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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. An Affordable Autonomous Hydrogen Flame Detection System for Rocket Propulsion


    NASA has long used liquid hydrogen as a fuel and plans to continue using it in association with their advanced nuclear thermal propulsion technology. Hydrogen fire detection is critical for rocket propulsion safety and maintenance. A significant fire at a rocket test or launch facility could be catastrophic to infrastructure or even worse, to human life. Detection monitoring is problematic as hydr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Compact UV Laser

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: S1

    To advance the in-situ instrument technologies and components focused on the detection of evidence of life, Q-Peak proposes to develop a UV laser with very low Size-Weight-and-Power that can be used for laser-desorption-mass-spectroscopy (LDMS) to detect bio-signatures. A miniature LDMS, has been developed for the Mars-Organic-Molecule-Analyzer (MOMA) instrument at NASA-GSFC for the ExoMars missio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Cold Weather Technology Development for Low Altitude Ultra-Long Endurance Applications

    SBC: VANILLA AIRCRAFT            Topic: S309

    Currently, wide area coverage with manned aircraft, or existing unmanned air systems, requires expensive logistical operations and many flight sorties, which are made especially difficult if operating from remote airfields in inhospitable climates. There is currently a need for a low-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft that can provide the expansive coverage necessary for cryospheric investi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Based 3D Imaging

    SBC: LONGWAVE PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: T701

    LongWave Photonics proposes a terahertz quantum-cascade laser based swept-source optical coherence tomography (THz SS-OCT) system for single-sided, 3D, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of non-conductive materials. The THz SS-OCT system uses a frequency tunable QCL array to generate an interferometric signal between a reference mirror, and a sample. An algorithm is used to transform this signal in ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Design and Development of High Gain AlGaN Avalanche Photodiode Arrays

    SBC: Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S1

    Future NASA earth science systems and missions, specifically those involving high resolution Lidar measurements, will benefit from the development of large-area, high gain AlGaN ultraviolet avalanche photodiodes (UV-APD) arrays operating at room temperature at the 355 nm wavelength. The high quality GaN/AlGaN UV-APD detector arrays are epitaxially grown using an optimized metal organic chemical va ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Distributed Intelligent Swarm Control & Utilization System (DISCUS): Further Maturation and Demonstration

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: T4

    DISCUS is a generic Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) system for swarms of SmallSats. It integrates communications and relative localization with innovative Density Control Algorithms (DCA) enabling robust operation in a variety of uncertain environments. As such, it presents a key enabling technology for future Deep Space missions including space apertures at Lagrangian points, and orbiting ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Efficient Composite Repair Methods for Launch Vehicles

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: T12

    Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional metallic materials in NASA launch vehicles due to high strength to weight ratio, manipulative properties, and corrosion resistance.  However, the inspection and repair methods for these materials are considerably more complicated.  For aerospace platform repairs, a composite laminate patch must be manually fabricated on-sit ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Robotic Vehicle Proxy Simulation

    SBC: Energid Technologies Corporation            Topic: X101

    Energid Technologies proposes the development of a digital simulation to replace robotic vehicles in field studies. It will model the dynamics, terrain interaction, sensors, control, communications, and interfaces of a robotic vehicle with the goal of supporting validation and training. The simulation will be very easy to use by simple execution on a networked PC. It will connect to NASA's ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Next-Generation Deformable Mirrors for Astronomical Coronagraphy by Utilizing PMN-PT Single Crystal Stack Actuators in integration with Driver ASIC

    SBC: Microscale, Inc.            Topic: S2

    This SBIR Phase II project aims to develop innovative manufacturing methods for batch fabrication of single crystal PMN-PT stack actuator deformable mirrors (DM) at low cost of up to one order of magnitude reduction to those offered by the state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. The methods, being applicable to produce high-performance deformable mirrors with a large variety of pixel densities ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Selecting Days for Concept and Technology Evaluation in SMART-NAS Test-Bed Scenario Generation

    SBC: CROWN CONSULTING, INC.            Topic: A3

    Crown Consulting, Inc. (CCI) will investigate and demonstrate methods to enable rapid selection of days for scenario generation in the development and evaluation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts and technologies (C&T) in the NASA developed Shadow Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) Testbed (SNTB). The proposed capability will enable ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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