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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Heated Thermoplastic Fiber Placement Head for NASA Langley Research Center

    SBC: ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A404

    Reduced-mass polymer composite materials are crucial to the success of aerospace systems for reducing vehicle weight. But, composite material adoption is inhibited because the autoclave consolidation required is prohibitively expensive for the large tanks and skins contemplated in the Next Generation Launch Technology (NGLT) Program. To remedy this, NASA-LaRC has been developing cost-effective, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Optimal Composite Materials using NASA Resins or POSS Nanoparticle Modifications for Low Cost Fabrication of Large Composite Aerospace Structures

    SBC: ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: X602

    Reduced mass composite materials are crucial to the success of aerospace systems, but their adoption is inhibited because they require autoclave consolidation, a process that is prohibitively expensive for large aerospace structure. To remedy this, NASA-LaRC has been developing cost-effective high-performance thermoplastic composite processing equipment that enables out-of-autoclave tape placemen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High Burn Rate Hybrid Fuel for Improved Grain Design

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: X601

    A novel type of fuel providing high burning rate for hybrid rocket applications is proposed. This fuel maintains a hydrodynamically rough surface to radically enhance convective heat transfer rate, and hence the fuel burn rate. This is achieved by incorporating a particulate fuel material dispersed within a continuum phase polymer matrix. The dispersed fuel material is chosen to transition f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. High Transparent Metal Oxide / Polyimide Antistatic Coatings

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: X207

    NASA requires clear antistatic coatings that can withstand exposure to the rigors of the space environment. Agiltron proposes a coating consisting of inorganic conducting particles and space environment resistant polymer that shares the best features of inorganics and organics currently available. Such a coating could potentially be processed by common polymeric routes yet have the optical/electri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. An Instrument for Detecting Protein Expression Under Radiation and Microgravity

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: S405

    An understanding of the basic cellular mechanisms organisms use to cope with extreme environments is important as we search for life in other parts of the universe and seek to adapt terrestrial life beyond earth. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. proposes to build an automated, high-throughput instrument to measure changes in protein expression levels in single living cells during passage in a sp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. ArC- A Low Cost Scalable Archive Storage Management System

    SBC: Archivas Inc.            Topic: E305

    NRC's Committee on Government Data Centers made a set of technology recommendations for data centers meet user needs and develop the long-term record of environmental change. ArC is a low cost scalable Archive Storage Management System that will help NASA respond to the NRC recommendations. The ArC architecture is innovative in the replacement of current tape-based archival systems with a highly ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Resolution Wide Field of View Stereographic Imaging System

    SBC: ACTALITY, INC.            Topic: T502

    The overarching challenge of tele-presence is to provide an environment to the human operator that is sufficiently familiar that the interface itself does not become burdensome and distract from the goals of the mission. The ultimate achievement would be to embed the operator into a scene in such a way as to convince him or her that they are actually on site. We propose a technology that can poten ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Integration of Full-Spectrum Metrology and Polishing for Rapid Production of Large Aspheres

    SBC: Bauer Associates, Inc.            Topic: S205

    We propose to design, build, and test a major new instrument capable of both measuring and polishing the surface of aspheric mirrors up to 1.2 meters in diameter, and up to f-0.5 in speed, either concave or convex. In the successful Phase I proposal, we laid out the instrument to the component level, and laid out and analyzed every critical subsystem. We also investigated and experimented with t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High Resolution Silicon Deformable Mirrors

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: N/A

    This proposal describes a plan to build a prototype small stroke, high precision deformable mirror suitable for space-based operation in systems for high-resolution imaging. The prototype DM will be fabricated through a novel combination of micromachining and wafer bonding steps, and will rely on single crystal silicon for all structural components, promising unprecedented thermal stability and op ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Radio Frequency Micro Ion Thruster for Precision Propulsion

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: S301

    Busek proposes to develop radio frequency discharge, gridded micro-ion thruster that produces sub-mN thrust precisely adjustable over a wide dynamic thrust range. Such propulsion is needed to augment and overlap the present micro Newton propulsion such as colloid thruster. The RF was selected to eliminate the internal cathode of the DC discharge ion thrusters. This cathode could be a life limit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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