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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. Technologies Enabling Distributed Spacecraft Missions (DSM)

    SBC: FIBERTEK, INC.            Topic: Z8

    This proposed SBIR is to develop new ultra-low SWaP-c technology that can transform Fibertek's compact laser terminal (CLCT) for low earth orbits into a Distributed Spacecraft Missions (DSM) terminal capable of laser communications and ranging to support small satellite intersatellite links (ISLs) as well as deep space downlinks to Earth or relay satellites. The technologies developed address ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Plug and Play: Utilizing MOFs in Preexisting Carbon Dioxide Removal Assemblies for Enhanced Performance, Smaller Footprint, and Lower Energy Consumption.

    SBC: NuMat Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T6

    Protection against the buildup of CO2 in spacecraft is of crucial importance to astronaut health. Currently, several methods are used to remove CO2 from spacecraft including amine scrubbers, lithium hydroxide canisters, and adsorbent-based carbon dioxide removal assemblies (CDRAs). Each scrubbing method has individual benefits and drawbacks: amine scrubbers have no particulate release but require ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Robust Biofilm-Biomat Reactor for Conversion of Mission-Relevant Feedstocks to Products

    SBC: SUSTAINABLE BIOPRODUCTS LLC            Topic: T7

    Sustainable Bioproducts (SB) proposes to develop an encapsulated biofilm-biomat reactor that will efficiently convert mission relevant feedstocks to usable products under zero gravity conditions. The bioreactor will be based on SB’s proprietary fermentation platform for converting a wide variety of waste streams into a multitude of usable products. SB’s bioreactor platform is simple, does not ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Multiscale Design Tool and Process Development of Thin-Ply Composites

    SBC: TECHNICAL DATA ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: T12

    Use of thin ply composites offers good potential for significant mass savings for aerospace structures besides its improved resistance to micro-cracking, fatigue, and delamination. However, mass savings due to thin-ply technology depends on material and fabrication technology, vehicle configuration, structural design, loads etc. Structural integrity of components made from thin plies need to be c ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Scalable and Distributed Inertial Navigation Systems

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: T4

    Current state of the art inertial measurement units (IMUs) co-locate a set of accelerometers and gyroscopes into a single package. CU Aerospace (CUA), in partnership with the University of Illinois, propose to develop a scalable and distributed IMU for space robotics and CubeSat applications. The user can choose to include an arbitrary number of inertial sensors beyond the minimal number of sensor ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Wireless Networked Cryogenic and Minimum Pressure Sensors

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: T13

    This NASA Phase I STTR program would develop high performance, wireless networked cryogenic and minimum pressure sensors for remote monitoring in propulsion systems, using SOI (Silicon on Insulator) NM (nanomembrane) techniques in combination with our pioneering ceramic nanocomposite materials. We will improve the current mechanical and electrical model of semiconductor nanomembrane based sensor ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Hydroponic Rego-rock Produced In-Space for Efficient and Healthy Crop Growth

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: T7

    In support of NASA's goals for efficient plant growth in Space, NanoSonic offers an inert polymeric binding system to make use of Mars surface regolith as a safe, structural, growth media for passive hydroponically grown plants. Importantly, the proposed multi-functional binding agent will be combined with regolith to: 1) form a porous support structure with an optimal air-to-water ratio for ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Optimization of Supersonic Jet Noise Using a Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Approach

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONS            Topic: A1

    The objective of this proposal is the development and demonstration of a cost-effective high-fidelity aeroacoustic design tool for future commercial supersonic nozzle designs and installations. Although eddy-resolving CFD methods for computing high-speed jet noise are available, such methods are computationally expensive and are currently deemed impractical for use in a design optimization loop. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Integrated High Frequency Electric Propulsor for Turbo-Electric Aircraft

    SBC: HINETICS LLC            Topic: A1

    We propose the development of a very high specific power integrated electric turbofan directly driven with a high frequency, air-core synchronous motor. If the target specific power is achieved, this technology could increase the viability of turbo-electric airplanes for commercial air transport, leading to significantly lower carbon emissions and energy use in aviation. The key innovation is the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Augmenting Data Mining with Simulation for Next-Day Weather Impact Mitigation

    SBC: AvMet Applications, Inc.            Topic: A3

    We seek to reduce potential next-day weather impacts on the National Airspace System (NAS) through better delay prediction and better efficacy of Traffic Management Initiatives (TMIs) mitigating airspace congestion. Our innovative approach is to combine the retrospective method (use historical TMIs and delays on similar days for next-day prediction) with the predictive method (use fast-time simula ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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