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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. Controlled Rigidization Technology for Inflatable Spacecraft

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

    Large space-deployed structures such as synthetic aperture radars, radiometers, and solar arrays are receiving a great deal of interest by NASA in the Earth Sciences program. These large structures by necessity must be ultra-lightweight and low stored volume. Inflatable or self-deployable approaches that become rigid after they reach the correct shape appear to be a promising approach for fabricat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Self-Deploying Foam Antenna Structures

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

    There is an increasing need for large, reliable, and cost-effective inflatable space antennas for communications applications. This Phase I program will focus on the design and development of open-celled foams as structural elements in self-deploying antenna systems. Foams offer the following significant advantages over conventional materials for these applications: open cellular structure allowin ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Electron Beam Processable Polyimides for High-Performance Composite Applications

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

    Performance requirements for polymer matrix composites (PMCs) in aerospace and transportation applications are generally quite stringent. Among these requirements are excellent thermal stability, high strength and high toughness. Easy processing is also desirable. Electron-beam (e-beam) curing has the potential to significantly reduce the overall cost of manufacturing PMC parts for use in aerospac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Electron Beam Processable Polyimides for High-Performance Composite Applications

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

    Performance requirements for polymer matrix composites (PMCs) in aerospace and transportation applications are generally quite stringent. Among these requirements are excellent thermal stability, high strength and high toughness. Easy processing is also desirable. Electron-beam (e-beam) curing has the potential to significantly reduce the overall cost of manufacturing PMC parts for use in aerospac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. An Analysis Model Bus for Distributed, Collaborative Engineering Modeling and Si

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Next generation design software will support fully associative geometric and physics-based analysis models throughout the entire product life-cycle. Most current CAD systems directly support finite element systems, but use proprietary database formats that do not promote diverse tool use and may not exist throughout the entire product life-cycle. Model sharing in common practice has been limited t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. An Analysis Model Bus for Distributed, Collaborative Engineering Modeling and Si

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Next generation design software will support fully associative geometric and physics-based analysis models throughout the entire product life-cycle. Most current CAD systems directly support finite element systems, but use proprietary database formats that do not promote diverse tool use and may not exist throughout the entire product life-cycle. Model sharing in common practice has been limited t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. TERRESTRIAL AND EXTRATERRESTRIAL BALLOONS AND AEROBOTS

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Platforms for scientific instruments increasingly require attitude knowledge and optical instrument pointing at sub-arcsecond accuracy. No low-cost commercial system exists to provide this level of accuracy for guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) and precision instrument pointing. ATA proposes to introduce a small inexpensive inertial attitude reference system based upon magnetohydrodynamic (M ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 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 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. External Pulsed Plasma Propulsion for Interstellar Probes

    SBC: Robotronix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to evaluate external pulsed plasma propulsion for unmanned interstellar exploration. The concept rests on three quantitative observations: (1) the ORION concept is capable of achieving exceedingly-high specific impulse; (2) the unfueled weight of the spacecraft is greatly reduced by eliminating the springs and shock absorbers, originally intended to mitigate g-loading on astronauts, but ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Two-dimensional Interferometric Temperature Sensor

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Southwest Sciences proposes to apply a novel, yet simple non-invasive technique, Point Diffraction Interferometry (PDI), to provide highly accurate and precise two-dimensional temperature profiles. This proposed instrument can provide reliable and robust temperature measurements that are required for propulsion test operations, including facility and test article health monitoring. Unlike invasive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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