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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. A Blubber or Dorsal Fin Piercing Tag Attachment System for Remotely-Deployed Cetacean Tags

    SBC: American Benchmark Machine Works            Topic: 824

    Animal-borne electronic instruments (tags) are critical tools for monitoring the behavior and ecology of cetaceans, providing data needed for managing their populations and mitigating the threats they face. Although remote-deployment of tags onto cetaceans that cannot be captured has provided valuable data, attachment durations have been frustratingly short and variable. Our Phase II goal is to de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Manufacturing Ropless gear to be used in commercial Lobstering/Crabbing and other bottom set fishing industries, use of this gear will reduce entanglement of North Atlantic Right Whales/marine life

    SBC: Crab Raft Inc            Topic: 9204

    The North Atlantic Right Whale and other large marine species have experienced dramatic negative effects by entanglement with bottom set fishing gear. Crab Raft Inc. has developed, tested and demonstrated innovative, truly Rope-Less Fishing Gear, targeted primarily for the Crab and Lobster fishing industries. With no ropes, Crab Raft Inc. Fishing Gear has no entanglement potential. This innovative ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Bifunctional Regenerative Electrochemical Air Transformation for Human Environments

    SBC: Skyre, Inc.            Topic: T6

    The proposed  Bifunctional Regenerative Electrochemical Air Transformation for Human Environments (BREATHE) for life support and habitation is part of the atmosphere revitalization equipment necessary to provide and maintain a livable environment within the pressurized cabin of crewed spacecraft. Sustainable Innovations (SI) has developed a novel solid state technology for gas compression bas ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Resilience-Based Optimization of Space Systems

    SBC: Magnin, Michael            Topic: H6

    With future missions of increasing complexity, duration, distance, and uncertainty, there has been a growing need for methods and tools that can permit the effective formation of early stage conceptual designs that are not only cost-effective, but also productive and resilient to failures. Current approaches are mostly tailored to evaluating independent systems but do not necessarily scale well to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Improved X-Ray Filters with Al-Sc Alloys and Nanoparticle-Doped Polyimide

    SBC: Luxel Corporation            Topic: S1

    The next generation of detectors for high energy observatories needs a significant improvement in filter technology, as identified in the SBIR solicitation and as a PCOS technology gap. We propose a two-fold change in the state of the art of thin film EUV and x-ray filters, using Al-Sc alloy in place of Al and adding Au nanoparticles to polyimide. Al-Sc alloys show smaller grain sizes that should ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Model-Based Design Assessment and FM Visualization Technologies in TEAMS

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S5

    NASA's FM community has identified one of the major problems with FM on the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) missions being that the complexity of FM has often been discovered late in the system development during testing, or in other cases in flight itself requiring unplanned, major spikes in resources to ensure that it will work properly and not create failures in the system that it is tryi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. In-Situ Electrospray Capture of Organic Bearing Particulates from Comets and Celestial Bodies

    SBC: Connecticut Analytical Corporation            Topic: S1

    NASA has need for technologies that can enable sampling from asteroids and from depth in a comet nucleus, improved in-situ analysis of comets. It has been identified that there is also a requirement for improved dust environment measurements & particle analysis, small body resource identification, and/or quantification of potential small body resources (e.g., oxygen, water and other volatiles, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. In-Situ Electrospray Capture of Organic Bearing Particulates from Alien Water Fountains

    SBC: Connecticut Analytical Corporation            Topic: S4

    NASA has need for technologies that can enable sampling from water jets, such as those observed emanating from the moon Enceladus and from the moon Europa. We propose to leverage past observations of the ability of electrospray ionization to capture and concentrate polar or polarizable trace species without damage, and combine that knowledge with recent discoveries in developing a hypervelocity ic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Internal/External Surface Finishing of Additively Manufactured IN-625 Components

    SBC: Rem Chemicals, Inc.            Topic: Z3

    The objective of this proposal is to develop a surface finishing technology for Inconel 625 Additive Manufactured (AM) workpieces.   The following methodologies will be evaluated and optimized: vibratory finishing, chemical milling and electropolishing.  Once optimized, the project will explore combinations of these aforementioned methodologies in order to identify a surface finishi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Novel Technologies for Efficient NTP Reactor Decay Heat Removal and Utilization

    SBC: Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation            Topic: Z10

    In this SBIR, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) will investigate and develop a set of novel technologies to minimize the amount of hydrogen needed for reactor decay heat removal after the shutdown of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) systems. Decay heat is the energy deposited during the decay of radioactive fission products after the reactor shuts down. Its management is a critical issue for N ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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