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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. Reconfigurable Task Processor

    SBC: PicoDyne, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The work proposed herein is the development of a Radiation Tolerant Processing node with built-in reconfigurable logic and standard interfaces. Microelectronics for Nanosats require efficient architectures to make the best use of precious area, power, and mass allocations. PicoDyne is currently developing a Radiation Tolerant FPGA for space use, and separately, microcontrollers and processors. We ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Nitrous Oxide Propulsion System

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: N/A

    The Nitrous Oxide Propulsion System (NOPS) is a new Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) thruster concept using nitrous oxide as a monopropellant. Liquid monopropellants are often used in propulsion systems where simplicity of design, restartable/control on demand, and repeatability is desired. Unfortunately, many monopropellants are toxic and dangerous, ruling them out for EMU thruster application. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. LOX Olefin Rocket Propulsion for Deep Space

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: N/A

    The LOX Olefin engine (LOXO or LOX/LC2H4 or LOX/LC3H6) is a proposed technology designed to provide interplanetary spacecraft with high specific impulse, space storable propulsion. With the LOXO engine, the combination of liquid oxygen with sub-cooled liquid ethylene or liquid propylene as a rocket propellant enables development of compact lightweight high performance stages with isothermal common ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Lift Gas Cracker

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: N/A

    The Lift Gas Cracker (LGC) is new method for producing lift gas for balloons for both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial applications, eliminating the need for heavy, bulky gas bottles. The LGC produces a lift gas from the cracking of methanol, an easily obtained, easily stored liquid, to make either the hydrogen/carbon monoxide cracking product or a hydrogen-enriched product by using membrane sepa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Biodegradable Nanocomposites for Advanced Packaging

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    TDA Research, Inc. proposes to develop a biodegradable food packaging material that will address the issues of extended-life food storage and waste disposal in space. On long-term space missions, on board the International Space Station, or on future lunar or planetary facilities, a biodegradable food packaging plastic could be disposed of in composting environments that support agricultural produ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. 2D/3D Hybrid Composite Structure Integration

    SBC: REFRACTORY COMPOSITES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Composite structures with complex curvature and reinforcement features frequently require assembly of 2D laminate and 3D woven structures to effect the appropriate load transfer. A very limited range of assembly methods has been available to date. RCI has developed an assembly concept that promises to reduce load concentration and assembly costs relate to the state of the art techniques. While RCI ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. MHD Power Generation and Aerodynamic Control for Planetary Entry Vehicles

    SBC: RESEARCH SUPPORT INSTRUMENTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    When a spacecraft enters a planetary atmosphere with a velocity of 6-8 km/s, gas temperatures behind the bow shock can reach 7,000 ? 20,000 K, and the hot gas is ionized: the electrical conductivity of several hundred mho/m or higher exists behind the shock. The conductive fluid can interact with electromagnetic fields. Specifically, with a magnet and a set of electrodes at or near the surface, a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A High Resolution Ultra-wide FOV Telepresence Display

    SBC: Sensics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NASA has embarked on an ever more ambitiouspath of developing modular space exploration systems, andhuman exploration missions. To enable missionsthat are envisioned for the future, advances inthe human/robotic interface are required. Thisproposal provides a new telepresence interface, basedon an ultra-wide field-of-view (FOV) HMD. This fullyimmersive HMD has a FOV which nearly matches the unobstr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Tunable, High Power Fiber Optic Laser for Lidar Applications

    SBC: SIGMA SPACE CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop a fiber laser which can be tuned over the range of 1530-1575 nm,produce high pulse energy at pulse rates from CW up to 10 KHz, has a narrow line width, and can simultaneously lase on two tunable wavelengths. Additionally, this laser will operate within the ?eye safe? range. A laser of this type would be attractive for conventional lidar and altimeter systems as well as wind l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Cryogenic Propellant Insulation Program

    SBC: TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI) is proposing to demonstrate feasibility of cryogenic propellant insulation technologies that improve the thermal performance, operational efficiencies, durability, reliability, and safety of these systems in earth, space, and extraterrestrial environments. The new technology, which employs microspheres as the insulating medium, provides for robust, low-maintenan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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