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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. Dropsonde System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: S309

    A small, modular dropsonde launcher is being developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Some critical measurement needs can only be satisfied by in-situ measurements. Key examples of such measurements include detailed atmospheric profiles, point meteorological conditions on the surface, and in-situ measurements for calibration and validation of remote sensing systems.Phase I work saw the des ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Predictive Situational Awareness Tool

    SBC: S&K Aerospace            Topic: X601

    Situational Awareness is the key element of performing safe and effective operations, and the space vehicle operations carried out by NASA is by no means an exception to the rule. Astronauts and flight controllers need to maintain awareness of the situation in the space vehicles, robots, habitats, Mission Control Center, and other systems. NASA has devoted and continues to devote a significant am ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Cloud Liquid Water Content Sensor for Radiosondes

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: A104

    Icing is one of the most significant hazards to aircraft. There is still much research to be completed with regard to developing remote-sensing technologies for accurately identifying where icing conditions exist in clouds. There is a need to provide in-situ measurements of cloud liquid water content to validate the remote measurements.Anasphere, Inc. proposes to develop a modernized version of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Physics-based Modeling of Foreign Object Damage in Ceramic Matrix Composites

    SBC: Firehole Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A201

    In this Phase I SBIR, Firehole Technologies will develop proof-of-concept modeling framework for a multiscale physics-based modeling tool for predicting foreign object damage in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). We will accomplish this by adapting the core technology, multicontinuum theory (MCT), from our existing industry-leading software analysis tool, Helius:MCT, to the problem of impact damage ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Advanced Tethersonde for High-Speed Flux Measurements

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: S108

    Flux measurements of trace gases and other quantities, such as latent heat, are of great importance in scientific field research. One typical flux measurement setup involves placing measurement equipment (sonic anemometers and associated sensors or samplers) on rigid towers (rigidity being required to provide a stable platform for the sonic anemometers). These towers are relatively immobile, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. The GlideSonde: A Lifting Body Guided Dropsonde

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: S309

    Dropsondes are one of the primary in-situ measurement tools available to research aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Unlike sensors mounted on aircraft, dropsondes allow a vertical profile of the atmosphere to be taken below the aircraft. A guided dropsonde which could glide away from the launch aircraft will allow profiles to be taken away from the aircraft flight path, and would off ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Multi-Point Trilateration: A New Approach for Distributed Metrology

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: S203

    For NASA missions requiring active control of segmented mirrors, optical trusses and booms, coherent, laser-based approaches such as CW laser interferometers have been preferred because they can provide very high resolution relative position measurements. Other approaches, such as multi-color interferometers can provide absolute range measurements. However, neither technique can measure multiple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Hot Gas TVC For Planetary Ascent Vehicle

    SBC: TOTALLY BENIGN ENTERPRISES INC            Topic: S308

    A Mars ascent vehicle (MAV) uses solid rocket motors to propel soil samples into orbit, but the motors cannot provide steering. Flexseal TVC control is planned for the first stage while hydrazine thrusters will be used for spin stabilization of the second stage. This approach is heavy and results in a spinning sample container in orbit, which is difficult to recover. Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High Fidelity Down-Conversion Source for Secure Communications using On-Demand Single Photons

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: O105

    In this NASA SBIR Phase II effort, AdvR will design and build an efficient, fully integrated, waveguide based, source of spectrally uncorrelated photon pairs that will enable accelerated research and development in the emerging field of quantum information science. The key innovation is the use of sub-micron periodically poled waveguides to produce counter propagating photon pairs using quasi-phas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Fiber Coupled Pulse Shaper for Sub-Nanosecond Pulse Lidar

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S101

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II effort will develop an all-diode laser and fiber optic based, single frequency, sub-nanosecond pulsed laser source for high resolution lidar applications benefiting SLR, LIST and DESDynI missions. This laser will have a user adjustable pulse width from 2ns to 400ps and will be ideal for seeding high power fiber amplifiers for short pulse, high reso ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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