate Cathode for Electric Propulsion

    SBC: E BEAM INC            Topic: H201

    We propose to combine the two most powerful cathode technologies into one hollow cathode assembly for use in ion and Hall-effect thrusters. Together, these technologies will boost ion thruster performance and life beyond current art. Reservoir cathodes have demonstrated, in microwave tube environments, lifetimes beyond 100,000 hours with no drop in output. Scandate impregnated cathodes have dem ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Titanium-Water Heat Pipe Radiator for Spacecraft Fission Power

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: H802

    In this SBIR Phase II program Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes to develop titanium/water heat pipes suitable for Spacecraft Fission Power applications. NASA is currently examining small fission power reactors design, such as the Kilopower, which aims to provide roughly 1 kW of electric power. Kilopower plans to use titanium/water heat pipes to remove the waste heat from the cold ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Vapor Chamber with Phase Change Material-Based Wick Structure for Thermal Control of Manned Spacecraft

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: H301

    During a NASA Phase I SBIR program, ACT addressed the need for light-weight, non-venting PCM heat storage devices by successfully demonstrating proof-of-concept of a vapor chamber with a PCM-based wick structure. The principal objective of the Phase II program is to design, fabricate, and test a full-scale PCM vapor chamber. Goals of the Phase II program include establishing thermal and structural ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Ultraprecision Pointing Accuracy for SmallSat/CubeSat Attitude Control Systems

    SBC: Qortek, Inc.            Topic: S305

    The Phase I program concluded with the successful demonstration of a piezo enhanced pointing system targeted to the CubeSat class of satellites. The Phase I program results also surpassed the Phase I goals allowing the proposed Phase II program to further push the capabilities and design of the approach. The main objective of the Phase II program is to further quantify the performance of the Att ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Handheld Electronics EHM Sensor Probe for Determination of Remaining Useful Life

    SBC: NOKOMIS, INC            Topic: A104

    National Aeronautical and Space Administration's (NASA) Aviation Safety Program "seeks capabilities furthering the practice of proactive safety management." One area of particular interest is the prognostication of Remaining Useful Life (RUL) of avionic systems. In response, Nokomis is proposing to develop an Electronic Health Monitoring (EHM) Sensor Unit which would be able provide accurate est ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Advanced Capabilities Medical Suction Device

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: H1202

    An innovative Microgravity Compatible Medical Suction Device (MCMSD) is proposed for the efficient aspiration and containment of bodily fluids and vomitus in a microgravity environment without the release of infectious agents. A design developed and tested in the Phase I work consisted of a reusable vacuum shell and disposable cartridges. Cartridges were capable of retaining bodily fluid simulan ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Computational Modeling in Support of High Altitude Testing Facilities


    Simulation technology plays an important role in propulsion test facility design and development by assessing risks, identifying failure modes and predicting anomalous behavior of critical systems. This is true for facilities such as the proposed A-3 that will operate at low pressures in conjunction with steam ejectors and the B-2 facility where flame deflector cooling and plume impingement dynami ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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