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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. Nonlinear Guided Wave Circular Array System for Microcrack Monitoring in Spacecraft

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: H1302

    Reliable monitoring of the microcrack formation in the complex composite structure components in NASA spacecraft and launch vehicles is critical for vehicle operations. Early diagnosing and reporting vehicle capability has tremendous impact on mission readiness, safety, and life cycle cost. Microcrack formation in complex composite structure components can be challenging from a monitoring and eval ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Handheld Electronics EHM Sensor Probe for Determination of Remaining Useful Life

    SBC: NOKOMIS, INC            Topic: A104

    National Aeronautical and Space Administration's (NASA) Aviation Safety Program "seeks capabilities furthering the practice of proactive safety management." Specifically, one of the key interests in Topic A1.04 are proposals for Remaining Useful Life prediction techniques. In response, Nokomis is proposing to develop an Electronic Health Monitoring (EHM) Sensor Unit which would be able provide a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Advanced Algorithms and Controls for Superior Robotic All-Terrain Mobility

    SBC: PROTOINNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: T1101

    ProtoInnovations, LLC (PI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have formed a partnership to research, develop, and experimentally test a suite of methods for significantly improving the safety, mean travel speed, and rough-terrain access of wheeled planetary exploration rovers. We will accomplish this by developing algorithms for all-terrain adaptive locomotion. This will include a ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Low Cost Radiator for Fission Power Thermal Control

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: H803

    NASA GRC is developing fission power system technology for future space transportation and surface power applications. The early systems are envisioned in the 10 to 100kWe range and have an anticipated design life of 8 to 15 years with no maintenance. A non-nuclear system ground test in thermal-vacuum is planned by NASA GRC to validate technologies required to transfer reactor heat, convert the he ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Striction-based Power Monitoring in Space Environment

    SBC: QorTek, Inc.            Topic: S304

    The program delivers a completely new technology solution to isolation and sensing of power flow (current and voltage). Based on striction materials technology, these small isolation and sensing devices replace Opto-isolation, Hall-effect and Magnetic Transformer isolation and sensing with a lower cost and lower risk solution. The elimination of optical, processor and magnetic components in the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Titanium-Water Heat Pipe Radiator for Spacecraft Fission Power

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: H802

    The proposed program will develop titanium/water heat pipes suitable for Spacecraft Fission Power. NASA is examining small fission power reactors for future space applications with the most recent being Kilopower, which provides roughly 1 kW of electric power. Kilopower uses titanium/water heat pipes to remove the waste heat from the cold end of the convertors. Previous water heat pipe designs f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. High Radiation Tolerant Ceramic Voltage Isolator (Non-Optical Gate Driver)

    SBC: QorTek, Inc.            Topic: S303

    The goal of the Phase I effort is to design, develop and demonstrate a novel solid-state ceramic-based voltage isolator and demonstrate its potential to provide a highly radiation tolerant digital voltage isolation solution applicable to a wide range of NASA mission requirements. The related design success QorTek has will lead to development in Phase I of a completely new gate drive technology wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Wide Temperature DC Link Capacitors for Aerospace Power Electronics

    SBC: PolyK Technologies, LLC            Topic: S303

    This project will develop advanced DC link capacitors using flexible ultrathin glass dielectric materials. The glass capacitor will be able to be operated in a broad temperature range (-150 degree C to 500 degree C), frequency (1 kHz to 1 MHz), and high voltage (>1,000 volts). This SBIR project will be focused on examining the technical performance of the glass dielectrics at very high (>200 deg C ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Advancing High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

    SBC: Yardney Technical Products, Inc.            Topic: Z102

    Lithium-Ion batteries have been a main source of energy for many aerospace applications over the past decade. Future space missions are facing a number of challenging requirements, including significant increase in specific energy, approaching 500 Wh/kg, and energy density of 700 Wh/l at cell level. Compared to state-of-the-art technology today, a reduction in mass and volume are necessary, along ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Additive Manufacturing of Heat Pipe Wicks

    SBC: THERMACORE, INC.            Topic: H802

    Wick properties are often the limiting factor in a heat pipe design. Current technology uses conventional sintering of metal powders, screen wick, or grooves to fabricate realtively simplistic wick geometries. Additive manufacturing (laser sintering) of a porous structure would allow much greater freedom in defining the wick geometry and properties. One example is the RDU thermosyphon wick. Valuab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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