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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. 5 in 1 Drill For Mars Sample Return Mission

    SBC: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.            Topic: S502

    NASA is investigating a Mars Sample Return Mission, consisting of at least three separate missions: 1) Mars Astrobiology Explorer-Cacher, MAX-C (sample acquisition and caching), 2) A fetch rover and the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), 3) Earth Return Vehicle (ERV).The primary goal of the MAX-C mission is to acquire ~20 cores, 1cm diameter by 5cm long, and place them in a cache for return back to Earth. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A Compact Safe Cold-Start (CS2) System for Scramjets using Dilute Triethylaluminum Fuel Mixtures

    SBC: ACENT LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: A202

    This proposal leverages a highly successful Phase 1 feasibility effort to further develop a system that satisfies the cold-start requirements of scramjet engines. The system provides energy-dense, low volume hydrocarbon fuel conditioning based on the hydrolysis reaction of triethylaluminum (TEA) with water. TEA is an organometallic liquid that reacts exothermically with water and burns readily i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A High-Throughput Blood Esterase Panel Assay

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: CBD10108

    Organophosphorus chemical warfare nerve agents (OP-CWA) are attractive to terrorist groups and rogue states as an inexpensive and accessible technology for chemical warfare. OP-CWA and organophosphate pesticides cause severe neurological symptoms and death by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE); the resulting excess acetylcholine accumulates and overstimulates the human or animal bo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. A Light Weight, Mini Inertial Measurement System for Position and Attitude Estimation on Dynamic Platforms

    SBC: Impact Technologies            Topic: O405

    Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate a flight-worthy hardware prototype of a miniature, low cost/weight/ power device that provides stable and highly accurate near continuous positioning, attitude, and inertial measurements while being subjected to highly dynamic maneuvers and high vibration effects. In contrast t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Acoustic Monitoring for Spaceflight Vehicle Applications

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: O306

    This SBIR will develop and demonstrate acoustic sensor technology enabling real-time, remotely performed measuring and monitoring of sound pressure levels and noise exposure levels in long-duration space vehicles. The acoustic sensor technology developed will enable a network of continuously monitored, real-time acoustic sensors providing sound pressure level information as a function of frequenc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Adaptive Aeroservoelastic Suppression for Aircraft Upset and Damage Conditions

    SBC: Impact Technologies            Topic: A107

    Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Tennessee State University, propose to develop and demonstrate an adaptive system identification and multi-loop control methodology that provides real-time aircraft structural mode suppression associated with aeroservoelastic interaction under upset and damage conditions. The proposed program will develop an effective real-time aircraft structural model, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Adaptive Linear Parameter Varying Control for Aeroservoelastic Suppression

    SBC: MUSYN Inc            Topic: A107

    Adaptive control offers an opportunity to fulfill present and futureaircraft safety objectives though automatedvehicle recovery while maintaining performanceand stability requirements in the presence of unknown orvarying operating environment.Future aircraft are a natural application of adaptive control. Theseaircraft will be more fuel efficient, have longer operating ranges thoughmore flexible ai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight Reflective Optics

    SBC: Optimax Systems, Inc.            Topic: S203

    Our proposed innovation is additive manufacturing for the production of lightweight mirror substrates for flight applications with high mechanical stability. The steps of our proposed process for manufacturing lightweight 3D printed mirrors: first, a geometrically complex substrate is easily and cost-effectively manufactured using 3D printing. After printing, the mirror surface is lapped and poli ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Advanced Filtering Techniques Applied to Spaceflight

    SBC: IST-Rolla            Topic: O404

    IST-Rolla developed two nonlinear filters for spacecraft orbit determination during the Phase I contract. The theta-D filter and the cost based filter, CBF, were developed and used in various orbit determination scenarios. The scenarios were application to low Earth orbit, range only, and range and range rate estimation. The modified state observer was also developed to estimate uncertainty in t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Aero-Effected Distributed Adaptive Control of Flexible Aircraft Using Active Bleed

    SBC: Atair Aerospace, Inc            Topic: A207

    The proposed research focuses on the development of a new adaptive control methodology for active control of wing aerodynamic shape to effect distributed aerodynamic forces and moments for maneuvering and stabilization of flexible airframes without moving control surfaces. The new aero-effected flight control will be achieved using output feedback adaptive control of distributed bleed across aero ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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