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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. Recession-Tolerant Sensors for Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: H701

    The Phase II project will develop a suite of diagnostic sensors using Direct Write technology to measure temperature, surface recession depth, and heat flux of an ablative thermal protection system (TPS) in real time, which can be integrated to support TPS evaluation and in-situ diagnostics during planetary entry. Standalone heat flux sensors and those fabricated by direct deposition will be deve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Integration of Complex Geometry, 3D Woven Preforms via Innovative Stitching Technique

    SBC: T.E.A.M., INC.            Topic: H701

    Thick, 3D woven carbon/phenolic composites offer potential improvement over legacy thermal protection systems (TPS) for re-entry vehicle heat shield applications. However due to the scale and complexity of typical re-entry vehicle structures, it is likely that multiple 3D woven panels would need to laid up to create the overall heat shield, creating potential weak spots at the panel joints. In Pha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Li Metal Protection for High Energy Space Batteries

    SBC: NOHMS Technologies, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    NOHMs propose to develop, demonstrate, and deliver high energy, lightweight, safe lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries for use in space applications. During the Phase II project, NOHMs Technologies pursue approaches for enhancing energy density, safety, and manufacturability of larger-format pouch cells based on the most promising electrode and electrolyte compositions identified in Phase 1. We will de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Pulsating Heat Pipe for Cryogenic Fluid Management

    SBC: Madison CryoGroup LLC            Topic: H204

    A passive Pulsating Heat Pipe (PHP) system is proposed to distribute cooling over broad areas with low additional system mass. The PHP technology takes advantage of the large latent heat associated with phase change of a working fluid that is confined to small capillaries to carry heat efficiently from evaporator regions to a condenser that is attached to the cold head of the cryocooler. This sy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Manufacture of Monolithic Telescope with a Freeform Surface

    SBC: Optimax Systems, Inc.            Topic: S204

    Monolithic freeform telescopes offer the potential to positively address the size, weight and vibration concerns associated with flight telescope systems. We propose to prove feasibility that our optics manufacturing process is capable of producing of a freeform optical telescope system by manufacturing and testing four optical surfaces on four sides of a single high purity optical material. The r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Freeform Optics: A Non-Contact "Test Plate" for Manufacturing

    SBC: Optimax Systems, Inc.            Topic: S204

    The goal of this NASA SBIR Phase I study is to determine the feasibility of measuring precision (fractional wave) freeform optics using non-contact areal (imaging) optical sensors measuring slope data. Fabrication of a physical "test plate" for each freeform design is impractical and cost prohibitive. Nevertheless, surfaces must be inspected while the part is still fixed or blocked (one surface e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Snap Freezer for ISS

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: H1401

    Frozen tissue samples represent the state of the art in tissue preservation in many molecular analysis techniques as well as in in membrane analysis using free-fracture techniques. Rapid or snap freezing eliminates the artifact caused by ice crystal formation within the tissues. Ice crystal nucleation and growth occurs between 0 degrees C and -20 degrees C typically. To avoid this damage and mi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Rodent Centrifuge Facility for ISS Life and Microgravity Science Research

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: H1401

    According to the decadal report titled, Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era of Space Exploration, a Report, "…the AHB Panel would be remiss if it did not strongly recommend an animal centrifuge capable of accommodating rats/mice at variable gravity levels." In response, Techshot proposes to develop a Rodent Centrifuge Facility (RCF) that utilizes eight EXPRESS Rack locker locat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Electrical Microgravity Research in Colloidal Development Platform

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: H1401

    The proposed innovation is a platform upon which to perform high voltage Electrical microGravity Research In colloidal Development (E-GRID). This platform will facilitate safe experimentation in space with colloidal samples at high voltages. E-GRID will be comprised of three components: the experiment module, which houses the colloidal sample and electrodes; the high voltage safety tether, which p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High Pressure EVA Glove (HPEG)

    SBC: Final Frontier Design, LLC            Topic: H402

    Final Frontier Design's (FFD) High Pressure EVA Glove (HPEG) is a game changing technology enabling future exploration class space missions. The high operating pressure allows astronauts to conduct EVAs without a pre breathe penalty, greatly increasing efficiency. The HPEG increases astronaut comfort and reduces fatigue by allowing for a large Range of Motion with low joint torque throughout. I ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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