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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. Post Process Characterization of Friction Stir Welded Components

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: T801

    Luna Innovations Incorporated proposes in this STTR Phase II project to continue development and validation of Luna's amplitude-dependent, nonlinear ultrasonic inspection technique applied to friction stir welded (FSW) components. The technique was successfully demonstrated in the Phase I project on samples made from aluminum-lithium alloy 2195. The proposed Phase II project will focus on refini ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Multifunctional Polymers Incorporating High-Z Neutron-Capture Nanoparticles

    SBC: International Scientific Technologies Inc            Topic: X601

    NASA has identified the need to develop lightweight structures to support Lunar Lander and Lunar Habitat programs and for the transfer of relevant technology to the Crew Exploration Vehicle and Crew Launch Vehicle programs. Further, NASA called for revolutionary advances in radiation shielding materials to protect humans from radiation hazards during NASA missions. To address this need, Internat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Small Satellite Transceiver for Launch Vehicles

    SBC: NAL Research Corporation            Topic: O103

    NAL Research Corporation proposes to develop a small, light-weight, low-cost transceivers capable of establishing satellite communications links for telemetry and control during the launch and ascent stages of flight. The proposed transceiver will offer continuous and truly global coverage. When data are sent from a launch vehicle, the signals are received immediately by one of the LEO satellites ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Ultra-Lightweight High Efficiency Nanostructured Materials and Coatings for Deep Space Mission Environments

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NanoSonic has developed a nanostructured spray self-assembly manufacturing method that has resulted in ultra-lightweight (< 0.4g/cc) textile interconnects for photovoltaic arrays, durable EMI shielding (-70 dB) solar collector membranes with unprecedented flexibility (> 1000%), and multi-layer, high efficiency thermal rejection coatings for deep space missions. NanoSonic has analyzed opportunitie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Lightweight, Wearable Metal Rubber-Textile Sensor for In-Situ Lunar Autonomous Health Monitoring

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: X1402

    This NASA Phase II SBIR program would develop comfortable garments with multiple integrated sensor functions for the monitoring of astronauts during long duration space missions. During Phase I, NanoSonic demonstrated the feasibility of using its patented Metal RubberTM sheet and fabric materials as both sensor elements and highly flexible electrodes integrated into prototype instrumented garments ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Enhanced Brine Dewatering System

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: X302

    The purpose of the Enhanced Brine Dewatering System (EBDS) is to provide a scalable means of completely recovering usable water from byproducts created by reverse osmosis water purification systems without the use of consumable wicks. Extended duration Lunar and Mars missions will require the conservation and recovery of water to allow for autonomous closed environments that dramatically reduce la ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Plasma Air Decontamination System (PADS)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: X301

    The proposed Plasma Air Decontamination System (PADS) is a trace contaminant control device based on non-thermal atmospheric-pressure plasma technology. Compared to the Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) and the Vapor Phase Catalytic Ammonia Removal system (VPCAR), this novel technology operates at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure, requires less energy, has no moving parts, and re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Multi-Disciplinary Multi-Fidelity Design Environment

    SBC: PHOENIX INTEGRATION INC            Topic: A209

    To meet the design challenges of tomorrow, NASA and industry require advancements in the state-of-the-art for physics-based design and analysis frameworks. In particular, NASA needs the ability to make more use of physics-based models earlier in the design process. This will allow engineers to more accurately capture the complex coupling between engineering disciplines and to more accurately simul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Just-in-Time Simulation Platform

    SBC: Planet, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Long duration spaceflight and exploration missions will require complex operations and demanding tasks. Success will therefore depend on the knowledge and flexibility of the crew and the critical tools at their disposal. The purpose of this Phase II project is to develop a software tool that combines intelligent tutoring (or logic) with highly interactive 3D simulation software to create an on-dem ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Nanocomposite Thermolectric Materials by High Pressure Powder Consolidation Manufacturing

    SBC: UTRON, Inc.            Topic: S203

    In response to NASA's need to develop advanced nanostructured thermolectric materials, UTRON is proposing an innovative high pressure powder consolidation manufacturing to fabricate near net shape and net shape thermolectric components with improved densification and properties than possible conventional powder metallurgical methods. Potential candidate materials such as Tellurides, TAGs and SiGe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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