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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. > 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
  2. A BIOREACTOR FOR SCRENNING AND PRODUCTION OF HIGH VALUE SECONDARY PLANT METABOLITES

    SBC: Phytoresource Research Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE BIOCHEMICAL AND SYNTHETIC CAPACITY OF HIGHER PLANTS, AS SHOWN BY THEIR NATURAL CONTENT OF SUBSTANCES, HAS BEEN USED FOR CENTURIES IN SUPPLYING MATERIALS IMPORTANT IN PHARMACOLOGY AND IN FLAVORS AND FRAGRANCES. MANY OF THESE SECONDARY PRODUCTS ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY AND AN ENORMOUS EFFORT HAS TO BE EXTENDED TO GET THEM. ATTEMPTS TO USE CELL CULTURES OF HIGHER PLANTS AS A MEANS OF PRODUCING SECONDA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING ATMOSPHERES FOR SPACE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS

    SBC: Phytoresource Research Inc            Topic: N/A

    IT IS GENERALLY ACCEPTED THAT HIGHER PLANTS WILL SERVE AS IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONING AND FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS FOR FUTURE SPACE OR PLANETARY SURFACE HABITATS. BECAUSE OF STRUCTURAL CONSIDERATIONS IT IS LIKELY THAT ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND PRESSURE WILL BE RADICALLY DIFFERENT. IN DEFINING GROWTH SYSTEMS FOR ALTEREDATMOSPHERES WE MUST UNDERSTAND HOW PLANTS OPERATE IN GEN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. 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
  5. ADAMANT: Adaptive Manipulation for Tasks

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: Z5

    Robots will play an important role in NASA#39;s upcoming missions to the Moon and beyond.nbsp; They will need to manipulate their environment in complex and useful ways - carrying objects, using tools, and assisting crew.nbsp; NASArsquo;s humanoid robots have highly dexterous end-effectors, but developing software to fully utilize such hands remains a challenging task.nbsp; Grasping strategies are ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. ADAPTIVE COMPUTATIONAL METHOD FOR FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION IN INTERNAL FLOWS

    SBC: Computational Mechan            Topic: N/A

    SUPER ACCURATE ADAPTIVE COMPUTATIONAL SCHEMES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION AND COMPLEX THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTERNAL FLOWS ARE TO BE DEVELOPED. NEW PETROV-GALERKIN FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR SOLVING THE NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS. COUPLED WITH THE EQUATIONS OF MOTION OF ELASTIC DUCTS AND MANIFOLDS, ARE TO BE DEVELOPED AND USED TO SIMULATE FLOWS IN AEROSPACE PROPULSION SYSTEMS (SUCH AS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. 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
  8. Additive Manufactured Very Light Weight Diamond Turned Aspheric Mirror

    SBC: Dallas Optical Systems Inc            Topic: S203

    Selective laser melting, referred to as "Direct Metal Laser Sintering"(DMLS), "Metal Powder Bed Fusion" or "3D Printing" is an additive manufacturing process which allows extremely thin wall and complex structures. Off-axis aspherics are as easily produced as simple spherical optical surfaces. Nickel 11-13 % phosphorus alloy is the only hard, very fine grain, corrosion resistant material that can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Additive Manufacturing Applied to LOX- Methane Turbopumps

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: H201

    Florida Turbine Technologies' (FTT) proposes an Additively Manufactured Modular Pump (AMMP) to provide a major leap forward in the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of combined Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies to dramatically reduce the cost, development lead time and subsequent deployment of a scalable, modular turbopump for rocket engine developers. This Phase I program will take the init ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. ADVANCED HELIUM NAGNETOMETERS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

    SBC: POLATOMIC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE GOAL OF PHASE I IS DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVANCED OPTICALLY PUMPED HELIUM MAGNETOMETER CONCEPT. THIS INSTRUMENT WILL MEASURE MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE 1 TO 10-8 GAUSS RANGE WITH ORDER OF MAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENTS IN SENSITIVITY AND ABSOLUTE ACCURACY OVER EXISTING MAGNETOMETERS. OPTICALLY PUMPED HELIUM ISOTOPES CAN BE OPTICALLY PUMPED AND USED AS MAGNETOMETERS IN THE FOLLOWING THREE MODES: (1) VECTOR MOD ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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