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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. Launch Weather Decision Support System

    SBC: Radiometrics Corporation            Topic: T1

    NASA wants a cost-effective atmospheric remote sensing system providing accurate temperature and humidity profiles to least 10 km height in clear and cloudy conditions. Radiometrics Microwave Profiler (MP) products currently provide accurate temperature and humidity profiles in good agreement with radiosondes to 3 km height. Good agreement can be extended beyond 10 km height using variational retr ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Redundant StarShade Truss Deployment Motor/Cable Assembly

    SBC: Tendeg LLC            Topic: S2

    The proposed innovations are as follows: 1) A fully redundant electrical and mechanical motor/cable deployment assembly 2) A redundant motor/cable deployment assembly that is integrated and deploys a perimeter truss for a starshade 3) A truss strut mechanism that allows petal and truss deployment and provides a stiff and repeatable support 4) A truss node light seal the suppressess all sun and sta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. uG-LilyPond- Floating Plant Pond for Microgravity

    SBC: Space Lab Technologies, LLC            Topic: T7

    Regenerative space life support will undoubtedly require food production, to recover nutrients and close the carbon loop in a spacecraft habitat.  Aquatic plants have enormous potential for edible biomass production but have been little studied as potential food crops for space applications.  The proposed μG-LilyPond™ is an autonomous environmentally controlled floating plant cu ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Volume Sensor for Flexible Fluid Reservoirs in Microgravity

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: T6

    The Advanced Space Suit carries consumable cooling water maintained at ambient pressure within a soft-walled, flexible reservoir. To ensure uninterrupted thermal control it is critical to monitor the volume of water remaining, but no known sensor is suitable for this task. Existing measurement techniques are unacceptably sensitive to the motion and varying geometry of the reservoir in microgravity ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Helium and Hydrogen Mixed Gas Separator

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: H10

    This product innovation is directed toward separating hydrogen from helium gas mixtures using a micro-channel separation unit with thin walls of a palladium-silver alloy. The micro-channels are produced in a size range of 100-200 microns such that the boundary layer thickness inside is drastically reduced when mixtures of helium and hydrogen gas flow through the channels. This thin boundary layer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Highly Efficient Closed-Loop CO2 Removal System for Deep-Space ECLSS

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: T6

    TDA Research Inc.(TDA) in collaboration with University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez (UPRM is proposing to develop a highly efficient CO2 removal system based on UPRM proprietary strontium exchanged silico-alumino-phosphate (Sr-SAPO-34) sorbent for closed loop space craft cabin air re-vitalization during deep space missions. In the Phase I work, we successfully completed bench-scale proof- ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Spinning-Scroll Pump for Cryogenic Feed System

    SBC: Air Squared, Inc.            Topic: Z10

    The proposed innovation is the world's first cryogenic spinning scroll pump (CSSP) capable of pumping liquid methane or oxygen at flows of 8-10 lbm/s. The primary goal is to develop a versatile proof of concept CSSP, capable of pumping liquid or two-phase methane or oxygen at a wide range of speeds (i.e. 1,000-8,000 RPM) and a wide range of differential pressures while maintaining high-reliabi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System (CAPS)

    SBC: Advanced Space LLC            Topic: S3

    Future missions operated by NASA, commercial entities, and international agencies will face increasing congestion due to limited communication and navigation infrastructure. To address this potential bottleneck, Advanced Space proposes to continue developing a high-impact navigation technology that will enable future missions. Specifically, the proposed effort will further develop capabilities to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Trussed TRAC Boom for Solar Sails

    SBC: Roccor, LLC            Topic: S3

    In response to NASA’s need for 1,000m2-10,000m2 class solar sails for future exploration missions, Roccor is developing the composite Trussed TRAC (T-TRAC) Boom system. Like the original TRAC boom to be flight validated on the upcoming NEA (Near-Earth Asteroid) Scout mission (McNutt, et al [2014]), T-TRAC has a triangular cross-section that flattens and rolls around a spool for packaging. Unlik ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Non-mechanical High-Resolution Low-SWaP Lidar

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: S4

    This Phase II effort will be a proof-of-concept demonstration of a non-mechanical (no moving parts) 3D lidar system that provides in real time high-resolution terrain point cloud information.    The objective is to build a compact sensor that meets the low size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements of planetary landers being developed for future NASA planet, moon and asteroid explor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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