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  1. S1.10: Atomic Interferometry

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    Recent developments of laser control and manipulation of atoms have led to new types of precision inertial force and gravity sensors based on atom interferometry. Atom interferometers exploit the quantum mechanical wave nature of atomic particles and quantum gases for sensitive interferometric measurements. Ground-based laboratory experiments and instruments have already demonstrated beyond the st ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. S1.11: In Situ Instruments/Technologies for Ocean Worlds Life Detection

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    This subtopic solicits development of in-situ instrument technologies and components to advance the maturity of science instruments focused on the detection of evidence of life, especially extant of life, in the Ocean Worlds (e.g., Europa, Enceladus, Titan, Ganymede, Callisto, Ceres, etc.). These technologies must be capable of withstanding operation in space and planetary environments, including ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. S4.06: Sample Collection For Life Detection in Outer Solar System Ocean World Plumes

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    This subtopic solicits development of technologies for sample collection from plumes in the Ocean Worlds Exploration Program (e.g., Europa, Enceladus, Titan, Ganymede, Callisto, Ceres, etc.). This sample collection system would be used as the front-end system in conjunction with in-situ instruments developed under subtopic S1.11. This fly-through sampling subtopic is distinct from S4.02, which so ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. S2.01: Proximity Glare Suppression for Astronomical Direct Detection of Exoplanets

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    Control of Scattered Starlight with Coronagraphs and Starshades This subtopic addresses the unique problem of imaging and spectroscopic characterization of faint astrophysical objects that are located within the obscuring glare of much brighter stellar sources. Examples include planetary systems beyond our own, the detailed inner structure of galaxies with very bright nuclei, binary star formation ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. S2.02: Precision Deployable Optical Structures and Metrology

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    Assembled Deployable Optical Metering Structures and Instruments  Planned future NASA Missions in astrophysics, such as the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and the New Worlds Technology Development Program (coronagraph, external occulter, and interferometer technologies) will push the state of the art in current optomechanical technologies. Mission concepts for New Worlds science w ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. S2.03: Advanced Optical Systems and Fabrication/Testing/Control Technologies for EUV/Optical and IR Telescope

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    Optical Components and Systems for Large Telescope Missions To accomplish NASA’s high-priority science requires low-cost, ultra-stable, large-aperture, normal incidence mirror systems with low mass-to-collecting area ratios. Where a mirror system is defined as the mirror substrate, supporting structure, and associated actuation and thermal management systems. After performance, the most importa ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. S2.04: X-Ray Mirror Systems Technology, Coating Technology for X-Ray-UV-OIR, and Free-Form Optics

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    X-Ray Mirror Systems Technology, Coating Technology for X-Ray-UV-OIR, and Free-Form Optics 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 such as Next Generation of X-Ray Observatories (NGXO). The Astrophysics Decadal specifically calls for optical coa ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. S3.05: Terrestrial Balloons and Planetary Aerial Vehicles

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    Satellite Communications for Terrestrial Balloons NASA’s Scientific Balloons provide practical and cost-effective platforms for conducting discovery science, development and testing for future space instruments, as well as training opportunities for future scientists and engineers. Balloons can reach altitudes above 36 kilometers, with suspended masses up to 3600 kilograms, and can stay afloat ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. S3.08: Command, Data Handling, and Electronics

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    NASA's space-based observatories, fly-by spacecraft, orbiters, landers, and robotic and sample return missions require robust command and control capabilities. Advances in technologies relevant to command and data handling and instrument electronics are sought to support NASA's goals and several missions and projects under development. The 2019 subtopic goals are to develop platforms for the imp ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. S4.03: Spacecraft Technology for Sample Return Missions

    Release Date: 02-05-2019Open Date: 02-05-2019Due Date: 03-29-2019Close Date: 03-29-2019

    Sample Return Missions that require landing on an extraterrestrial body are the most mass critical missions in NASA's portfolio. The feasibility of scientific missions depends to a very large extent on the mass criticality dictated by the orbital mechanics of the mission design. The least mass critical mission is a single fly-by (e.g., New Horizons), followed by an orbiter or multiple fly-by (e.g. ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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