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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. Rigidized Deployable Lifting Brake for Atmospheric Entry

    SBC: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.            Topic: S704

    Aerobraking to reduce velocity for planetary capture and landing has long been assumed for use on Mars missions because Mars has an atmosphere, and the use of aerobraking minimizes the amount of propellants required from the Earth's surface. For Mars exploration missions, where large quantities of equipment will be required, an aerobrake that is adequate for the size and amount of equipment will n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 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 meet launch volume constraints and satisfy terminal aerobraking requirements. The approach will focus on transpiration cooling of a flexible material and employs preceramic polymers and active filler technologies as ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Vacuum-Compatible Multi-Axis Manipulator/Machining Center for Long-Duration Space Missions

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

    NASA has many needs for maintenance and repair technologies for long-duration human space missions. We propose to develop a compact, portable, vacuum-compatible, multi-axis Manipulator/Machining Center (M/MC) to satisfy many of NASA's needs. Our M/MC will provide complex manipulation during: layer-additive manufacturing; collection of geometric data for reverse-engineering; real-time non-destruc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Electrospray Collection of Airborne Contaminants

    SBC: Connecticut Analytical Corporation            Topic: X301

    In stark contrast to current stagnation-based methods for capturing airborne particulates and biological aerosols, our demonstrated, cost-effective electrospray technology employs an entirely different approach based on the remarkable effectiveness of small, highly charged liquid droplets formed from an electrospray source to "getter" both particles and polar molecules dispersed in a gas. Less cap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Closed-Loop Pure Oxygen Static Feed Fuel Cell for Lunar Missions

    SBC: Distributed Energy Systems            Topic: X803

    In order to address the NASA lunar mission, DESC proposes to develop a proton exchange membrane (PEM) closed-loop pure oxygen fuel cell for application to lunar surface exploration, building upon DESC's expertise and fundamental demonstrations in closely related technology. Building upon the recent NASA SBIR Phase II and Navy SBIR Phase I work, the static feed URFC hardware will be converted for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Ultra High Brightness/Low Cost Fiber Coupled Packaging

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: S602

    High peak power, high efficiency, high reliability lightweight, low cost QCW laser diode pump modules with up to 1000W of QCW output become possible with nLight's new laser diode package methodology. Following the design principles from our Phase I results, we propose an innovative packaging architecture to provide NASA with highly reliable 808nm laser diode pump sources for space based LADAR sys ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High-Power, High-Efficiency 1.907nm Diode Lasers

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: S602

    nLight developed high-power, high-efficiency laser diodes emitting at 1907nm for the pumping of solid-state lasers during the Phase I. The innovation brought to bear at 19-xxnm wavelengths nLight's design knowledge and experience from its highly successful 9xx-nm and 14xx-nm, high-efficiency and high-power laser diode programs. The expected performance for the laser at the conclusion of the phase ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Distributed Multi-Agent Fault Diagnosis and Reconfiguration Control

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: T101

    In order to meet the challenges of long-duration space exploration (e.g., missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond), onboard real-time health management of spacecraft that responds rapidly to system and subsystem events is essential. In response to this need, Qualtech Systems, Inc. (QSI), in cooperation with Vanderbilt University, proposes to develop a distributed multi-agent fault diagnosis and rec ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Automated Fault Diagnostics, Prognostics, and Recovery in Spacecraft Power Systems

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: X201

    Constellation Program, the next frontier of NASA's space exploration plan, targets for manned mission to Moon and Mars. The missions under this program will be of long-duration and far more critical than any previous manned mission. Integrated Systems Health Management (ISHM), which includes fault detection, diagnosis, and prognosis, has been recognized as one of the critical processes that will e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Efficient Thermally Stable Spectral Control Filters for Thermophotovoltaics

    SBC: RUGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: S203

    The feasibility of radioisotope thermophotovoltaic (RTPV) power systems has been shown. The best efficiencies reported to date for a TPV module test include front surface spectral control filters. This program will address the technical challenges to developing and qualifying highly efficient spectral control filters that can survive high temperatures(above 150 degrees C)for long periods of time. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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