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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. A Compact, Efficient Pyrolysis/Oxidation System for Solid Waste Resource Recovery in Space

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: X203

    Pyrolysis processing can be used in near term missions for volume reduction, water recovery (drying), stabilization, and enhanced water and oxygen recovery through thermochemical reactions. For longer term missions, the added benefits include production of fuel, multi-purpose carbon, and reactants for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). The objective of the Phase I SBIR program was to demonstrate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Flight Adaptive Blade for Optimum Rotor Response (FABFORR)

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A209

    While past research has demonstrated the utility and benefits to be gained with the application of advanced rotor system control concepts, none have been implemented to date on a production military or commercial rotorcraft. A key contributor to this fact is the inherent cost associated with installation and maintenance of these control systems, since many system designs require the replacement o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Low-Noise, UV-to-SWIR Broadband Photodiodes for Large-Format Focal Plane Array Sensors

    SBC: DISCOVERY SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: S105

    Broadband focal plane arrays, operating in UV-to-SWIR wavelength range, are required for atmospheric monitoring of greenhouse gases. Currently, separate image sensors are used for different spectral sub-bands: GaN for UV, Si for visible, and InGaAs for SWIR, requiring expensive component-level integration for hyper-spectral imaging. Also, the size of the InGaAs focal plane arrays is currently limi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Ultra-Low Noise Quad Photoreceiver for Space Based Laser Interferometric Gravity Wave Detection

    SBC: DISCOVERY SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: S105

    We propose to design and develop 2x2 quad p-i-n InGaAs Photoreceivers having the following characteristics: (a) Active area diameter 0.75 mm; (b) Wavelength coverage 850 to 1700 nm, with responsivity of 0.7 A/W at 1064 nm; (c) Bandwidth up to 20 MHz for the individual quadrant; (d) Group Delay < 6 degrees/MHz; (e) Photodiode capacitance for individual quadrant of

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Expandable/Foldable Structures for Habitat


    Folded Structures Company (FSC) proposes the development of an innovative design approach for multi-laminate, primary and secondary structures for planetary habitats that integrates the dynamic deployment means with the static structural design using an advanced mathematical folding theory. The proposed approach holds the promise of a much simpler structure design that is both lightweight and com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced Cathode Electrolyzer (ACE)

    SBC: Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.            Topic: X601

    The proposed innovation is a static, cathode-fed, 2000 psi, balanced-pressure Advanced Cathode Electrolyzer (ACE) based on PEM electrolysis technology. It electrolyzes water vapor supplied to the hydrogen-evolving electrode and eliminates the need to circulate hydrogen and water on the cathode side of the cell. Innovations include the application of Infinity proprietary cell sealing technology to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. NUE- Novel Universal Ensemble Capability for Overset Grids

    SBC: JMSI INC.            Topic: S601

    Intelligent Light makers of the FieldView CFD/CAE Post-processing tool, proposes to develop NUE (pronounced noo-ae) - a Novel and Universal capability that manages an Ensemble of overset grid tools. NUE's assembly, flow solver and post-processing components accept grids from ANY grid generation package of ANY grid type to facilitate the ease of use of the overset grid methodology. Its components a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. DURACON- Variable Emissivity Broadband Coatings for Liquid Propellant Rocket Nozzles

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: X1001

    The need exists for a fast drying, robust, low gloss, black, high emissivity coating that can be applied easily on aircraft rocket nozzles and nozzle extensions. Based on their 40+ years of experience with loaded polymers, particle dispersion and surface gloss control, scientists at Materials Technologies Corporation recently developed DURACON, a high emissivity, high thermal diffusivity, low- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Portable IR-Based Inspection System, PIRIS

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: O302

    Aerospace structures are prone to damage. In addition to cracks seen in metals, composite structures exhibit other characteristic damage modes such as, matrix cracking, delamination, fiber debonding and breakage and matrix voids. Infrared thermography methods can reveal many subsurface defects in composites including kissing disbond, which is almost impossible to identify using any other NDE metho ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Fault Tolerant Software-Defined Radio on Manycore

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: O103

    Mobile communications systems require programmable embedded platforms that can handle computationally demanding signal processing codes without the burden of high power consumption. As hardware performance improves, technology trends have shifted functionality from the gate level up to software, as demonstrated by the emergence of software defined radio. Traditionally, these platforms rely on FPGA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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