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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. Ultra High Energy Solid-State Batteries for Next Generation Space Power

    SBC: Soild Power, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    The use of lithium (Li) metal as an anode material has emerged as one highly attractive option for achieving high specific energy due to lithium having the highest capacity (3876 mAh g-1) of all potential anode materials. However, the reliable use of these exceptionally high capacity anodes in a commercial cell has not been achieved due to safety and reliability concerns resulting from thermal run ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. 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
  3. Additive Manufacturing of Ion Thruster Optics

    SBC: Plasma Controls, LLC            Topic: S302

    Plasma Controls will manufacture and test several sets of ion optics for electric propulsion ion thrusters using additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing can potentially produce optics with novel or complex geometry that have better performance compared to those made traditionally, while also giving cost and mass savings.

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. High Temperature "Smart" P3 Sensors and Electronics for Distributed Engine Control

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: A107

    Current engine control architectures impose limitations on the insertion of new control capabilities due to weight penalties and reliability issues related to complex wiring harnesses. NASA in collaboration with Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has been conducting research in developing technologies to enable Distributed Engine Control (DEC) architectures. Realization of such future intelligent engin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Vapor Cooled Structure MLI: Efficient Vapor Cooling of Structural Elements

    SBC: Quest Thermal Group, LLC            Topic: H204

    Human exploration requires new technologies for advanced in-space propulsion systems. Improvements in cryogenic propellant storage are a critical need. NASA's Technology Roadmaps call "Zero Boil Off storage of cryogenic propellants for long duration missions" the #2 technical challenge for future NASA missions. Heat leak through tank mounts such as struts and skirts is an increasingly large part ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Nitrous Ethane-Ethylene Rocket with Hypergolic Ignition

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: S302

    The Nitrous Ethane-Ethylene Rocket with Hypergolic Ignition (NEERHI) engine is a proposed technology designed to provide small spacecraft with non-toxic, non-cryogenic, high performance, hypergolic propulsion. When passed over a warm ruthenium catalyst bed, gaseous nitrous oxide and an ethylene-ethane gaseous blend combust instantly. A small 1 N thruster can be designed to provide small satellite ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Electride Hollow Cathode

    SBC: Plasma Controls, LLC            Topic: S302

    Plasma Controls, LLC will develop hollow cathode electron sources based on a novel inorganic electron emitting material. Current state of the art cathodes include barium oxide based cathodes, which are susceptible to contamination, and lanthanum hexaboride cathodes, which must be operated at very high temperatures. In contrast, electride cathodes may provide equivalent emission to existing hollow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Non-Parametric, Closed-Loop Testing of Autonomy in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: A201

    The proposed Phase II program aims to develop new methods to support safety testing for integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace (NAS) with a particular focus on testing the collision avoidance (CA) algorithms of a UAS Sense-and-Avoid (SAA) system. This research addresses the fundamental difficulty of verifying the performance of autonomous systems that dynamically reac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Flight Testing of Resource allocation for Multi-Agent Planning (ReMAP) System for Unmanned Vehicles

    SBC: Area I, Inc.            Topic: A202

    Area-I, Incorporated personnel have led the design, fabrication, and flight testing of fourteen unmanned aircraft, one manned aircraft, and numerous advanced guidance, control, and avionics packages. Area-I has continued this tradition in its development of the Resource allocation for Multi-Agent Planning, or ReMAP, guidance and navigation system for unmanned aircraft. The ReMAP system, whose core ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. 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

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