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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. Hydrogen Wave Heater for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Component Testing

    SBC: ACENT LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: H204

    NASA has identified Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) as an approach that can provide the fastest trip times to Mars and as the preferred concept for human space travel. In order to perform component testing in support of NTP engine development, an efficient means for delivering high-flowrate, high-temperature hydrogen is required. Non-nuclear generation of the desired hydrogen flowrates and temper ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  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. Pyramid Comet Sampler

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: S402

    During Phase 1, we investigated a number of blade designs for 2, 3, and 4 blade sampler geometries. We found that blades with small apex angles can penetrate harder formations with much lower energies. We propose to develop a 3 or 4 blade design for sampling much harder (4 MPa and more) material. During Phase 2 we will initially perform more extensive blade testing to determine optimum design, w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Free-Flying Unmanned Robotic Spacecraft for Asteroid Resource Prospecting and Characterization

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: T402

    In Phase 2 we will develop a fully integrated, autonomous free-flying robotic system based on a commercial SkyJib quadcopter, and demonstrate flying straight and level to a target location, acquisition of rock and regolith samples, and return to the point of origin. The work plan for Phase 2 is as follows: 1. Completion of the Guidance, Navigation, Control, Vision, and Sample Acquisition subsyste ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Innovative concept for detection and identification of biological toxins

    SBC: Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC            Topic: CBD14101

    The objective of the proposed Phase II project is to develop a hand-held, rapid plasmonic biosensor -- a detector based upon surfaceplasmon resonances (SPR) that incorporates a new class of supercharged proteins that functionalize a low-cost, disposable plasmonicchip. Each protein is designed to bind to a pre-determined toxin with high specificity. Upon successful binding, the protein superfoldsre ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  6. High Temperature Venus Drill and Sample Delivery System

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: S404

    Under Phase 1, we investigated HT Drill, HT Trencher, and Pneumatic Sample Delivery. We found that HT Trencher and Blower-based pneumatic system won't be feasible or carried high risk associated with development of HT cutter materials. Rotary drill also did not penetrate hard rocks. For Phase 2, we propose HT Rotary-Percussive drill and 'suction' based pneumatic sample delivery. Honeybee is also ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Resolution Autostereoscopic Cockpit Display

    SBC: Dimension Technologies Inc.            Topic: A103

    During this Phase II program Dimension Technologies Inc. (DTI) proposes to design and build an autostereoscopic (glasses-free 3D) LCD based aircraft cockpit display that features switchable 2D & 3D operation, full LCD resolution in both 2D and 3D modes, a wide viewing area without head position restrictions, and high brightness. The display will be configured for installation and testing in a Boe ...

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

    SBC: NOHMS Technologies, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    NOHMs propose to develop, demonstrate, and deliver high energy, lightweight, safe lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries for use in space applications. During the Phase II project, NOHMs Technologies pursue approaches for enhancing energy density, safety, and manufacturability of larger-format pouch cells based on the most promising electrode and electrolyte compositions identified in Phase 1. We will de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. ANSIBLE: A Network of Social Interactions for Bilateral Life Enhancement

    SBC: Smart Information Flow Technologies, LLC            Topic: H1203

    Studies in ground-based analogs of Isolated and Confined Environments (ICE) have identified sensory monotony and social isolation as threats to crew psychological well-being. Further, the lack of real-time communications in future missions will impact crew interactions with their support systems, i.e. family, friends, and colleagues, are critical. ANSIBLE (A Network of Social Interactions for Bi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. 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

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