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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. Border Surveillance

    SBC: PERCEPTEK            Topic: N/A

    The 1400 mile southern border of the United States has historically been difficult to secure due to the vast stretches of land and the inhospitable nature of the terrain. This situation has resulted in a breach of our immigration laws but more importantly provides an opportunity for terrorists to illegally enter the country unobserved. Our phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of the sig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Networked Event and Object Correlated Multimedia System

    SBC: SEMQUEST, INC.            Topic: N/A

    100 cameras each with one million pixel resolution operating at 30 frames per second would require 24Gbps of bandwidth without data compression. Even at 100:1 compression the bandwidth is still large relative to existing digital systems, and this bandwidth is continuous. We propose a technology that continuously digitizes and records data from a scaleable system with 1000¿s of cameras. This sur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Human Detector for Cargo Shipping Containers


    Detection of human stowaways in cargo containers is an area of grave concern, and the proposed project will develop a sensor module for the detection of humans hidden within cargo shipping containers. Humans hiding in shipping containers are a threat to homeland security and detectors to reliably identify the presence of individual(s) will be extremely valuable. The proposed devices will rely upon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Homeland Security
  4. Effervescent Fine Water Mist Fire Extinguisher for Microgravity Environments

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X1203

    Fire suppression systems provide an essential safety function onboard spacecraft. The transition away from halon-based systems has presented an opportunity for efficient and cost-effective alternative approaches. ADA Technologies proposes to develop a fine-water-mist fire suppression system suitable for use in microgravity. The ADA design features a single pressure tank with a patented effervescen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Low-Power, Lightweight Cloud Water Content Sensor

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: E103

    The measurement of cloud water content is of great importance in understanding the formation of clouds, their structure, and their radiative properties which in turn affect the climate. While a variety of sensors exist for making these measurements, all of the existing sensors require far too much power or other energy input to be used on small platforms with limited payloads such as UAVs, balloo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Wide Output Range Power Processing Unit for Electric Propulsion

    SBC: COLORADO ELECTRONICS INC            Topic: S804

    Hall thrusters can be operated over a wide range of specific impulse while maintaining high efficiency. However S/C power system constraints on electric propulsion systems often force a choice of maximum power operation over a narrow range of specific impulse and thrust. Most spacecraft users would desire a continuous selection of thrust and specific impulse at maximum power when possible, but p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Efficiency Three Phase Resonant Conversion for Standardized Architecture Power System Applications

    SBC: COLORADO ELECTRONICS INC            Topic: X1001

    A low-cost, standardized-architecture power system is proposed for NASA electric propulsion (EP) applications. Three approaches are combined to develop a system that will meet current and future NASA needs and exceed currently available power processor unit (PPU) performance in terms of electrical efficiency, specific mass (kg/kW), and cost. The approaches include the use of (a) high-efficiency ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High Temperature Battery for In Situ Exploration of Venus

    SBC: Mobile Energy Products, Inc.            Topic: S202

    Development of batteries capable of operational temperatures of 380?C and 486oC with a specific capacity 200 Wh/kg for use as a power source on the Venusian surface and for planetary probes in similar high temperature atmospheres and where ambient pressures of 90 atmospheres are to be expected. These conditions are well beyond most conventional battery technologies, except those experienced by th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Pilot-Scale Oxidation Catalysts


    Catalytic oxidation of contaminants in air and water remains a key unit operation available to NASA. Its advantages include production of high-quality effluents, good microbial control, and extremely low expendable rates. Extensive research by both NASA and industry demonstrates an order of magnitude more activity for catalysts supported on carbon versus any other support. Carbon supported noble ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Novel Cyclic Catalytic Reformer for Hydrocarbon Fuels


    This proposed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I addresses development of a compact reformer system based on a cyclic partial oxidation (POx) technology for the purpose of generating hydrogen for fuel cell systems. The need for improved reformers arises from: 1) the tendency of hydrocarbon fuels to deposit carbon on surfaces; 2) requirement of large quantities of steam; 3) a massi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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