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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 (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. Advanced Hot Reservoir Variable Conductance Heat Pipes for Planetary Landers

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T9

    NASArsquo;s plans to further expand human and robotic presence in space and planetary surface automatically involve significant thermal challenges. A hot reservoir variable conductance heat pipe (VCHP) that can provide much tighter passive thermal control capability is an ideal thermal management device for future planetary landers and rovers. Based on previous ISS test results, advanced fluid man ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Co-Localization for Planetary Rover Teams

    SBC: Astrobotic Technology, Inc.            Topic: T4

    nbsp;This project is developing, testing, and integrating hardware systems and software techniques to enable the co-localization of teams of rovers, specifically targeting small-scale, low size, weight, and power rovers. Utilizing inertial measurement units (IMU), ultra-wideband (UWB) ranging radio, and a model-based approach to relative visual range, bearing, and pose estimation, each rover in a ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. 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
  5. History Maker VR

    SBC: Schell Games LLC            Topic: 91990019R0012

    History Maker VR is a playful virtual reality (VR) content-creation tool that allows students to embody historical characters in immersive settings, record performances featuring those characters, and share their performance files to demonstrate material mastery. History Maker VR is designed to scaffold creative storytelling, and to encourage embodied learning and for students to take pride in con ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. Additive Manufacturing of PEEK and Fiber-Reinforced PEEK for NASA Applications and Custom Medical Devices

    SBC: ACTUATED MEDICAL, INC.            Topic: H7

    There is a significant gap between the properties of materials that are produced using current 3D printing processes and the properties that are needed to support critical space systems.nbsp; The main limitation for polymers is the interlayer adhesion between layers in the buildup direction.nbsp; The polyetherimide/polycarbonate (PEI/PC) composite recently demonstrated on the International Space S ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Detecting Life in Ocean Worlds with Low-Capacitance Solid-State Nanopores

    SBC: Goeppert LLC            Topic: S1

    Solid-state nanopores have been identified as ideal candidates for robust and ultrafast single molecule detection and present a highly suitable candidate platform technology for this NASA SBIR Phase II solicitation under Focus Area 9: Sensors, Detectors and Instruments and subtopic S1.11 In Situ Instruments/Technologies and Sample Processing for Ocean Worlds Life Detection focused on concepts for ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Rover-Based Non-Prehensile Manipulation for Improved Mobility, Scientific Exploration, and Terrain Shaping on Planetary Surfaces

    SBC: PROTOINNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: Z5

    ProtoInnovations, LLC is developing a rover-based non-prehensile manipulation (RBNPM) control architecture and associated algorithms, tools, and metrics to maximize the mobile manipulation capabilities of robotic rovers using existing actuated degrees-of-freedom (DoF) such as wheel rotation or steering. These new or improved capabilities allow rovers to change the environment around them to improv ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Enabling Aerial Close-Proximity and Contact Sensing for Inspection of Industrial Infrastructure

    SBC: Near Earth Autonomy, Inc.            Topic: A2

    The aerial inspection technology we have begun developing in Phase I shows promise for a commercializable system. Our team has supporting technology in place and the relevant background to bring this innovation to TRL 6 through the Phase II effort. Our contacts in industry state strong cases for the usefulness and marketability of this innovation.The team will develop towards the project objective ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. 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

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