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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. Metal Advanced Manufacturing Bot-Assisted Assembly (MAMBA) Process

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: H7

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop the Metal Advanced Manufacturing Bot-Assisted Assembly (MAMBA) Process, a robotically managed metal press and milling system used to create precision parts on orbit.  This manufacturing process provides an alternative to 3D printing metals in space, which is difficult due to space environment, feedstock safety concerns, and print quality issue ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Active Battery Management System with Physics Based Life Modeling Topology

    SBC: Electric Power Systems LLC            Topic: A2

    Robust Data Acquisition on flight applications enables Researchers to rapidly advance technology. Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) and Hybrid Electric architectures rely heavily on batteries to achieve fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. DEP Aircraft of the future have demands for Energy Storage Systems with large counts of cells put in series and parallel to achieve needed voltage and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Lightweight High Energy Density Capacitors for NASA AMPS and PPUs

    SBC: SIGMA TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.            Topic: S3

    All NASA Power Processing Units (PPUs) including DC to DC and DC to AC converters and inverters require a DC-link capacitor, placed between the DC source (PV solar array or battery) and the switching power semiconductors.  NASA technical personnel has identified a failure mode in Multi-Layer Ceramic (MLC) DC-link capacitors currently used in PPUs that can cause them to short.   Poly ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Flight Demonstration of a Micropump-based Stage Pressurization System

    SBC: Vector Launch Inc.            Topic: Z9

    Vector Launch, Inc. proposes to apply recent advances in micropump and additive manufacturing technologies to develop and demonstrate a micropump-based autogenous pressurization system for its commercial Vector-R and mature the technology with multiple static-fire-tests leading to a demonstration flight test (TRL 6). The Vector-R is a 2-stage pressure-fed, LOX/subcooled propyle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Precision Eddy Current Sensor for Nondestructive Evaluation of Spacecraft Structures

    SBC: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: H13

    In order to mitigate risk to equipment and crew, NASA needs nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques and sensors that are capable of detecting holes, pits, cracks, and corrosion of structures that are not visually accessible. The Independent Assessment of Instrument for ISS On-Orbit NDE highlights the challenges and importance of performing NDE of the international space station (ISS) pressure w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Deft Control Software (DCS) for Remote Robotic Operations with Underlying Structure

    SBC: Bluhaptics, Inc.            Topic: Z5

    Future space missions will increasingly rely upon tele-operated robots to perform work remotely. This will require substantial improvements in robotic function, cognition, and human/machine interaction. The goal of this work is to realize this future by addressing key challenges in robotic space operations.BluHaptics has successfully demonstrated both the feasibility and potential impact of using ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. MakerSat

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: Z8

    As SmallSats become the “Satellite of Choice” for NASA and other Government and Private Space Missions, there is a growing need to enable SmallSats to perform “Long Baseline” and “Spatially Diverse” observation, measurement and collection missions.  Traditionally, these types of missions would be performed either by using formation flying or by using &ldquo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. 1.57 Micron High Pulse Energy Single Frequency Fiber Laser

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: S1

    We propose to demonstrate and build a 1.572 micron single frequency high pulse energy and high peak power fiber laser by using an innovative Er-doped gain fiber with large core diameter and high gain per unit length. 1.572 micron single frequency high energy and high peak power fiber laser is needed for accurately measuring column CO2 concentrations. In Phase II, we will optimize the doping concen ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Cloud Data Synchronization with Limited Bandwidth Communications

    SBC: BLACK RIVER SYSTEMS COMPANY INC            Topic: SOCOM163005

    As the DoD continues to develop applications backed by cloud-based data and enterprise infrastructures, remote-sites will require on-site data caches to permit operation during periods of disconnect from the enterprise.To address this challenge for SOCOMs Chimera system, Black River will develop a stand-alone Chimera system that is independent of Amazon cloud software; develop bi-directional data ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Active Flow Control System for Commercial Aircraft Using Synthetic Jet

    SBC: Actasys Inc.            Topic: A1

    In order to enable widespread application of Active Flow Control (AFC) technology on commercial aircraft, Actasys, Inc. (Actasys), in collaboration with The Center for Advanced of Multifunctional Material Systems at University of California, Los Angeles (CAMMS-UCLA) , The University of Michigan (UMich), and The Boeing Company (Boeing) intend to build upon the foundational work implemented in phase ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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