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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. Readorium Software for Improved Reading Comprehension of Non-fiction Science Text

    SBC: Mtelegence Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Prior research indicates that reading difficulties in childhood become more problematic as students move to middle and high school where increasingly challenging material must be learned. Although some older students still struggle with decoding, many more have difficulty constructing meaning from text. Despite research that has identified strategies for teaching students to comprehend wh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  2. STEM Solar Explorations

    SBC: Diversified Painting & CO            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: The need for all students to be well prepared in science has been well documented. The purpose of this project is to develop a solar learning lab platform to apply learning in the area of energy science. Project Activities: The researchers will design curricula materials, multi-media video clips, lesson plans, student activities, assessments, and a back-end system to house data generated ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  3. Software to Compute Effect Sizes for Cluster-Randomized Trials

    SBC: Biostatistical Programming Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: In education research, the standardized mean difference (symbolized by d) is the predominant effect size index. It is calculated as the difference between the treatment-group and control-group means, divided by the pooled standard deviation. Using d allows the impacts of education interventions to be compared even when they have been evaluated using different measures or study designs. Ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  4. Cooling System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: 84133S2

    This project develops a small mobile personal cooling system that can be worn conveniently by individuals with heat-related disabilities. The successful development of this mobile technology: (1) supports access, promotes integration, and facilitates the independence of individuals with disabilities in the workplace and educational settings, and during recreational activities; (2) provides increas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  5. Flight Adaptive Blade for Optimum Rotor Response (FABFORR)

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A209

    While past research has demonstrated the utility and benefits to be gained with the application of advanced rotor system control concepts, none have been implemented to date on a production military or commercial rotorcraft. A key contributor to this fact is the inherent cost associated with installation and maintenance of these control systems, since many system designs require the replacement o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Reaction Wheel with Embedded MEMS IMU

    SBC: Milli Sensor Systems and Actuators, Inc.            Topic: S405

    Reaction wheels are used to stabilize satellites and to slew their orientation from object to object with precision and accuracy by varying the rotational speed of the wheels. Three or four wheels are usually used with three of them aligned along orthogonal axes. The degree to which pointing stability is achieved depends on the stability of the wheels' angular momentum vectors while spinning, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. 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
  8. Fast Neutron Dosimeter for the Space Environment

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: X1401

    Model calculations and risk assessment estimates indicate that secondary neutrons, with energies ranging between 0.5 to>150 MeV, make a significant contribution to the total absorbed dose received by space crews during long duration space missions [1-3]. Advanced scintillation materials, which exhibit radiation type and mass dependent emission times, coupled to SSPM detectors, provide the optim ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Magnesium Based Rockets for Martian Exploration

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: S308

    In the proposed Phase II program, we will continue the development of Mg bipropellant rockets for Martian PAV applications. In Phase I, we proved the feasibility of this game-changing technology. Through chemical analysis, we determined that Mg can be combusted with CO2 condensed in-situ from the Martian atmosphere to yield Isp ~240 s. We then successfully demonstrated a low fidelity Mg-CO2 roc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. In-Flight and Pre-Flight Detection of Pitot Tube Anomalies

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: A110

    The health and integrity of aircraft sensors play a critical role in aviation safety. Unfortunately, inaccurate or false readings from these sensors can lead to improper decision-making resulting in serious and sometimes fatal consequences. The research performed in Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of using advanced data analysis techniques to identify anomalies in Pitot tubes resulting from ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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