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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

    Pyrolysis processing can be used in near term missions for volume reduction, water recovery (drying), stabilization, and enhanced water and oxygen recovery through thermochemical reactions. For longer term missions, the added benefits include production of fuel, multi-purpose carbon, and reactants for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). The objective of the Phase I SBIR program was to demonstrate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Scalable Lunar Surface Networks and Adaptive Orbit Access

    SBC: Teranovi Technologies            Topic: O108

    Based on our proposed innovations and accomplished work in Phase I, we will focus on developing the new MAC protocol and hybrid routing protocol for lunar surface networks and orbit access. The new MAC protocol includes a novel mechanism of TDMA overlaying CSMA/CA and ensures scalable throughput and QoS performance in the hierarchical multihop wireless mesh networks proposed for lunar surface netw ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. 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 to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. DURACON- Variable Emissivity Broadband Coatings for Liquid Propellant Rocket Nozzles

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: X1001

    The need exists for a fast drying, robust, low gloss, black, high emissivity coating that can be applied easily on aircraft rocket nozzles and nozzle extensions. Based on their 40+ years of experience with loaded polymers, particle dispersion and surface gloss control, scientists at Materials Technologies Corporation recently developed DURACON, a high emissivity, high thermal diffusivity, low- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Portable IR-Based Inspection System, PIRIS

    SBC: Materials Technologies Corporation            Topic: O302

    Aerospace structures are prone to damage. In addition to cracks seen in metals, composite structures exhibit other characteristic damage modes such as, matrix cracking, delamination, fiber debonding and breakage and matrix voids. Infrared thermography methods can reveal many subsurface defects in composites including kissing disbond, which is almost impossible to identify using any other NDE metho ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Single-Frequency Semiconductor Lasers Operating at 1.5 and 2.0 microns

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: S101

    While conventional injection seeding sources (such as DFB diode lasers and rare-earth doped solid-state microchip lasers) are available at 1.5 microns, these sources typically lack the ultra-narrow (

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Novel Catalytic Reactor for CO2 Reduction via Sabatier Process

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: X201

    Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a novel, efficient, and lightweight catalytic Sabatier CO2 methanation unit, capable of converting a mixture of CO2 and H2 to methane and water with targeted CO2 conversions of ≥90% at high throughputs and at low operating temperatures (≤350oC). In the spacecraft cabin air revitalization system (ARS), the utilization of CO2 to produce life s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Efficient Integration, Validation and Troubleshooting in Multimodal Distributed Diagnostic Schemes

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: X104

    In general, development and validation of diagnostic models for complex safety critical systems are time and cost intensive jobs. The proposed Phase-II effort will automate some vital processes essential in developing integrated diagnostic schemes and cost-effective revalidation of the integrated models. The automated processes, resulting from this effort will be incorporated as tools in TEAMS Des ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Automation of Health Management, Troubleshooting and Recovery in Lunar Outpost

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: X101

    NASA's Lunar and other future extraterrestrial outposts will be built for long duration missions that are likely to experience significant number of faults and degradations over its lifetime. Additionally, these systems will have a highly reconfigurable architecture and perform multimodal operation. Being a resource constrained environment, health management, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Rotorcraft Diagnostics

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A209

    A versatile self-sustained health management (HM) solution comprising of lightweight, power efficient, portable hardware and highly accurate analytic and reasoning software is the envisioned outcome of this effort. The HM solution will be equipped with customizable feature extraction, fault detection, identification and classification algorithms. A built in powerful reasoner and capability of port ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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