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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. Fault Management Technologies

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S505

    There has been a renewed push across NASA centers and programs to make Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) processes more efficient and results-oriented than the current cumbersome and expensive cross-checking processes using text documents, and transition to a repeatable and a cost-effective process of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). In parallel, Systems Health management (SHM), with ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Diagnosis-Driven Prognosis for Decision Making

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A104

    In Phase II, the QSI-Vanderbilt team seeks to develop a system-level diagnostics and prognostic process that incorporates a "sense and respond capability," which first uses error codes and discrete sensor values to correctly diagnose the system health including degradations and failures of sensors and components, and then invokes appropriate prognostics routines for the assessment of RUL and perfo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Physics and Statistics Based Selection of SLM and EBM Process Parameters to Mitigate Defects and to Control Deposit Microstructure

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: T1204

    The ability to assign a level of confidence for build quality is fundamental to the deployment of powder bed technology. Accordingly, the research objective of this work is to use probability theory as a glue to combine the physics-based models used for the selection of processing parameters together in order to produce quality deposits using the following approach: (1) Use probability theory as ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. 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 I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. High Temperature Fiberoptic Thermal Imaging System

    SBC: Thoughtventions Unlimited Llc            Topic: A401

    A prototype high temperature, single optical fiber thermal imaging system will be developed, tested, and delivered to GRC. The components of the instrument will be specified in detail, designed, fabricated, and purchased where appropriate. The illumination and imaging system will be assembled and system tests will be performed. Given a set of calibration images produced by the diagnostic, the i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Phased Array Technique for Low Signal-To-Noise Ratio Wind Tunnels

    SBC: OPTINAV INC            Topic: A302

    Noise measurement of aerospace vehicles is difficult and usually requires expensive, specialized facilities. With the proliferation of UAVs there is need for noise data, both for ISR and non-military vehicles. Wind tunnel testing is common and much less expensive. The innovation is a novel in-flow microphone array combined with the start of the art Functional Beamforming algorithm that makes it p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. UAS Power Amplifier for Extended Range of Non-Payload Communication Devices (UPEND)

    SBC: Nu Waves Ltd.            Topic: A201

    The high-efficiency and linear UPEND RF C-band power amplifier was designed, simulated and partially prototyped in Phase I to provide range extension for the NASA/Rockwell Collins Control and Non-Payload Communication (CNPC) program's transceiver in support of NAS integration of UAS. UPEND leverages state-of-the-art analog pre-distortion linearization and Doherty power amplifier circuits, MMIC tec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Cavitation Peening of Aerospace Bearings

    SBC: Ormond, LLC            Topic: A307

    High-value bearings are a critical part of the safety, reliability, cost and performance of modern aircraft. A typical passenger jet will have 100 to 175 high-valve bearings costing from $2,500 to $50,000 each for a total aircraft cost of $300,000 to $600,000. All gas turbine engine bearings are inspected at overhaul and typically 30-40% of there are rejected. For each engine overhaul, bearing re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Compact Kinetic Mechanisms for Petroleum-Derived and Alternative Aviation Fuels

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: A303

    To be useful for computational combustor design and analysis using tools like the National Combustion Code (NCC), low-dimensional chemical kinetic mechanisms for modeling of real fuel combustion chemistry must be sufficiently compact so that they can be utilized in multi-dimensional, multi-physics, reacting computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Despite advances in CFD-appropriate kinetic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. High Efficiency Direct Methane Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System

    SBC: Nextech Materials, Ltd.            Topic: H801

    NASA has a defined need for energy dense and highly efficient energy storage and power delivery systems for future space missions. Compared to other fuel cell technologies, solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) based systems are better suited to meeting NASA's efficiency targets while operating directly on methane and oxygen reactants. SOFC power systems for lunar landers and other exploration vehicles a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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