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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. A Generic Cross-Platform Perception API for Unmanned Vehicles

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: OSD13HS4

    ABSTRACT: Autonomous vehicles lack a standardized mechanism for seamless cross-platform sharing of testing frameworks and evaluations of basic tasks. The ability to execute common tests on various hardware platforms is essential in order to be able to e

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. A Comet Surface Sample Return System

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: S107

    The proposed Phase II investigation will focus on the development of spacecraft systems required to obtain a sample from the nucleus of a comet, hermetically seal the sample within a capsule, and return the sealed sample to an orbiting spacecraft which can return the sample to Earth. A systems level concept for the Comet Surface Sample Return Probe has been developed in Phase I. This concept will ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. NanoDrill: 1 Actuator Core Acquisition System

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: H603

    We propose to design, build, and test a sample acquisition drill weighing less than 1 kg. The drill uses a novel method of core or powder acquisition, and is suitable for both use by both robotic platforms and astronauts. The core acquisition bit can be used for either a rock core, icy-soil or loose regolith acquisition. The continued development of robust sample acquisition and handling tools is ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Adaptive LIDAR Vision System for Advanced Robotics

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: H2001

    Advanced robotic systems demand an enhanced vision system and image processing algorithms to reduce the percentage of manual operation required. Unstructured environments, whether man-mad (e.g., International Space Station) or natural (e.g., Mars), present significant challenges to supervised autonomy or fully autonomous systems – advanced perception sensors and associated software are requir ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Li Metal Protection for High Energy Space Batteries

    SBC: NOHMS Technologies, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    NOHMs Technologies proposes to develop a novel ionic liquid electrolyte formulation developed for the Lithium-Sulfur chemistry that can protect the lithium metal and has demonstrated superior performance and safety characteristics with the potential to offer 600 Wh/kg on the cell level. For this NASA Phase I project, NOHMs Technologies will optimize our proprietary ionic liquid electrolyte and dem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. High Performance Lithium Sulfur Battery with Novel Separator Membrane for Space Applications

    SBC: BETTERGY CORP.            Topic: Z102

    For NASA's human and robotic mission, the battery with extremely high specific energy (>500 Wh/kg) and long cycle life are urgently sought after in order to reduce the payload weight. Current state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries, such as graphite/LiCoO2 or graphite/LiFePO4 systems, have limited specific energy to around 220 Wh/kg on the cell level. In order to meet the future NASA mission requ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Flywheel Energy Storage for Lunar Rovers & Other Small Spacecraft

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: S303

    NASA continues to be interested in returning to the Lunar surface. The Lunar surface is a harsh and unforgiving environment. Perhaps most challenging is the drastic and length thermal cycle surface equipment will experience on the surface. Standard spacecraft electronics and batteries cannot survive the extremes of the Lunar thermal cycle and must be protected by a thermal control system (TCS) tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Direct Write Lightning Protection and Damage Detection

    SBC: MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: A101

    This project aims to improve conventional lightning strike protection in composite aircraft and proposes a novel method to monitor structures for damage upon lightning strike. Metallic fasteners joining composite parts must be properly grounded to reduce lightning damage and fire risk. Composite panels in the most critical areas e.g., near fuel tanks, incorporate lightning strike protection (LSP ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Optical Metrology of Aspheric and Freeform Mirrors

    SBC: OPTIPRO SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: S204

    The NASA Science Missions Directorate seeks technology for cost-effective high-performance advanced space telescopes for astrophysics and Earth science applications. These applications require instruments with large aperture light-weight highly reflecting mirrors and precision optical surfaces to gain a better understanding of how the universe works. The hard and soft X-ray mirrors have stringent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Manufacture of Free-Form Optical Surfaces with Limited Mid-Spatial Frequency Error

    SBC: Optimax Systems, Inc.            Topic: S204

    Our proposed innovation is a robust manufacturing process for free-form optical surfaces with limited mid-spatial frequency (MSF) irregularity error. NASA and many others have a direct and critical need for high quality free-form optical components. Free-forms can improve the optical performance of many types of optical systems when compared to aspheres. MSF error is a major concern with free-f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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