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  1. Flash Drive Integrated Label Free Silicon Nano-Photonic Bio-Assays for Space Station Bio-Diagnostics

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: T8

    Here, Omega Optics Inc. (OO), in collaboration with University of Texas (UT), Austin and Texas A&M University will develop a novel label-free photonic crystal (PC) micro-cavities based on-chip integrated electrically injected tunable transverse-coupled-cavity (TCC) vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) for high throughput diagnostic assays in early cancer detections. The device will ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Electronic Procedure Verification and Workflow Management System

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: A2

    Procedures play a large role in successfully operating complex test equipment. They provide step-by-step instructions for system check-out, experimental set-up, test plans, and responding to off-nominal situations. As NASA  moves away from traditional paper procedures to more flexible electronic procedures, there is an opportunity for a more flexible and efficient electronic procedure review, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Flexible Agent-based Communications for Exploration

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: H6

    Because close collaboration between the crew and mission control will not be practical for inter-planetary exploration, NASA envisions the need for an intelligent autonomous agent that can continually integrate data from the spacecraft or lunar/planetary base to advise the crew during their mission. TRACLabs has designed and prototyped such an agent called a cognitive architecture for space explor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Robust Lightweight CNT Wiring for Space Systems

    SBC: Dexmat Inc.            Topic: S3

    NASA is challenged to find ways of effectively shielding sensitive electronic equipment from electromagnetic interference (EMI) without adding significant weight to space flight vehicles and satellites (the heavier they are the more fuel they need to achieve orbit).  EMI shielding for wire and cables is an attractive opportunity for weight reduction. However, with the advent of highly reusabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Monolithically Integrated TCC VCSELs with Surface-Normal 2D Slow-Light PC Waveguide Arrays

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: S1

    In this proposal, Dr. Dalir from Omega Optics Inc. (OO), in collaboration with University of Texas (UT) at Austin and the George Washington University propose a novel 2D TCC-VCSEL arrays monolithically integrated with a surface-normal slow-light photonic crystal (PC) waveguide array that are vertically built in one lithography layer.  Unlike conventional thinking where the waveguides in a pho ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Deep Learning Enhanced Fidelity InSAR Toolkit (DEFIT)

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: S5

    Lynntech, in collaboration with Southern Methodist University (SMU) Earth Sciences, proposes to develop a new deep learning-based toolkit that is useful for enhancing the fidelity of results derived from Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) interferograms. The automated deep learning tool performs a spatial–temporal analysis of multiple InSAR images, to yield a high fidelity esti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Space PV Concentrators for Outer Planet and Near-Sun Missions, Using Ultra-Light Fresnel Lenses Made with Vanishing Tools

    SBC: MARK O'NEILL, LLC            Topic: S3

    Identification and Significance of the InnovationUnder recent NASA SBIR, STTR, and other programs, our team has developed both line-focus and point-focus Fresnel lens PV concentrators with unprecedented performance and cost metrics.  This new Phase I proposal addresses a remaining mass-production issue for the ultra-light lenses used in both line-focus and point-focus embodiments of the space ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Radiation-Hardened I/O Expansion Chip

    SBC: Silicon Space Technology Corporation            Topic: S3

    VORAGO Technologies will create a rad-hard I/O Expansion Chip for next generation spaceflight processor devices, including the High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) Chiplet. The I/O Expansion chip will have multiple high-speed interfaces so that it can interface with a space processor and support high speed communications. It will also have programmable-voltage-level GPIO to support b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. ADAMANT: Adaptive Manipulation for Tasks

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: Z5

    Robots will play an important role in NASA's upcoming missions to the Moon and beyond.  More than just remote sensors, they will be expected to manipulate their environment in a complex and useful way - carrying objects, using tools, and assisting the crew with various physical activities.  NASA has been developing world-class dexterous end effectors for years. Unfortunately, develop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Hypervelocity Impact Detection, Location, and Assessment for Thermal Protection Systems

    SBC: INVOCON, INC.            Topic: Z11

    A system is proposed that can track the AE and RF energy dispersion that is created when a vehicle is impacted by a projectile at hyper velocity. This same device can measure the time of arrival of the charge wave front at transducers placed throughout the vehicle. Using the known velocity of the energy in the skin of the vehicle, the system can calculate the exact point of impact. Furthermore, ch ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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