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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 September, 2020.

  1. Active Radiation Shield


    In the Phase I effort, Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC (GTL) verified the feasibility of generating power from space particle radiation.  This effort successfully demonstrated electrical power production from a particle radiation source using an initial proof-of-concept device.  The effort also identified a second approach that has the potential for even better power generation and offers ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Shear Thickening Fluid Enhanced Textiles for Durable, Puncture- and Cut-Resistant Environmental Protection Garments

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: T601

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase II will develop and advance the commercialization of STF-ArmorTM nanocomposite materials for use in Environmental Protection Garments (EPG) for extended exploration missions in diverse environments, including LEO, cis-lunar space, and Lunar and Martian surfaces.  The Phase II research will optimize and deliver a validated prototype suit c ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A High Efficiency Cryocooler for In-Space Cryogenic Propellant Storage

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: H204

    NASA is considering multiple missions involving long-term cryogen storage in space. Liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen are the typical cryogens as they provide the highest specific impulse of practical chemical propellants. These cryogens are stored at temperatures of nominally 20 K for hydrogen and 90 K for oxygen. Due to the large size of these tanks, refrigeration loads to maintain zero-boil- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Megapixel Longwave Infrared SLS FPAs for High Spatial Resolution Earth Observing Missions

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: S103

    Earth observing missions like NASA's LANDSAT Data Continuity Mission - Thermal Infrared Sensor (LDCM-TIRS) require greater spatial resolution of the earth than the ~ 100m provided by the current instrument. Improving resolution to the desired ~ 30m requires increasing the number of pixels on target from the current 640x3 to ~ 2048x3. The TIRS instrument contains 640x512 longwave infrared quantum ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A 10 K Multistage Cryocooler with Very Low Vibration

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S109

    Advanced space borne instruments require cooling at temperatures of 10 K and below. Potential missions include the Origin Space Telescope and the Superconducting Gravity Gradiometer. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 50 mW to 500 mW at the primary load site, with additional loads at higher temperatures for other subsystems. Due to jitter requirements, a cryocooler with very low ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. An Efficient, Reliable, Vibration-Free Refrigerant Pump for Space Applications

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S307

    NASA's future remote sensing science missions require advanced thermal management technologies to maintain multiple instruments at very stable temperatures and utilize waste heat to keep other critical subsystems above minimum operational temperatures. Two-phase pumped loops are an ideal solution for these applications. A critical need for these pumped loops is a refrigerant pump that reliably c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Improved Thermal and Acoustic Comfort for Motorcycle Helmets

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 151NH1

    Use of motorcycles helmets significantly reduces the risk of fatality or serious brain injury to riders in the event of a crash, but riders often do not wear helmets in warm weather because of thermal discomfort. We propose to develop an innovative ventilation and cooling system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside the helmet while also meeting applicable safety standards. The key the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  8. Prototyping a Rangeland Decision Support System

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: E401

    This proposal is submitted under the Innovative Tools and Techniques Supporting the Practical Uses of Earth Science Observations topic. We seek to create a prototype rangeland decision support system that links remote sensing based rangeland products, a soil biogeochemical model and web-based tools for data mining, data management and product visualization. The resulting decision support system wi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Data Analysis Algorithm Suitable for Structural Health Monitoring Based on Dust Network

    SBC: Brilliant Technology, Inc.            Topic: A104

    This proposed project will attempt to develop a data analysis system for structural health monitoring on space structures. The data analysis software will be a key component in space vehicle health management system and can be used to in vehicle life prediction. The sensor data analysis algorithm is aimed at providing a modeling and simulation tool for data collected from a network of distributed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Heated Thermoplastic Fiber Placement Head for NASA Langley Research Center

    SBC: ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A404

    Reduced-mass polymer composite materials are crucial to the success of aerospace systems for reducing vehicle weight. But, composite material adoption is inhibited because the autoclave consolidation required is prohibitively expensive for the large tanks and skins contemplated in the Next Generation Launch Technology (NGLT) Program. To remedy this, NASA-LaRC has been developing cost-effective, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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