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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. Autonomous Spacecraft Power Scheduling

    SBC: AEROASTRO, INC.            Topic: N/A

    AeroAstro and the University of Colorado propose to develop an autonomous satellite power control system to dynamically monitor, schedule and distribute power resources on microsatellites , while remaining sensitive to the mission objectives. The Autonomous Power Scheduler (APS) will maximize power efficiency and availability while being situationally-aware of bus conditions. The concept system wo ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. MEMS Propulsion Technology Utilizing Decomposing Nitrous Oxide Propellant

    SBC: AEROASTRO, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A low cost, high performance propulsion system does not exist that can support small and micro-satellite requirements, that is not burdened with severe hazard and toxicity issues. The VACCO Micro Propulsion System (MPS) represents a leap forward in the application of ChEMS? (metal MEMS) propulsion technology for nanosat and picosat missions, however its capability is limited by reliance on low-Isp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Active Skin for Turbulent Drag Reduction

    SBC: AEROPROBE CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Drag reduction for aerial vehicles has a range of positive ramifications: reduced fuel consumption with the associated economic and environmental consequences, larger flight range and endurance and higher achievable flight speeds. Recent numerical results yielded solid evidence that very small disturbances in the form of a spanwise traveling force wave on a surface could reduce drag by 70%. Our pa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Microwave Rain Gauge

    SBC: CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal describes a plan for the Design and Development of line of sight area averaged rain measurements using microwave backscatter techniques. The line averaged (and area covered) could be made variable, from as low as 100m to several km. The individual units can thus be used for both local measurements as well as for extending the observation over rain-cells. The techniques might be exten ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. General Aviation Aircraft Information Network Server

    SBC: Dynamic Systems Integration, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DSI will develop an integrated backplane/server solution for the SATS cockpit. The GAAINS (General Aviation Aircraft Information Network Server) solution will provide the foundation for tomorrows SATS cockpit. DSI believes in the spirit of SATS, and through the integration of COTS technologies combined with current open architecture standards, a new enabling platform will be developed which increa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced Microbial Monitoring System for Space Flight Applications

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    A critical danger of space flight programs is contamination of the spacecraft environment. Assessing environmental health requires monitoring technologies to mitigate the risk of infectious disease among the crew before, during, and after flights. The danger of infectious diseases in space is amplified by the limited medical facilities available to the crew during a mission. The contained spacecra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Pulsed Plasma Thruster Piezo-Igniter for Small Satellite

    SBC: Face Electronics, LC            Topic: N/A

    The proposal approaches to a revolutionary new approach to providing very compact, lightweight, non-RFI/EMI ignition system to be integrated with pulsed plasma thruster (PPT) used for spacecraft attitude control. The design eliminates for the first time conventional discharge capacitor and electromagnetic transformers (heavy and EMI noisy) with a compact and highly efficient novel technology - the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Automated, Universal Software for Cloud and Cloud Shadow Detection in RS Data

    SBC: GDA CORP            Topic: N/A

    Limitations with existing cloud cover detection (CCD) techniques for large dataset processing and new challenges presented by the increase in the quantity and quality of data in the commercial realm, offer an opportunity for R&D into new and improved methods for the detection of clouds and cloud shadows in acquired imagery. We propose to develop innovative software for automated pixel-based cloud ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A Novel One-Step Synthesis of BN Nanotubes for Structural Components

    SBC: Materials Modifications Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are considered suitable for use in components for high-strength structural composites used in spacecrafts. However, structurally similar boron nitride (BN) nanotubes that promise both mechanical and electronic superiority over CNTs have not been studied in great detail so far due to the absence of facile preparative techniques. BN nanotubes exhibit good mechanical strength, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Tool for the Evaluation of Proposed TFM Initiatives

    SBC: METRON, INCORPORATED            Topic: N/A

    Metron Aviation, Inc. builds a tool for Traffic Flow Management (TFM) that integrates existing and emerging technologies in the areas of modeling and operations analysis to enable the evaluation of proposed TFM initiatives (Figure 1). The key innovation of this effort is the integration of the Post Operations Evaluation Tool (POET) and the Future ATC Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET) in order to ac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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