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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. Efficient, High Power Density Hydrocarbon-Fueled Solid Oxide Stack System

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: H802

    Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative high power density design for direct internal reforming of regolith off-gases (e.g., methane and high hydrocarbons) within a solid oxide stack. The resulting enhanced heat transfer design offers the potential for higher overall efficiency, simplifies the system, and enables further compactness and weight reduction o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Light-Weight, Flexible, High Efficiency Vacuum Photo-Thermo-Voltaic Solar Cells

    SBC: NVIZIX LLC            Topic: H803

    Conventional solar cells are limited in efficiency, require heavy weight for high power applications, and tend to degrade rapidly in the harsh radiation environment in space. nVizix LLC proposes to demonstrate a novel concept for high-efficiency solar cells (patent pending), based on the phenomenon of vacuum photoemission (with thermionic enhancement). Recent advances in the technology of optical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A low cost, secure radio communications system for UAVs

    SBC: SCI_ZONE, INC.            Topic: A202

    sci_Zone, Inc is seeking to develop the LinkStar-AV, an inexpensive, secure, and reliable satellite based radio system for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The LinkStar-AV architecture treats the radio system as a secure node on the internet through the GlobalStar satellite communications network, providing continuous coverage between the UAS and ground. Control and monitoring is provided by an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Contact Stress Design Parameters for Titanium Bearings

    SBC: AIR-LOCK, INCORPORATED            Topic: H402

    In response to NASA 2015 SBIR Topic H4.02, Air-Lock proposes to define the maximum allowable contact stress for Titanium bearings. The modulus of Titanium is lower than legacy spacesuit bearing materials (Stainless Steel). Due to this, Titanium bearings are more susceptible to deflection under man and plug load scenarios. Bearing deflection causes a limited number of balls to absorb the full load ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Torrefaction Processing for Human Solid Waste Management

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: H2001

    New technology is needed to collect, stabilize, recover useful materials, and store human fecal waste for long duration missions, both for crew safety, comfort and resource requirements and planetary protection. The proposed SBIR Phase I project addresses an innovative torrefaction (mild pyrolysis) processing approach that can be used to sterilize feces, control odor, and produce a stable, free fl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Efficient Space Vehicles

    SBC: SHERIDAN SOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: Z601

    The goal of this Phase I SBIR program is to demonstrate the use of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) solid state metal 3D printing to create new and innovative materials that enable Space Launch System structures with superior mechanical properties and increased reliability, and validate these advancements with third party testing. Specifically, this effort will demonstrate technical feasibi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Multifunctional Structural Materials with Embedded Capabilities

    SBC: SHERIDAN SOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: H503

    The goal of this Phase I SBIR program is to demonstrate the use of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) solid state metal 3D printing to manufacture multifunctional structural components with embedded sensors such as strain gauges, break wires, and thermocouples. Specifically, this Phase I SBIR effort will demonstrate technical feasibility and test proof of concept for: ** 3D printing structu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: S101

    Bridger Photonics Inc. (Bridger) proposes developing the most efficient, compact, rugged, low-power consumption and cost-effective UV ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) transmitter available. Bridger will demonstrate pulse energies above 0.5 mJ with a goal of 1 mJ/pulse with a pulse repetition frequency of 1 kHz. The proposed transmitter will enable widespread deployment of ozone DIAL s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Fault Management Technologies- Metrics Evaluation and V&V

    SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: S505

    Functional robustness, resulting from superior engineering design, along with appropriate and timely mitigating actions, is a key enabler for satisfying complex mission goals, and for enhancing mission success probability. Fault Management (FM) is a crucial mechanism to ensure system functionality from system design through the operational phase of a mission. FM is implemented with spacecraft har ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. eVADE: Volcanic Ash Detection Raman LIDAR

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: S107

    Volcanic ash is a significant hazard to aircraft engine and electronics and has caused damage to unwary aircraft and disrupted air travel for thousands of travelers, costing millions of dollars. Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) proposes to demonstrate the concept feasibility of a Raman Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system to obtain real-time information from volcanic ash clouds and other ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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