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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Ultrasensitive, Fast-Response Size-Dependent Soot Spectrometer

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A202

    We propose to develop a "black carbon" (soot) monitor for measuring non-volatile particulate emissions from gas turbine engines employing a proprietary optical extinction measurement technique based on cavity attenuated phase shift spectroscopy (CAPS) operting in conjunction with a differential mobility analyzer. The singular aspect of the CAPS approach is that extinction is measured by determinin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. An Ultra-Sensitive, Size Resolved Particle Mass Measurement Device

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A202

    By providing size resolved compositional information, the Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) has greatly advanced understanding of aircraft particulate matter (PM) emissions. AMS data have been critical to much of our understanding of aircraft PM emissions, but in the past it has had limited utility in probing the smallest (

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. An Adaptive Chemistry Approach to Modeling Emissions Performance of Gas Turbine Combustors

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A202

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for combustion do not currently have the predictive capability typically found for non-reacting flows due to the prohibitively high computational cost incurred when one introduces detailed chemical kinetics. In this SBIR project, we propose a novel method, Adaptive Chemistry, to enable such detailed modeling. This method adapts the reaction mechanism ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Fast Neutron Dosimeter for the Space Environment

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: X1401

    Secondary neutrons make a significant contribution to the total absorbed dose received by space crews during long duration space missions However, only a limited number of measurements of the dose contribution from secondary neutrons have been made. In part this is due to an inability to easily discriminate between the fraction of dose which results from secondary neutrons and that which results f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High-Bandwidth Photon-Counting Detectors with Enhanced Near-Infrared Response

    SBC: aPeak Inc.            Topic: O106

    Long-range optical telecommunications (LROT) impose challenging requirements on detector array sensitivity at 1064nm and arrays timing bandwidth. Large photonic arrays with integrated beam acquisition, tracking and/or communication capabilities, and smart pixel architecture should allow the implementation of more reliable and robust LROT systems. Integration of smart pixel technology for parallel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Use-Driven Testbed for Evaluating Systems and Technologies (U-TEST)

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: A301

    NextGen will require the development of novel solutions to shape the airspace of tomorrow. Along with the ability to generate new systems and technologies comes the need to rigorously evaluate, and eventually validate, the effectiveness of these concepts. However, it is often challenging to translate simulation data into useful, integrated, and contextually-based assessments. Many critical finding ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A Compact Self-Switching/Modulation 2 micron Ceramic Laser

    SBC: BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED            Topic: S101

    For remote sensing of laser/lidar technology and global environment monitoring applications, the pulsed coherent Doppler lidars are of considerable contemporary interest as an effective tool. At present, the coherent 2-ƒÝm laser radar has been used to replaced CO2 gas laser (10.6-ƒÝm) for its higher spatial and velocity resolution. Considering the commercial 2 micron laser systems are complex ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Compact Low-Power Driver for Deformable Mirror Systems

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: S202

    Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC), a leading developer of unique, high-resolution micromachined deformable mirrors (DMs), will develop a compact, low-power, high-voltage multiplexed driver suitable for integration with those DMs in space-based wavefront control applications. The proposed driver architecture will drastically reduce power consumption and size. Based on parameters measured using ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Enhanced Fabrication Processes Development for High Actuator Count Deformable Mirrors

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: S202

    It is proposed to advance manufacturing science and technology to improve yield and optical surface figure in high actuator count, high-resolution deformable mirrors (DM) required for wavefront control in space-based high contrast imaging instruments. As the scale of batch fabricated, polysilicon surface micromachined MEMS DMs increases to thousands of actuators the associated increase in devices ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Miniaturized Low-Power Piezo Microvalve for NanoSat and CubeSat Propulsion

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: S201

    In space propulsion applications, an increasingly unmet need is compact, low-power, precision flow regulating valves. Propulsion for increasingly small spacecraft is limited by the availability of such valves. Although much work on miniaturizing valves has been performed using microfabrication approaches, few of these efforts have resulted in technologies suitable for propulsion. Busek proposes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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