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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 Compact, Efficient Pyrolysis/Oxidation System for Solid Waste Resource Recovery in Space

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: X203

    Both pyrolysis and oxidation steps have been considered as the key solid waste processing step for a Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS). Pyrolysis is more amenable to handling mixed solid waste streams in a microgravity environment, but produces a more complex product stream. Oxidation (incineration) produces a simpler product stream, but the oxidation of mixed solids is a complex u ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Interchangeable Bearings for Profile and Weight Trade Studies

    SBC: AIR-LOCK, INCORPORATED            Topic: X503

    Air-Lock, Incorporated is proposing to design fully sealed shoulder and arm bearings with interchangeable bearing housings. The interchangeable housings shall be utilized in trade studies to determine the optimal bearing profile and weight relative to the shoulder and arm position. It is assumed that the next generation of NASA pressure suits will require the crewmember to utilize their suit in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Reconfigurable Ultra-Low Power Miniaturized EVA Radio

    SBC: Teranovi Technologies            Topic: N/A

    EVA radio is an important integral part of lunar missions and beyond. To minimize power consumption and mass of an EVA radio, innovative solutions are needed for the design of various modules ranging from RF front end to networking protocols. In this protocol, a comprehensive design architecture that can achieve ultra-low power miniaturized EVA radio is proposed. Under this architecture, new MEMS- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Scalable Lunar Surface Networks and Adaptive Orbit Access

    SBC: Teranovi Technologies            Topic: O108

    Innovative network architecture, protocols, and algorithms are proposed for both lunar surface networks and orbit access networks. Firstly, an overlaying architecture is proposed to seamlessly integrate lunar surface networks and orbit access networks. Secondly, for lunar surface networks, a network architecture based on hybrid mesh networking technologies is developed to support both fixed and mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Micro Pulsed Inductive Thruster with Solid Fuel Option (uPIT_SF)

    SBC: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: S201

    The Micro Pulsed Inductive Thruster with Solid Fuel Option (µPIT_SF) is a high-precision impulse bit electromagnetic plasma micro-thruster. The µPIT prototype is a small (< 230 g) thruster that produces and accelerates plasma. In the solid fuel mode, µPIT_SF is able to substantially extend the performance of standard PPT systems by ionization and heating of the high density neutral gas produce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Advanced Cathode Electrolyzer (ACE)

    SBC: Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.            Topic: X601

    The proposed innovation is a static, cathode-fed, 2000 psi, balanced-pressure Advanced Cathode Electrolyzer (ACE) based on PEM electrolysis technology. It electrolyzes water vapor supplied to the hydrogen-evolving electrode and eliminates the need to circulate hydrogen and water on the cathode side of the cell. Innovations include the application of Infinity proprietary cell sealing technology ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. TEPC Microdosimeter for LEO and Beyond

    SBC: LVI Systems, Inc.            Topic: X1301

    A new generation of Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counters (TEPCs) for micro-dosimetric measurements will be designed, incorporating recent advances in the electronics industry and a new detector configuration. The unit is projected to be 2.5x4.5x1 in, weigh less than 8 oz, and consume less than 100 mW of power. A detector configuration of thirteen half-inch spheres arranged in a 2-D array wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Blocking Filters with Enhanced Throughput for X-Ray Microcalorimetry

    SBC: Luxel Corporation            Topic: S105

    NASA will fly x-ray microcalorimeters on several mission payloads scheduled within the next 5 years: New and improved IR/Visible blocking filters are urgently needed to realize the full potential and throughput of these missions. The innovation proposed, high transmission polyimide support mesh, will replace the nickel mesh used in previous blocking filter designs. Polyimide's composition affords ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. ROBUST (Rotorcraft Blade Universal Shape Transformation) System for Controlled Aerodynamic Warping

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: A209

    In rotorcraft flight dynamics, optimized warping camber/twist change is a potentially enabling technology for improved overall rotorcraft performance. Recent research efforts have led to the application of active materials for rotorcraft blade actuation to dynamically change the blade camber/twist. However, full-scale aircraft application of these systems in demanding rotor blade environments gets ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Elastomeric Dampers derived from First-Principles-Based Analytical Simulation

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: A210

    Lead-lag motions of rotor blades in helicopters require damping to stabilize them. In practice, this has necessitated the use of external hydraulic dampers which suffer from high maintenance costs. High operational (lifecycle) cost has prompted rotorcraft industry to use elastomeric lead-lag dampers that result in "dry'' rotors. However, complex behavior of elastomers provides challenges for model ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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