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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 Flexible Fault Management Architecture for Cluster Flight


    In the near future we will see the development of space mission architectures where multiple spacecraft work cooperatively as a cluster to achieve mission objectives. Fault management (FM) is a critical challenge that must be addressed, especially when multiple spacecraft are working in proximity. Automatic fault management reduces the effort required by the ground crew when faults occur, and it ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Uninhabited Traffic Management System Evaluator (UTME)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A201

    The key innovation of this effort is the development of an Uninhabited Aerial System (UAS) Traffic Manager Evaluator (UTME) specifically targeted at evaluating potential air traffic systems for handling low-altitude UAS flights. It has been estimated that over 90% of future UAS flights will be low altitude (less than 6,000 feet above ground level). At such low altitudes, the conventional air tra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Open|SpeedShop Ease of Use Performance Analysis for Heterogenious Processor Systems

    SBC: Argo Navis Technologies LLC            Topic: S501

    We propose building upon the modular extensible architecture and existing capabilities of Open|SpeedShop to provide seamless, integrated, heterogeneous processor performance analysis. The NVIDIA GPU and Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) processors are increasingly important at high performance computing (HPC) laboratories within NASA for use on NASA's high-end computing (HEC) projects because of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Inflatable Wing Morphing Aircraft Aeroservoelastic Control and Design Demonstration

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: T401

    The role of UASs in the DoD has been continuously growing and is expected to show much higher growth rates in operations in the near future. A pressing need for such platforms is the need to be able to satisfy multiple mission objectives, without "compromising" on efficiency. This need is further exacerbated by increasing fuel prices, that dictates higher aerodynamic efficiencies across the comple ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A Robust and Automated Hyperspectral Damage Assessment System Under Varying Illumination Conditions and Viewing Geometry

    SBC: APPLIED RESEARCH LLC            Topic: S503

    Some target signatures of interest in drought monitoring, flooding assessment, fire damage assessment, coastal changes, urban changes, etc. may need to be tracked periodically. In a typical change detection application, a hyperspectral image collected in an earlier visit may need to be compared with later images collected using different imagers with different viewing geometries, illumination, gro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A New Class of Flare Prediction Algorithms: A Synthesis of Data, Pattern Recognition Algorithms, and First Principles Magnetohydrodynamics

    SBC: APPLIED RESEARCH LLC            Topic: S503

    Researchers have been working on flare prediction for many decades. However, the best prediction result achieved by Falconer et al. for major flares, CMEs, and solar proton events (SPEs) is a probability of detection of 39%, meaning that only 39% of the events are correctly predicted. Existing flare prediction algorithms are mainly based on a combination of data, statistical analysis, and pattern ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Innovative Non-Contact Metrology Solutions for Large Optical Telescopes


    NASA has unique non-contact precision metrology requirements for dimensionally inspecting the global position and orientation of large and highly-polished multi-segmented mirrors (in an as-installed configuration), such as those used on the James Webb Space Telescope. SURVICE Metrology has assembled a world-class team of metrologists and optical physicists to identify and develop innovative appro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Low-Frequency, All Digital Radar (ADR) for Biomass and Ice-sheet Investigations

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: S2001

    Low-Frequency, All Digital Radar (ADR) can be a key component for NASA Phased-array and tomographic Radar systems spanning multiple earth-science measurement objectives. One of the key attractions of ADR is hardware re-use for different scenarios. Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes the design of an ADR system to meet the technology requirements listed in this solicitation. State-of-the-art ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A High Performance Approach to Local Active Noise Reduction in Noisy Cabins

    SBC: APPLIED RESEARCH LLC            Topic: H303

    Spacecraft cabin is noisy and uncomfortable. Sometimes, the noise level can exceed 80 dBA. There are 2 challenges to meet the above needs. One is to generate an anti-phase (180 deg out of phase) signal in real-time to reduce the loud cabin noise in a small area. Another one is to minimize the spillover of the anti-phase signal to other places. We propose a novel and high performance approach to su ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Innovative EVA Glove Exoskeleton

    SBC: INNOVITAL SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: H401

    Dexterous performance degradation resulting from donning an extra-vehicular activity (EVA) glove limits the capability of astronauts to perform certain tasks in space. This measurable performance loss has led to a number of design revisions, but barehanded performance with an EVA glove on is still far from achievable. Exoskeleton concepts have also been considered to add some of the lost dextero ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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