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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 June, 2020.

  1. Small Probes for Orbital Return of Experiments (SPORE)

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T101

    Analogous to the CubeSat standardization of micro-satellites, the SPORE flight system architecture will utilize a modular design approach to provide low-cost on-orbit operation and recovery of small payloads. The Phase 1 investigation will evaluate a scalable flight system architecture consisting of a service module for on-orbit operations and deorbit maneuvering, and an entry vehicle to perform ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Planetary Surface Mobility

    SBC: PROTOINNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: T102

    ProtoInnovations, LLC and Carnegie Mellon University have formed a partnership to commercially develop localization and mapping technologies for planetary rovers. Our first aim is to provide a reliable means of localization that is independent of infrastructure, such as GPS, and compatible with requirements of missions to planetary surfaces. Simultaneously solving for the precise location of the r ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Magnesium Hall Thruster for Solar System Exploration

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: T301

    Busek proposes to prove the feasibility of a Mg Hall effect thruster system that would open the door for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) based solar system exploration. Elemental magnesium has favorable thermophysical properties and is very easy to ionize. The estimated specific impulse for a high efficiency magnesium Hall thruster operating off of a standard 400 V power processing unit is 5 ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Functionalized Graphitic Supports for Improved Fuel Cell Catalyst Stability

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T301

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) together with the University of Connecticut (UCONN) proposes to demonstrate the improved fuel cell catalyst support durability offered by directly incorporating nitrogen functionality into graphitic carbon supports. In Phase I, PSI will utilize the functionalized carbon support in the construction of single cell fuel cells in order to demonstrate the performance and d ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Superconducting Resonant Inductive Power Coupling

    SBC: ACTALITY, INC.            Topic: T301

    The proposed effort will develop a technology to wirelessly and efficiently transfer power over hundreds of meters via resonant inductive coupling. The key innovation of this approach is the use of dielectricless high-temperature superconducting (HTS) coils to overcome the limitations in efficiency and range of existing solutions. This approach is informed by existing research models that predic ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Novel Design of Orifice Type Control Element for Mitigating Instabilities

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: T1001

    An orifice element is commonly used in liquid rocket engine test facilities either as a flow metering device, or to provide a large reduction in pressure over a very small distance in the piping system. While the orifice as a device is largely effective in stepping down pressure, it is also susceptible to a wake-vortex type instability that generates pressure fluctuations that propagate downstrea ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Reliable Autonomous Surface Mobility (RASM) in Support of Human Exploration

    SBC: PROTOINNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: T102

    ProtoInnovations, LLC and Carnegie Mellon University have formed a partnership to commercially develop rover-autonomy technologies into Reliable Autonomous Surface Mobility (RASM). Our aim is to provide safe and reliable means for lunar rovers to travel at substantial speeds and operate in proximity to astronauts and other vehicles. Our unique partnership brings together state-of-art technologies ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Scalable Gravity Offload System

    SBC: Astrobotic Technology, Inc.            Topic: T602

    A scalable gravity offload device simulates reduced gravity for the testing of various surface system elements such as mobile robots, excavators, habitats, and deployables in a relevant environment. The device is capable of simulating reduced gravity over an arbitrary terrain including such features as slopes, obstacles, and varying surface concavity. The device consists of a linear movement sy ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Based 3D Imaging

    SBC: LONGWAVE PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: T701

    LongWave Photonics proposes a terahertz quantum-cascade laser based swept-source optical coherence tomography (THz SS-OCT) system for single-sided, 3D, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of non-conductive materials. The THz SS-OCT system uses a frequency tunable QCL array to generate an interferometric signal between a reference mirror, and a sample. An algorithm is used to transform this signal in ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High-Speed Three-Channel Photonic Time Delay Unit

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA08T012

    An innovative, super-miniature, fast-switching array-based photonic time delay device is being developed for the active electronically scanned-array (AESA) MDA and Navy radars. The design is based on the fast electro-optic effect, the super miniature fiber-lens collimation array, and the existing WDM photonic true time delay technologies. In Phase I Agiltron has successfully demonstrated the core ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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