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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. Autonomous Agricultural Application using Unmanned Aircraft

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A202

    Interest in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for civilian use has increased greatly in recent years and is expected to grow significantly in the future. NASA is involved in research that would greatly benefit from advancing the ability of UAS to make autonomous real-time decisions based on sensor data. This SBIR effort will provide this capability, developing and demonstrating an intelligent cont ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Weather Aware Route Planning (WARP)


    In Phase I of this NASA SBIR project, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc., designed and demonstrated the feasibility of a system for integrating environmental data into flight planning and execution for Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS). The Weather Aware Route Planning (WARP) system will provide weather-based Indicators and Warnings (I&W) and navigational recommendat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Contact Stress Design Parameters for Titanium Bearings

    SBC: AIR-LOCK, INCORPORATED            Topic: H402

    Air-Lock's Phase I effort tested the effects of ball induced contact stresses on Titanium bearing races. The contact stress design limit that would achieve a planetary exploration suit?s required cycle life was determined. These tests were performed on uniformly loaded flat thrust bearing style test plates. The Phase II effort will take this information and use it in a real world application, exi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. High-Power Tunable SeedLaser for Methane LIDAR Transmitter

    SBC: Princeton Lightwave, Inc.            Topic: S101

    Growing interest in precise measurements of methane concentration and distribution in the Earth's atmosphere is stimulating efforts to develop LIDAR systems in the spectral region of 16xx nm utilizing Path Differential Absorption techniques. The key element of such systems is a high energy optical source with good beam properties operating in the vicinity of a methane absorption line. A number of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. ModelLab: A Cloud-Based Platform to Support Advanced Geospatial Modeling of Earth Observation Data

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: S502

    In order to promote and facilitate broader use of NASA and other Earth observation data sources, the Phase I research focused on development of a cloud-based distributed computation platform for building, storing, and executing complex geospatial models. Widespread access to frequent, high-resolution Earth observation imagery has created the need for innovative tools like ModelLab that will help ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Fault Management Technologies- Metrics Evaluation and V&V

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S505

    Functional robustness, resulting from superior engineering design, along with appropriate and timely mitigating actions, is a key enabler for satisfying complex mission goals, and for enhancing mission success probability. Fault Management (FM) is a crucial mechanism to ensure system functionality from system design through the operational phase of a mission. FM is implemented with spacecraft har ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Physics-Based Aeroanalysis Methods for Open Rotor Conceptual Design

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A105

    Operating costs and fossil fuel consumption of civil transports can be reduced through use of efficient counter rotating open rotor (CROR) propulsion systems, thereby addressing both key industry needs and long-term NASA technical goals. To develop such next-generation systems, multiple design variables must be assessed efficiently within a conceptual design software environment. A blend of phy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Autonomous, Safe Take-Off and Landing Operations for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace

    SBC: Near Earth Autonomy, Inc.            Topic: A302

    Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have the potential to significantly impact modern society. While the technology for unmanned air vehicles operating day in and day out without constant human supervision is maturing steadily, much remains to be done to make these vehicles commonplace. We have identified a number of challenges that must be addressed for these vehicles to safely and efficiently conduct ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Efficient, High Power Density Hydrocarbon-Fueled Solid Oxide Stack System

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: H802

    Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative high power density design for direct internal reforming of regolith off-gases (e.g., methane and high hydrocarbons) within a solid oxide stack. The resulting breakthrough design offers the potential for higher overall efficiency, simplifies the system, and enables further compactness and weight reduction of the fuel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Extreme Environment Compatible Ceramic Enhanced PEBB Devices (EE-PEBB)

    SBC: QorTek, Inc.            Topic: S303

    A critical element in the NASA/NRC Technology Roadmap is to develop Power Electronic Building Block (PEBB) devices that can function in Extreme Environments. NASA?s stated aim is to use high power density/high efficiency PEBB devices to streamline design and introduce size, weight, cost and efficiency savings. The formidable challenge is to design such PEBB devices that use materials that can fu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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