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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Variable View Factor Two-Phase Radiator

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: Z2

    The proposed program will develop a novel Vapor-Pressure-Driven Variable-View-Factor Radiator that is deployable, operates with variable geometry (i.e., form factor) and offers high turndown ratio. The device utilizes two-phase heat transfer and novel geometric features that adaptively (and reversibly) adjust the view factor in response to internal pressure in the radiator. The radiator folds into ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Variable Conductance Cold Plate for Spatial and Temporal Temperature Uniformity

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: Z2

    In response to the 2019 NASA SBIR solicitation topic Z2.01, ldquo;Spacecraft Thermal Managementrdquo;, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. proposes the development of a Variable Conductance Cold Plate to provide spatial and temporal isothermality over a 0.5 m2 area despite changes in heat load or inlet coolant temperature.nbsp; The proposed design builds on ACTrsquo;s experience with passive two-p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Long Life, Long Stroke, Low Power, and High Torque-Force Actuators (TriLHFA) for Extreme Space Environments

    SBC: PolyK Technologies, LLC            Topic: S4

    The SBIR Phase I project will addresses NASA#39;s need to develop technologies for producing space systems that can operate without environmental protection housings in the extreme environments of NASA missions. Specifically, this project will develop advanced actuators using unique piezoelectric single crystal materials and such actuators will have low driving voltage, large stroke, high driving ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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