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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. Electrical Power from Thermal Energy Scavenging in High Temperature Environments

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: T3

    Physical Sciences Inc. and Purdue University propose to develop a novel approach to scavenging heat from high intensity thermal environments encountered during space missions and converting this thermal power to electrical power at high efficiency.  Examples include extremely hot heat shields during vehicle entry into planetary atmospheres (Mars/Venus probes) and during high speed ascent thro ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Developing a robust and scalable calibration approach to low-cost AQ sensing

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Poor air quality represents a major public health risk, contributing to an estimated one of every eight deaths worldwide. Low-cost air quality sensors have developed rapidly over the last few years and offer the opportunity to make air quality monitoring widespread at an affordable price. However, low-cost sensors are currently unable to deliver accurate, reliable data due to a lack of understandi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. OpenORB Low-Cost Mooring Location Beacon for Costal Applications

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: 825

    Triton Systems, Inc. proposes development of the Open-Source Oceanographic Asset Recovery Beacon (OpenORB) that will allow the deployment of coastal instrumentation moorings with affordable protection against loss. This open-source kit would significantly reduce the purchase price of a commercial location beacon by allowing the end-user to assemble a customized system with minimal time and effort. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Phase II Commercialization of HABStats: A Harmful Algal Bloom Species, Toxin and Total Phytoplankton Identification System

    SBC: CoastalOceanVision, Inc            Topic: 821

    In Phase I, we developed a prototype instrument for counting, sizing and identifying both non-toxic and toxic Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) species. We did this by integrating three innovative technologies: High-throughput color, Light Field Imaging Flow Cytometry to acquire morphological information for each cell, Raman spectroscopy to acquire species-specific molecular information on pigments and tr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Innovative IEP Goal Creation: Equipping Special and General Educators

    SBC: EDUCATION MODIFIED INC            Topic: 91990019R0012

    The project team will develop the EdMod platform for special education practitioners to enter and track information specific to IEPs, such as diagnosis classification, goals, and data collection of those goals. The platform will then generate research-based strategies for teachers to support students with or at risk for disabilities during classroom instruction or in testing. The platform will pre ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. Inq-ITS Online Labs for High School Physics and Physical Science

    SBC: Apprendis LLC            Topic: 91990019R0012

    In this project, the team will develop a performance-based lab for the high school level. The Inq-ITS Performance Based Labs for High School Physics and Physical Science will integrate "using mathematics" practices with other science practices to study physics/physical science phenomena. An accompanying teacher dashboard will generate immediate, diagnostic, and actionable alerts driven by algorith ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  7. Primary Tweeters: Segmented Micro-Mirrors for Picometer-Scale Wavefront Compensation in Space-Based Observatories

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: S2

    Annbsp;objective for future decadal study missions is to detect exo-Earths usingnbsp;space-based telescopes with segmented primary mirrors (PMs). Wavefront control fornbsp;such telescopes will require small-stroke, high-precision deformable mirrorsnbsp;(DMs). The proposed innovation is a segmented microelectromechanical DM thatnbsp;can benbsp;used in NASA test beds as a surrogate for segmented PMs ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Thermochromics with Very Low Transition Temperature

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: Z2

    Triton Systems is developing an unpowered thermostatic film for application to spacecraft surfaces. We call our approach Phase Change Thermochromic Radiator (PCTR); it self-switches from low to high emittance above a designed temperature setpoint Tc, causing a surface in space to radiate heat only when it becomes too warm and conserving heat otherwise. Key to the operation of PCTR is a phase chang ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Fission Stirling Converter

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: Z1

    This Phase II proposal for a Fission Stirling Convertor (FSC) that is ideally suited for use with fission-based Space Nuclear Power Systems (SNPS) and/or Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) systems. All Phase I objectives were successfully achieved, laying the groundwork for a high-confidence and high-performance FSC prototype demonstration in Phase II. FSC is adapted from the prior ARPA-E GENSETS p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High Energy Density Lithium-Sulfur Battery with Improved Cycle Life

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: S3

    A high cycle life and high energy density rechargeable battery would address an important need for a reliable power source that offers significant weight reductions in several NASA mission and program applications including energy storage devices for extravehicular activities (EVA), satellites, robots, and spacecraft vehicles. Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are promising next-generation energy st ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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