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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. Long Wave Mid-Infrared Source for Trace Gas Sensing

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: S201

    Tunable laser spectrometers are used by NASA for investigations of planetary atmospheric constituent gases. The availability of widely tunable long-wavelength (3 to 12?Ym) lasers operating at room temperature would allow such spectrometers to a wider range of gas species detection sensitivity increased by orders-of-magnitude relative to near-infrared lasers currently used in these applications. Ac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Modeling, Testing and Deploying a Multifunctional Radiation Shielding / Hydrogen Storage Unit

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: B309

    This project addresses two vital problems for long-term space travel activities: radiation shielding and hydrogen storage for power and propulsion. While both problems have been studied for many years, there is currently no satisfactory technology for providing adequate non-parasitic shielding. Even in low-Earth orbit, astronauts must be closely monitored for radiation exposure, and some mission ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Characterizing and Manufacturing Multifunctional Radiation Shielding Materials

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: X1101

    This project addresses two vital problems for long-term space travel activities: radiation shielding and hydrogen storage for power and propulsion. While both problems have been studied for many years, there is currently no satisfactory technology for providing adequate non-parasitic shielding. Even in low-Earth orbit, astronauts must be closely monitored for radiation exposure, and some mission ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Flexible Transpiration Cooled Thermal Protection System for Inflatable Atmospheric Capture and Entry Systems

    SBC: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.            Topic: X704

    Andrews Space, Inc. proposes an innovative transpiration cooled aerobrake TPS design that is thermally protective, structurally flexible, and lightweight. This innovative design will also meet launch volume constraints and satisfy terminal aerobraking requirements. The approach will focus on transpiration cooling of a flexible material and will consider ablative and insulative technologies as key ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. 15-25K Static-Helium Regenerator/Double Pulse Tube Cooler for Receiving Arrays

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NASA needs a cryogenic refrigerator for the 15-25K range for receiving arrays of ground-based antennas that will serve the telecommunications needs of future space exploration. We propose to develop a 15-25K Static-Helium Regenerator/Double Pulse Tube Cooler for receiving arrays. Our SHR/DPTC combines two of our technologies that have potential to enable pulse-tube coolers to operate efficiently ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced Product Water Removal and Management (APWR) Fuel Cell System

    SBC: Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.            Topic: X604

    The proposed innovation is a passive, self-regulating, gravity-independent Advanced Product Water Removal (APWR) system for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) primary fuel cell power plants that improves power plant efficiency and reliability, reduces reactant consumption, cost, weight and volume and simplifies the supporting system requirements in both near-term and advanced missions. Phase I p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Superconducting Thin-Film Interconnects for Cryogenic Photon Detector Arrays

    SBC: Luxel Corporation            Topic: S205

    Next generation astrophysical observatories need improvements in readout electronics and associated high density interconnects. In particular, advanced imaging spectrometers for x-ray astronomy will require significant improvements in the high density interconnects between the detector arrays and the first stage electronics. These detectors operate at 50 to 100 mK, while the first stage is held be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High-Power, High-Efficiency 1.907nm Diode Lasers

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: S602

    nLight proposes to develop high-power, high-efficiency laser diodes emitting at 1907nm. Performance is expected to improve from the current state-of-the-art technology at 15C of 20% electrical-to-optical (E/O) conversion efficiency and 11.5W continuous-wave power (CW) to 25% E/O efficiency and 18W of CW power at the conclusion of Phase I. At the conclusion of Phase II, these values are expected t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Ultra High Brightness/Low Cost Fiber Coupled Packaging

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: S602

    The focus of the proposed effort is maximizing the brightness of fiber coupled laser diode pump sources at a minimum cost. The specific innovation proposed is to challenge the industry standard design of laser bars used in fiber coupled pump packages and to demonstrate that an alternative designs can offer higher brightness and lower cost than the current state of the art. We intend to show that t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. System Health and Impact Assessment Environment Demonstrated on ADAPT

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: T101

    Space exploration is a unique challenge with many difficulties in its implementation. With a goal of the return of man to the moon and travel to Mars, the stage has been set for the expansion of human knowledge beyond comprehension. Traveling to the moon and Mars, however, will require new and innovative technologies. Key to this will be system health management (SHM). For any given system of the ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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