Award Data

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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 June, 2020.

  1. Multimodal Acoustic Tool for Inline Pipe Inspection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 180PH1

    The United States has a vast network of pipelines used for fuel transport. This infrastructure, installed in 1950–1970, is one of the largest in the world. Yet poor/missing records of the materials used, combined with the overall age and associated environmental degradation effects, often results in unsafe operation. Current non-destructive inspection techniques are only capable of detecting mat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  2. ACE Booster


    GTL has been developing a suite of transformational technologies that have the capability to disrupt the traditional launch vehicle paradigm.BHL composite cryotank technology provides a four times improvement over large aluminum iso-grid tanks, offering a 6 percentage point improvement in small stage PMF. Superior Stability Engine is an innovative liquid rocket engine configured to maximize combus ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Integral Neutron and Gamma Shield Material

    SBC: Millennitek, LLC            Topic: Z1

    A new class of material will be synthesized and tested at the coupon level, as a potentialnbsp;integral neutron and gamma shield for the Kilopower Project and other small fission reactor technologies under development.nbsp; The new material will have a competitive mass and volume -to- shielding effectiveness and offer a superior stable form as compared to the currently best available technology co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Ultra-Efficient Ultrasonic Drying for Spacecraft Solid Waste


    Ultrasonic Technology Solutions (UltraTech) aims to extend the application of a unique and ground-breaking drying technology to human waste management processes in the International Space Station (ISS). Human metabolic solid waste (feces) contains 75% water by mass which is currently not recovered on the ISS and is instead transported back to earth. Return transportation of this waste results in s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Boost Compressor for xPLSS CO2/H20 Control on Mars

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: H4

    The portable life support system for the exploration space suit (xPLSS) must control CO2 and humidity levels inside the space suit pressure garment. The preferred approach is to use a pressure swing adsorption process based on Amine Swingbed technology. One of the key technical challenges for xPLSS operation on the Martian surface is the need to vent CO2 and water vapor from the swingbeds to an am ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Low Boiloff Transfer Lines


    In this proposed effort, GTL has identified two methods for reducing chill-down time. In recent studies it has been shown that the production of super-hydrophilic surfaces can reduce chill-down time by altering the multi-phase boiling at the wall surface. The first method addresses this directly by altering the surface of stainless steel directly. The second method leverages GTL advanced cryogenic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High-Performance Recuperator for Low-Temperature Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S1

    Future astrophysics missions require efficient, low-temperature cryocoolers to cool advanced instruments or serve as the upper-stage cooler for sub-Kelvin refrigerators. Potential astrophysics missions include Lynx, the Origin Space Telescope, and the Superconducting Gravity Gradiometer. Cooling loads for these missions are up to 300 mW at temperatures of 4 to 10 K, with additional loads at higher ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High-Capacity Thermal Storage for Passive Thermal Control Systems

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S3

    As the power levels and sizes of small satellites grow, new applications open up, along with new challenges for thermal control. Greater amounts of heat must be transported across longer distances, making it more difficult to control component temperatures using simple, passive systems. We propose to develop an innovative thermal storage technology for small satellite thermal control systems. Our ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. MISSE Testing of Impact-Resistant, Damage-Tolerant Composites with STF Energy Absorbing Layers

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: Z4

    The proposed project utilizes the unique capabilities of the Materials International Space Station Experiment-Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) platform to perform low-Earth orbit (LEO) materials validation testing to advance the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of advanced spacesuit hard upper torso (HUT) composite materials developed under a prior NASA SBIR Phase I/current Phase II contract.nbsp; The d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Miniature Resilient Power Converter for Low-Power Radioisotope Heat Sources

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: S3

    NASA seeks novel low power thermal-to-electric miniature energy conversion technology to potentially define the next-generation of future power systems. These converters are required to transform thermal energy from Radioisotope Heater Units into on-demand electricity essential to space exploration probes, unmanned surface rovers, small landers, small satellites, and similar small-scale systems op ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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