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  1. ELECTROSTATIC FRACTIONATION OF NATURAL AND PROCESSED LUNAR SOLIDS IN SPACE

    SBC: Advanced Energy Dynamics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH ON SEPARATION AND CONCENTRATION OF LUNAR DERIVED MATERIALS IS PROPOSED BASED ON ADVANCED ENERGY DYNAMICS' STATE OF THE ART EXPERIENCE IN DRY ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATION.THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF SEPARATING THESE MATERIALS INTO A VARIETY OF CHEMICALLY DISTINCT FRACTIONS USING A NOVEL COUNTERCURRENT ELECTROSTATIC PROCESS WILL BE INVESTIGATED. THE ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATOR TO BE USED IS IDEALL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. RUBY CRYSTAL CHLOROPHYLL FLUOROMETER FOR MEASUREMENTS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS RATES

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DESIGN, CONSTRUCT AND TEST A LABORATORY VERSION OF A PASSIVE CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESCENCE SENSOR SUITABLE FOR MONITORING LARGE AREAS OF VEGETATION (> 1 M2). THE LINE DISCRIMINATOR METHOD WE PROPOSE EXPLOITS A COINCIDENCE BETWEEN AN ABSORPTION LINE OFATMOSPHERIC OXYGEN AND THE R1 LINE OF A COOLED RUBY CRYSTAL,BOTH OF WHICH LIE NEAR THE PEAK OF THE CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESC ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. NOVEL PROPORTIONAL PROXIMITY SENSOR FOR AUTONOMOUS, SPACE BASED ROBOTS

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ROBOTICS IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT FIELD IN RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING. MOST ROBOTS, HOWEVER, EITHER PERFORM REPETITIVE PREPROGRAMMED OPERATIONS OR ARE GUIDED BY A HUMAN OPERATOR. THIS IS NOT PRACTICAL IN MANY APPLICATIONS WHERE AUTONOMOUS OPERATION IS REQUIRED, AND THE MOST IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS IN FUTURE GENERATIONS OF ROBOTS, ESPECIALLY FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS, WILL COME IN THE AREA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. HIGH RESOLUTION, AVALANCHE DIODE X-RAY SPECTROMETER FOR PLANETARY EXPLORATION

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING GOALS OF THE NASA SPACE PROGRAM IS TO LAND A VEHICLE ON MARS AND CONDUCT PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL MEASUREMENTS OF THE MARTIAN SURFACE. OF THE VARIOUS ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE LANDER MISSION, X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS OFFERS THE POSSIBILITY OF PROVIDING THE IN-SITU INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE PROSPECTIVE SAMPLES WHICH WILL BE SELEC ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. SPACE QUALIFIED, IMAGE QUALITY ULTRAVIOLET INTERFERENCE FILTERS

    SBC: Barr Assoc Inc            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. NON-CONTACT, SELF-REFERENCING FULL APERTURE METROLOGY FOR LARGE ASPHERIC MIRRORS

    SBC: Bauer Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. STABILIZED LASERS AS SPECTRORADIOMETRIC STANDARDS FOR UV ELECTRO-OPTIC DETECTORS

    SBC: CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH AND INSTRUMENTATION            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. EXPERT SYSTEMS FOR REAL-TIME MONITORING AND FAULT DIAGNOSIS

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. HIGH CYCLE LIFE RECHARGEABLE ALUMINUM BATTERIES EMPLOYING NOVEL ORGANIC CATHODES

    SBC: COVALENT ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    NASA HAS CURRENT AND FUTURE NEEDS FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES FOR USE IN SPACECRAFT AND PLANETARY ROVER MISSIONS. THESE APPLICATIONS REQUIRE BATTERIES THAT CAN SAFELY DELIVER IN EXCESS OF 1,000 DEEP DISCHARGE CYCLES AT A 10 MA/CM2 RATE WHILE PROVIDING A SPECIFIC ENERGY DENSITY OF 200 WH/KG. TO DATE, RECHARGEABLE LI/INTERCALATION CATHODE SYSTEMS SUCH AS LI/TIS2 AND LI/MOS2CANNOT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL FABRICATION OF SPECTROSCOPIC DIFFRACTION GRATING IN SILICON CARBIDE

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    GRATINGS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS THAT OPERATE IN THE VACUUM ULTRAVIOLET (VUV) AND THE X-RAY REGION ARE IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF SPECTROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR MANY OF NASA'S SPACE MISSIONS (E.G., LYMAN). SILICON CARBIDE (SIC) POSSESSES THE REQUIREMENTS OF HIGH REFLECTIVITY, LOW SCATTERING, HIGH STIFFNESS AND LOW THERMAL STRESS FOR AN OPTICAL MATERIAL IN THIS REGION. PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL ETCHING I ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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