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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. Rule-Based Analytic Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES)


    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
  2. Plume Diagnostics for Combustion Stability

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: T901

    Sierra Engineering Inc. and Purdue University propose to develop a non-intrusive plume instrument capable of detecting and diagnosing combustion instability. This Stability Diagnostic System (SDS) will be designed, assembled, and tested during this effort. The SDS will include a high-speed video camera and multiple photodiode detectors for observing the plume. It will also include a software pa ...

    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. Magneto-Thermography and Hybrid Methods for Composite Life Management

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: A103

    This proposed program will focus on life management needs for new and emerging composite material systems and built-up structures in "young" aircraft. Both wide area inspection of fuselage and wing structures and characterization of adhesive bonds in built-up structures are addressed. JENTEK will develop both (1) hybrid methods in which spatially registered, digital images, produced by two or mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Efficiency Regenerative Helium Compressor

    SBC: Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.            Topic: X901

    Helium plays several critical rolls in spacecraft propulsion. High pressure helium is commonly used to pressurize propellant fuel tanks. Helium cryocoolers can be used to sub-cool and thereby densify cryogenic propellants such as liquid hydrogen (LH2) and liquid oxygen (LO2). The use of densified cryogenic propellants can reduce the gross payload weight of a launch vehicle by up to 20%, or incr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Nano-Enabled Low-Cost High-Performance UV Anti-Reflection Coatings

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: S304

    In this program, Agiltron and the groups of Professors Rubner and Cohen at MIT propose a novel nano-porous coating for next generation NASA UV anti-reflection (AR) applications. The collaborative research leverages recent breakthroughs in nano-porous self-assembled low reflective index multilayer structures achieved at MIT, and Agiltron's recently developed mist coating processes. The proposed UV ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Tissue-Equivalent Radiation Dosimeter-On-A-Chip

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: X1301

    Many commercially available digital dosimeters are bulky and are unable to properly measure dose for space radiation. The complexity of space flight design requires reliable, fault-tolerant equipment with the capability of providing real-time dose readings during a mission, which is not feasible with the existing thermo-luminescent dosimeter (TLD) technology. The project will create a compact, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. System for Analyzing Microscopic Defects and Defect Propagation Due to Aging

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: A103

    New technology is needed for sensing and characterizing incipient defects, and assessing the effects of aging in aerospace components. Next generation materials, including nickel-based superalloys that are exceedingly difficult to inspect with existing technology are being adopted by designers and manufacturers. The ability to ascertain the remaining life of a spacecraft component, and develop mit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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