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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. Robotic Mission Simulation Tool

    SBC: Energid Technologies Corporation            Topic: H601

    Energid Technologies proposes a software tool to predict robotic mission performance and support supervision of robotic missions even when environments and situations are profoundly unknown. It transcends common Monte Carlo simulations by supporting input parameters for which probability distributions are not available. Stochastic optimization is combined with randomized simulation to bound statis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. NDE for Ablative Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: H701

    This program addresses the need for non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods for quality assessment and defect evaluation of thermal protection systems (TPS), including permanently installed sensors for TPS condition, stress and temperature monitoring. Novel linear drive eddy current methods are proposed for NDE of carbon-based TPS materials, such as three dimensional woven fiber composites and f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Flexible Ablative Aerogel TPS Materials for Planetary Aerocapture and Entry

    SBC: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.            Topic: H701

    Renewed interest in missions to explore other planets has created a need for higher performance thermal protection systems (TPS) capable of shielding spacecraft from the severe heating encountered during hypersonic flight through planetary atmospheres. Additional advances in the robustness, reliability, and survivability of single and dual heating exposures are desired while maintaining mass and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Network-Based Parallel Retrieval Onboard Computing Environment for Sensor Systems Deployed on NASA Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: S108

    Remote Sensing Solutions proposes to develop the Network-based Parallel Retrieval Onboard Computing Environment for Sensor Systems (nPROCESS) for deployment on NASA's unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The nPROCESS will provide a compact, efficient, reconfigurable computing environment that will achieve unparalleled real-time data processing, acquisition and distribution to provide new observa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Matched Spectral Filter Imager

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: S108

    OPTRA proposes the development of an imaging spectrometer for greenhouse gas and volcanic gas imaging based on matched spectral filtering and compressive imaging. The matched spectral filter compressive imager (MSF-CI) system will be capable of simultaneously imaging and quantifying a series of compounds of interest via passive IR spectroscopy from an airborne or space-based platform.The MSF-CI o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. High Input Voltage Hall Thruster Discharge Converter

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: E101

    The overall scope of this Phase I/II effort is the development of a high efficiency 15kW (nominal) Hall thruster discharge converter. In Phase I, Busek Co. Inc. will design, fabricate and test a nominal 7.5kW breadboard discharge converter module. Busek proposes a converter topolgy called the Leading Edge Auxiliary Phase Shifted (LEAPS) Bridge, which is a modification of the standard phase shift ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Hall Effect Thruster for High Power Solar Electric Propulsion Technology Demonstration

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: E101

    Busek proposes to develop a flight version of a high power Hall Effect thruster. While numerous high power Hall Effect thrusters have been demonstrated in the laboratory, no flight qualified options exist. The baseline thruster would be tentatively sized at the 15kW power level. Busek proposes to work with NASA to improve upon laboratory designs by incorporating both NASA and Busek unique HET p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A Two-Stage Waste Gasification Reactor for Mars In-Situ Resource Utilization

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: H101

    We propose to design, build, and test a two-stage waste processing reactor for space applications. Our proposed technology converts waste from space missions into hydrogen, water, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide that can be used for energy production and/or life support. This innovative reactor technology employs a pyrolysis reactor as the first step, followed by a chemical looping gasification re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Lifetime Improvement of Large Scale Green Monopropellant Thrusters via Novel, Long-Life Catalysts

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: H202

    Busek proposes to develop a high performance, non-toxic storable, "green" monopropellant thruster suitable for in-space reaction control propulsion. The engine will deliver 100N (~25lbf) vacuum thrust with specific impulse exceeding 240sec. Estimated Isp-density is on the order of 348 sec-g/cc, a 48% increase from the state-of-the-art hydrazine systems. The most important feature that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High Specific Energy Lithium-ion Batteries with Novel Cathode

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: H802

    Energy Storage is a critical component of space-based platforms across the full spectrum of exploration, scientific experimentation, defense, communications and monitoring missions. NASA has set targets of 265 Wh/kg of 675 Wh/l for batteries for near-term energy storage applications. Li-ion battery technology has the highest energy density among rechargeable battery technologies. However, achievi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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