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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. Flight Adaptive Blade for Optimum Rotor Response (FABFORR)

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A209

    While past research has demonstrated the utility and benefits to be gained with the application of advanced rotor system control concepts, none have been implemented to date on a production military or commercial rotorcraft. A key contributor to this fact is the inherent cost associated with installation and maintenance of these control systems, since many system designs require the replacement o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Very Dense High Speed 3u VPX Memory and Processing Space Systems

    SBC: Seakr Engineering, Inc.            Topic: S401

    While VPX shows promise as an open standard COTS computing and memory platform, there are several challenges that must be overcome to migrate the technology for a space application. For the Phase I SBIR, SEAKR investigated the 3u VPX architecture for the space environment for advanced memory and processing systems. The SBIR investigation focused on researching innovative switch fabric architectu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Estimation and Prediction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Trajectories

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: A301

    There is serious concern about the introduction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the National Air Space (NAS) because of their potential to increase the risk of collision between aircraft. At present, many UAV platforms lack a Sense and Avoid (SAA) capability to mitigate collision risk, and this has prevented both the government and private contractors from using these platforms in critically ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Ultra High Temperature Capacitive Pressure Sensor

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: A202

    To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce cost, and track system health status and failure modes of advanced propulsion systems; miniaturized, robust sensing systems for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as pressure, would be highly advantageous. Technical challenges for developing reliable sensing systems lie in extremely harsh working conditions the micro s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Simulation Tool for Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators at Atmospheric and Sub-Atmospheric Pressures

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: A205

    Traditional approaches for active flow separation control using dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuators are limited to relatively low-speed flows and atmospheric conditions. It results in low feasibility of the DBDs for aerospace applications, such as active flow control at turbine blades, fixed wings, rotary wings and hypersonic vehicles, which require a satisfactory performance of th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Design Environment for Multi-Fidelity and Multi-Disciplinary Components

    SBC: MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED            Topic: A208

    Many of the most challenging categories of propulsion system development are related to the prediction of interacting effects between the fluid loads, thermal loads, and the structural deflection. In practice, the interactions between technical disciplines are often not fully explored analytically, and the analysis in one discipline often uses a simplified representation of other disciplines as an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Blade Vibration Measurement System for Unducted Fans

    SBC: MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED            Topic: A401

    With propulsion research programs focused on new levels of efficiency and noise, there are two emerging avenues for advanced gas turbine technology: the geared turbofan and ultra-high bypass ratio fan engines. Both of these candidates are being pursued as collaborative research projects between NASA and the engine OEMs. The high bypass concept from GE Aviation is an unducted fan which features a b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Fault Tolerant Software-Defined Radio on Manycore

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: O103

    Mobile communications systems require programmable embedded platforms that can handle computationally demanding signal processing codes without the burden of high power consumption. As hardware performance improves, technology trends have shifted functionality from the gate level up to software, as demonstrated by the emergence of software defined radio. Traditionally, these platforms rely on FPGA ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Low-Cost High-Performance Hall Thruster Support System

    SBC: COLORADO ELECTRONICS INC            Topic: S304

    Colorado Power Electronics (CPE) has built an innovative modular power processing unit (PPU) for Hall Thrusters, including discharge, magnet, heater and keeper supplies, and an interface module. The innovations of this high-performance PPU are its resonant circuit topologies, magnetics design, modularity, and its stable and sustained operation during severe Hall effect thruster current oscillation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Lunar Organic Waste Reformer

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: X302

    The Lunar Organic Waste Reformer (LOWR) utilizes high temperature steam reformation to convert all plastic, paper, and human waste materials into useful gases. In the LOWR, solar thermal concentrators are used to heat steam directly to 600 C, after which the steam is mixed with a small amount of oxygen and injected into a reactor which is being fed with waste materials via a lock hopper. At the hi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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