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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 April, 2020.

  1. Adaptive structural control for space systems

    SBC: Active Control eXperts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Vibration reduction will be an important contributor to the success of future earth observing platforms. Unwanted motion in the micrometer to nanometer range must be prevented from interfering with components requiring precise alignment and pointing such as telescopes and interferometers. Active structural control employing smart materials is an ideal technology for accomplishing this goal, howeve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Active/Passive Attenuation of Sound in Aircraft Interiors

    SBC: Active Control eXperts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Active Control eXperts (ACX), Inc. proposes a Phase I research and development effort for the development, conceptual design, and proof-of-concept experiment of a hybrid active/passive sound attenuation system for aircraft interiors. While the attenuation of structural vibration and structure-borne sound using passive means is the current state-of-the-art, and active structural acoustic control (A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Chlorophyll Fluorescence-Based Plant Health Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project concerns the development of a sensor intended to remotely monitor plant stress using active stimulation of plant chlorophyll fluorescence. The intensity and spectral band shape of leaf chlorophyll fluorescence in green plants has been linked to the physiological status of the plants and thus provides a good indicator of plant health. The proposed sensor will measure the relative inten ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Multiple jet engine pollutant measurement with tunable diode laser arrays

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase1 project will involve the development of a novel method of simultaneously measuring multiple trace chemical species in jet engine exhaust, based upon an extension of the technology of tunable diode laser (TDL) spectroscopy. We will develop and demonstrate a new means of combining the light from two or more diode lasers into a single analysis beam. This will enable a multiplication ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High Performance Compressor Cooling

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    High pressure ratio compressor operation is enabled by blade cooling, based on an evaporation / condensation cycle. The blade or blisk temperature is defined by the vaporization temperature of a working fluid internal to the blade, with heat transferred to an integral condenser at each blade root. This approach provides heat rejection to a cool, low pressure fluid, such as engine lubricating oil, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Capacitance-Based Turbine Blade Vibration Monitor

    SBC: AEROGAGE CORP.            Topic: N/A

    Prevention of catastrophic failure of engine components is a major goal to the subtopic. Catastrophic failures of turbine engines are often caused by vibration-induced compressor and fan blade fatigue fractures. Existing capacitance systems have been unable to accurately measure blade vibration due to limited spatial resolution and limited system bandwidth. The proposed effort will develop a new c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A Comprehensive Hard X-/Soft Gamma-ray Imaging Syst. for Astro. using APD Arrays

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A critically important region of the electromagnetic spectrum is the hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray band from 10 KeV to a few MeVs. In this band, a wealth of astrophysical processes occur in an even greater diversity of astrophysical objects and phenomena, both on a compact and diffuse scale. Surprisingly, for such a pivotal region of the spectrum, the high energy sky is still quite unexplored in that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Advanced Aerogel Composites as Insulation Materials

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NASA seeks new and innovative technologies for materials, processes, and manufacturing that will provide safe, reliable, lightweight, and less expensive launch vehicle and spacecraft components. This project focuses on improving the strength of the lightest weight material known to man, i.e., aerogels. Improvements in strength would allow these materials to be used on launch vehicles and in spacec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Non-Flammable Hydrophobic Aerogel Composite Insulation for Cryogenic Storage

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In contrast to conventional hydrophobic aerogels that are flammable, Aspen proposes to develop hydrophobic / non-flammable reinforced composite aerogel insulation for numerous applications where both humidity and high oxygen atmosphere are present. Recent preliminary tests at Aspen demonstrated that a halocarbon compound used as a doping ingredient during the silica aerogel preparation has great p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Fail-safe,Human-Scale Haptic Robot for Monitoring & Maintaining Astronaut Health

    SBC: Barrett Technology Inc            Topic: N/A

    Barrett Technology, Inc. proposes to design and build a lightweight high-performance manipulator for micro-gravity muscle/bone strengthening and trauma rehabilitation with data quantification. The device will be used on board months-long interplanetary space-exploration missions. The enabling technology is based on the novel concept presented confidentially in this proposal. If Phase I demonstrate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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