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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 June, 2020.

  1. Antistatic Thermal Control Coatings

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Electrostatic discharge control is vital for the health of any spacecraft. Exposure to charged particles in a space enviroment can lead to large charge differences across the craft, that, if no mechanism for controlled discharge is present, can destroy mission critical equipment. The preferred way of ESD control is to use conducting thermal control coatings. These coatings combine the ability to r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Self-Deploying Foam Antenna Structures

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Inflatable or self-deployable systems offer the only practical way to achieve space deployed antennas with low mass at large aperture. In this Phase I program, open-celled rigid polyurethane foams were developed for use in self-deploying antenna structures. Advantages of such a system relative to current systems include high volumetric efficiency of packing, inherent restoring force, low (or no) o ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Spacesuit Monitor

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The concentration of carbon dioxide in exhaled breath is 3.8%; a concentration of 2% causes deepened breathing, and 4% causes a marked increase in respiration. These higher concentrations of CO2 also cause drowsiness and can be unsafe. Therefore, it is desirable to monitor the concentration of CO2 in exhaled breath to guarantee the safety of an astronaut in the dangerous extravehicular environment ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Energy Efficient Cryogenic Transfer Line with Magnetic Suspension

    SBC: Amac International, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Energy efficient, cost effective, cryogenic distribution system (up to several miles) is strongly commanded for spaceport and in-space cryogenic systems. The use of magnetic levitation by permanent magnets and high temperature superconductors (HTS) results in without mechanical contact and thus, the conduction part of the heat leak can be reduced to zero. In Phase I, various magnetic suspensions, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Reconfigurable Guidance for Reusable Launch Vehicles

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The flight envelope for X-34 ranges from subsonic to hypersonic with altitudes up to 50 miles. Designing a guidance law that performs across this broad flight envelope presents several challenges. Robustness to uncertain aerodynamics is of paramount importance because of the sparse amount of wind tunnel and flight test data that exists for reusable launch vehicles at hypersonic Mach numbers. The n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Microwave Rain Gage

    SBC: CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal describes a plan for the design and development of line of sight and area averaged rain measurements using microwave techniques. The line averaged (and area covered) could be made variable, from as low as 100m (100m x 100m) to several km. The individual units can thus be used for both local measurements as well as for extending the observation over rain-cells. The techniques might be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. General Aviation Aircraft Information Network Server

    SBC: Dynamic Systems Integration, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DSI will develop an integrated backplane/server solution for the SATS cockpit. The GAAINS (General Aviation Aircraft Information Network Server) solution will provide the foundation for tomorrows SATS cockpit. DSI believes in the spirit of SATS, and through the integration of COTS technologies combined with current open architecture standards, a new enabling platform will be developed which increa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Development of Synthetic Muscle Systems for NASA Space Robotics/EVA Applications

    SBC: ENVIRONMENTAL ROBOTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of the proposed Phase I research is to explore the feasibility of developing a family of novel synthetic muscle systems with robotic sensing and actuation capabilities, for a wide spectrum of NASA space robotic and EVA applications. In particular, configurations of interest may be in the form of multi-fingered biomimetic robotic hands to handle delicate and small space objects such as sma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High-Temperature Aeropropulsion Sensors Using Sapphire Microoptomechanical Systems

    SBC: Prime Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Robust sensors that can survive the high-temperature environment of gas turbine engine hot sections are critically needed for test and validation of advanced engine designs. Sensors based on semiconductors, silicon carbide, or silica optical fibers are unlikely to satisfy those needs in the near future, due to high temperatures and corrosion in the engine environment. While sensors made of sapphir ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Transoner Power Transfer for TWT Power Systems

    SBC: Face Electronics, LC            Topic: N/A

    In the framework of a NASA SBIR-Phase I sponsored program, Face Electronics, LC has developed the first successful demonstration of a piezoelectric-based high-voltage, high-power transformer, TAP-SONER, for use in Electronic Power Conditioners (EPCs) for space Travelling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs). The new transformer operates under resonant conditions with a very high mechanical factor. Consequ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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