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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. Spacecraft Cabin Particulate Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: X303

    We have built and tested an optical extinction monitor for the detection of spacecraft cabin particulates. This sensor sensitive to particle sizes ranging from a few nanometer to tens of micrometers in diameter. Designed to utilize commercial off- the-shelf components, the monitor, once calibrated, requires minimal recalibration and only periodic baseline determinations, a process which can be aut ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Multispectral Particle Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: S108

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project concerns the development of a multi-wavelength monitor that will provide rapid, real-time measurement of the average aerosol absorption coefficient in a parcel of sample air. This monitor will employ Aerodyne's patented Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift (CAPS) technology in order to produce a far simpler, smaller, lower cost alternative to more ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. An Ultra-Sensitive, Size Resolved Particle Mass Measurement Device

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A202

    The characterization of aircraft particulate matter (PM) emissions has benefited greatly by the Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) by providing size resolved compositional information. AMS data have been critical to much of our understanding of aircraft PM emissions, but it has limited utility in probing the smallest (

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. High-Bandwidth Photon-Counting Detectors with Enhanced Near-Infrared Response

    SBC: aPeak Inc.            Topic: O106

    Laser optical communications offer the potential to dramatically increase the link bandwidth and decrease the emitter power in long-range space communications. Newest system designs require photon-counting arrays operated at high detection efficiency, tens of picoseconds temporal resolution, and capability to handle high detection rates at the wavelength of the laser beam. We propose to develop a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Computational Model and Measurement Tool for Evaluating the Design of Flight Deck Technologies

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: A112

    The runway safety issue has been on the Most Wanted list of the National Transportation Safety Board since the list's inception in 1990. The FAA has responded by implementing two ground surveillance technologies at major U.S. airports to reduce the risk of runway incursions. However, both technologies route information through air traffic control (rather than directly to pilots), which significant ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Use-Driven Testbed for Evaluating Systems and Technologies (U-TEST)

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: A301

    The limitations of current airspace management have necessitated the planning and development of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen seeks to change the fundamental structure of airspace management to increase the safety and efficiency of flight operations. This effort will require the introduction of advanced flight deck technologies capable of meeting NextGen require ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: X803

    Nuclear reactors to support future robotic and manned missions impose new and innovative technological requirements for their control and protection instrumentation. Long duration surface missions necessitate reliable autonomous operation, and manned missions impose added requirements for fail-safe reactor protection. There is a need for an advanced instrumentation and control system for space-nu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: S201

    Aurora Flight Sciences (AFS), in collaboration with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory (MIT-SSL), proposed the Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO) program to develop a methodology, calibrated through hardware-in-the-loop testing, to optimize S/C maneuvers to more efficiently synthesize images for missions such as Stellar Imager (SI). Time and fuel-optimal maneuvers are only a part of the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Novel High Temperature Strain Gauge

    SBC: BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED            Topic: A201

    Advanced high-temperature sensor technology and bonding methods are of great interests in designing and developing advanced future aircraft. Current state-of-the-art high temperature strain sensors are made of wires or thin film deposited by PVD on shims and then welded or glued onto strainable member, which is suffering the disadvantages such as creep, relaxation hysteresis and a limited range of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. OptoCeramic-Based High Speed Fiber Multiplexer for Multimode Fiber

    SBC: BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED            Topic: S101

    A fiber-based fixed-array laser transmitter can be combined with a fiber-arrayed detector to create the next-generation NASA array LIDAR systems. High speed optical fiber multiplexers allow array LIDAR systems to efficiently share the same laser source. Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. (BATi) propose to develop an electrically switched, OptoCeramicREG based switch/multiplexer for 200micron core m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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