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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Radiation Shielding and Hydrogen Storage with Multifunctional Carbon

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: B309

    This project addresses two vital problems for long-term space travel activities: radiation shielding and hydrogen storage for power and propulsion. While both problems have been studied for many years, there is currently no satisfactory technology for providing adequate non-parasitic shielding. Even in low-Earth orbit, astronauts must be closely monitored for radiation exposure, and some mission ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Low Cost/Low Noise Variable Pitch Ducted Fan

    SBC: Aerocomposites, Inc.            Topic: T701

    ACI proposes a design for a Propulsor (Low Cost/Low Noise Variable Pitch Ducted Fan) that has wide application in all sectors of Aviation. Propulsor hardware of this low cost design can be integrated with a broad range of aircraft engines (e.g. existing piston engines, automotive derivative piston engines, new design turbine engines) for use in new design aircraft. The proposed Propulsor desig ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High Burn Rate Hybrid Fuel for Improved Grain Design

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: X601

    A novel type of fuel providing high burning rate for hybrid rocket applications is proposed. This fuel maintains a hydrodynamically rough surface to radically enhance convective heat transfer rate, and hence the fuel burn rate. This is achieved by incorporating a particulate fuel material dispersed within a continuum phase polymer matrix. The dispersed fuel material is chosen to transition f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. High Transparent Metal Oxide / Polyimide Antistatic Coatings

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: X207

    NASA requires clear antistatic coatings that can withstand exposure to the rigors of the space environment. Agiltron proposes a coating consisting of inorganic conducting particles and space environment resistant polymer that shares the best features of inorganics and organics currently available. Such a coating could potentially be processed by common polymeric routes yet have the optical/electri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Lower Profile, Lighter Weight Space Suit Bearings

    SBC: AIR-LOCK, INCORPORATED            Topic: X301

    Air-Lock will deliver a final report based on the follwoing: 1. Historical summary of bearing design evolution throughout the life of the EMU Program 2. Material research to identify lightweight materials best suited for each beairng. 3. Redesign of current EMU bearings to lower bearing profile and mass.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. An Instrument for Detecting Protein Expression Under Radiation and Microgravity

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: S405

    An understanding of the basic cellular mechanisms organisms use to cope with extreme environments is important as we search for life in other parts of the universe and seek to adapt terrestrial life beyond earth. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. proposes to build an automated, high-throughput instrument to measure changes in protein expression levels in single living cells during passage in a sp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. In-Space Cryogenic VOST Connect/Disconnect

    SBC: Big Horn Valve, Inc.            Topic: X204

    A novel cryogenic coupling will be designed and modeled. Intended for in-space use at cryogenic propellant depots, the coupling is based on patented Venturi-Offset Technology (VOST) and will provide small fluid and heat leakage at high flows with a low pressure drop. Entirely mechanical, insertion opens the passage, removal closes the passage. Mating force and alignment requirements are small. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Polarization Imaging Apparatus for Cell and Tissue Imaging and Diagnostics


    In recent years there has been an increasing interest in the propagation of polarized light in randomly scattering media. The investigation of backscattered light is of particular interest since most medical applications aimed at the in-vivo characterization of biological tissue rely on backscattered light. By recording the spatially dependent response of a medium to a polarized point source, one ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High Resolution Silicon Deformable Mirrors

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: N/A

    This proposal describes a plan to build a prototype small stroke, high precision deformable mirror suitable for space-based operation in systems for high-resolution imaging. The prototype DM will be fabricated through a novel combination of micromachining and wafer bonding steps, and will rely on single crystal silicon for all structural components, promising unprecedented thermal stability and op ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. 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 distribute ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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