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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. Robotics MobileRobot Navigation

    SBC: Advanced Scientific Concepts, LLC            Topic: T401

    Robots and rovers exploring planets need to autonomously navigate to specified locations. Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) and the University of Minnesota will develop a navigational system that employs an IMU and a 3D FLASH Lidar camera manufactured at ASC. The system will furnish both the position of the rover and an elevation map of the terrain. The map will be useful in detecting ha ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Attitude Control Enhancement Using Distributed Wing Load Sensing for Dynamic Servoelastic Control

    SBC: Systems Technology, Inc.            Topic: T402

    Fly-by-feel uses distributed sensing of forces along the lifting surfaces of an aircraft. Whether such measurements are made via hot films, pressure sensors, or strain gauges, all can provide distributed force information that must be intelligently fused and utilized to achieve performance goals. Fly-by-feel will be used to achieve robust disturbance rejection, mass property augmentation, and aero ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. An LED-Based Solar Simulator for Research, Development, and Testing of Photovoltaic Space Power Systems

    SBC: Angstrom Designs, Inc.            Topic: T201

    Solar cells are the critical power source for the majority of space missions. The advancement from single junction silicon cells to current, state-of-the-art, triple junction, germanium cells enabled greater mission power per weight, stowed volume and deployed area. Near-term, advanced solar cell technologies will range from 4 to 6 junctions, and include a variety of band gaps.Solar cell testing ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Materials and Structures Optimization / Process Development for the Mega-ROSA / ROSA Solar Array

    SBC: Deployable Space Systems, Inc.            Topic: T301

    Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Department of Mechanical Engineering, will focus the proposed NASA STTR Phase 2 program on the materials optimization, structures optimization, creep / relaxation phenomena characterization and analytical modeling, and manufacturing process optimization/development for the Mega-ROSA/ROSA ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Optical Feather and Foil for Shape and Dynamic Load Sensing of Critical Flight Surfaces

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: T402

    Future flight vehicles may comprise complex flight surfaces requiring coordinated in-situ sensing and actuation. Inspired by the complexity of the flight surfaces on the wings and tail of a bird, it is argued that increasing the number of interdependent flight surfaces from just a few, as is normal in an airplane, to many, as in the feathers of a bird, can significantly enlarge the flight envelop ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Modular Electric Propulsion Test Bed Aircraft

    SBC: ROLLING HILLS RESEARCH CORP            Topic: T901

    An all electric aircraft test bed is proposed to provide a dedicated development environment for the rigorous study and advancement of electrically powered aircraft. The new test bed aircraft will be developed from an existing conventional airframe and provide a dedicated platform to study, design, and test electrically powered propulsion systems for use in commercial, military, and general aviat ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Hybrid Propulsion for Upper-Stage Boosters

    SBC: Exquadrum, Inc.            Topic: T201

    The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high-performance hybrid propulsion for upper-stages. The missions for these propulsion systems include launching small- and nano-satellites and conducting hypersonic flight test operations. The focus of the research effort will be on achieving high specific impulse by mean ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. OrFPGA: An Empirical Performance Tuning Tool for FPGA Designs

    SBC: RNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: T1101

    With the capacity and performance of FPGAs suitable for space borne applications continuously increasing, the design of FPGAs is becoming increasingly complex involving trading off or simultaneous optimization of space, speed, and power. RNET and ANL are proposing to develop software infrastructure that facilitates automatic performance tuning of FPGAs in terms of speed, power, and size. We introd ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. =Miniaurizable, High Performance, Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes for Small Satellites

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: T401

    This Phase 2 program builds on a successful Phase 1 effort that demonstrated practical engineering methods as well as continuing development paths to build smaller high performance gyro systems suitable for small satellite applications. This program will execute a logical follow-on endeavor by (a) using existing components that satisfy the specifications matrix, and (b) developing new components ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Radiation Hard Monolithic SDRAM to Support DDR2 and DDR3 Architectures

    SBC: Space Micro Inc.            Topic: T1501

    There is no rad hard SDRAM currently available to support DDR2 and DDR3 applications. Space Micro proposes to build a radiation hardened by design (RHBD) SDRAM memory, using a modified version of our HF-Core Memory Controller to solve all the single event effects issues (SEU, SEFI and multiple bit errors). The RHBD SDRAM will be manufactured on known radiation characterized eDRAM (embedded DRAM) ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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