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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 September, 2020.

  1. Improved Rhenium Thrust Chambers for In-Space Propulsion

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: S304

    Radiation-cooled, bipropellant thrust chambers are being considered for the ascent/descent engines and reaction control systems for NASA missions such as Mars Sample Return and Orion MPCV. Currently, iridium-lined rhenium combustion chambers are the state-of-the-art for in-space engines. NASA's Advanced Materials Bipropellant Rocket (AMBR) engine, a 150-lbf iridium-rhenium chamber produced by Pla ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Non-Toxic HAN Monopropellant Propulsion

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: X202

    Non-toxic monopropellants have been developed that provide better performance than toxic hydrazine. Formulations based on hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) have superior performance as compared to hydrazine with Isp (261 seconds, 12% greater), higher density and volumetric impulse (60% greater density-impulse), lower melting point, and much lower toxicity (No self contained breathing apparatus requir ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Volcanic Ash Nephelometer Probe

    SBC: INNOVATIVE DYNAMICS INC            Topic: S309

    Advanced dropsondes that could effectively be guided through atmospheric regions of interest such as volcanic plumes may enable unprecedented observations of important atmospheric phenomena. IDI proposes to develop a flight ready optical sensor to provide cloud properties and hazardous volcanic ash and icing information within commercial airspace. The probe will initially be developed for a drops ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Ionomer-membrane Water Processor System Design and EDU Demonstration

    SBC: Paragon Space Development Corporation            Topic: X301

    a. Paragon Space Development Corporation¿ (Paragon) proposes to continue our investigation into the use of microporous-ionomer membrane technology to improve the robustness and effectiveness and simplify water recovery processes for space applications. Improved robustness and effectiveness will be evident through (1) reduced loading onthe downstream post processor due to the ionomer¿s unique pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Frequency-Locked Single-Frequency Fiber Laser at 2 Micron

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: S101

    Frequency-locked single-frequency 2 micron fiber laser is proposed to be used for airborne/spaceborne coherent lidar measurements, i.e., Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons. The laser is based on our proprietary fiber technology and extensive experience in fiber laser development, which features a compact, highly stable, frequency-stabilized light source. Advanced freque ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Anion Exchange Resin for Chirality-based Separation of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes

    SBC: Sepax Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Sepax Technologies, Inc. has identified a new type of anoin-exchange resin which separates single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with >80% recovery yield and resolves in a single pass the chiral tubes of (6,5) well from commercial SWCNT starting materials by Chromatography. Improvement and scale up of the targeted resin production will facilitate the separation of chiral nanotubes for the academic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. A UAS-ATC Simulation Test-Bed

    SBC: Sandia Research Corporation            Topic: A501

    The proposed solution is to create a high fidelity simulation environment that merges a UAS ground control station (GCS) simulator with an air traffic control (ATC) simulator. The UAS GCS station will have the capability of introducing a single UAS or multiple UASs simulator operated by a single and/or multiple UAS pilots into the ATC. This simulation will have the ability to simulate manned aircr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A Structurally-Integrated Ice Detection and De-Icing System for Unmanned Air Vehicles

    SBC: MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: S308

    Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are becoming more prevalent for Suborbital Scientific Earth Exploration, which often involves high altitude, long endurance flight missions. Extreme environmental conditions, especially involving sub-freezing temperatures (e.g. polar missions in support of the U.S. Global Change Research Program), can lead to the accretion of ice on control surfaces and jeopardize bot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Dual-Band EUV Multilayer Coatings for Solar Physics

    SBC: Reflective X-ray Optics, LLC            Topic: S204

    We propose to develop and commercialize a new class of multilayer interference coating that is designed to provide high reflection efficiency in two disparate wavelength bands in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV), a so-called 'dual-band' EUV multilayer. A high-performance dual-band multilayer coating will allow for solar imaging or spectroscopy instruments that operate in two different EUV ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Optical Fabrication and Metrology of Aspheric and Freeform Mirrors

    SBC: OPTIPRO SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: S205

    The requirement for cost effective manufacturing and metrology of large optical surfaces is instrumental for the success of future NASA programs such as LISA, WFIRST and IXO. OptiPro's UltraForm Finishing (UFF) is a sub-aperture compliant wheel and belt type polishing process for rapid material removal from the ground state to a finished optic. The UFF removes residual grinding sub-surface da ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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