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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. PCS-Enabled Unattended Radiation Detection and Attribution System

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: HSB0171009

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a PCS-Enabled Unattended Radiation Detection and Attribution System (PURDAS) that will be able to detect, identify, and attribute radiological sources to specific source carriers or conveyances. The PURDAS will include a COTS gamma and neutron detection capability as well as a visible camera, onboard processing, and wireless radios. PURDAS units wil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Homeland SecurityDomestic Nuclear Detection Office SBIR Program
  2. Automated Fiber Placement of Thin-Ply Composite Materials for Large Aerospace Structures

    SBC: NextGen Materials & Processing LLC            Topic: T12

    Leveraging their prior experience working with automated fiber placement (AFP) of thin-ply composite materials, NextGen Materials & Processing LLC and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will utilize a Design of Experiments approach, combined with analytical modeling, to identify the critical material, slitting, spooling, and AFP parameters that influence the repeatable, high quality laydow ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Coordination of Heterogeneous Robot Swarms for Planetary Logistics Operations

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T4

    Swarm robotics is one of the key enabling technologies for significantly extending mankind's reach beyond the Earth's surface. However, when bringing theory to practice, challenging problems related to the coordination and control of these swarms quickly arise. Vecna Robotics proposes a collaboration with MIT to extend existing autonomy behaviors and test platforms to address a class of pl ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Intelligent, Autonomous, Distributed Vehicle and Electrical Power System Management

    SBC: Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.            Topic: T3

    The proposed innovation, a distributed architecture for intelligent characterization, fault detection/diagnosis/ reconfiguration/replanning/rescheduling, and adaptive execution, substantially leverages large previous NASA investments to assemble the correct set of technologies to implement all aspects of the required intelligent, autonomous vehicle and distributed EPS and other subsystem managers. ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Regeneratively Cooled Ceramic Matrix Composite Nozzle Assembly for Reduced Weight

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T9

    All rocket missions benefit from having lower structural mass and higher specific impulse, both of which contribute to larger payload fractions and therefore lower mission cost. High temperature materials such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are an avenue to lower engine mass because of the low density and high specific strength of the material. They also have a high maximum temperature and so ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Nanosat Maneuvering and Orbital Transfer Stage

    SBC: Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T1

    The proposed innovation is a modular, high-performance orbital transfer stage (OTS) vehicle for Nanosats and Microsats launched as secondary payloads and require maneuvering to their desired orbits. The OTS has a modular design, and can accommodate payloads ranging from 5kg 3U size Nanosats to >50kg Microsat si ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Aeroservoelastic Multifidelity Design of Biomimetic Aircraft (AMuBA)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: T15

    NASA has been investigating morphing aircraft for multi-mission capabilities and performance improvements in existing fixed-wing aircraft. In addition, the design of aeroelastic aircraft that can control the structural flexibility to their advantage, is an open area of research and development. In spite of the plethora of work on morphing aircraft and long slender wings, the goal of fielding such ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Refractory Additively Manufactured Affordable Launch Vehicle RCS

    SBC: Valley Tech Systems, Inc.            Topic: T1

    Due to the rapid maturity of small satellite technologies to meet near term commercial, science and military space applications there is a driving need for development of increased affordable space launch system capability.  To address this need, Valley Tech Systems and the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) is proposing evolving our innovative Affordable Launch Vehicle Reaction Control Syste ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Properties Investigation of High-MON Oxidizers for Use in Deep Space Exploration

    SBC: Frontier Aerospace Corporation            Topic: T9

    Rocket propulsion for deep space applications typically use liquid propellants for axial stage and attitude control systems. The most common propellants are hydrazine (N2H4) and monomethylhydrazine (MMH) (CH3N2H3) for the fuels, and nitrogen tetroxide (NTO) (N2O4) for the oxidizer. The freezing points of both hydrazine and NTO approach room temperature and require on-board electrical heaters for t ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Novel Aeroservoelastic Scaled Model Design, Fabrication, and Testing

    SBC: M4 ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: T15

    We propose the demonstration of a novel aeroservoelastic scaled model design, optimization, and fabrication approach combining aeroservoelastic scaling with a combined topology/sizing optimization to match the target structural dynamic and aeroelastic behavior.  Fabrication is using 3D printing techniques (metal and plastic/elastomer), along with automated electronic assembly techniques for i ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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