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NOTE: The Solicitations and topics listed on this site are copies from the various SBIR agency solicitations and are not necessarily the latest and most up-to-date. For this reason, you should visit the respective agency SBIR sites to read the official version of the solicitations and download the appropriate forms and rules.


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  1. S2.02: Precision Deployable Optical Structures and Metrology

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: JPLParticipating Centers: GSFCScope Title:Assembled Deployable Optical Metering Structures and InstrumentsScope Description:Future space astronomy missions from ultraviolet to millimeter wavelengths will push the state of the art in current optomechanical technologies. Size, dimensional stability, temperature, risk, manufacturability, and cost are important factors, separately and in ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. S2.03: Advanced Optical Systems and Fabrication/Testing/Control Technologies for Extended-Ultraviolet/Optical and Infrared Telescope

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: MSFCParticipating Centers: GRC, GSFC, JPL, LaRCScope Title:Optical Components and Systems for Large Telescope MissionsScope Description: Accomplishing NASA’s high-priority science at all levels (flagship, probe, Medium-Class Explorers (MIDEX), Small Explorers (SMEX), rocket, and balloon) requires low-cost, ultrastable, normal-incidence mirror systems with low mass-to-collecting area ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. S2.04: X-Ray Mirror Systems Technology, Coating Technology for X-Ray-UV-OIR, and Free-Form Optics

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: GSFCParticipating Centers: JPL, MSFCScope Title:X-Ray Mirror Systems Technology, Coating Technology for X-Ray-UV-OIR, and Free-Form OpticsScope Description:The National Academy Astro2010 Decadal Report identifies studies of optical components and ability to manufacture, coat, and perform metrology needed to enable future x-ray observatory missions.  The Astrophysics Decadal specifica ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. S2.05: Technology for the Precision Radial Velocity Measurement Technique

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: JPLParticipating Centers: GSFCScope Title:Components, Assemblies, and Subsystems for Extreme Precision Radial Velocity Measurements and Detection of Extrasolar PlanetsScope Description:Astronomical spectrographs have proven to be powerful tools for exoplanet searches. When a star experiences periodic motion due to the gravitational pull of an orbiting planet, its spectrum is Doppler m ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. A1.01: Aerodynamic and Structural Efficiency-Integration of Flight Control with Aircraft Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: ARCParticipating Centers: AFRC, LaRCScope Title:Integration of Flight Control with Aircraft Multidisciplinary Design OptimizationScope Description:Successful design tools for advanced aircraft concepts typically require close interaction among the various design disciplines involved: aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, flight control, etc. This is particularly true for advanced mod ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. A1.02: Quiet Performance- Airframe Noise Reduction

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: LaRCParticipating Centers: GRCScope Title:Airframe Noise ReductionScope Description: Innovative methods and technologies are necessary for the design and development of efficient and environmentally acceptable aircraft. In particular, the impact of aircraft noise on communities around airports is the predominant limiting factor on the growth of the nation's air transportation system. ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. A1.03: Propulsion Efficiency- Propulsion Materials and Structures

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: GRCParticipating Centers: NoneScope Title:Advanced Materials and Structures Technologies Enabling New Highly Efficient Propulsion Systems for Subsonic Transport VehiclesScope Description:Materials and structures research and development (R&D) contributes to NASA’s ability to achieve its long-term aeronautics goals, including the development of advanced propulsion systems. Proposals ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. A1.04: Electrified Aircraft Propulsion

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: GRCParticipating Centers: AFRC, LaRCScope Title:Electrified Aircraft PropulsionScope Description: Proposals are sought for the development of energy storage, propulsion airframe integration, power distribution, thermal, tools/modeling approaches, electric machines, and electrical power conversion that will be required for aircraft that use turboelectric, hybrid electric, or all-electr ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. A1.05: Computational Tools and Methods

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: LaRCParticipating Centers: ARC, GRCScope Title:Computational Tools and MethodsScope Description: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) plays an important role in the design and development of a vast array of aerospace vehicles, from commercial transports to space systems. With the ever-increasing computational power, usage of higher fidelity, fast CFD tools and processes will significant ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A1.06: Vertical Lift Technology and Urban Air Mobility

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Lead Center: GRCParticipating Centers: AFRC, ARC, LaRCScope Title:Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) Electric Propulsion Safety and ReliabilityScope Description:The expanding Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicle industry has generated a significant level of enthusiasm among aviation designers and manufacturers, resulting in numerous vehicle configurations. The majority of the prototype UAM ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
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