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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. Networked Communications and Speech System for Airspace System Assessments

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: A302

    Extensive human-in-the-loop testing of NextGen concepts and technologies is typically required in a controlled lab environment before they can be integrated for evaluation in the field. The experiments tend to require the participation of a large number of subject-matter experts (SMEs) including air traffic controllers (ATC) and (pseudo-)pilots, which makes the experiments costly and the logistics ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Ultrasensitive Analyzer for Real-time, In-Situ Airborne and Terrestrial Measurements of OCS, CO2, and CO

    SBC: Los Gatos Research            Topic: S108

    In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) will employ its patented mid-infrared Off-Axis ICOS technique to develop a compact carbonyl sulfide (OCS), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and water vapor (H2O) analyzer. This sensor will provide rapid (10 Hz), real-time, accurate measurements of these important trace gases with minimal calibration. The SBIR instrument will be capable of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Triple Isotope Water Analyzer for Extraplanetary Studies

    SBC: Los Gatos Research            Topic: S109

    Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ Off-Axis ICOS to develop triple-isotope water analyzers for lunar and other extraplanetary exploration. This instrument will provide highly accurate quantification of dD, d18O, and d17O to better than ± 0.3 0/00, ± 0.1 0/00, and ± 0.15 0/00 respectively with minimal calibration or consumable standards. Moreover, due to the inherent benefi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Control by Exception for Tactical Departure Scheduling

    SBC: Mosaic ATM, Inc.            Topic: E201

    Tactical Departure Scheduling (TDS) is a common activity in Air Traffic Control (ATC) in the National Airspace System (NAS) that requires significant coordination for individual flights and that has the potential to impose delay on impacted flights. Some of the delay that is imposed through the TDS process is necessary, but some of the delay may be unnecessary. The current TDS process is implement ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Continued Optimization of Low-Density Foam-Reinforced Ablatives for High-Velocity, High Heat Flux Earth Return Missions

    SBC: Ultramet            Topic: H701

    In previous work for NASA, Ultramet and ARA Ablatives Laboratory developed and demonstrated advanced foam-reinforced carbon/phenolic ablators that offer substantially increased performance under high heat flux conditions and reduced weight relative to conventional ablators. The two-piece structure consisted of an ablative-filled foam front surface backed by Ultramet's previously established a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Ablative Ceramic Foam Based TPS

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: H701

    A novel composite material ablative TPS for planetary vehicles that can survive a dual heating exposure is proposed. NextGen's TPS concept is a bi-layer functional composite. The top ablative layer is a two polymer composite layer formed in a conformal shape by infiltrating ablative polymer in a Si based polymeric foam with controlled pore size distribution. This layer is for the aerocapture ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A Compact Sensor with Multiple In-Situ Sensing Capabilities

    SBC: Crystal Research, Inc.            Topic: S107

    Planetary rocks, soils, liquids and atmospheric gases are ideal targets for scientists to study the possibility of life existence and the habitability, nature and evolution of planetary systems. Currently, NASA uses different sensing technologies to analyze planetary samples. The use of multiple instruments increases the weight, complexity, power consumption as well as the probability of system ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. ChemCam-like Spectrometer for Non-Contact Measurements of Key Isotopes

    SBC: Applied Spectra, Inc.            Topic: S107

    This proposal addresses NASA SBIR topic S1.07 In Situ Sensors for Lunar and Planetary Science, particularly the need for measuring isotopic ratios of the key elements associated with the signs of life (H, C, N, O). We propose a non-contact optical instrument similar to ChemCam that will be capable of measuring not only complete elemental compositions but also isotopic abundances of the key element ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. 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
  10. Novel Surveillance Technologies for Airport Ramp Area Operations

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: A301

    The objective of the current research is to develop the concept, algorithms and software necessary for enabling a novel surveillance system for airports ramp areas. The proposed technology can overcome the deficiencies of some of current-day surveillance systems especially in the ramp area. It is expected to aid in both Safety and Efficiency improvements in ramp area operations. Phase I research ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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