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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. A Compact, Efficient Pyrolysis/Oxidation System for Solid Waste Resource Recovery in Space

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: X203

    Pyrolysis processing can be used in near term missions for volume reduction, water recovery (drying), stabilization, and enhanced water and oxygen recovery through thermochemical reactions. For longer term missions, the added benefits include production of fuel, multi-purpose carbon, and reactants for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). The objective of the Phase I SBIR program was to demonstrate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Integrated Composite- Heatpipe Radiator Panel

    SBC: k Technology Corporation            Topic: S302

    High performance thermal control technologies are needed to achieve the near term goals of NASA's science spacecraft development programs. High conductivity materials to minimize temperature gradients and provide high efficiency radiators and heat spreader panels are required. Integrated panels that minimize the challenges caused by thermal interfaces, including those of attached heat pipes and c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High Capacity and High Voltage Composite Oxide Cathode for Li-ion Batteries

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: T301

    Currently used cathode materials in energy storage devices do not fully satisfy the power density and energy density requirements for NASA's exploration missions. Working in collaboration with our STTR partner at University of California – San Diego, we propose to develop layered-layered composite cathode materials that offer superior performance over commercially available positive electrode mat ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Individualized Fatigue Meter for Space Exploration

    SBC: PULSAR INFORMATICS, INC.            Topic: X11

    To ensure mission success, astronauts must maintain a high level of performance even when work-rest schedules result in chronic sleep restriction and circadian misalignment, both of which contribute to fatigue and performance deficits unless effective countermeasures are used. We are proposing to build an Individualized Fatigue Meter that incorporates light inputs, sleep history, work schedule inf ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Piezoelectric Structural Microensor Technology for Extreme Environments (> 1800 F)

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: A201

    High temperature piezoelectric crystal (HTPC) sensors are desired for future propulsion component structure health monitoring, operating parameters optimization, turbine engine control and health monitoring, as well as improving performance and maintainability of power production facilities and other rotary combustion engines. Recently discovered high temperature piezoelectrics showed stable piezo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Integrated Component and System Analyses of Instabilities in Test Stands

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: T1001

    Instabilities associated with the operation of liquid rocket propulsion systems and test facilities usually manifest themselves as structural vibrations and may cause structural damage. While the source of the instability is directly related to the performance of a component such as a turbopump, the associated pressure fluctuations as they propagate through the system have the potential to amplify ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Cryogenic Fluid Transfer Components Using Single Crystal Piezoelectric Actuators

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: X702

    Cryogenic fluid transfer components using single crystal piezoelectric actuators are proposed to enable low thermal mass, minimal heat leak, low power consumption and fast response for cryogenic fluid transfer and handling systems to support NASA Lunar Lander, Ground Operations, Ares, and Lunar Surface Systems programs. Single crystal piezoelectrics are attractive because they exhibit 3 to 5 times ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Titanium Heat Pipe Thermal Plane

    SBC: THERMACORE, INC.            Topic: X6

    The objective of the Phase II program is to complete the development of the titanium heat pipe thermal plane and establish all necessary steps for production of this heat pipe. The main aerospace application for this titanium heat pipe design is fuel cell thermal management. Electronics cooling is expected to be the largest commercial market for this technology. The Phase I program was successf ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Advanced Cathode Electrolyzer (ACE)

    SBC: Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.            Topic: X601

    The proposed innovation is a static, cathode-fed, 2000 psi, balanced-pressure Advanced Cathode Electrolyzer (ACE) based on PEM electrolysis technology. It electrolyzes water vapor supplied to the hydrogen-evolving electrode and eliminates the need to circulate hydrogen and water on the cathode side of the cell. Innovations include the application of Infinity proprietary cell sealing technology to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Ultra-Low Noise Quad Photoreceiver for Space Based Laser Interferometric Gravity Wave Detection

    SBC: DISCOVERY SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: S105

    We propose to design and develop 2x2 quad p-i-n InGaAs Photoreceivers having the following characteristics: (a) Active area diameter 0.75 mm; (b) Wavelength coverage 850 to 1700 nm, with responsivity of 0.7 A/W at 1064 nm; (c) Bandwidth up to 20 MHz for the individual quadrant; (d) Group Delay < 6 degrees/MHz; (e) Photodiode capacitance for individual quadrant of

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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