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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 September, 2020.

  1. Efficient cFS-based On-board Lamberts Solution for DSMs

    SBC: Advanced Space LLC            Topic: T11

    Distributed Spacecraft Missions (DSM) architectures provide unique scientific and programmatic benefits including multipoint in-situ measurements, multi-angle viewpoints, and improved understanding of the connections between separately measured phenomena and their time variations. However, these missions impose significant operational demands on ground tracking resources and mission operators alik ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements Software Tool Weave ™ for the Acceleration and Automation of SEM Image Analysis in the Semiconductor Industry

    SBC: Sandbox Semiconductor Incorporated            Topic: None

    In this Phase I SBIR proposal, SandBox Semiconductor™ proposes to develop an Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements software tool called Weave ™ for accelerating and automating SEM image analysis for the semiconductor industry. During the development of a new manufacturing process line for a semiconductor device, tens of thousands of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images are take ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Nanomachine Device for Semiconductor Process Control Monitoring

    SBC: Xallent LLC            Topic: None

    Conventional characterization and test methods are increasingly ineffective when applied to structures less than 100 nanometers, causing challenges across R&D, process control and failure analysis. An increasing number of subtle defects become prominent drivers of failure as device size and operating margins decrease, e.g., processing anomalies in thin gate oxides, substrate problems related to do ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Gap-Free Model-Based Engineering for Manufacturing and Analysis: Digital Thread without Translation

    SBC: Nvariate, Inc.            Topic: None

    Modern Model-Based Enterprise / Engineering (MBE) systems rely on freeform surfaces built as complex combinations of geometric primitives to define engineered objects. Unfortunately, the intersection of freeform surfaces in MBE applications results in highly approximated solutions, degrading models that cost billions annually by US industry to fix. Current technology limits the abilities of users ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Easy-to-use, Autonomous Bin-picking and Assembly Operations for the Manufacturing Industry

    SBC: Robotic Materials Inc.            Topic: None

    We will develop a series of object manipulation primitives to pick up and assemble standard mechanical parts such as screws, gears and pulleys that can be configured without any programming skills. Building up on a smart robotic gripper, 3D perception and machine learning algorithms, we will design a graphical user interface for the Universal Robot E-Series that allows an user to label arbitrary 3 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Multimode Chiroptical Spectrometer for Nanoparticle Characterization

    SBC: Applied Nanofluorescence LLC            Topic: None

    This project will develop a new scientific instrument optimized for the advanced characterization of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles that can exist as left- or right-handed structures (enantiomers). Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the leading current example of such nanomaterials. Applied NanoFluorescence, LLC (ANF) proposes a novel multi-mode chiroptical spectrometer that can ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Low Pressure Drop Oxygen Flow Meter for the PLSS

    SBC: Space Lab Technologies, LLC            Topic: H4

    The portable life support system (PLSS) of the advanced extravehicular mobility unit (AEMU) provides the necessary environment for a crew member to operate within the space suit.nbsp; Within the PLSS, the oxygen ventilation loop provides carbon dioxide washout, gas temperature control, humidity control, and trace contaminant removal.nbsp; Historically, there have been issues with the measurement o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Atomic System for Quantum Secure Communications

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: H9

    In the next decade, quantum technologies will provide revolutionary advances in communications, sensing and metrology, information processing, timekeeping, and navigation. Of particular interest to this NASA solicitation is the transformative potential of quantum technology in the realm of communications. Furthermore, transmission of quantum information over arbitrary distances raises new possibil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Articulating Solar Panel Energy System (ASPEN)

    SBC: Roccor, LLC            Topic: H5

    To meet NASArsquo;s need for compact, low-cost and autonomous deployable solar array systems to support near-term Lunar and future Martian exploration objectives, Roccor proposes to continue developing thenbsp; Articulating Solar Panel Energy (ASPEN) system by replacing the z-folded membrane PV blanket baselined for use in the CTSA architecture with an array of discrete modular thin-substrate sola ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Multimodal Agile Ranging and Velocimetry INstrument

    SBC: LAMBDA METRICS LLC            Topic: S4

    We propose to implement two new sensing modalities comprising the Multimodal Agile Ranging and Velocimetry INstrument (MARVIN) using a novel acousto-optic Structured Light Imaging Module (SLIM) previously developed under the NASA PIDDP program for planetary rover navigation and geomorphology.nbsp;Based on an acousto-optic illumination engine, SLIM consumes only 10-20W of power, weighs less than a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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