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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 April, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Intelligent Power Source Reliability Monitoring and Failure Mitigation System

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: T3

    Alphacore Inc. will develop a high-accuracy built-in self-test (BIST) system for characterization of aging, degradation, available power and in-situ diagnosis of photovoltaic and multi-pack battery systems using low-complexity single-chip impedance spectroscopy (IS) approach. Alphacore will collaborate with Arizona State University (ASU) scientists to develop a low complexity single-chip photovolt ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Bio-inspired Cellular Material Optimization for the Design of Additively Manufactured Multi-Functional Lightweight Structures

    SBC: Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T3

    New technologies in imaging and manufacturing, including Additive Manufacturing (AM), are opening possibilities for mimicking biological structures in a way that has been unprecedented in human history. The primary innovation proposed here is the development of a tool that generates bio-inspired, parametrically optimized cellular materials for integration into the design of Additively Manufactured ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Femtosecond-Laser Fabrication of Waveguides in Laser Materials

    SBC: AKTIWAVE LLC            Topic: T8

    This proposal includes, for the first time, integrated theoretical models and experimental investigations to simulate and demonstrate femtosecond-laser-fabricated waveguides in crystalline dielectric materials. The numerical models will predict refractive-index changes potentially induced by self-focusing, heat accumulation, thermal stress, plasma formation and relaxation, and ablation. The influe ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Sentient Science- A Multiscale Modeling Suite for Process and Microstructure Prediction in Metal Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Sentient Science Corporation            Topic: T12

    In response to NASA’s topic T12.02 of “Extensible Modeling of Metallurgical Additive Manufacturing Processes”, Sentient proposes to incorporate its DigitalClone technique to develop a multiscale and multiphysics computational modeling suite to predict comprehensive outcomes from AM building processes, including geometrical accuracy, and resulting microstructure and defects. Figure 1 shows th ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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