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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. Electrical Power from Thermal Energy Scavenging in High Temperature Environments

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T3

    Physical Sciences Inc. and Purdue University propose to develop a novel approach to scavenging heat from high intensity thermal environments encountered during space missions and converting this thermal power to electrical power at high efficiency.  Examples include extremely hot heat shields during vehicle entry into planetary atmospheres (Mars/Venus probes) and during high speed ascent thro ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Design Tools for Hardware Trojan Detection and Mitigation

    SBC: BlueRISC Inc            Topic: SB173004

    With the increasing complexity of the modern semiconductor supply chain and increasing prevalence of the fabless manufacturing model, the hardware security and design integrity of integrated circuits are threatened by untrusted components such as hardware Trojans. BlueRISC proposes an automated toolkit that utilizes existing Design-For-Testability (DFT) structures (e.g. scan-chains) to enable the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: OSD12AU3

    In Dense Urban Environments (DUEs), a new and evolving battlefield, the ability to detect and respond quickly to multiple threats in complex environments (e.g., snipers on rooftops or in windows) is critical and is extremely important to both civilian and military tactical needs. Response latency in the critical moments after the beginning of an attack can significantly increase casualties. SWIFT ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Primary Tweeters: Segmented Micro-Mirrors for Picometer-Scale Wavefront Compensation in Space-Based Observatories

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: S2

    Annbsp;objective for future decadal study missions is to detect exo-Earths usingnbsp;space-based telescopes with segmented primary mirrors (PMs). Wavefront control fornbsp;such telescopes will require small-stroke, high-precision deformable mirrorsnbsp;(DMs). The proposed innovation is a segmented microelectromechanical DM thatnbsp;can benbsp;used in NASA test beds as a surrogate for segmented PMs ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Thermochromics with Very Low Transition Temperature

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: Z2

    Triton Systems is developing an unpowered thermostatic film for application to spacecraft surfaces. We call our approach Phase Change Thermochromic Radiator (PCTR); it self-switches from low to high emittance above a designed temperature setpoint Tc, causing a surface in space to radiate heat only when it becomes too warm and conserving heat otherwise. Key to the operation of PCTR is a phase chang ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Fission Stirling Converter


    This Phase II proposal for a Fission Stirling Convertor (FSC) that is ideally suited for use with fission-based Space Nuclear Power Systems (SNPS) and/or Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) systems. All Phase I objectives were successfully achieved, laying the groundwork for a high-confidence and high-performance FSC prototype demonstration in Phase II. FSC is adapted from the prior ARPA-E GENSETS p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Energy Density Lithium-Sulfur Battery with Improved Cycle Life

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: S3

    A high cycle life and high energy density rechargeable battery would address an important need for a reliable power source that offers significant weight reductions in several NASA mission and program applications including energy storage devices for extravehicular activities (EVA), satellites, robots, and spacecraft vehicles. Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are promising next-generation energy st ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Electrochromic Laminates For Advanced Spacesuit Visors

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: H4

    NASA#39;s Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU, is a personal mini-spacecraft that comprises the space suit assembly and life support systems. The current EMU has a manually operated extravehicular visor assembly (EVVA) that provides protection from micrometeoroids and from solar ultraviolet and infrared radiation. For the integration of EVVA with NASArsquo;s next generation space suits helmet bub ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Curved Microchannel Plates and Collimators for Spaceflight Mass Spectrometers

    SBC: INCOM, INC.            Topic: S1

    This proposal will develop curved microchannel plates (MCPs) and collimators for spaceflight instrumentation. The curvature will improve measurement quality and volume utilization by allowing the detector to conform to the physical geometry of the instrument. For example, an instrument may view the space environment in 360 degrees of azimuth with cylindrical symmetry. In this case, a cylindrical M ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Low Impulse Bit Electrospray Thruster Control

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: Z8

    Busek proposes to develop a new form of passive electrospray thruster control which will enable extremely fast thruster operations and thereby unprecedented minimum impulse bits. Busekrsquo;s BET-300-P thruster is under active development as a precision reaction control system (RCS) which will provide orders of magnitude improvements over state-of-the-art alternative attitude control systems (ACS) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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