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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. 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
  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. AIRFLOW MONITOR AND STALL WARNING DEVICE

    SBC: Maris Worden Aerospace Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. AN IMPROVED STRESS ANALYSIS OF AN ASCENDING BALLOON

    SBC: Winzen Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS RESEARCH ATTEMPTS TO ADVANCE THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF BALLOON DESIGN BY DEVELOPING A METHOD TO REALISTICALLY APPROXIMATE THE STRESS LEVELS IN AN ASCENDING BALLOON. THE APPROACH WILL BE TO COMBINE EXISTING STUDIES ON ASCENT SHAPES, MATERIAL PROPERTIES, AND HEAT TRANSFER MECHANISMS TO PRODUCE A FIRST ORDER ESTIMATE OF STRESSES IN THE WALL OF A BALLOON WITH EITHER INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL CAPS. THE F ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Aptamer Beacon Sensor for Manual and Remote Automated Microbial Detection

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: H3

    Building on previously successful rapid one step ldquo;bind and detectrdquo; or ldquo;lights onrdquo; DNA aptamer beacon assays for bone peptides and vitamin D (NASA Tech Briefs. MSC-24619-1/5091-1, September 2013, pg. 78), Nanohmics proposes to engineer optimized aptamer beacon assays for common components of bacterial and fungal cell walls based on 3D YASARA computer models of the aptamer-target ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. AUTOMATION OF REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT UTILIZING A DESK TOP COMPUTER

    SBC: Bruce G. Jackson & Assocs.            Topic: N/A

    NASA IS CONTINUALLY DEVELOPING NEW SYSTEMS RANGING FROM COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO TEST FACILITIES TO LARGE SPACECRAFT. EACH SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT IS INITIATED AND CONTROLLED THROUGH THE USE OF REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICATIONS. THE PROPOSED STUDY WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AN AUTOMATED TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM FOR A DESK TOP COMPUTER. THE SYSTEM WILL BE PROTOTYPED TO DEVELOP AND TEST CON ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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