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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. Low Gravity Drug Stability Analyzer

    SBC: REAL-TIME ANALYZERS, INCORPORATED            Topic: H1205

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Seam Joining Techniques for Three-Dimensional Woven Carbon Naterial of at Least 1" Thickness.

    SBC: Pham, Tuyetnhung            Topic: H701

    Heat shield technology is a critical component for both re-entry and hypersonic vehicles. The traditional manufacturing approach for designing heat shields consists of joining TPS tiles together with an adhesive that fills any gaps between them. This approach has significant challenges, including the reduction in thermal-mechanical performance as compared to that of acreage woven material. Nhung's ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Programming Useful Life Prediction (PULP)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: A104

    Accurately predicting Remaining Useful Life (RUL) provides significant benefits—it increases safety and reduces financial and labor resource requirements. Relying on just one methodology for RUL prediction is unsuitable because certain methods of prediction perform better for certain use cases and conditions. Approaches must be combined to maximize accuracy. Encoding these hybrid methods is c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Aerodynamic Optimization for Distributed Electro Mechanical Actuators

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: A304

    Traditional hydraulic actuation and control surface layout both limit span wise control of lift distribution, and require large volume within wing cross-section, ultimately reducing efficiency. Mounting and support structures for traditional actuators, also necessitate drag-inducing protrusions in otherwise ideally smooth airfoils. Consequently, hydraulic systems are heavy and energy intensive as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Miniaturization of Airborne Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy Instrument

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: S107

    New measurement technologies are required to support science campaigns to better quantify rapid changes in the Earth atmosphere system. A key factor in this heightened focus on risk and uncertainty is the growing recognition that the climate is changing far more rapidly than was thought just five years ago. Aurora Flight Sciences and Harvard University propose to miniaturize the Harvard Integrated ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Fault Management Technologies

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S505

    Given that SysML is becoming a standard for model-based systems engineering and Integration (SE&I), system health management (SHM)-related models will either be done in SysML, or be done outside of SysML but enabled by conversion, mapping, and traceability of information across SysML and SHM models. Given that current implementations of SysML are not particularly useful to perform analyses, and th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Diagnosis-Driven Prognosis for Decision Making

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A104

    One cannot build a system-level Prognosis and Health Management (PHM) solution by cobbling together a bunch of existing prognostic techniques; it will have a very high rate of false-positive indications. On the other hand, if a system-level health management solution could identify the individual degradations and indictors associated with those degradations, and thereby decouple the problem into s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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