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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. Fusion of Built in Test (BIT) Technologies with Embeddable Fault Tolerant Techniques for Power System and Drives in Space Exploration

    SBC: Impact Technologies            Topic: X104

    Impact Technologies has proposed development of an effective prognostic and fault accommodation system for critical DC power systems including PV systems. Overall goal for this program is development of techniques that enable power system fault tolerance based on diagnostic features from the solar cells, power bus, and power transistors. After completion of Phase I efforts towards this goal, Impac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Lightweight, Efficient Power Converters for Advanced Turboelectric Aircraft Propulsion Systems

    SBC: MTECH Laboratories, LLC            Topic: A201

    NASA is investigating advanced turboelectric aircraft propulsion systems that utilize superconducting motors to drive a number of distributed turbofans. Conventional electric motors are too large and heavy to be practical for this application, and so superconducting motors are required. In order to improve maneuverability of the aircraft, variable speed power converters would be required to thro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Observation Platform for Dynamic Biomedical and Biotechnology Experiments using the ISS Light Microscopy Module

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: O303

    The objective of the research is the completion of an observation platform for the ISS Light Microscopy Module (LMM) as it currently resides on the U.S. Fluids Integration Rack (FIR). In its current configuration the LMM accommodates a Contained Bubble Experiment, and it has no substage illuminator and limited epi-illumination. There is a need for future use of the LMM in more versatile fluids a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Light Weight, Mini Inertial Measurement System for Position and Attitude Estimation on Dynamic Platforms

    SBC: Impact Technologies            Topic: O405

    Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate a flight-worthy hardware prototype of a miniature, low cost/weight/ power device that provides stable and highly accurate near continuous positioning, attitude, and inertial measurements while being subjected to highly dynamic maneuvers and high vibration effects. In contrast t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High Performance Negative Feedback Near Infrared Single Photon Counting Detectors&Arrays

    SBC: Amplification Technologies, Inc.            Topic: O106

    Amplification Technologies Inc ("ATI") proposes to develop the enabling material and device technology for the design of ultra low noise, high gain and high speed near-infrared single photon counting photodetectors and arrays sensitive in the 1000 nm to 1600 nm spectral region for long range space communication applications, based on the already proven mechanism of internal discrete ampl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Nano-Particle Scandate Cathode for Space Communications Phase 2

    SBC: E BEAM INC            Topic: O107

    We propose an improved cathode based on our novel theory of the role of scandium oxide in enhancing emission in tungsten-impregnated cathodes. Recent results have demonstrated the efficacy of nano-particle scandium oxide, but a detailed theory on the mechanism of operation has been lacking. Our theory explains published data and points to an optimized cathode, which we propose here to build and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A Compact Safe Cold-Start (CS2) System for Scramjets using Dilute Triethylaluminum Fuel Mixtures

    SBC: ACENT LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: A202

    This proposal leverages a highly successful Phase 1 feasibility effort to further develop a system that satisfies the cold-start requirements of scramjet engines. The system provides energy-dense, low volume hydrocarbon fuel conditioning based on the hydrolysis reaction of triethylaluminum (TEA) with water. TEA is an organometallic liquid that reacts exothermically with water and burns readily i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Composite Structure Monitoring using Direct Write Sensors

    SBC: MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: X501

    This NASA SBIR Phase II project seeks to develop and demonstrate a suite of sensor products to monitor the health of composite structures. Sensors will be made using the Company¡¦s Direct Write process based on Mesoplasma?§ deposition technology. This allows a wide variety of sensor materials and architectures to be deposited onto conformal components made from polymer composite, metallic, an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Removing Mid-Spatial Frequency Errors with VIBE

    SBC: Optimax Systems, Inc.            Topic: S205

    The Optimax VIBE finishing process is a fast (<60 second), full-aperture, conformal polishing process incorporating high frequency motion that rapidly eliminates mid-spatial frequency (MSF) errors created by deterministic polishing. During Phase I, we were able to show feasibility that the Optimax VIBE finishing process was able to reduce the effects of mid-spatial frequency (MSF) errors on fl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Advanced Aqueous Phase Catalyst Development using Combinatorial Methods

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: X202

    Combinatorial methods are proposed to develop advanced Aqueous Oxidation Catalysts (AOCs) with the capability to mineralize organic contaminants present in effluents from current and future primary wastewater treatment processes at temperatures less than 70?aC, pressures below 20 psig, and contact times under 30 minutes. The Phase II effort will build upon the successful Phase I feasibility demon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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