Award Data

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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. Metal Digital Direct Manufacturing (MDDM) for Close-Out of Combustion Chambers and Nozzle Fabrications

    SBC: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, LLC            Topic: T12

    This NASA sponsored STTR project will investigate methods for close-out of large, liquid rocket engine, nickel or stainless steel nozzle, coolant channels utilizing robotic laser and pulsed-arc additive manufacturing (AM)methods. Structural jacket to coolant channel land area interface strength will be quantified and metallurgical characterization completed.Process optimizations will be conducted ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Dual Plane 3D Compton Scattering Imager with Pixelated CZT Detectors for 1-10MeV Gamma Ray

    SBC: H3D            Topic: None

    Phase I has proven that the current setup achieves better than 8mm spatial resolution for 2.2MeV prompt gammas. However, 1mm spatial resolution presents a significant challenge for the current setup due in part to limited timing resolution and count rate. A new analog ASIC will be developed to replace the current analog ASIC that will have better timing resolution and deliver higher count rates. I ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Autonomous Navigation on Icy Moons and Ocean Worlds


    Technology currently used for terrestrial navigation is extremely limited in the challenging environments on icy moons and ocean worlds such as Europa. Autonomous platforms used to collect data from beneath these ice and ocean surfaces cannot depend on access to satellite or any other electromagnetic communication. Autonomous systems in these environments are required to perform highly-complex tas ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Vortex Control for Low-Noise DEP Urban Aircraft

    SBC: Surfplasma, Inc.            Topic: T15

    Suppression of noise from aircraft is a vital NASA goal, especially important for the vision of Urban Air Mobility. Small urban aircraft may utilize Distributed Electric Propulsion along with advanced structural and electric motor/storage technologies to achieve the necessary flight capability. However, these aircraft utilize propellers or fans to achieve the necessary thrust, with attendant commu ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Ultra-Low Profile, Flat-Packaged Microphones for In-Flight Aeroacoustic Measurements

    SBC: Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation            Topic: A2

    The Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation (IC2) proposes the development of a low-profile instrumentation-grade pressure sensor for in-flight aerodynamics measurements using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based piezoelectric sensing with backside contacts and advanced packaging technology.nbsp; The goal of this research is to develop a pressure sensor that meets the demanding in-flight p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Extreme Temperature Vapor Compression Heat Pump


    Mainstream proposes to develop a vapor compression (VC) thermal management system suitable for long duration lunar equatorial missions. Because the high lunar surface temperatures during daytime operation exceed the maximum allowable temperature for most electronics, an active lifting cycle is needed rather than typical spacecraft thermal control strategies such as passive thermal links or mechani ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Xen Project Hypervisor for the High Performance Space Computing Platform

    SBC: DORNERWORKS, LTD.            Topic: Z6

    DornerWorks is seeking to enhance the capabilities and ecosystem of the open source Xen Project hypervisor, targeting full integration with the High Performance Space Computing (HPSC) platformrsquo;s High Performance Processing Subsystem (HPPS) through this project. There will be several tangible benefits stemming from this Phase I project.nbsp;This project will show the Xen Project hypervisor to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Non-Mechanical Dual-Mode Beam Control System for LiDARs

    SBC: Beam Engineering For Advanced Measurements Co.            Topic: Z7

    The objective of the proposal is exploring an opportunity for developing a versatile beam control system for LiDARs with both Doppler and time-of-flight measurement capability for enhanced navigation precision and reliability. New generation optics and electro-optics capabilities will be studied, adapted and customized to prove the feasibility of new generation LIDARs that could combine Doppler pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Autonomous Agent Cognitive Architectures for Human Exploration

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: H6

    Deep space human exploration missions present a number of challenges. The distance from Earth makes communication less reliable and mission management more complex, and places a greater burden on human crews. Managing the complexity of the various onboard systems, processes, and resources, including health systems, payloads, etc., will present new kinds of crew challenges and stresses not experien ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Wireless Vibration Monitors for Advanced Propulsion Systems Ground Testing

    SBC: LORAND TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: H10

    Cost effective research and development of NASArsquo;s new propulsion capabilities places a premium on maximizing the return spent on ground testing.nbsp; Tests must yield high-quality results both in data and subsequent analysis, fit into aggressive development schedules, and allow developers to minimize costly test-fail-fix cycles.In this Phase I project, Lorand Technologies is proposing to adap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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