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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. Software-Only Front-End Processors for Satellite Command and Control

    SBC: AMERGINT Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF131067

    ABSTRACT: The development of software front-ends with enhanced capabilities is critical to affordable satellite missions. New space vehicles, even small satellites, are significantly more capable than their predecessors. Concepts like disaggregation and hosted payloads are driving mission timelines to new extremes. Gone are the days of 10-year development cycles. New ground systems need to suppor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Thermal Interface Material Maturation Program for Air Force Power Electronics Applications

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT22

    ABSTRACT: Thermal interface materials (TIMs) constitute an essential part of thermal management which is quickly becoming the limiting factor in high power, high functional density, and increasingly small-sized electronics for future U.S. Air Force (AF) platforms. TIMs aim to ensure a continuous thermal conductivity path between the heat source and heat sink/dissipater, thus permitting the effici ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Radiation Hardened Structured ASIC Platform for Rapid Chip Development for Very High Speed System on a Chip (SoC) and Complex Digital Logic Systems

    SBC: Microelectronics Research Development Corporation            Topic: S2003

    Radiation Hardened Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) provide the highest performance, lowest power and smallest size ICs for Space Missions. To dramatically reduce the development cycle, and reduce cost to tape out, Micro-RDC proposes a Structured ASIC approach. In this methodology, we fix an array of complex logic cells and provide a fixed area array for I/O pads supporting in exce ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Compact Energy Conversion Module

    SBC: Extreme Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: T301

    This STTR project delivers a compact vibration-based Energy Conversion Module (ECM) that powers sensors for purposes such as structural health monitoring (SHM). NASA customers include the Rocket Propulsion Test (RPT) program, the ISS, and the Orion deep space vehicle, all of which need wireless sensors to monitor and assess structural health. The ECM represents a major advancement in the use of wi ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Low-Cost Small Reentry Devices to Enhance Space Commerce and ISS Utilization


    Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA) proposes to enable commercial space activity and improve utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) through use of small reentry devices (REDs) for high-temperature materials flight testing and small payload return missions. TVA is presently developing two RED systems with a high degree of technological similarity. The first is RED-Data2, a 1.7 kg c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Spirally Stowed Architecture for Large Photovoltaic Arrays

    SBC: TENTGUILD ENGINEERING CO            Topic: H502

    Proposed is the development and validation in a laboratory environment of a photovoltaic (PV) array design of unique and enabling characteristics. Namely, smoothly deployed from compact stowage with one single, continuous sweep of motion, a total PV surface area up to and beyond 4000~m2 (the area associated with 1~MW power) is provided by two wings, with mechanical performance objectives also met ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Cellular Load Responsive MLI: Structural In-Air and In-Space LH2 Insulation

    SBC: Quest Thermal Group, LLC            Topic: H203

    Advanced space propulsion systems are a critical need for future NASA deep space missions. High thrust engines could revolutionize space exploration. Nuclear Thermal Propulsion ("NTP") is a high thrust/high Isp propulsion technology. Reduced or Zero Boil Off of LH2 propellant for long duration missions is among the critical technology advancements needed for cryogenic propellant storage for both N ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Holomorphic Embedded Load Flow for Autonomous Spacecraft Power Systems

    SBC: Gridquant Technologies, LCC            Topic: S303

    The proposed innovation advances the ability to apply the Holomorphic Embedding Load Flow Technology (HELM™) method to provide deterministic load flow modeling for spacecraft power systems. Future deep-space vehicles need intelligent, fault-tolerant and autonomous control of power management and distribution. Due to communications latency, control algorithms for future autonomous space power ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Novel Trap for Ticks and Fleas Incorporating a CO2 Generator

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: DHP13007

    Military personnel must be protected from diseases transmitted by ticks and fleas, including Lyme disease. Effective surveillance of tick and flea vectors is vital to determine the population present, whether they are carrying disease, and whether control campaigns are working. Unfortunately, current surveillance tools are ineffective. In Phase I TDA designed, prototyped, and tested a novel ti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  10. A Low-Power Medical Oxygen Generator

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: H1201

    An on-board oxygen concentrator is required during long duration manned space missions to supply medical oxygen. The commercial medical oxygen generators based on pressure swing adsorption (PSA) are large and highly power intensive. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes to develop a small, lightweight, portable oxygen generator based on a vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) to produce concentrated medical ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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