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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. Airline Operational Control (AOC)/UAS Ground Control Station (GCS) Collaboration

    SBC: Innovation Laboratory, Inc., The            Topic: A201

    We propose to form a network and a set of tools that will create a shared situation awareness with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Ground Control Stations (GCSs) and airline dispatchers at Airline Operations Centers (AOCs). Our solution is motivated by the Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) community in commercial aviation, where the CDMnet was created back in 1997 to facilitate collaboration be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A High Performance Chemical Simulation Preprocessor and Source Code Generator

    SBC: ParaTools INC            Topic: S501

    Numerical simulations of chemical kinetics are a critical component of aerospace research, Earth systems research, and energy research. These simulations enable a better understanding of the evolution of chemical species over time in domains as diverse as climate and weather prediction, combustion simulation, and air quality prediction. The time-to-solution in these simulations can be improved by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Fabrication of T-SOFC via Freeze Cast Methods for Space and Portable Applications

    SBC: Yanhai Power LLC            Topic: H801

    As NASA space missions become longer in duration the need for high efficiency power generator sets that can operate on NASA logistical fuel become critical. Historically NASA has used fuel cells as part of the energy solution. Space bound energy and power systems require rapid start and stop cycle times as well as high power densities. The high operational efficiency, coupled with the use of logi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Monolithic Gradient Index Phase Plate Array

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: S204

    The "piston errors" and aberrations of the mirror segments used in large telescopes, are typically measured with on-board optical instruments, usually a dispersed Hartman sensor (DHS) and/or dispersed fringe sensor (DFS). Calibrating and testing of the wavefront sensors are typically performed using custom-built fused silica phase plate arrays. The manufacture and assembly of each custom phase pla ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Scaleable, High Efficiency Microchannel Sabatier Reactor

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: H101

    A Microchannel Sabatier Reactor System (MSRS) consisting of cross connected arrays of isothermal or graded temperature reactors is proposed. The reactor array enables nearly complete single pass carbon dioxide reduction using the Sabatier reaction, allowing efficient recovery of oxygen from in situ carbon dioxide resources on Mars or other Near Earth Objects. Arrays of microchannel reactors with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Bead Evaporator for Complete Water and Salt Recovery from Brine

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: H2002

    A microgravity-compatible Brine Evaporation and Mineralization System (BEMS) is proposed for 100% water recovery from highly contaminated wastewater as well as water generated from entrained organic contaminant oxidation without concern for precipitation of organic and inorganic solids. The BEMS utilizes fully regenerable evaporation media, a catalytic oxidizer, and heat exchange technologies, wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Plasma Extraction of Oxygen from Martian Atmosphere

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: H101

    Plasma techniques are proposed for the extraction of oxygen from the abundant carbon dioxide contained in the Martian atmosphere (96 % CO2). In this process, CO2 is directly decomposed in an energetic plasma forming O2 and CO, which are immediately separated. The Phase I project will clearly demonstrate the feasibility of achieving these goals by focusing on key aspects of the technology, such a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Compressorless Gas Storage and Regenerative Hydrogen Purification

    SBC: UMPQUA RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: H302

    Microwave regenerative sorption media gas storage/delivery techniques are proposed to address both compressed gas management and hydrogen purification requirements in support of crewed deep space exploration missions. By reducing or eliminating the need for a conventional gas compressor, both the crew habitat noise level and required storage pressure for important Air Revitalization (AR) gases, s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A Green, Safe, Dual-Pulse Solid Motor for CubeSat Orbit Changing

    SBC: Digital Solid State Propulsion, Inc            Topic: S302

    Small satellites such as CubeSats are in need of responsive propulsion, but are limited due to their size. Though single pulse, AP/HTPB fueled solid rocket motors exist in the market, greater mission flexibility is to be had from a motor with the capability of a second ignition in the same volume constraints. Digital Solid State Propulsion (DSSP) proposes research into the technology to not only t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Reservoir Scandate Cathode for Electric Propulsion

    SBC: E BEAM INC            Topic: H201

    We propose to combine two revolutionary cathode technologies into a single device for use in electric space propulsion. This will overcome problems that both technologies have when operated alone. The cathode is currently the component which most limits performance and life in ion and Hall Effect thrusters. Improved cathodes are essential for NASA's next generation electric space propulsion in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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