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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. A Robust Biofilm-Biomat Reactor for Conversion of Mission-Relevant Feedstocks to Products

    SBC: SUSTAINABLE BIOPRODUCTS LLC            Topic: T7

    Sustainable Bioproducts (SBP) has developed a simple and energy efficient bioreactor technology for the purpose of supporting NASArsquo;s in-situ microbial manufacturing needs. The technology capitalizes on the robust nature of filamentous fungi grown as biofilms. SBP has shown that the system can be used to convert a multitude of mission available feedstocks into dense, easily harvestable biomats ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Development of a Rapid Monitoring System for Detection of Pathogens in Marine Aquaculture

    SBC: InnovaPrep, LLC            Topic: 836

    pathogens in marine aquaculture waters. Phase II research will look to improve sample concentration, cell lysis, and DNA purification techniques that were developed in Phase I. More specifically, optimization of the prototype lysis/elution fluid will be further developed for cell lysis using BSL-1 organisms, Vibrio harveyi, a surrogate for pathogenic Vibrio ssp. Techniques will be developed to ove ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Low-Cost Mixed-Phase Cloud Characterization Sensor Suite

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: S1

    Satellites provide valuable data for cloud, precipitation, and radiative transfer research.nbsp; Supporting in-situ atmospheric measurements of cloud properties are essential.nbsp; While research aircraft carry the best in-situ instruments, the aircraft and instruments are too expensive to provide sufficient coverage.nbsp; Anasphere is developing a suite of low-cost, balloon-borne instruments that ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. ARCSTONE Improvements

    SBC: Resonon, Inc.            Topic: S1

    This SBIR Phase II effort will advance a new ARCSTONE instrument for calibrating lunar reflectance from TRL 2 to TRL 4. The new instrument, conceived in the Phase I effort, will be much smaller than first-generation units and fit within a 6U satellite payload with substantial margin. This system will utilize a single focal plane array and span the spectral range of 350-2,300 nm. Optical modeling i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Evolving and Certifiable Autopilot for Unmanned Aerial Systems

    SBC: DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: A2

    An intelligent flight control system is developed with learning capabilities and a high degree of assurance that can be certified by the FAA and tested on a modular reconfigurable UAS.nbsp; Existing lack of intelligence, adaptability and high performance of current automatic flight controllers is addressed by taking advantage of high-performance computing platforms, state-of-the-art machine learni ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Chip-Based ADS-B for High Density, Low Altitude UAV Operations

    SBC: KALSCOTT ENGINEERING INC            Topic: A3

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Project is aimed at developing and testing an ADS-B transponder in a fully integrated single chip using Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) process. Thisnbsp; transponder is capable of operating both in 978 MHz UAT and 1090 ES modes. This chip-based micro ADS-B unit is aimed at the owners and operators of prosumer and industrial unmanned air vehic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Linear Regulators for Efficiently Driving a Deformable Mirror

    SBC: Sunlite Science & Technology, Inc            Topic: S2

    Linear regulators are widely used for providing stable voltage supplies. When a regulator provides a voltage signal to a capacitive device, the quiescent current can be designed in submicron amperes. This low quiescent current attribute will be employed to build low power high-voltage amplifiers and applied for developing two application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in this proposal. Each ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. NeuRover: Rover Enabled Neutron Energy Detector for Lunar Resource Mapping

    SBC: Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc.            Topic: Z12

    NASA requests a high spatial-resolution, wide-area scan of lunar soil composition, especially within impact craters, that may contain a higher concentration of usable material such as 3He and H2O. Soil with a higher hydrogen content will tend to slow down (i.e., thermalize) neutrons rather than absorb them, thereby depressing the fast and epithermal components of the neutron energy distribution wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Utilization of Materials International Space Station Flight Facility to Advance TRL of Seed Laser for Space-Based Lidar Measurements

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: Z4

    The overall goal of the SBIR effort is advancement of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of a diode-based, locked-wavelength, seed laser system being developed under the NASA SBIR Program. This laser system is applicable for seeding next generation pulsed lasers for lidars identified in the recent Decadal Survey.nbsp; To achieve this goal, AdvR is proposing to utilize the Materials International ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High-Resolution Scanning of Sub-Surface Lunar Water with Mobile Neutron Energy Spectrometer

    SBC: Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc.            Topic: H2

    This proposal describes a mobile solid-state Neutron Energy Spectrometer (NES) for lunar soil moisture determination. Cosmic-ray interactions within the lunar soil will yield secondary neutrons and protons, among other particles. The produced neutrons will travel within the soil, scattering off of materials such as hydrogen. Interactions with hydrogen will greatly reduce the energy of the neutrons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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