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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. Heterogeneous Silicon Photonics OFDR Sensing System

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: T8

    Luna will team with Dr. John Bowers of UCSB to continue development of an Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) system-on-chip using heterogeneous silicon photonics to enable a minimal weight structural health monitoring system. This system-on-chip will be the building block for distributed sensing interrogation systems that are the size of a deck of playing cards. This lightweight, rugged ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Multi-Function Fluid Measurement System using High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: T13

    Propulsion systems require rigorous and highly instrumented testing to enable a comprehensive analysis of performance and to minimize risks associated with space flight. Current testing instrumentation methods can be replaced with embedded sensor systems that are used for monitoring remote, hazardous, or inaccessible locations, while reducing cabling and power consumption. The additional informati ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Multiscale Design Tool and Process Development of Thin-Ply Composites

    SBC: TECHNICAL DATA ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: T12

    Use of thin ply composites offers good potential for significant mass savings for aerospace structures besides its improved resistance to micro-cracking, fatigue, and delamination.  However, mass savings due to thin-ply technology depends on material and fabrication technology, vehicle configuration, structural design, loads etc. Structural integrity of components made from thin plies need to ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Wireless Networked Cryogenic and Minimum Pressure Sensors

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: T13

    This NASA Phase I STTR program would develop high performance, wireless networked cryogenic and minimum pressure sensors for remote monitoring in propulsion systems, using SOI (Silicon on Insulator) NM (nanomembrane) techniques in combination with our pioneering ceramic nanocomposite materials.  We will improve the current mechanical and electrical model of semiconductor nanomembrane based se ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Hydroponic Rego-rock Produced In-Space for Efficient and Healthy Crop Growth

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: T7

    In support of NASA's goals for efficient plant growth in Space, NanoSonic offers an inert polymeric binding system to make use of Mars surface regolith as a safe, structural, growth media for passive hydroponically grown plants.  Importantly, the proposed multi-functional binding agent will be combined with regolith to: 1) form a porous support structure with an optimal air-to-water ratio ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Augmenting Data Mining with Simulation for Next-Day Weather Impact Mitigation

    SBC: AvMet Applications, Inc.            Topic: A3

    We seek to reduce potential next-day weather impacts on the National Airspace System (NAS) through better delay prediction and better efficacy of Traffic Management Initiatives (TMIs) mitigating airspace congestion. Our innovative approach is to combine the retrospective method (use historical TMIs and delays on similar days for next-day prediction) with the predictive method (use fast-time simula ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Tools to Enhance Airspace Safety by Minimizing and Mitigating RF Link Loss

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: A3

    Radio frequency (RF) communications provide navigation and communication capabilities that are essential to safe operation of the current and future airspace systems.   Loss of C2 and navigation links is a significant hazard even for current generation systems, and future systems that will operate with a high level of automation and autonomy, often without a highly-skilled operator onboa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Turbulence Modeling and Risk-Based Planning to Enable Safe Autonomous Operations

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: A3

    Aircraft routinely encounter turbulence, and appropriate responses to this turbulence are critical to maintain safe aircraft operation within prescribed operating limits and to effectively accomplish missions.  Current airspace operations rely primarily on onboard human pilots to assess the severity of turbulence and respond appropriately.  The future air transportation system will have ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Aircraft and UAS Quantum Key Distribution

    SBC: FIBERTEK, INC.            Topic: A2

    We propose to enhance our existing compact optical communications terminal, initially developed under a NASA Select SBIR program, by adding the capability for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). The addition of QKD ensures secure transmission of encryption keys for encrypted communication with unmanned arial systems. This UAS QKD system could also be used to share keys between two ground locations, al ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Autonomous Assessment of Airspace Operations

    SBC: Mosaic ATM, Inc.            Topic: A3

    NASA’s 2018 SBIR solicitation topic A3.02 requests “Autonomous systems to produce any of the following system capabilities: Prognostics, data mining, and data discovery to identify opportunities for improvement in airspace operations.” Identifying opportunities for improvement is a critical ongoing need in the air traffic management domain, for which achieving high levels of perf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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