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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. Autonomous Docking with the Laser Dynamic Range Imager Optical Sensor

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I proposal develops a novel technology to automate the process of docking the Shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS). This technology is based on the Laser Dynamic Range Imager (LDRI) and a cross-plane point tracking algorithm. The LDRI provides the range measurement from the laser unit to the field of view for far or near inspection distances. The LDRI is a dynamic adaptation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. MagOrion-A Nuclear Propelled MagSail for Human Exploration of the Outer Planets

    SBC: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Manned exploration beyond Mars requires very high specific energy. The only potential solution under discussion is fusion propulsion. However, fusion has been ten years away for forty years. We have an available solution that combines new technology with an old concept ¿ ¿Project Orion¿. The proposed MagOrion Propulsion System combines a magnetic sail (MagSail) with conventional small yield (0. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Linear-Drive Pulse Tube Cooler for Applications Below 6K

    SBC: ATLAS SCIENTIFIC            Topic: N/A

    Various planned NASA missions depend on the availability of reliable and efficient coolers that achieve temperatures below 6K. These coolers are needed as the upper stage for lower temperature coolers such as dilution refrigerators or adiabatic demagnetization refrigerators. Astronomical missions utilize such low temperatures to enhance infrared detector sensitivity and to cool optics. Low tempera ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Doodlebug- Miniature Detector for Chemicals and Microorganisms

    SBC: BIOPRAXIS, INC.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Dynamically Controlled Space Station Payloads

    SBC: BioSpace International            Topic: N/A

    This proposal addresses the design and development of dynamically controlled protein crystal growth payloads for Space Station application. The Space Station will afford the protein crystal growth community the unprecedented opportunity to grow crystals in a microgravity environment for extended periods of time and then retrieve them. This will add a new dimension to determining the structures of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A novel,ultra-sensitive instrument for measurement of aerosol parameters

    SBC: Blueleaf, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Informed Diagnostics, Inc. (ID), proposes to develop a novel continuous wave cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CW-CRDS) instrument to measure the single-scatter albedo (SSA) of aerosols and clouds. The instrument will measure both the scattering and the extinction coefficients, and will thus be able to determine the single-scatter albedo directly in an integral, compact unit. In Phase I, we will demon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Diamond Turned Composite Optics

    SBC: COI Ceramics Inc            Topic: N/A

    The demands for lighter, lower cost optics for space and aircraft are constantly increasing. These demands are being driven by the costs associated with launching in spacecraft or costs associated with flying bulky payloads in aircraft. The payload weight factors into these costs. These demands must be met while maintaining or improving the performance of the optical system. It is proposed that a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A Thin Film Polymer Figuring Process for Composite Mirror Correction

    SBC: COI Ceramics Inc            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this SBIR is to demonstrate feasibility of correcting figure errors on composite mirror substrates by systematic deposition of a thin film polymer. This process is analogous to ion figuring but in reverse. In the proposed process, a polymeric film is added to the mirror surface where needed to correct figure errors. The film is created by flash evaporating an acrylic monomer throu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Tailored Dynamic Characteristics for Membrane and Inflatable Structures

    SBC: CSA Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of the proposed work is the development of an unified framework ofanalytical and testing tools, proven energy dissipation mechanisms, andsystem level approaches that will enable membrane and inflatable (M/I)structures designers to confidently predict and achieve the desiredstructural dynamic characteristics. In Phase 1, the efforts required toestablish the feasibility of previously undeve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Development of a Finite Element Viscous Aeroservoelastic Analysis Capability

    SBC: Engineering Computations            Topic: N/A

    This proposal is concerned with the development of a coupled aero-structural-controls analysis capability involving vissous unsteady flow. The flow solver will be based on the finite element method enabling effective coupling with its structural counterpart.In Phase I, an existing, viscous FE CFD code will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the novel coupling precedure. Numerical results ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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