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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. Miniaturized Dynamic Pressure Sensor Arrays with Sub-Millimeter (mm) Spacing for Cross-Flow Transition Measurements

    SBC: Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation            Topic: A108

    The Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation (IC2) and in partnership with the University of Florida (UF) propose a microfabricated, dynamic piezoelectric pressure sensor array with sub-mm spacing to enable high temporal and spatial resolution measurements of cross-flow transition in swept-wing, supersonic aircraft research. The proposal is in response to Subtopic A1.08 Ground Testing and Measurem ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. CRISSP- Customizable Recyclable International Space Station Packaging

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: H1403

    The CRISSP Phase II effort will mature to TRL-6 recyclable launch packaging materials to enable sustainable in-space manufacturing on the ISS and future manned deep space missions. Our Phase I effort began by testing the recycling of current launch packaging materials, identifying several that are possible to recycle. We then prototyped concepts for sealable bags made with readily recyclable A.M ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Contact Stress Design Parameters for Titanium Bearings

    SBC: AIR-LOCK, INCORPORATED            Topic: H402

    Air-Lock's Phase I effort tested the effects of ball induced contact stresses on Titanium bearing races. The contact stress design limit that would achieve a planetary exploration suit?s required cycle life was determined. These tests were performed on uniformly loaded flat thrust bearing style test plates. The Phase II effort will take this information and use it in a real world application, exi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Fault Management Technologies- Metrics Evaluation and V&V

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S505

    Functional robustness, resulting from superior engineering design, along with appropriate and timely mitigating actions, is a key enabler for satisfying complex mission goals, and for enhancing mission success probability. Fault Management (FM) is a crucial mechanism to ensure system functionality from system design through the operational phase of a mission. FM is implemented with spacecraft har ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Efficient, High Power Density Hydrocarbon-Fueled Solid Oxide Stack System

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: H802

    Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative high power density design for direct internal reforming of regolith off-gases (e.g., methane and high hydrocarbons) within a solid oxide stack. The resulting breakthrough design offers the potential for higher overall efficiency, simplifies the system, and enables further compactness and weight reduction of the fuel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Instrument for Measurement of Oceanic Particle Size Distribution from Submicron to Mesoplankton

    SBC: SEQUOIA SCIENTIFIC, INC.            Topic: S108

    Particle size distribution (PSD) is a fundamental environmental measurement, with diverse biogeochemical applications including carbon cycle science, ecosystem and fisheries modeling, and harmful algal bloom (HAB) detection/prediction. There is optimism that estimates of PSD will be available from ocean color measurements (such as NASA's upcoming PACE mission), and will be able to help constrain g ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Large-Scale Molded Silicon Oxycarbide Composite Components for Ultra-Low-Cost Lightweight Mirrors

    SBC: Semplastics EHC LLC            Topic: S203

    Next-generation telescopes need mirrors that are extremely stable, lightweight, and affordable. Semplastics has developed a novel, innovative ceramic material which is lightweight, low-cost, and ideal for application as a mirror substrate. High-thickness, high-stiffness objects with excellent dimensional stability, low density, and low coefficient of thermal expansion can be manufactured in one pi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Accelerating Memory-Access-Limited HPC Applications via Novel Fast Data Compression

    SBC: Accelogic, LLC            Topic: S501

    A fast-paced continual increase on the ratio of CPU to memory speed feeds an exponentially growing limitation for extracting performance from HPC systems. Breaking this memory wall is one of the most important challenges that the HPC community faces today. In Phase I we introduced aggressive innovations enable the injection of unprecedented acceleration into vast classes of memory-access-bound HPC ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High Efficiency Advanced Lightweight Fuel Cell (HEAL-FC)

    SBC: Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.            Topic: S304

    Infinity's High Efficiency Advanced Lightweight Fuel Cell (HEAL FC) is an improved version of its current fuel cell technology developed for space applications. The fundamental operation of this Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell is improved over comparable fuel cell technologies, providing simplified system design and longer duration missions. The Non Flow Through (NFT) nature of reactant c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Model-Based Off-Nominal State Isolation and Detection System for Autonomous Fault Management

    SBC: Okean Solutions, Inc            Topic: S505

    The proposed model-based Fault Management system addresses the need for cost-effective solutions that enable higher levels of onboard spacecraft autonomy to reliably maintain operational capabilities. The system will provide onboard off-nominal state detection and isolation capabilities that are key components to assessing spacecraft state awareness. The ability to autonomously isolate spacecraft ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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