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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. Vertical Lift by Series Hybrid Power


    A major market for vertical lift aircraft is in urban operations, primarily for police and electronic news gathering (typically a Bell 206 or a Eurocopter AS350). Manned systems are more costly to operate and have a much larger operational footprint than their unmanned counterparts. But the unmanned multirotor does not have the range and endurance to compete with the manned systems. Aurora Fligh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. An Optimality Metrics Reporting Toolkit for SMART NAS

    SBC: RESILIENT OPS, INC.            Topic: A301

    This SBIR project aims to develop a software module for the SMART NAS Test Bed (or another similar simulation environment) that allows an apples-to-apples comparison of system performance across scenarios and a comparison to a 'best possible' case. The module, named TOMO (Toolkit for Optimality Metrics Overlay), is a metrics toolkit for comparing SMART NAS simulation runs to the optimal decision ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Distributed Resilient Autonomous Framework for Manned/Unmanned Trajectory-Based Operations

    SBC: RESILIENT OPS, INC.            Topic: A302

    Resilient Ops, working in collaboration with Metron Aviation, Inc., proposes to develop a prototype system for planning Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) trajectories based on user intent and preference information. The system, called DRIFT-UAS (Distributed Resilient Framework for Trajectory Management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems), is intended to support autonomous Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. High Pressure Electrochemical Oxygen Generation for ISS

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: H1402

    Giner, Inc. has developed an advanced high pressure electrochemical oxygen concentrator (EOC) that offers a simple alternative to the use of pressure swing adsorption (PSA) systems to generate high pressure oxygen for the International Space Station (ISS) and future human space flight applications. The high pressure EOC is based on proven electrolyzer technology demonstrated at Giner and delivers ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. 3-Color DPAS Aerosol Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: S107

    We propose to develop a highly sensitive and compact RGB DPAS aerosol absorption monitor for NASA's Airborne Measurement Program. It will measure aerosol light absorption simultaneous at three spectral regions: blue, green and red. The proposed measurement technique takes advantage of the current rapid development on high-power semiconductor lasers MEMS microphones. It will eventually weigh less t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Improved Yield, Performance and Reliability of High-Actuator-Count Deformable Mirrors

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: S201

    The search for life on earth-like extrasolar planets has emerged as a compelling long-term scientific goal for NASA. That goal has inspired innovative space-based coronagraphs that aim to collect spectral data from earth-like planets orbiting stars in distant solar systems. NASA's SBIR Solicitation topic Proximity Glare Suppression for Astronomical Coronography calls specifically for small stroke, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Electrospray Propulsion Engineering Toolkit (ESPET)

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: Z101

    To accelerate the development of scaled-up Electrospray Propulsion emitter array systems with practical thrust levels, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (SSI), in collaboration with Busek Co. Inc., and CFD Research Corporation, proposes the development of an Electrospray Propulsion Engineering Toolkit (ESPET). The innovation is a multi-scale engineering tool that extends experimental and detailed high-leve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Toward Autonomous Stable Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion Systems

    SBC: New Electricity Transmission Software Solution Inc            Topic: A103

    We have demonstrated the ability of our Dynamic Monitoring and Decision Systems (DyMonDS) framework to structure a systems approach to the modeling and control of aircraft electric power systems. To begin, we selected two example aircraft power systems and developed dynamic models for those systems within the DyMonDS framework. Next, we derived optimized sets of control set points for the power s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Collision-Avoidance Radar for Small UAS

    SBC: UAVradars LLC            Topic: A202

    In the near future unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will be utilized for many societal and commercial applications. However, the hurdle of operation safety in the form of avoiding airborne collisions must first be overcome. UAVradars LLC is proposing a small, lightweight, and low-power radar system designed specifically to give small UAS (< 55 lbs) airborne collision-avoidance sensory capability. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Optical System for Monitoring Net Occular Blood Flow

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: H1201

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a novel ophthalmic imaging platform for the characterization and monitoring of visual impairment observed in long-duration space flights. This platform will combine non-invasive measurement of retina/choroid structure and ocular blood flow based on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and wide-field semi-quantitative global flow visualization using Li ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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