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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. 128x128 Ultra-High Density Optical Interconnect

    SBC: Xinetics, Inc.            Topic: S303

    Future NASA programs like Tertiary Planet Finder (TPF) require high density deformable mirrors with upto 16,000 actuators to enable direct imaging of planets around distant stars. Xinetics has been developing high density module actuator arrays that will enable deformable mirrors to be fabricated with array sizes upto 128 by 128. These monolithic actuator arrays have eliminated the need for descre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 20mN, Variable Specific Impulse Colloid Thruster

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: S304

    Colloid thrusters have long been known for their exceptional thrust efficiency and ability to operate over a range of specific impulse due to easily variable charge-to-mass ratio of emitted particles. They have also been considered limited to only very low thrust levels, able to produce few microNewtons from individual emission sites. This has motivated significant research into developing large ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Compact, Dual Excitation Raman Probe and Instrument for the Identification of Lunar Samples

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: S111

    NASA's Vision for Space Exploration advocates a return to the moon and involves a pl an of using the moon as a base of for missions to other planets. Early return missions to the moon will involve lunar exploration with robotic spacecrafts with instrumental payloads for scientific measurements of lunar surface features such as rocks, soil, and minerals. These instrument payloads will be helpf ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A LIBS System for Lunar Surface Measurements

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: S111

    In response to NASA's solicitation for light-weight and power efficient instruments that enable elemental and/or mineralogy analysis, Q-Peak, together with Firestar Technology and the Colorado School of Mines, proposes to develop a compact, robust and efficient, instrument capable of performing, Laser-Raman Spectroscopy and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). The main advantages in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Multi-Layer Intelligent Loss-of-Control Prevention System (LPS) for Flight Control Applications

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: A101

    The main objective of the proposed work is to design and develop a multi-layer intelligent Loss-of-control Prevention System (LPS) for flight control applications. The proposed LPS consists of several interconnected modules: (i) FDIR module that detects and identifies the failure; (ii) Achievable Dynamic Performance (ADP) calculation module that calculates the maximum performance that can be achie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A Novel Surface Thermometry Approach for use in Aerothermodynamic Wind Tunnel Testing


    This SBIR project is aimed at developing a novel thermometry technology with upconverting phosphors for temperature measurement in NASA's high-enthalpy wind tunnels. Conventional thermographic phosphors require illumination by ultraviolet (UV) light and emit light at visible wavelengths. However, UV excitation is problematic in many large-scale facilities because it demands very expensive UV- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A Quantum Cascade Laser-Based CO Sensor for Fire Warning

    SBC: Maxion Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X204

    Maxion Technologies, Inc. (Maxion) proposes to develop and field test a Carbon Monoxide (CO)-sensor prototype for post fire cleanup and CO detection. The sensor will have the dynamic range required to detect and monitor CO from approximately 1 to 500 ppmv with a resolution to 1 ppmv. Maxion will grow, fabricate and test a Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) at a unique single-mode wavelength ideal for CO ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A Variable-Output Bio-Electrochemical System for Wastewater Treatment and Increased Loop Closure in Exploration Life Support Systems

    SBC: CAMBRIAN INNOVATION, INC.            Topic: X301

    In this project IntAct Labs proposes to develop a novel system to increase loop closure for water treatment in regenerative life support using bio-electrochemical processes (BEC processes). One of the limiting factors in space exploration, particularly outside of low earth orbit (LEO), involves the power draw and significant mass in oxygen, water and other supplies needed for life support. Bio-ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A Wide-band, Ka-band Amplifier and Radar System for Precipitation Retrievals


    NASA is committed to measuring precipitation on a global scale. In 1997, NASA launched the Tropical Rain Measuring Mission which carried the first spaceborne precipitation radar (PR). Operating at 13.8 GHz, the PR demonstrated the potential of spaceborne radars to map global precipitation. To improve rainfall estimates, the next generation system being proposed for the NASA Global Precipitation Mi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Wireless Smart Sensor System for Monitoring EMG Signals

    SBC: Delsys, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed Phase II outlines a plan to develop a completely wireless, ?smart? surface electromyographic (EMG) system. The project is directed at NASA?s request for innovative in-flight and ground-based technologies to improve current methods of monitoring vital organ systems that suffer deleterious effects in micro gravity. The system will provide reliable, accurate, and noninvasive monitoring o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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