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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 September, 2020.

  1. Accelerating Memory-Access-Limited HPC Applications via Novel Fast Data Compression

    SBC: Accelogic, LLC            Topic: S501

    A fast-paced continual increase on the ratio of CPU to memory speed feeds an exponentially growing limitation for extracting performance from HPC systems. Ongoing developments and trends make it clear that this ratio will keep increasing over the next decade. Breaking this memory wall is one of the most important challenges that the HPC community faces today. In this project we introduce novel and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Dynamic State-Based FM Design and Analysis Tool

    SBC: ODYSSEY SPACE RESEARCH L L C            Topic: S505

    Odyssey proposes a new fault management planning and design tool and methodology that uses state-based simulations with programmable dynamic state definitions to provide early assessments of fault management system scope and cost. The tool will utilize models developed in SysML to capture system characteristics and relationships between system components as well as mapping of functionality to req ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Adaptive Resource Estimation and Visualization for Planning Robotic Missions

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: T1101

    NASA's future human exploration missions will include remotely operated rovers performing surface exploration and science, as well as free-flyers to reduce the need for human Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA). As astronauts move deeper into space, it will be necessary for them to manage these robotic assets with less support from ground controllers. A flexible approach is needed to build and revise p ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Superconducting Electric Boost Pump for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: H203

    Design, fabrication, assembly and test of the Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) concept for a submersible, superconducting electric boost pump during Phase II will transition the pairing of superconducting motor and high performance pump technology for use in liquid hydrogen (LH2) from TRL 3 to TRL 6. This innovative solution offers significant performance and operability benefits to futur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. > 1,000 W/kg Rad-Hard, High-Voltage PV Blanket at < $50/W IMM Cell Cost

    SBC: MARK O'NEILL, LLC            Topic: Z101

    The innovation is a new Stretched Lens Array (SLA) with a thinner, lighter, more robust Fresnel lens (with thin glass or polymer superstrate or embedded aluminum mesh). The new lens enables a blanket-level specific power > 1,000 W/kg, including lenses, PV cell circuit (including cells, encapsulation, high-voltage insulation, and heavy radiation shielding), and waste heat rejection radiator. The ne ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Radiation Hardened ARM Micro Controller Module

    SBC: Silicon Space Technology Corporation            Topic: S309

    Every CubeSat design is different with different requirements. However the number of similarities between CubeSat designs is greater than between any two larger spacecraft. Leveraging these similarities and by applying a modular design approach we can develop a small family of motherboards that can fulfill the needs of any CubeSat mission. The computing elements of a 1-3U motherboard and a 6U mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Miniature HD6D Navigation and Rendezvous LIDAR & Software

    SBC: Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation            Topic: S305

    Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation and Texas A&M University propose a miniature, long range, LIDAR for navigation and rendezvous. The HD6D imaging consists of high resolution, rapid framing 3D LIDAR and RGB camera images fused to give an HD resolution image. The LIDAR output and RGB camera output feed TAMU feature tracking algorithms which give 6DOF relative pose information to all bodie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. CRAFTSMAN: A Framework for Flexible Robotic Tool Usage

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: H601

    TRACLabs has a long-term goal to provide a software toolkit for flexible tool use by robotic manipulators. Our proposed toolkit is a suite of state-of-the-art algorithms focused on extending current pick-and-place planning and control methods to enable robust tool usage by humanoid and other armed robots. Our system provide more intuitive tools for the user of the robotic manipulator, including v ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Reagent Regenerative Microgravity Compatible Inorganic Ion Analyzer

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: H301

    There is limited capability for water quality analysis onboard current spacecraft. Several hardware failures have occurred onboard ISS which demonstrate the need for measurement of inorganic contaminants. Monitoring capability is of interest for identification and quantification of inorganic species in potable water, thermal control system cooling water, and human wastewater. Needed attributes for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Bridging the Gap Between Procedure Definition and Robot Execution

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: H601

    As space missions grow longer and more complex, it will be useful for humanoid robots to take over routine and maintenance duties. Such robots will need to be able to follow procedures that were originally authored for human agents. Unfortunately, subtasks that are trivial for a human can be incredibly complex for a robot to execute, and many assumptions about the capabilities and state of the a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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