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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. On-board Smart Vision System to Support Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication

    SBC: Connected Wise LLC            Topic: 180FH1

    Connected automated vehicle (CAV) technology has significant implications in terms of transportation system safety and efficiency. However, building and maintaining a wireless communication infrastructure (e.g. roadside units (RSUs), power, fiber optic lines etc.) across the U.S. is a challenging task. In urban areas, where vehicle population and vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) are high, building suc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  2. Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid)

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc            Topic: 180FT1

    Lack of transportation access affects approximately 30% of people with functional limitations. In fact, people with functional limitations experience transportation access barriers four times more than those without limitations. With the emerging market of low cost augmented and virtual reality technology, perceptual user interfaces (PUI) that interact more naturalistically with end-users are prov ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  3. Autonomous Navigation on Icy Moons and Ocean Worlds

    SBC: VETH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES LLC            Topic: T4

    Technology currently used for terrestrial navigation is extremely limited in the challenging environments on icy moons and ocean worlds such as Europa. Autonomous platforms used to collect data from beneath these ice and ocean surfaces cannot depend on access to satellite or any other electromagnetic communication. Autonomous systems in these environments are required to perform highly-complex tas ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Vortex Control for Low-Noise DEP Urban Aircraft

    SBC: Surfplasma, Inc.            Topic: T15

    Suppression of noise from aircraft is a vital NASA goal, especially important for the vision of Urban Air Mobility. Small urban aircraft may utilize Distributed Electric Propulsion along with advanced structural and electric motor/storage technologies to achieve the necessary flight capability. However, these aircraft utilize propellers or fans to achieve the necessary thrust, with attendant commu ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. 4.3 GHz Passive Wireless Sensor System

    SBC: Pegasense, LLC            Topic: Z11

    The purpose of this Phase II proposal is development of a completely operational 4.3 GHz passive sensor system that will be compliant in the newnbsp;Wireless Avionics Intra-Communications (WAIC) band.nbsp;nbsp;This band will be useful to both space and aerospace, and the center frequency significantly advances SAW sensor device capabilities to very high frequencies.nbsp;nbsp;The focus of the effor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Extreme Temperature Vapor Compression Heat Pump

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: Z2

    Mainstream proposes to develop a vapor compression (VC) thermal management system suitable for long duration lunar equatorial missions. Because the high lunar surface temperatures during daytime operation exceed the maximum allowable temperature for most electronics, an active lifting cycle is needed rather than typical spacecraft thermal control strategies such as passive thermal links or mechani ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Non-Mechanical Dual-Mode Beam Control System for LiDARs

    SBC: Beam Engineering For Advanced Measurements Co.            Topic: Z7

    The objective of the proposal is exploring an opportunity for developing a versatile beam control system for LiDARs with both Doppler and time-of-flight measurement capability for enhanced navigation precision and reliability. New generation optics and electro-optics capabilities will be studied, adapted and customized to prove the feasibility of new generation LIDARs that could combine Doppler pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Broadband Vector Vortices for High Contrast Coronagraphy

    SBC: Beam Engineering For Advanced Measurements Co.            Topic: S2

    The requirement of detecting nearly ten orders of magnitude smaller signal of a planet compared to the nearby star puts forward extreme challenges for coronagraphs designed for exoplanet imaging. Vector vortex waveplates (VWs) appear to be capable of providing best performance compared to other mask technologies due to their structure as thin film coatings of continuous texture that minimizes ligh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Wireless Vibration Monitors for Advanced Propulsion Systems Ground Testing

    SBC: LORAND TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: H10

    Cost effective research and development of NASArsquo;s new propulsion capabilities places a premium on maximizing the return spent on ground testing.nbsp; Tests must yield high-quality results both in data and subsequent analysis, fit into aggressive development schedules, and allow developers to minimize costly test-fail-fix cycles.In this Phase I project, Lorand Technologies is proposing to adap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. 5 Watt per Kilogram Tritium Betavoltaic

    SBC: City Labs, Inc.            Topic: S3

    The central goal of this Phase II effort is to create the worldrsquo;s first milliwatt scale betavoltaic. This project will utilize an ultra-thin, light weight, betavoltaic p/n junction, developed in Phase I, that increases the efficiency of betavoltaic devices from 8% to greater than 10% based on the incident tritium beta flux.nbsp; Betavoltaic power sources offer advantages under conditions that ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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