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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. Advanced Nanometer Coordinate Measuring Machine

    SBC: OPTIPRO SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: S2

    In Phase I, we have begun development of an advanced nanometer coordinate measuring machine (ANCMM; pronounced rsquo;a?-kem) to complement the metrology probe and complete the metrology solution.nbsp; The ANCMM will enable larger, lower cost, and higher quality freeform and aspheric optics, bridging the present gap between commercial coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and interferometry, and, fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Chromatic Interferometric Probe

    SBC: OPTIPRO SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: S2

    The OptiPro Nanometric Probe is a spectral chromatic interferometer that can measure the displacement to a surface, such as an astronomical telescope mirror, with outstanding performance.nbsp; Indeed, in Phase I we designed and built a Probe that demonstrated 0.48nm repeatability (one sigma).nbsp; When scanned across the surface of the mirror a full topographical map of the surface ndash; and its ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Simple Reliable Retractable Lunar Lander Solar Array

    SBC: Nexolve Holding Company, LLC            Topic: H5

    Deployable photovoltaic solar arrays are currently the most widely used power source for spacecraft applications. These deployable array systems have been optimized for maximum specific power (W/kg) and maximum specific packaging volume (W/m3) for a given array size and power requirement in a microgravity environment. The structural requirements for these systems have traditionally been derived fr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Silicon Carbide-Based Power Electronics for Small Fission Reactors

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: Z1

    Fission power systems (FPS) are a candidate power source for long duration NASA surface missions to the Moon and Mars, and offer significant advantages over competing options, including longer life, operational robustness, and mission flexibility. Electronics associated with the power conversion and power management and distribution (PMAD) systems in FPS have to operate reliably under high tempera ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Interactive Rapid Generation of Simulated Science Data

    SBC: Ascending Node Technologies, LLC            Topic: S5

    Simulating science objectives is an essential component of NASA missions to reduce risk, whether the target is Earth or any solar system body.nbsp;nbsp;As technology has improved, so has the fidelity, complexity, and precision of scientific instrumentation.nbsp;nbsp;In addition, modern communications bandwidth of the spacecraft allows for the transmit of more data than ever.nbsp;nbsp;These increas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Separation Technology of On-Orbit Liquid and Excrement (STOOLE)

    SBC: Paragon Space Development Corporation            Topic: H3

    Future exploration and planetary missions will generate large quantities of fecal matter which contain 75% water by mass which is currently not recovered onboard the ISS.nbsp; The matter is not biologically stabilized and requires disposal within impermeable containers. Quantified, this represents as much as 680kg for a 1,000-day long-duration human exploration mission.nbsp; STOOLE allows the reco ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Highly Compatible, Additively Manufactured LOX Injectors

    SBC: ASRC Federal Astronautics, LLC            Topic: H10

    AFA is pleased to present this proposal to continue development of our breakthrough capability in the additive manufacture (a.k.a. 3-D printing) of extremely fine meshes, which can be used as a direct replacement for Rigimesh.nbsp; Our meshing technology provides equivalent propellant flow and transpiration cooling behavior as Rigimesh, but eliminates the need for welding that faceplate in place, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Measurement and Modeling of High Speed Polydisperse Granular Flow Under Plume/Surface Interaction Conditions

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: Z7

    The regolith particle flow induced by propulsive spacecraft landing on the unprepared surfaces of Moon and Mars occurs in a combination of complex environments that combine low gravity, little or no atmosphere, with rocket exhaust gas flow that is supersonic and partially rarefied, and unusual mechanical properties of the regolith. Of these environmental factors, characterizing the regolith granul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. MOPA Laser Transmitter with Passive Q-Switch for Space LIDAR

    SBC: LITESPAR, INC.            Topic: S1

    The use of a Passive Q-Switch (PQS) in a high power MOPA configuration with multiple tens of watts output will enable a smaller, compact, lightweight lidar transmitter with significantly increased reliability over existing legacy transmitters for space applications. The proposed MOPA transmitter will reduce transmitter size and weight by integrating a Passive Q-switch (PQS) into the master oscilla ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Ellipsoidal Propellant Tank (EPT)

    SBC: Paragon Space Development Corporation            Topic: Z10

    Paragon Space Development Corporation proposes an Ellipsoidal Propellant Tank (EPT) innovative pressure vessel designed to provide the lowest cost and mass solution to the long-term containment of cryogenic fluids. The design is based on Thin Red Line Aerospacersquo;s (TRLA) Ultra-High Pressure Vessel (UHPV) technology which has the highest specific strength of any competing design. In EPT, a cryo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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