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Bringing data from your medical scan – be it MRI, CT, Ultrasound, or any other standard medical scan – to life in 3D. This innovation enables easier diagnosis, augmented surgery planning and practice, better patient communication, enhanced remote collaboration and improved surgery/construction. The ability to segment, examine and manipulate images of individual organs or other separate parts of images is groundbreaking technology that transforms the way medical imaging is viewed, interpreted and utilized.
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Cluster Imaging Inc.
Generation of Accurate Depth Map Using Multiresolution Camera Clusters
High-resolution depth maps using camera clusters to enable accurate image element isolation and visual space identification for the automotive industry, security and factory automation.
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Near-Eye Light-Field Projector
Future display of virtual and mixed reality headsets and smart glasses. Our near-eye light-field projector creates hologram-like images with true optical depth eliminating eyestrain and nausea often caused by current devices, enhancing immersion, extending comfortable usage time and allowing for conflict-less mixing of virtual and real worlds.
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High Vibration Resistant Fasteners
Patented fastening solutions that are highly vibration resistant, yet reversible and reusable. Enduralock fasteners reduce time and cost of maintenance and labor due to their reversibility and reusability. Fasteners are entirely metal, making them ideal for high vibration, high heat applications.
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Wearable Helmet Display Systems that Show Football Play Diagrams
Revolutionary wearable display and network system including an in-helmet, heads-up-display system that presents football teams interactive, augmented play diagrams for faster execution in practice environments.
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LOOMIA Technologies Inc.
Soft Circuit Systems for Use Across Industries
Space structures optimized for the maximum amount of livable volume with the minimum amount of mass. Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) are optimized to be as light and flexible as possible for user comfort while leaving space for irreplaceable essentials like water and oxygen. LOOMIA’s Electronic Layer can provide added functionalities to expandable International Space Station (ISS) structures and EMUs while maintaining a lightweight and flexible, drapable and creasable form factor. It can be designed to heat, light, sense, act as data and power busses, or control surfaces.
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Water Plasma Powered Space Shuttles
In-space transportation services for satellites between various orbits out to deep space. Water-powered, in-space rockets provide last mile logistics, taking satellites from the orbits they were launched into to the orbits in which they will operate. At the core of our innovation strategy are microwave electrothermal thrusters (METs) using water as the propellant. Water-based METs are fast, efficient, affordable, safe and are now available to power orbit transfer vehicles.
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Oxford Space Systems
Novel ‘Pre-Shaped’ Deployable Parabolic Reflectors
Novel deployable membrane surface designed to give rise to a new generation of lightweight deployable antennas for the space environment. The proprietary material, combined with origami engineering techniques, produces a pre-shaped, high stowage efficiency parabolic ‘dish’ antenna. The material is self-supporting meaning that the complexity and mass of typical rib backing structures can be reduced to improve mass, cost, and stowed footprint. Initial radio frequency (RF) testing to Ka-Band shows excellent results. The technology is highly scalable from sub 1m to more than 8m in diameter. A 2.7m variant is due for launch in Q2, 2020.
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WISER Systems Inc.
Real-Time Asset Tracking
Instantaneous location and tracking in a variety of environments to include where current and legacy technologies fail to perform. Applications include 3D geofencing for in-space operations; unmanned positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) for planet-side operations in GPS-occluded environments; autonomous inventory and roll call; and perimeter breach detection for secure locations or assets.
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As the entrepreneurial aerospace ecosystem continues to evolve, NASA recognizes that public-private partnerships produce greater impact. SBIR Ignite is a new way for small businesses that have a commercially-viable technology idea to use NASA as a stepping stone in their path towards commercial success. With a greater emphasis on commercialization, SBIR Ignite funds U.S. early-stage, high-risk technology development to help make companies and their technologies more attractive to private sector investors, customers, and partners.
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