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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. Carbon Nanotube-Based Adsorbents for Volatile Air Contaminants

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: T501

    In completing the Phase I SBIR, Agave BioSystems and the Universities Space Research Association, have successfully demonstrated proof of concept for the use of novel carbon nanotube (CNT)-based structures as next generation smart adsorbents for the adsorption and destruction of potentially toxic air contaminants. Since CNTs have an extremely high surface area, can be readily modified with metals ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 600 Volt Stretched Lens Array for Solar Electric Propulsion

    SBC: ENTECH, Inc.            Topic: T302

    ENTECH, Auburn, NASA, and others have recently developed a new space photovoltaic array called the Stretched Lens Array (SLA), offering unprecedented performance (>80 kW/cu.m. stowed power, >300 W/sq.m. areal power, and >300 W/kg specific power) and cost-effectiveness (>75% savings in $/W compared to planar arrays). SLA achieves these outstanding attributes by employing flexible Fresnel lenses fo ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Integrated Data Assimilation Architecture

    SBC: Invocon, Inc.            Topic: T301

    The Integrated Data Assimilation Architecture (IDAA) addresses the fundamental problem of command, control, and communications systems interoperability. Interoperability of Explorations systems is necessary to improve reliability, reduce complexity, increase software and hardware reusability, and enable multi-developer / multi-agency support. The IDAA architecture consists of a software component ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. 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
  5. CNT-Based Smart Electrostatic Filters for Capturing Nanoparticulate Lunar Regolith

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: X301

    The abrasive, reactive, and ubiquitous nature of lunar regolith created significant and serious problems during the Apollo moon missions. In this Phase I, Agave BioSystems, in collaboration with Dr. Randy Vander Wal of the Universities Space Research Association, propose to develop next generation smart filters using novel carbon nanotube (CNT)-based structures in electrostatic devices. Since CN ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Electrochemical-Driven Fluid Pump for Spacecraft Thermal Control

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: S706

    With the increasing power demands and longer life spans of space vehicles, their thermal management becomes ever more critical. Accompanying this is an unprecedented need for reduction in spacecraft size and weight. However, reduced weight leads to higher power densities, and waste-heat dissipation densities have grown by an order of magnitude with the use of smaller, more powerful electronics. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Plasmon-Enhanced Photonic Crystal Negative Index Materials for Superlensing Applications

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: T402

    Negative index materials (NIMs) offer tremendous potential for the formation of highly compact as well as large-area deployable thin-film optical components. Omega Optics and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to design and prototype photonic crystal (PC) based NIM optical components for space telescope and beam scanner applications. "Coating" metallic gratings on the su ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A Data Abstraction Architecture for Spacecraft Autonomy

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: X202

    Spacecraft generate huge amounts of data. A significant challenge for both human operators and autonomous control systems is ensuring that the right data (and combinations of data) are available at the right time for control and decision-making and ensuring that the data is at the right abstraction level. A key part of this process is data abstraction -- that is converting low-level analog or di ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A Software Framework for Coordinating Human-Robot Teams

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: X702

    Robots are expected to fulfill an important role in manned exploration operations. They can reduce the risk of crew EVA and improve crew productivity on routine tasks. They can be supervised locally by astronauts or remotely by ground control. In a sense, robots will become members of the operational team. Just like human teams, these human-robot teams must exchange information, follow establi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Field Reconfigurable Manipulator for Rovers

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: X703

    Robots will be precursors to human exploration of the lunar surface. They will be expected to prepare the lunar surface for human habitation as well as conduct scientific investigations. As humans arrive the robots should be able to shift to providing direct assistance to human exploration activities. Such tasks require a new generation of robotic vehicles -- a generation that has flexible, dext ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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