NASA has selected Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) of Madison, Wisc., for four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I awards.
Two of the awards, worth up to $125,000 apiece, focus on technologies designed to improve in-space propulsion. The other two awards, worth up to $200,000 apiece, will help develop technologies for use aboard the International Space Station.
The four proposals selected include:
- Integrated Composite Nozzle Extension — In-Space Propulsion Systems
- Acoustic Resonance Reaction Control Thruster (ARCTIC) — In-Space Propulsion Systems
- Rapid Multiplex Microbial Detector — International Space Station Utilization
- Zero G Mass Measurement Device (ZGMMD) — International Space Station Utilization.