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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. 01: In-Space Propulsion Technologies

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Focus Area 1: In-Space Propulsion Technologies  Lead MD: STMD Participating MD(s): SMD   NASA is interested in technologies for advanced in-space propulsion systems to reduce travel time, increase payload mass, reduce acquisition costs, reduce operational costs, and enable new science capabilities for exploration and science spacecraft.  The future will require demanding propuls ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Z10.01: Cryogenic Fluid Management

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Lead Center: GRC Participating Center(s): JSC, MSFC   This subtopic solicits technologies related to cryogenic propellants (such as hydrogen, oxygen, and methane) storage, and transfer to support NASA's exploration goals. This includes a wide range of applications, scales, and environments consistent with future NASA missions. Such missions include but are not limited to a Methane Uppe ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Z10.02: Propulsion Systems for Robotic Science Missions

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Lead Center: GRC Participating Center(s): JPL, MSFC Related Subtopic Pointer(s): S4.03, Z8.01, T9.01 The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) needs spacecraft with more demanding propulsive performance and flexibility for more ambitious missions requiring high duty cycles, more challenging environmental conditions, and extended operation. Planetary spacecraft need the ability to rendezvous with, o ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Z10.03: Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP)

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Lead Center: MSFC Participating Center(s): GRC, SSC   Solid core NTP has been identified as an advanced propulsion concept which could provide the fastest trip times with fewer SLS launches than other propulsion concepts for human missions to Mars over a variety of mission years. NTP had major technical work done between 1955-1973 as part of the Rover and Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. 02: Power Energy and Storage

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Focus Area 2: Power Energy and Storage Lead MD: STMD Participating MD(s): SMD, STTR   Power is a ubiquitous technology need across many NASA missions.  Within the SBIR Program, power is represented across a broad range of topics in human exploration, space science, space technology and aeronautics.  New technologies are needed to generate electrical power and/or store energy fo ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. S3.01: Power Generation and Conversion

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Lead Center: GRC Participating Center(s): ARC, JPL, JSC   Photovoltaic Energy Conversion: advances in, but not limited to, the following:   Photovoltaic cell and blanket technologies capable of low intensity, low-temperature operation applicable to outer planetary (low solar intensity) missions. Photovoltaic cell, blanket and array technologies capable of enhancing solar array o ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. S3.03: Power Electronics and Management, and Energy Storage

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Lead Center: GRC Participating Center(s): ARC, GSFC, JPL   Power Electronics and Management NASA's Planetary Science Division is working to implement a balanced portfolio within the available budget and based on a decadal survey that will continue to make exciting scientific discoveries about our solar system. This balanced suite of missions shows the need for low mass/volume power el ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Z1.01: High Power Arrays for Solar Electric Propulsion

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Lead Center: GRC Participating Center(s): JPL, LaRC Related Subtopic Pointer(s): H5.01 NASA is seeking developments in advanced solar array power technology for very high power (500kW) systems to support future NASA missions involving Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) and other in-space applications. The objective is to develop solar-powered systems and components that are lightweight, reliable, ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Z1.03: Fission Surface Power Generation

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Lead Center: GRC Participating Center(s): JPL, JSC   NASA is considering the use of kilowatt class Fission Power Systems for surface missions to the moon and Mars. Current work in fission power systems is focused on the Kilopower project which uses a highly-enriched Uranium-Molybdenum reactor core with a Beryllium oxide reflector. Depleted uranium, tungsten, and lithium hydride provide shi ...

    SBIR National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. T3.02: Intelligent/Autonomous Electrical Power Systems

    Release Date: 01-11-2018Open Date: 01-11-2018Due Date: 03-09-2018Close Date: 03-09-2018

    Lead Center: GRC Participating Center(s): JPL   Missions to Mars and beyond experience communication delays with Earth of between 3 to 45 minutes. Due to this, it is impractical to rely on ground-based support and troubleshooting in the event of a power system fault or component failure. Intelligent/autonomous systems are required that can manage the power system in both normal mode and fa ...

    STTR National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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