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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  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 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Advanced Structural Health Monitoring

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: T12

    Frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) are periodic arrays of conductive elements/patches that cause a particular reflection response when illuminated with high frequency electromagnetic energy. nbsp;These arrays arenbsp;used for high frequency filters and in antenna applications.nbsp; We propose to use FSSs as multi-functional sensors. nbsp;FSS sensors are unpowered, low-profile (thin), wireless and ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Broadband Vector Vortices for High Contrast Coronagraphy

    SBC: Beam Engineering For Advanced Measurements Co.            Topic: S2

    The requirement of detecting nearly ten orders of magnitude smaller signal of a planet compared to the nearby star puts forward extreme challenges for coronagraphs designed for exoplanet imaging. Vector vortex waveplates (VWs) appear to be capable of providing best performance compared to other mask technologies due to their structure as thin film coatings of continuous texture that minimizes ligh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Capacitive Vector Skin Friction Measurement Systems for Complex Flow Fields

    SBC: Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation            Topic: A1

    The Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation (IC2) proposes to continue development of dual-axis shear stress sensors that are applicable in ground test facilities covering a large range of flow speeds in response to NASA SBIR 2018 Phase I solicitation subtopic A1.08. The proposed sensing system addresses a critically unmet measurement need in NASArsquo;s technology portfolio, specifically the abi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. COBALT-DOPED MAGNESIUM FLUORIDE LASER FOR REMOTE SENSING

    SBC: Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE MAJOR PORTION OF THE EFFORT WILL BE TO DEVELOP A CO:MGF2 LASER SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR USE IN POSSIBLE NASA MISSIONS. MOST OF THE WORK ON CO:MGF2 LASERS HAS INVOLVED THE USE OF LIQUID NITROGEN FOR COOLING OF THE CRYSTAL, A MAJOR INCONVENIENCE FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WOULD, BY A COMBINATION OF THEORETICAL ANDEXPERIMENTAL WORK, INVESTIGATE OPERATION OF THE CO:MGF2 LASER AT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. 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
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