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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 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
  2. Feedback Sensors for Closed Loop Additive In-Space Manufacturing

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: H7

    This solicitation calls for online quality control to be applied to In-Space Manufactured (ISM) additive manufactured parts.  Our proposed approach is integrated precision scanning of the additive manufactured (AM) parts and feedback of that data back into AM layer by layer process control.  The goal is to augment Space Manufacturing AM process controls with verifiable feedback enabling ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Ultra-Compact, Field-Deployable, Quantum-Compatible Receiver for Free-Space Optical Communication

    SBC: Quantum Opus, LLC            Topic: H9

    Quantum Opus is excited to propose compactifying, enclosing, and automating ALL of the required vacuum, cryogenics, and electrical systems of a superconducting nanowire single-photon detection system into a 14-inch tall by 17-inch wide by 18-inch deep package and re-engineering the optical collection mechanisms to be compatible with existing NASA telescope infrastructure. The end product will be a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Three Band Thermal Infrared Detector for CubeSats and UAS

    SBC: XIOMAS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: S1

    The overall objective of the SBIR is to develop a high performance, inexpensive, three-band thermal infrared camera system, suitable for deployment in Unmanned Airborne Systems and CubeSats.  This imaging system will be capable of mapping thermal features on the surface of the earth with a high revisit rate and high spatial resolution.  Xiomas believes the Three Band Infrared Detector (T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Dust-Free Fabrication of Uranium and Plutonium Oxide Powders for Radioisotope Systems, Nuclear Thermal Rockets, Nuclear Electric Propulsion, and Surface Power Reactors

    SBC: Amphionic LLC            Topic: Z10

    This SBIR project will develop a manufacturing method for nuclear fuels that can be universally applied for space-power systems that utilizes a dust-free uranium oxide production unit.  For the particular application to nuclear thermal propulsion, in which one wishes, (1) to maximize hydrogen propellant heating, and (2) to reduce fission product gas release and reactor particulates into ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Frequency Agile Seed Laser for Orbital Doppler-Shift Compensation

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S1

    The overall goal of the SBIR effort is to develop a frequency-agile, stand-alone, space-hardened diode-based seed laser with options for locking and frequency agility to compensate for doppler shift during orbit. This US-manufactured platform will be applicable for seeding next generation Nd:YAG lasers currently being developed for high-priority-designated aerosol missions (single- and multi-chann ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Bifunctional Membrane for High Energy, Long Shelf Life Li-S Batteries

    SBC: Navitas Advanced Solutions Group, LLC            Topic: Z1

    The adoption of high energy lithium sulfur batteries hinges on significant improvements in charge/recharge cycle life.  Cycle life is limited by migration of dissolved polysulfide species which creates an electrochemical short circuit.  In this NASA SBIR, Navitas Systems proposes to develop an atomically precise and bifunctional membrane separator for lithium sulfur batteries that impede ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Polarization Entangled Photon Pair Source for Space-Based Quantum Communication

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: H9

    The overall goal of this NASA effort is to develop and deliver efficient, single-pass quantum optical waveguide sources generating high purity hyper-entangled photon pairs for use in high-rate long-distance links.  The new devices will produce hyper-entangled photon pairs with high efficiency, pure spectral properties, and low attenuation, providing the key technology required for deployment ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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