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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Single Molecule Instrument for Surface Enhanced Raman Optical Activity of Biomolecules

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: S205

    Stereochemistry is an essential element of our organic life. Only certain enantiomers are useful as drugs for the human body. Raman optical activity (ROA) provides stereochemical information down to the bond levels. Many biomolecules like proteins and DNA can be studied to understand their structural chemistry and structure related dynamics. These methods do not require material in the crystal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Microfluidic Cytometer for Complete Blood Count Analysis

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We will fabricate and test microfluidic designs for a micro-electromechanical system based complete blood count (CBC) analysis in separate modules and integrate them into a working prototype. A first module constitutes a hydrodynamic focusing injector and cell impedance meter. A second module takes hydrodynamically focused cells and measures light scatter in the forward and orthogonal directions ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. High-Counting Rate Photon Detectors for Long-Range Space Optical Communications

    SBC: aPeak Inc.            Topic: O108

    Long range, RF space communications do not meet anymore the bandwidth requirements or power constraints of future NASA missions. Optical communications offer the potential to dramatically increase the link bandwidth and decrease the emitter power. High-bandwidth, long-range optical communications require reliable high-gain, photon-counting detectors operated at moderate cooling with high detection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Rule-Based Integration of Science Data for Analysis and Display (RISDAD)

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: S804

    In order to facilitate wider understanding and use of NASA and other scientific data sources through publicly available and familiar tools, such as the Google Maps, Payload Systems Inc. proposes to develop a flexible scientific data search, analysis and visual presentation tool suite. This suite will use a modular plug-in approach to retrieve and translate information from user-selected networked ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. System Engineering Software Assessment Model for Exploration (SESAME)

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: X102

    Concept phase space-systems architecture evaluations typically use mass estimates as the primary means of ranking potential mission architectures. Software does not directly have physical mass and, as a result, is often left-out of such evaluations, despite the potential of being one of the main contributors to a mission's overall cost and risk. During NASA's Concept Exploration and Refinement (CE ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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