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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. Metal Digital Direct Manufacturing (MDDM) for Close-Out of Combustion Chambers and Nozzle Fabrications

    SBC: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, LLC            Topic: T12

    This NASA sponsored STTR project will investigate methods for close-out of large, liquid rocket engine, nickel or stainless steel nozzle, coolant channels utilizing robotic laser and pulsed-arc additive manufacturing (AM)methods. Structural jacket to coolant channel land area interface strength will be quantified and metallurgical characterization completed.Process optimizations will be conducted ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Highly Sensitive Flash LADAR Camera

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: T9

    To address the urgent need for 3D flash-lidar technology for landing on solar system bodies and for spacecraft rendezvous and docking with satellites, an effort is proposed to fabricate, characterize, and test a versatile, high-sensitivity InGaAs APD 3D flash lidar and to advance the technology-readiness level (TRL) of lidar technologies suitable for NASA mission requirements. Leveraging an existi ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Multifunctional Integrated Photonic Lab-on-a-Chip for Astronaut Health Monitoring

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: T8

    IFOS is developing a multifunctional whole-blood analysis lab-on-a-chip platform for assessment of kidney health. The IFOS innovations are found in each subsystem, including photonic integrated circuits (PICs), microelectronics, and biochemical microfluidics. The unique differentiated design is expected to result in a low SWaP-C, highly manufacturable, and highly reliable on-demand measurement pla ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Advanced Gas Sensing Technology for Space Suits

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: T6

    The gas sensor in the PLSS of the ISS EMU will meet its projected life in 2020, and NASA is planning to replace it. At present, only high TRL devices based on infrared absorption are candidate replacements, because of their proven long-term stability, despite their size and power consumption and failures in the presence of liquid water. No current compact sensor has the tolerance for liquid water ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High Performance Hybrid Upper Stage for NanoLaunch Vehicles

    SBC: Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T1

    Parabilis Space Technologies, Inc (Parabilis), in collaboration with Utah State University (USU), proposes further development of a low-cost, high-performance launch vehicle upper stage that uses a high density, storable oxidizer and a polymer fuel grain as propellants in response to solicitation T1.01, Affordable Nano/Micro Launch Propulsion Stages. This effort will build upon the successful opti ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. An End-To-End Microfluidic Platform for Engineering Life Supporting Microbes in Space Exploration Missions

    SBC: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: T6

    HJ ScienceTechnology (HJST) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) propose a highly integrated, programmable, and miniaturized microfluidic automation platform capable of running rapid and complex synthetic biology and bioengineering processes for engineering life supporting microbes in space exploration missions. Our approach combines the microfluidic automation technology of HJST with ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Bantam Rocket Affordable SLV Stage (BRASS)

    SBC: Exquadrum, Inc.            Topic: T1

    During the proposed Phase II research and development effort, the project team will complete the integration of previously demonstrated technologies into an upper stage propulsion system for a Small Launch Vehicle (SLV).nbsp; The resulting stage will meet launch vehicle requirements for Mass Fraction and Specific Impulse. The Phase II project will result in the hot-fire qualification of a flight-w ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High Density Hybrid Motors

    SBC: Terves Inc.            Topic: T1

    This STTR program will mature high density, high regression rate hybrid rocket motor technology through TRL6 through the design, fabrication, and testing of third and fourth stage nanosatellite motors, while preparing designs and sizing for booster stages.nbsp; Hybrid Rockets offer substantially lower cost compared to storable and cryogenic bipropellant systems, but currently suffer from poor pack ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Vision-Based Navigation for Formation Flight onboard ISS

    SBC: Jaycon Systems LLC            Topic: T11

    The proposed Phase II supports completion of the RINGS science missions on ISS using SVGS as real-time sensor for the EMFF maneuver. During Phase I, SVGS-based navigation of RINGS was developed and tested on a 3DOF ground-based platform, and mechanical and electrical integration of RINGS with the free-flying robotic platforms on ISS (Astrobee) was designed in detail. SVGS was deployed and tested o ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Soft Robotic Manipulators with Enhanced Perception using Multimodal Sensory Skins

    SBC: Other Lab Inc.            Topic: T11

    Otherlab and the Faboratory propose that a key component of future NASA robot technology will benbsp;continuum joint-based fluidic actuation, valuable for its light weight, low packing volume, inherent shock amp; vibration isolation, and ability to interact safely with unstructured environments and near humans.nbsp;Over the course of our Phase I amp; Phase II projects we have developed such a nove ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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