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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A Pulsed Nonlinear Raman Detection of Trace Organics with SERS Enhanced Sensitivity

    SBC: Crystal Research, Inc.            Topic: S106

    A significant technology gap for NASA astrobiology missions is the detection of organics at the sub ppm level without sampling. Currently, NASA uses different sensing technologies such as Pyrolysis–GCMS to analyze planetary samples. These instruments require complex sample handling and can process only a limited number of samples. It is critical to develop an effective instrument with exten ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Hybrid-Electric and All-Electric Rotorcraft Analysis and Tool Development

    SBC: Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: A306

    During this Phase I effort ESAero will draw upon its knowledge of hybrid-electric propulsion system design and analysis for fixed wing aircraft to investigate the potential benefits of incorporating such systems into rotorcraft designs. Past rotorcraft studies have been conducted in conjunction with Electricore, Inc. and an industry prime, to develop hybrid propulsion system trade studies and deve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High Heat Flux Block Ablator-In-Honeycomb Heat Shield Using Ablator/Aerogel-Filled Foam

    SBC: Ultramet            Topic: H701

    Ultramet and ARA Ablatives Laboratory previously developed and demonstrated advanced foam-reinforced carbon/phenolic ablators that offer substantially increased high heat flux performance and reduced weight relative to conventional ablators. The structure consisted of an ablator-filled foam front surface backed by Ultramet's highly insulating aerogel-filled foam. Arcjet testing was performed at NA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. SAVDS- A Decision Support Tool (DST) Enabling UAV Flights Beyond Visual Line-Of-Sight

    SBC: SAVDS, Inc.            Topic: S502

    The Sense-and-Avoid Display System (SAVDS®) represents a technology that was developed to address the mid-air collision risk for low-flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Over a 4-week period in July-August 2013, SAVDS was used as a decision support tool (DST) for NASA's Marginal Ice Zone Observations and Processes EXperiment (MIZOPEX) Project in northern Alaska. Integrated with a Thales-Ra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Razor UAS Test and Evaluation System

    SBC: ADSYS CONTROLS, INC.            Topic: A201

    Adsys Controls' Razor UAS Test System is a high fidelity simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) test system. Razor provides extensive existing capability for high fidelity real world modeling, extensive I/O capability, real-time execution, system fault simulation, full test automation, and extensive diagnostics. Razor was developed not just as a 6DOF simulator, but as a whole vehicle simulato ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Deep Space Cubesat Regenerative Ranging Transponder (DeSCReeT)

    SBC: Innoflight, Inc.            Topic: Z2001

    Innoflight proposes developing a 0.5U Deep Space Cubesat Regenerative-ranging Transponder (DeSCReeT) compatible with NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) and similarly capable ground assets and with flight-ready units available for CubeSats deployed in cis-lunar space via the Exploratory Mission 1 (EM1) program. The transponder will leverage Innoflight's flight-heritage Software-defined Compact Radio ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Pneubotics- Membrane-Based Robotics for Remote Material Handling

    SBC: Other Lab Inc.            Topic: H2001

    We have invented a new class of robotics, called `Pneubotics', that rival current manipulators in payload and reach at 1/10th the weight. Our technology leverages insights into lightweight materials and mass manufacturing to create robots that derive power, structure, and movement from pressurized air. As a result, drive trains, motors, bearings, shafts, sliding surfaces, and excess structural mat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Large-Scale Data Analysis Using Machine Learning Framework for Trajectory Prediction Algorithms

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: A2001

    A significant portion of the NextGen research is aimed at (i) developing ground-side automation systems to assist controllers in strategic planning operations such as scheduling flights, and (ii) developing tactical controller decision support tools to separate and space the traffic. Central to the success of these automation systems is the ability to predict the future trajectory of any aircraft ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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