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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. Hybrid Guidance System for Relative Navigation

    SBC: Advanced Optical Systems, Inc            Topic: S801

    Automated Rendezvous and Capture (AR&C) is a critical United States technology gap. AR&C is identified as a critical enabling technology for future NASA Exploration and DoD missions including NASA's CEV, operation and commercial cargo re-supply to ISS, lunar transfer vehicle assembly and MARS missions. Multiple sensors that provide relative measurements of range, bearing and pose are the key to me ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Using a Bore Sight Camera as an AR&D Sensor

    SBC: Advanced Optical Systems, Inc            Topic: X201

    Orion requires a rendezvous and docking sensor to provide relative navigation information during proximity operations and docking. In order to dock, the sensor must provide full six degree of freedom (6 DOF) relative position and relative attitude information at a rate sufficient for the rendezvous spacecraft guidance system to robustly control the docking maneuver. Orion faces critical weight iss ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Low Cost, Light Weight Materials for Mirrors

    SBC: ADVANCED POWDER SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: N/A

    During the phase I program Northwestern and APS, Inc., have manufactured several different materials systems that are lighter than Beryllium and stiffer than Aluminum. These high specific strength materials are also easily fabricated into larger shapes or even net shape processed. The mechanical (tensile and modulus) and thermal physical (CTE, thermal conductivity) property data for several syste ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. CNT-Based Smart Electrostatic Filters for Capturing Nanoparticulate Lunar Regolith

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: X301

    The abrasive, reactive, and ubiquitous nature of lunar regolith created significant and serious problems during the Apollo moon missions. In this Phase I, Agave BioSystems, in collaboration with Dr. Randy Vander Wal of the Universities Space Research Association, propose to develop next generation smart filters using novel carbon nanotube (CNT)-based structures in electrostatic devices. Since CN ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Carbon Nanotube-Based Adsorbents for Volatile Air Contaminants

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: T501

    In completing the Phase I SBIR, Agave BioSystems and the Universities Space Research Association, have successfully demonstrated proof of concept for the use of novel carbon nanotube (CNT)-based structures as next generation smart adsorbents for the adsorption and destruction of potentially toxic air contaminants. Since CNTs have an extremely high surface area, can be readily modified with metals ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Active Vibration Isolation System for Mobile Launch Platform Ground Support Equipment

    SBC: Balcones Technologies LLC            Topic: T602

    Balcones Technologies, proposes to adapt actively controlled suspension technology developed for high performance off-road vehicles to address NASA's requirement for Active Vibration Control for Ground Support Equipment (GSE). This innovative approach to meeting NASA needs exploits approximately $23M of highly successful R&D since 1993 at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (CEM) ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Improved Models and Tools for Prediction of Radiation Effects on Space Electronics in Wide Temperature Range

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: X204

    All NASA exploration systems operate in the extreme environments of space (Moon, Mars, etc.) and require reliable electronics capable of handling a wide temperature range (-180ºC to +130ºC) and high radiation levels. To design low-temperature radiation-hardened (rad-hard) electronics and predict circuit and system characteristics, such as error rates, modeling tools are required at multiple leve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Novel Solar Cell Nanotechnology for Improved Efficiency and Radiation Hardness

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: X301

    Significant improvements in photovoltaic materials and systems are required to enable NASA future exploration missions. In this project, CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) with University of California Riverside (UCR), Rochester Institute of Technology, and International Photonics will: 1) develop and provide reliable, validated computational tools for assessment, design, and optimization of novel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Non-Destructive Detection and Separation of Radiation Damaged Cells in Miniaturized, Inexpensive Device

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T102

    There is a clear and well-identified need for rapid, efficient, non-destructive detection and isolation of radiation damaged cells. Available commercial technologies are expensive, require core facilities and use destructive methods. We propose to develop and demonstrate a novel fully automated, microfluidics-based device for identification and sorting of radiation damaged cells. The final produc ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Numerical Simulation of Rocket Exhaust Interaction with Lunar Soil

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T602

    Rocket plume impingement may cause significant damage and contaminate co-landed spacecraft and surrounding habitat structures during Lunar landing operations. Under this proposed SBIR program, CFDRC and the University of Florida will develop an innovative high-fidelity simulation system for predicting surface erosion and debris transport caused by rocket plume impingement on lunar surface. This si ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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