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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 June, 2020.

  1. Low Impulse Bit Electrospray Thruster Control

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: Z8

    Busek proposes to develop a new form of passive electrospray thruster control which will enable extremely fast thruster operations and thereby unprecedented minimum impulse bits. Busekrsquo;s BET-300-P thruster is under active development as a precision reaction control system (RCS) which will provide orders of magnitude improvements over state-of-the-art alternative attitude control systems (ACS) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Autonomous Detection and Healing of Silent Vulnerabilities

    SBC: BlueRISC Inc            Topic: HSB0142002

    BlueRISC's proposed solution provides a fundamentally new approach to automated embedded software/firmware analysis relying on a novel cross-binary/firmware differential exploitability analysis framework. The solution is able to identify newly added potentially exploitable paths associated with zero/n-day vulnerabilities, characterize new functionality with respect to its potentially malicious nat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  3. An Intelligent Framework to Develop Adaptive Parametric Reduced Order Model Database for Aerostructural Control

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A1

    The goal of the project is to develop an intelligent framework to construct adaptive parametric reduced order model (PROM) database for aeroservoelastic (ASE) analysis and aerostructural control. In Phase 1, the framework for both equation-based and data-driven PROMs was developed and feasibility to introduce ldquo;engineering intelligencerdquo; to AE/ASE ROMs was successfully established. Careful ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Fission Stirling Converter

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: Z1

    This Phase II proposal for a Fission Stirling Convertor (FSC) that is ideally suited for use with fission-based Space Nuclear Power Systems (SNPS) and/or Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) systems. All Phase I objectives were successfully achieved, laying the groundwork for a high-confidence and high-performance FSC prototype demonstration in Phase II. FSC is adapted from the prior ARPA-E GENSETS p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Space Durability Testing via MISSE-FF of CORIN XLS Polyimide with Increased Flexibility and Tear Resistance

    SBC: Nexolve Holding Company, LLC            Topic: Z4

    A new thin-film polymer material is proposed that would improve orbit lifetimenbsp;and packaging efficiency for use in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Micro-Meteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD) prone applications.nbsp; Thin-film polymers are used in many spacecraft applications including multi-layer insulation, sunshields for thermal control, deployable structures, solar sails, as well as flexible solar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Dynamically Leveraged Automated (N) Multibody Trajectory Optimization

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: H9

    CU Aerospace (CUA) proposes further development of the Dynamically Leveraged Automated (N) Multibody Trajectory Optimization (DyLAN) tool, which solves impulsive and low-thrust global optimization problems in multibody regimes, and can do so in an automated fashion. NASA and commercial entities are in need of advanced methods that allow for rapid analysis of complex optimal trajectory problems, so ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Packaging and Manufacturing Processes to Enable Production of Very Large Solar Sails for Next Generation Missions

    SBC: Nexolve Holding Company, LLC            Topic: Z10

    The experience of building the NEA Scout solar Sail resulted in the realization that new manufacturing technology would be required to build solar sails significantly larger than NEA Scout. During Phase I, NeXolve successfully developed and demonstrated fab and fold processes and scalable-modular pathfinder mechanisms that can be fully developed to support fabrication and packaging of larger solar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Primary Tweeters: Segmented Micro-Mirrors for Picometer-Scale Wavefront Compensation in Space-Based Observatories

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: S2

    Annbsp;objective for future decadal study missions is to detect exo-Earths usingnbsp;space-based telescopes with segmented primary mirrors (PMs). Wavefront control fornbsp;such telescopes will require small-stroke, high-precision deformable mirrorsnbsp;(DMs). The proposed innovation is a segmented microelectromechanical DM thatnbsp;can benbsp;used in NASA test beds as a surrogate for segmented PMs ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High Energy Density Lithium-Sulfur Battery with Improved Cycle Life

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: S3

    A high cycle life and high energy density rechargeable battery would address an important need for a reliable power source that offers significant weight reductions in several NASA mission and program applications including energy storage devices for extravehicular activities (EVA), satellites, robots, and spacecraft vehicles. Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are promising next-generation energy st ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Thermochromics with Very Low Transition Temperature

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: Z2

    Triton Systems is developing an unpowered thermostatic film for application to spacecraft surfaces. We call our approach Phase Change Thermochromic Radiator (PCTR); it self-switches from low to high emittance above a designed temperature setpoint Tc, causing a surface in space to radiate heat only when it becomes too warm and conserving heat otherwise. Key to the operation of PCTR is a phase chang ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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