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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. THERMIONIC NETCON FOR OUT-OF-CORE SPACE POWER SYSTEM

    SBC: Advanced Energy Technology,            Topic: N/A

    NETCON (NEW THERMIONIC CONVERTER) IS A NEW IDEA FOR AN ADVANCED POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM. THE EMITTERS ARE TYPICALLY 0.5 CM IN DIMENSION. THE EMITTER AND COLLECTOR ARE SEPARATED BY LESS THAN 0.5 MILS ( 12 MU M), WITH OPERATION IN THE QUASI-VACUUM (UNIGNITED) MODE. THE INTERELECTRODE GAP IS SET BY THE THERMAL EXPANSION OF A CERAMIC PEDESTAL SUPPORTING THE EMITTER. HEAT TRANSPORT TO THE EMITTER IS BY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. AN INTEGRATED-FUNCTION X-RAY LABORATORY FOR THE GEOLOGICAL AND EXOBIOLOGICAL

    SBC: Aracor            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED R&D WILL ESTABLISH A NEW CAPABILITY OF LIGHT-ELEMENT X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS THAT SUPPORTS THE ACCURATE QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT OF THE BIOGENIC ELEMENTS. THE BASIS FOR THIS NEW CAPABILITY IS A CLASS OF INNOVATIVE X-RAY WAVELENGTH-DISPERSIVE OPTICAL COMPONENTS KNOWN AS LAYERED SYNTHETIC MICROSTRUCTURES (LSM). THESE COMPONENTS, WHEN COMBINED WITH EXISTING ENERGY-DISPERSIVE DETECTOR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. AUTOMATED RADIATION/RELIABILITY VLSI QUALIFICATION

    SBC: Aracor            Topic: N/A

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED TEST METHOD TO EXTRACT CMOS VLSI CIRCUIT PARAMETERS TO ASSESS HOT-ELECTRON RELIABILITY AND RADIATION HARDNESS IS PROPOSED. THE INSTRUMENT, COMBINED WITH STANDARDIZED TEST CHIPS, WOULD BE UNIQUELY SUITED FOR QUALIFICATION OF LOW-VOLUME ASIC CIRCUITS FOR SPACEBOURNE APPLICATIONS. THE PROPOSED CONCEPTINCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATED TRANSFER OF TEST DEVICES BETWEE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENT OF TEMPERATURE, SIZE, AND VELOCITY OF DROPS IN SPRAYS

    SBC: Aerometrics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MOST POWER PLANTS CURRENTLY BEING USED FOR AERONAUTICAL PROPULSIVE PURPOSES FUNCTION BY BURNING LIQUID FUELS IN THEIR COMBUSTION CHAMBERS. THEREFORE, THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF EFFICIENT PROPULSION SYSTEMS REQUIRE THE COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF SPRAY COMBUSTION PROCESSES. TOWARDS THIS END, SEVERAL THEORETICAL MODELS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS, BUT THEIR CAPABILITIES ARE STILL OPEN TO QUE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. ADAPTIVE RAPID SCANNING IMAGING SPECTROPOLARIMETER

    SBC: Aotf Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN IMAGING GROUND-BASED SPECTROPOLARIMETER UTILIZING STATE-OF-THE-ART ACOUSTO-OPTICAL TUNABLE FILTERS (AOTFS). THE MAJOR SIGNIFICANT INNOVATION OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM IS THE USE OF A NOVEL OPTICAL IMAGING SYSTEM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ACCESSTO THE ORTHOGONALLY POLARIZED AOTF IMAGES, AND THE UNDERVIATED CENTRAL BEAM TO USE FOR GUIDING, OR OTHER PURPOSES. A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. AN 8 DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM MACRO-MICRO ROBOT FOR PRECISE FORCE MANIPULATORS

    SBC: Computer Motion, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A ROBOT CAPABLE OF DEXTROUS FORCE CONTROLLED MANIPULATION WOULD ALLOW THE AUTOMATION OF DELICATE TASKS WHICH ARE PERFORMED IN SPACE, PARTICULARLY DURING UNMANNED MISSIONS OR EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITIES. ANALYTIC PROOFS SHOW THAT EXISTING ADVANCED CONTROL STRATEGIES SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF DEXTROUS FORCE CONTROL. HOWEVER, TWO MORE PRACTICAL LIMITATIONS HAVE PREVENTED THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRECISE FORCE CO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. DIODE-PUMPED SHORT-PULSE LASER FOR RANGING AND ALTIMETRY

    SBC: Continuum            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO EVALUATE AND DESIGN A SHORT-PULSE, CW DIODE LASER-PUMPED Q-SWITCHED LASER DELIVERING PULSES < LNS LONG DIRECTLY, AND 100 PS LONG AFTER COMPRESSION. TO PERFORM EARTH ATMOSPHERE SENSING AND RANGING FROM SPACE, A LASER MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: - SHORT PULSEWIDTH (60 PS TO 1 NS) - HIGH EFFICIENCY (>10%) - HIGH RELIABILITY OUR PROPOSED INNOVATION WILL DELIVER THE DESIRED SHOR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. APPLICATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE DIGITAL VIDEO TO COMPUTER STORAGE

    SBC: Demografx            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT ADAPTS WAYS TO UTILIZE HIGH-PERFORMANCE DIGITALTELEVISION EQUIPMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE STORAGE OF DIGITALINFORMATION. THIS EQUIPMENT ALLOWS DATA TRANSFER RATES OF BETWEEN 10 MEGABYTES/SECOND AND 120 MEGABYTES/SECOND. STORAGE IN RAM IS AVAILABLE UP TO A FEW GIGABYTES. STORAGE ON MAGNETIC TAPE IS AVAILABLE UP TO 100 GIGABYTES PER REEL OR CASSETTE. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. AERODYNAMIC CONTROL OF THE F/A-18 USING FOREBODY VORTEX BLOWING

    SBC: ROLLING HILLS RESEARCH CORP            Topic: N/A

    FIGHTER AIRCRAFT IN FUTURE AIR COMBAT WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL AGILITY AND MANEUVERABILITY TO BE EFFECTIVE. A KEY TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE AGILITY IS IMPROVED AERODYNAMIC CONTROL AT HIGH ANGLES OF ATTACK. TECHNOLOGY RECENTLY DEVELOPED ON GENERIC FIGHTER SHAPES FOR HIGH-ANGLE-OF-ATTACKAERODYNAMIC CONTROL THROUGH FOREBODY VORTEX MANIPULATION SHOULD NOW BE INVESTIGATED FOR APPLICATION TO A REAL OPERATION ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. HIGH TEMPERATURE OXIDATION BARRIER COATINGS FOR REFRACTORY METALS

    SBC: ELECTROFORMED NICKEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    REFRACTORY METALS ARE ONE OF THE FEW GROUPS OF MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR APPLICATIONS INVOLVING HIGH TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS. MANY OF THESE METALS FORM VOLATILE OXIDES AND ERODE AT APPRECIABLE RATES. SEVERAL NOBLE (PRECIOUS) METALS ARE REFRACTORY IN NATURE BUT ARE FAR LESS SUSCEPTABLE TO OXIDATION. SUCH METALS CAN BE ELECTRODEPOSITED FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS IN THIN COATINGS ON VARIOUS SUBSTRATES TO F ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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