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AI Technologies & Systems
Technological Advancements in (IoT and Edge) Nanosystems to Enable Smaller Components Thereby Decreasing Size and Mass
AITS's software solutions provide an easy approach to add artificial intelligence (AI) models and applications to small form-factor devices, including 100s of billions of low-cost microcontrollers. Open-source deepC is an inference framework and compiler, and open-source deepC-Arduino is a deep learning library for Arduino boards. Both are maintained online at AITS's GitHub repository. Freemium cAInvas is a cloud-based solution with a plug-and-play approach that lets enthusiasts with little to no AI/Embedded systems knowledge adopt AI. Bringing AI models to tiny micro-controllers can boost the intelligence of billions of devices without relying on expensive hardware or reliable internet connections.
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Gord Compression is an adjustable, measurable, and easy to use compression device intended to help people with various health conditions. Doug Gord designed and built the device after being diagnosed and disabled in 2016 from postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a condition that affects blood circulation. The innovative medical compression technology relieves symptoms that result from blood pooling in the legs. Inspired by G-suits worn by fighter pilots and astronauts, Gord Compression has successfully developed a more accessible and patient-friendly form of compression with an emphasis on helping those with disabilities and mobility issues.
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Next Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell System
HyPoint Inc. is developing the next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system with zero CO2 emissions and game- changing energy performance for the aerospace industry and air transportation market. The company's solution increases operational time by 5X and utilization rate by 10X while decreasing the total cost of ownership of any flying platform by 90%.
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Today's satellites are not designed to handle the enormous amounts of space-born IoT data and new applications. OrbitsEdge meets this challenge by providing the missing piece. The company's in-orbit virtualized data infrastructure at the edge of space is an agile solution that adapts to new demands–turning data into actionable insights. This software-defined solution incorporates high-performance computing and AI, based on industry standards, which allows IT professionals to use their expertise in space. The proprietary SatFrame architecture protects leading-edge technology built for Earth from the harsh space environment.
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Repair Medical Devices
Rapid Repair heals wounds in days rather than weeks without stitches, staples, or glue and with minimal scarring. This revolutionary wound dressing aims to nano-engineer molecules in damaged skin so that healing is far more efficient, taking much less time and using fewer materials. Rapid Repair is painless and straightforward to apply. Patients don't need a local anesthetic, and there is no hazardous waste. The non- invasive device also features a long shelf life. Rapid Repair changes the way that wound healing is understood and treated.
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Torre Space and Power Systems
Magnetohydrodynamic Generator for Spacecraft Electrical Power Using Space Ionized Plasma
Torre Space and Power Systems is researching a new method of generating electrical power to support functions onboard spacecraft. It operates by collecting the flow of ionized plasma that naturally exists in the ionosphere and Van Allen Belts for Low Earth Orbit applications, and within the solar wind flux for applications in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit and beyond the earth's magnetosphere into deep space. The method directs ionized plasma through a channel using the principle of magnetohydrodynamics. Unlike photovoltaic systems, this solution can provide continuous power generation even when blocked by sunlight, reducing reliance on energy storage.
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Western Sydney University
Neuromorphic Vision Sensors for Space Sensing
Neuromorphic sensing and processing offer an exciting alternative to conventional techniques for perceiving and understanding the visual world. It paves the way for more efficient, reliable and robust integrated photonics systems. Drawing inspiration from biology, neuromorphic vision sensors offer a way to overcome many challenges faced by conventional sensors. The independent and asynchronous pixels in these sensors only produce data in response to changes in log illumination. This quality provides a high dynamic range and fast temporal response for the sensors, while dramatically reducing their power consumption and the amount of data produced.
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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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