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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. Intelligent Power Source Reliability Monitoring and Failure Mitigation System

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: T3

    Alphacore Inc. will develop a high-accuracy built-in self-test (BIST) system for characterization of aging, degradation, available power and in-situ diagnosis of photovoltaic and multi-pack battery systems using low-complexity single-chip impedance spectroscopy (IS) approach. Alphacore will collaborate with Arizona State University (ASU) scientists to develop a low complexity single-chip photovolt ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A Robust Biofilm-Biomat Reactor for Conversion of Mission-Relevant Feedstocks to Products

    SBC: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC            Topic: T7

    Sustainable Bioproducts (SB) proposes to develop an encapsulated biofilm-biomat reactor that will efficiently convert mission relevant feedstocks to usable products under zero gravity conditions. The bioreactor will be based on SB’s proprietary fermentation platform for converting a wide variety of waste streams into a multitude of usable products. SB’s bioreactor platform is simple, d ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Bio-inspired Cellular Material Optimization for the Design of Additively Manufactured Multi-Functional Lightweight Structures

    SBC: Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T3

    New technologies in imaging and manufacturing, including Additive Manufacturing (AM), are opening possibilities for mimicking biological structures in a way that has been unprecedented in human history. The primary innovation proposed here is the development of a tool that generates bio-inspired, parametrically optimized cellular materials for integration into the design of Additively Manufactured ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Discrete Time State-Space Aeroservoelastic Modeling using FUN3D

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: A1

    CFD-based reduced order modeling (ROM) has been an active research area, as they can be used directly with common linear flutter analysis tools. Among them, linearized reduced-order modeling approaches rely on linearization of the nonlinear unsteady aerodynamic flow equations, assuming that the amplitude of the unsteady motion is limited to small perturbations about the nonlinear steady-state flow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Tunable Single Frequency UV Laser

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: S1

    Compact and rugged single-frequency pulsed UV lasers are needed for measurement of ozone and the hydroxyl radicals (OH). The determination of the concentration of OH in the atmosphere is central to the understanding of atmospheric photochemistry. The goal for this SBIR Phase program is to demonstrate and build a highly robust high-power fast-tuning single frequency pulsed UV laser near 308nm for O ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. ARCSTONE Improvements

    SBC: Resonon, Inc.            Topic: S1

    This SBIR Phase I effort will be devoted to exploring possible improvements for the NASA ARCSTONE instrument. One possible improvement will be to utilize total internal reflection optics for the fore-optics of the system. Possible benefits include reduced polarization and smaller size. A second possible improvement will be to use an optical design that requires only one focal plane array for the e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Wafer Level Hybrid Interconnect Aligned (Cu/Oxide) Bonding for 3D Integration of Heterogenous (Si/GaAs) Submillimeter-Wave Arrays

    SBC: Cactus Materials Llc            Topic: S1

    The objective of this work is to develop millimeter wave arrays with ultra-high accuracy alignment (<300nm) using hybrid aligned bonding. Currently, most submillimeter-wave array systems utilize a single pixel both for space as well as ground applications. While these approaches are workable for the near-term, they will become unsustainable as pixel count is increased. In addition, the shear ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Low-Cost Mixed-Phase Cloud Characterization Sensor Suite

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: S1

    Radiative transfer properties of clouds play an important role in the energy balance of the Earth.  Numerous NASA programs and experiments are directed to measuring these effects.  In-situ measurements are critical for supporting satellite-borne instruments.  While research aircraft carry the best in-situ instruments, the aircraft and instruments are too expensive to provide suffici ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Flexible Radiator (FlexRAD)

    SBC: Paragon Space Development Corporation            Topic: Z2

    Paragon proposes development of Flexible Radiator (FlexRAD) technology for integration with inflatable habitats.  A pumped fluid loop radiator is composed of the fluid loop tubing which carries coolant for heat exchange, facesheets which provide extended surface area for radiative heat rejection, and inlet and outlet manifolds to connect individual sets of tubing.  For a radiator to be f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Condensate Separator for MIcrogravity Conditions (COSMIC)

    SBC: Paragon Space Development Corporation            Topic: Z2

    Paragon Space Development Corporation (Paragon) proposes the development of an advanced COndensate Separator for MIcrogravity Conditions (COSMIC). COSMIC is a full flow condensate separator designed to separate condensate from air effectively and with low power use.  This technology employs Paragon’s unique and robust, low power liquid separation technology that has heritage in and has ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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