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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. Airport Surface State Event Tracker (ASSET)

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: A3

    Integrated Arrival Departure Surface (IADS) traffic management solutions require accurate information about aircraft on the airport surface, from the gate to the runway.  Only a small fraction of airports have surface surveillance and in almost every case coverage is limited to the airport’s movement area.  A solution is needed that can compensate for the shortage of surveillance a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Resilience-Based Optimization of Space Systems

    SBC: Magnin, Michael            Topic: H6

    With future missions of increasing complexity, duration, distance, and uncertainty, there has been a growing need for methods and tools that can permit the effective formation of early stage conceptual designs that are not only cost-effective, but also productive and resilient to failures. Current approaches are mostly tailored to evaluating independent systems but do not necessarily scale well to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Improved X-Ray Filters with Al-Sc Alloys and Nanoparticle-Doped Polyimide

    SBC: Luxel Corporation            Topic: S1

    The next generation of detectors for high energy observatories needs a significant improvement in filter technology, as identified in the SBIR solicitation and as a PCOS technology gap. We propose a two-fold change in the state of the art of thin film EUV and x-ray filters, using Al-Sc alloy in place of Al and adding Au nanoparticles to polyimide. Al-Sc alloys show smaller grain sizes that should ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Novel Technologies for Efficient NTP Reactor Decay Heat Removal and Utilization

    SBC: Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation            Topic: Z10

    In this SBIR, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) will investigate and develop a set of novel technologies to minimize the amount of hydrogen needed for reactor decay heat removal after the shutdown of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) systems. Decay heat is the energy deposited during the decay of radioactive fission products after the reactor shuts down. Its management is a critical issue for N ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Low Cost Nano and Micro Satellite Launch Stage and Automated Hypersonic Test Platform

    SBC: HyperSciences, Inc            Topic: Z9

    HyperSciences, Inc. is proposing is a robust, cost effective, automated hypersonic launch system and encapsulated projectile bus  capable of delivering small payloads to altitudes as high as 100Km. HyperSciences uses our proven, existing and patented Ram accelerator-based launch architecture and in-ground launch site based at Spaceport America to launch payloads at greater than Mach 5. This c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. AstroPorter

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: Z5

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop a collaborative robotics platform, AstroPorter, for multi-agent coordinated tasks on the International Space Station (ISS). TUI will develop an AstroPorter payload for Astrobee to perform collaborative robotics tasks with TUI’s MANTIS - an EXPRESS Rack payload with a robotic arm for telerobotic operation of experiments on the ISS. AstroPorter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Predictor of Airport Runway Capacity (PARC)

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: A3

    The Predictor of Airport Runway Capacity (PARC) is a decision support tool for air traffic managers to estimate the near-term capacity of the individual runways of an airport for traffic planning and control. To estimate runway capacity, PARC analyzes historical data describing an airport’s traffic movements, operating conditions, operating procedures, and geospatial data to determine the ti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Metal Advanced Manufacturing Bot-Assisted Assembly (MAMBA) Process

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: H7

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop the Metal Advanced Manufacturing Bot-Assisted Assembly (MAMBA) Process, a robotically managed metal press and milling system used to create precision parts on orbit.  This manufacturing process provides an alternative to 3D printing metals in space, which is difficult due to space environment, feedstock safety concerns, and print quality issue ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. MakerSat

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: Z8

    As SmallSats become the “Satellite of Choice” for NASA and other Government and Private Space Missions, there is a growing need to enable SmallSats to perform “Long Baseline” and “Spatially Diverse” observation, measurement and collection missions.  Traditionally, these types of missions would be performed either by using formation flying or by using &ldquo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Precision Eddy Current Sensor for Nondestructive Evaluation of Spacecraft Structures

    SBC: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: H13

    In order to mitigate risk to equipment and crew, NASA needs nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques and sensors that are capable of detecting holes, pits, cracks, and corrosion of structures that are not visually accessible. The Independent Assessment of Instrument for ISS On-Orbit NDE highlights the challenges and importance of performing NDE of the international space station (ISS) pressure w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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