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  1. Tailoring the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions

    SBC: UbiQD, Inc            Topic: T7

    UbiQD, Inc, is partnered with the University of Arizona, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to enhance the lighting component of the Mars-Lunar Greenhouse prototype to improve the food production for the system. Ultimately, the goals is for UbiQD to install a down-conversion film composed of Quantum Dots (QDs) into the solar collecting/fiber optic system to not only provide higher qual ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Future Aviation Systems Safety

    SBC: XL SCIENTIFIC, LLC            Topic: A3

    As Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) increase in prevalence within the National Airspace System (NAS), and as their missions grow in scope beyond visual line of sight operations and over populated areas, there is a growing need for automated safety assessment and verification tools to certify that proposed UAS trajectories meet all risk and path constraints imposed quickly and accurately. Verus Resear ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Ultra-Lightweight, Ultra-Stable RoboSiC Additively Manufactured Lasercom Telescope

    SBC: Goodman Technologies LLC            Topic: H9

    Of interest to JPL, GRC and GSFC are laser communications telescopes (LCTs) with 30 to 100 cm clear aperture, wavefront error (WFE) less than 62 nm, cumulative WFE and transmission loss not to exceed 3-dB in the far field, advanced thermal and stray light design for operation while sun-pointing (3-degrees from the edge of the sun); -20° C to 50° C operational range (wider range preferred), ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Gas Inlet Sensor for Measuring Dust Particle Size Distribution and Concentration

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: H1

    In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) involves collecting and converting local resources into products that can be used to reduce mission mass, cost, and/or risk of human exploration. ISRU products that provide significant mission benefits with minimal infrastructure required are propellants, fuel cell reactants, and life support consumables. Production of mission consumables from in-situ Mars resou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Near-Zero CTE 3D Printed RoboSiC Deployable Truss Core Structures with Active Precision Adjustment

    SBC: Goodman Technologies LLC            Topic: S2

    High-contrast (10-10) imaging and spectroscopy for exoplanet science is critically dependent on telescope optics and wavefront stability. A challenging requirement on the opto-mechanical system is that of wavefront error stability on the order of 10 pm RMS per wavefront control step (~10s of minutes).  Goodman Technologies proposes a purposefully engineered 2nd Generation structural-grade &ld ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Millimeter Scale Magnetometer

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: S1

    This Phase I SBIR project will investigate the feasibility of a miniature atomic magnetometer, both as a stable scalar device for calibrating fluxgate magnetometers in flight and also as a vector device capable of complimenting fluxgate magnetometers. Missions to Europa will seek to confirm that moon’s underground sea by measuring Europa’s effect on Jupiter’s magnetic field. &nbs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Multi-Physics NTR Safety Analyses

    SBC: Little Prairie Services            Topic: Z10

    Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) offers high promise to reduce launch mass, decrease mission costs and increase mission effectiveness, particularly for crewed missions to the planets. However, NTP has been plagued with high uncertainties in cost, schedule and safety, particularly launch safety. To reduce programmatic uncertainty, an unambiguous approach to documenting NTP safety prior to, during a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. 3D Printed Silicon Carbide Scalable to Meter-Class Segments for Far-Infrared Surveyor

    SBC: Goodman Technologies LLC            Topic: S2

    Using technology spun out from Sandia National Laboratories, Goodman Technologies LLC with our Small Business and Minority Serving Institution partner (Team GT) has demonstrated the feasibility of 3D printed and additively manufactured SiC/SiC composite and Reaction Bonded SiC for low areal cost, ultra-lightweight mirrors and structures. Our technology development roadmap shows production of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Compact CO2 Instrumentation for Small Aerial Platforms

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: S1

    Over the past decade, the importance of understanding the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide and othergreenhouse gases has been recognized. A variety of research studies funded by NASA, DOE and NOAA tomeasure the fluxes of CO2 from average conditions have been performed. In particular, flux measurements of CO2 in the boundary layer are critical toward understanding the carbon budget for this ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Wideband Autonomous Cognitive Radios for Networked Satellites Communications

    SBC: BLUECOM SYSTEMS AND CONSULTING LLC            Topic: T501

    Wideband Autonomous Cognitive Radios (WACRs) are advanced radios that have the ability to sense state of the RF spectrum and the network and self-optimize its operating mode in response to this sensed state. During the just finished Phase I STTR project, Bluecom Systems was able to develop a comprehensive design for realizing such a WACR and demonstrate the proof-of-concept operation in a hardware ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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