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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 April, 2020.

  1. Accelerating Communication-Intensive Applications via Novel Data Compression Techniques

    SBC: Accelogic, LLC            Topic: S501

    The traditional view of arithmetic operations dominating the computational cost of numerical algorithms has changed. As performance of new processors increases, we are moving into a new reality in which data movement is expensive and operations are becoming nearly free. In Phase I we discovered a new theory of data compression with unprecedented capability to reduce data movement in distributed HP ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Ground Processing Optimization Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

    SBC: Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.            Topic: H1001

    The ultimate goal is the automation of a large amount of KSC's planning, scheduling, and execution decision making. Phase II will result in a complete full-scale implementation of a general framework and its application to several problems at KSC to create several operational systems (e.g., for Ground Processing (GP) and the Cryogenic Test Bed (CTB)) and other systems targeting future, advanced a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. ChemCam-like Spectrometer for Non-Contact Measurements of Key Isotopes

    SBC: Applied Spectra, Inc.            Topic: S107

    This project addresses the need for a non-contact instrument capable of measuring the isotopic ratios O-18/O-16 and D/H from water ice and other solid materials (rocks). Frozen H2O is the dominant ice in the outer solar system, recently found on the Moon. Extensive deposits of near-surface ice discovered on Mars. Oxygen and hydrogen isotopic records preserve history of water/rock interactions depe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. A Flexible Fault Management Architecture for Cluster Flight


    In the near future we will see the development of space mission architectures where multiple spacecraft work cooperatively as a cluster to achieve mission objectives. Fault management (FM) is a critical challenge that must be addressed, especially when multiple spacecraft are working in proximity. Automatic fault management reduces the effort required by the ground crew when faults occur, and it ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. AirCore Reusable InSitu Sampler for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

    SBC: KALSCOTT ENGINEERING INC            Topic: S108

    A novel design for an in situ air sampling sensor for CO2 and trace gases is proposed. The sensor, named AirCore, provides the advantages of existing in situ sensors (e.g. high resolution) but eliminates possible biases in analysis that often originate from imperfect measurement condition. The AirCore provides a significant savings in cost and weight while increasing the capabilities of existing i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Low Gravity Drug Stability Analyzer


    The goal of this proposed program through Phase III is to build a space-worthy Drug Stability Analyzer that can determine the extent of drug degradation. It will be able to monitor the drug active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and its degradation product concentrations as a function of time, as well as determine if a drug is suitable for use. This will be accomplished by designing and building ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Calculation of Effective Material Strengths for 3D Woven Hybrid Preforms and Composites

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: H701

    The design concepts being considered for Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET) rely on the use of 3D woven carbon fiber preforms. Therefore, there is a need to be able to predict the properties and performance of a woven material. Validation of predictive modeling tools would allow for the use of these tools to design and optimize the 3D weaves, significantly reducing the c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Constraint-Checking Editor for Procedure Tracking (ConCEPT)

    SBC: ADVENTIUM ENTERPRISES, LLC            Topic: H601

    Constructing, maintaining, and adapting operational procedures for manned space operations is a complex task, requiring the procedure author to satisfy constraints resulting from the system configuration, current state, and a set of procedural constraints imposing additional restrictions on these procedures. For operations on NASA's International Space Station (ISS), these procedural constraints m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. NDE for Ablative Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: H701

    This program addresses the need for non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods for quality assessment and defect evaluation of thermal protection systems (TPS). Novel linear drive eddy current methods are proposed for NDE of carbon-based TPS materials, such as felts, rigid materials, and three dimensional woven fiber composites. Using a combination of physics-based models of layered media, includin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Zero G Mass Measurement Device (ZGMMD)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: E103

    The Zero Gravity Mass Measurement Device (ZGMMD) provides the ability to measure the mass of samples in a microgravity environment, like that found on the International Space Station (ISS). One of the primary measurements often taken during science experiments is mass. This is even more relevant in biology, where mass is often one of the key measurements taken for analysis. During the Phase I effo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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