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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. Aerogel Insulation for the Thermal Protection of Venus Spacecraft

    SBC: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.            Topic: S202

    One of NASA's primary goals for the next decade is the design, development and launch of a spacecraft aimed at the in-situ exploration of the deep atmosphere and surface of Venus. The success of this mission, called VISE (Venus In-Situ Explorer), is reliant on the development of effective thermal insulation solutions capable of protecting spacecraft for extended periods of time from the extreme h ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Rule-Based Analytic Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES)

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: T902

    Payload Systems Inc. (PSI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were selected to jointly develop the Rule-based Analytic Asset Management for Space Exploration System (RAMSES) in this NASA STTR project. This system implements a modular layered architecture that enables automated multi-level asset tracking and management for both space and ground applications based on state-of-the-ar ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Fast Readout for Large Area Photon-Counting Infrared Detectors

    SBC: aPeak Inc.            Topic: S405

    Many NASA space and Earth programs in the infrared range 1060-1550 nm are limited by the detector performance that require long exposure time due to their low sensitivity and/or high noise. Large format infrared photon counting arrays with ranging capability would provide a valuable tool to many space missions. Current state of the art fabrication of photon counting infrared detector arrays on non ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Shielded ADR Magnets For Space Applications

    SBC: SUPERCONDUCTING SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S403

    The Phase II program will concentrate on manufacturing of qualified low-current, light-weight, 10K ADR magnets for space application. Shielded ADR solenoidal magnets will be compared with self-shielding toriodal magnets in terms of overall weight, volume, and cooling capacity. Models of both toroidal and shielded solenoidal magnet systems will be built and tested to compare the two options at prac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Transmission and Distribution of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) for Biomass Production in Exploration Missions [7226-270]

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: X1205

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a plant lighting system which collects, transmits and distributes photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) for biomass production in planetary and transit missions. In this system, solar light or electric lamp light is collected by reflector optics and focused at the end of an optical fiber cable. The light is filtered by a selective wavelength f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced 3D Object Identification System

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: O201

    During the Phase I effort, OPTRA developed object detection, tracking, and identification algorithms and successfully tested these algorithms on computer-generated objects of various shapes and sizes and on sample real-world image sequences of a DeltaII booster separation. The algorithms currently identify six basic shapes (sphere, disk, cone, thin rectangle, tube, and cube) with better than 90% ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. ElastiGlass Barrier Film and Food Processing Techniques for the 3-to-5 Year Shelf-Stable Food Package

    SBC: Infoscitex Corporation            Topic: X1205

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) foresee extension of exploratory space missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus and beyond. To reach these outer locations will require development of a range of advanced technologies including life support systems. Food represents one of the most crucial components of life support, as the ability to supply safe, nutritious and organoleptically p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High Operating Temperature, Radiation-Hard MIM Thermophotovoltaic Converters

    SBC: Spire Corporation            Topic: S204

    Spire Corporation is developing a key component for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) power technology for deep space missions. We are developing InGaAs monolithically interconnected modules (MIMs) that convert thermal photons from the ~1100C General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) into electrical power. The innovation is that these MIMs are designed to operate at higher cell temperatures (150C) and be more rad ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Single Molecule Instrument for Surface Enhanced Raman Optical Activity of Biomolecules

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: S205

    Stereochemistry is an essential element of our organic life. Only certain enantiomers are useful as drugs for the human body. Raman optical activity (ROA) provides stereochemical information down to the bond levels. Many biomolecules like proteins and DNA can be studied to understand their structural chemistry and structure related dynamics. These methods do not require material in the crystal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Integrated PEMFC Flow Field Design Concept for Gravity Independent Passive Water Removal

    SBC: Electrochem, Inc.            Topic: X302

    ElectroChem proposes a Phase II program to advance its very successful SBIR Phase I PEM fuel cell (PEMFC) program. In Phase I, the unique integrated-flow-field design (IFF) has been shown to provide highly superior passive water management that results in a H2/O2 PEMFC that is gravity independent, achieves higher voltage efficiencies than conventional PEMFC designs, can be operated safely at high ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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