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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Turbulence Modeling and Risk-Based Planning to Enable Safe Autonomous Operations

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: A3

    Aircraft routinely encounter turbulence, and appropriate responses to this turbulence are critical to maintain safe aircraft operation within prescribed operating limits and to effectively accomplish missions. Current airspace operations rely primarily on onboard human pilots to assess the severity of turbulence and respond appropriately. The future air transportation system will have increasing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Future Aviation Systems Safety

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: A3

    As Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) increase in prevalence within the National Airspace System (NAS), and as their missions grow in scope beyond visual line of sight operations and over populated areas, there is a growing need for automated safety assessment and verification tools to certify that proposed UAS trajectories meet all risk and path constraints imposed quickly and accurately. Verus Resear ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Reconfigurable VTOL Energy Management System


    This SBIR Phase I develops hardware and software for energy management in electric VTOL aircraft. It focuses on techniques to ensure short-time-scale stability in power micro-grids, and optimization-based control at somewhat longer (~10-100 ms) time-scales for propulsion system and vehicle control, which is managed by a vehicle Energy Management System (vEMS). Fast optimization and model-based dec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Requirements Management with Bidirectional Traceability in Modern Version Control Systems

    SBC: XWING, INC.            Topic: A2

    Airborne software processes are required to comply with existing aviation design assurance level procedures to ensure safety. However, the use of the existing procedures for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is expensive, slow and not scalable. Cost estimates for certification are around $100-150 per line of code, which drives up cost significantly in any program.A new tool called Tracer is proposed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Aircraft and UAS Quantum Key Distribution

    SBC: FIBERTEK, INC.            Topic: A2

    We propose to enhance our existing compact optical communications terminal, initially developed under a NASA Select SBIR program, by adding the capability for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). The addition of QKD ensures secure transmission of encryption keys for encrypted communication with unmanned arial systems. This UAS QKD system could also be used to share keys between two ground locations, al ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Autonomous Assessment of Airspace Operations

    SBC: MOSAIC ATM, INC.            Topic: A3

    NASA’s 2018 SBIR solicitation topic A3.02 requests “Autonomous systems to produce any of the following system capabilities: Prognostics, data mining, and data discovery to identify opportunities for improvement in airspace operations.” Identifying opportunities for improvement is a critical ongoing need in the air traffic management domain, for which achieving high levels of performance is a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Advanced Departure Queue Management

    SBC: MOSAIC ATM, INC.            Topic: A3

    Runway metering is more complicated than controlling the length of the queue of aircraft at the runway, since not all departures are equivalent. Runway metering must also consider the composition of the queue. Just as an empty queue wastes runway capacity, a queue with no flights to a constrained fix wastes capacity at that fix. The FAA’s Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) has requirements to s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Effects of BLI and Inflow Distortion on Noise Generation and Performance of Fan-Rotor

    SBC: Technology In Blacksburg Inc            Topic: A1

    In response to NASA SBIR topic A1.02 Quiet Performance – Propulsion Noise Reduction Technology, the team of Techsburg, AVEC, and Ampaire proposes implementation and design application of a low-order noise modeling tool for installed ducted fan-rotor aerodynamic and acoustic analysis. Named the “Installed Ducted-Fan Noise Model” (IDFNM), and following after Techsburg/AVEC’s work in noise mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Auralization of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) in Urban Environments

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: A1

    The topic defines the problem as the development and demonstration of computationally efficient tools capable of modeling sound propagation in an urban environment for creating auralizations of UAM vehicles. The tools would be suitable for eventual integration with the NASA Auralization Framework (NAF).The topic requires a set of modules to be delivered which will integrate with existing NAF infr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. An Early and In-Situ Cell Failure Detection and Reconditioning System for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: A2

    There is substantial evidence suggesting that a Lithium-ion cell undergoes internal structural and mechanical changes prior to a catastrophic failure. Some of these changes include electrode expansion, electrode ruffling, dendrite formation, internal gas formation, and internal density changes. A key characteristic of these changes is that most of them occur prior to any external measurable parame ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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