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Environmentally-Benign Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTEE) Coating for Mold Release

Company: GVD Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … Using iCVD, GVD and optimize PTFE’s surface energy, adhesion, and durability during deposition. GVD’s iCVD deposition process has zero hazardous emissions. There are a wide variety of markets and application for GVD’s mold release coating, including seals and gaskets,… more

Geometrically Conformal Multi-Layer Selective Frequency Shielding Materials

Company: NANOSONIC INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … of use in military and non-military communication systems, consumer and industrial RF and electronic systems, and personal portable communication electronic devices such as cell phones, pads and platforms. Examples include shielding paints and coatings, gaskets, tape, cable… more

High Thermal Conductivity Gaskets Based On Carbon Nanotube Vertical Arrays

Company: NanoTechLabs Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Through the Phase II program, NTL will finalize the materials development and demonstrate the ability of a TIM material based on carbon nanotube vertical arrays to meet general requirements for space applications. In addition we will define and initiate tests required for a specific Air… more

Hermetic Seals for Chemical/Biological Protective Garments

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … system that seals gaps at interfaces and provides high connection strength between two cloth articles as well as between cloth and smooth surfaces, such as for garment interfaces to rubber gloves, boots, and respirator seals. Our closure system employs a novel gasket… more

Real-Time Health Monitoring for Solid Rocket Motors

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … contractors. Since AgeAlert technology is potentially applicable to any product comprising polymeric components, future health monitoring applications include sensors and Smart Shelf Life tags for gun propellants, advanced composite structural materials, seals, gaskets, tires,… more

Cold Temperature Hydraulic Seals for Aerospace Hydraulic Systems

Company: Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … altitude unmanned aircraft. These new mission requirements translate into service temperatures as low as -100oF and as high as 275oF, in the presence of red hydraulic fluid. The property of compression set is used as a major consideration for the selection of gaskets and… more

Electromagnetic Hardened Composite Enclosures for Aircraft Systems

Company: BT Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … weight reduction over an aluminum or steel enclosure while providing the same structural rigidity and comparable EMI/EMP isolation. The enclosure uses proven technologies, and uses inexpensive stock materials. The enclosure provides for heat rejection, rugged gasketing for… more

Advanced Corrosion Resistant Coating Systems for Preservation of Aerospace and Infrastructure Systems Used in Military and Commercial Applications

Company: Porter Scientific, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … for product sustainability can be directed to other solutions, innovations or efforts. The corrosion resistant coating will spawn opportunities throughout all forces in the Department of Defense. Additionally, the insoluble polymer has the potential for cookware, gaskets,… more

PVDF Wire Sensor for External Monitoring of Piping Sound Pressure Level

Company: SMD Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … and validating its use for determining internal pressure levels for realistic piping systems. A closed circuit piping test rig will be designed and fabricated at Virginia Tech using typical piping components including a pump, valves, bends, flanges, tees, gaskets,… more

Advanced Corrosion Resistant Coating Systems for Preservation of Aerospace and Infrastructure Systems Used in Military and Commercial Applications

Company: Porter Scientific, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … sustainability can be directed to other solutions, innovations or efforts. The corrosion resistant coating will spawn opportunities throughout all forces in the Department of De-fense. Additionally, the insoluble polymer has the potential for cookware, gaskets, bearings,… more

High Compliance Carbon Nanotube based Thermal Interface Material for Space Applications

Company: Composite Technology Development, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force is seeking high-thermal conductivity gaskets to improve the thermal efficiency of space-based electronic systems. Advanced gasket materials will enhance the performance of electronic packages by improving heat dissipation during operation. … more

New Drop-in Biofuel to Meet Renewable Fuel Standards

Company: Exelus, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: …, the use of ethanol has already hit a technological ceiling. Most of the US supply of gasoline currently contains 10% ethanol (E10). Conventional vehicles cannot safely use fuels with significantly higher concentrations of ethanol without retrofits to replace gaskets and… more

Real-Time Health Monitoring for Solid Rocket Motors

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … used in ammunition, fuses, explosives and pyrotechnic devices. Since AgeAlert technology is potentially applicable to any product comprising polymeric components, future health monitoring applications include advanced composite structural materials, seals, gaskets, tires,… more

STTR Phase I: Piezoresistive Nanocomposite Elastomer

Company: NanoComposites Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: … of the conductivity are vital. The proposed technology of PZ-NC, if successful, will address these issues, and will significantly improve the accuracy of the latter technology, for example by lowering the False Acceptance Rate (FAR). Furthermore, elastomer seals and gaskets… more

Heat Resistant Visual Landing Aid Lighting Fixtures for Ship Flight Decks and Expeditionary Air Field Matting

Company: Energy Focus, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: … to the legacy fixture but will also explore the possibility of using advanced materials, optics, coatings, light sources and manufacturing methods. The ability to withstand direct jet exhaust up to 1700F will require the development of special sealing and gasketing… more

Autonomous and Adaptive Technique to Collect and Analyze RF Effects Data

Company: Nokomis, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: … the availability of such an analysis. Indeed, it is much cheaper to include RF mitigation/hardening from the start, rather than to retrofit systems in the field. Retrofitting can cost 10 to 15 times as much as an initial design adjustment. Although improved gaskets, seal… more

Windscreen Shield Monitor Usng Spiral Transmission Lines

Company: FARR RESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: … various forms of high power electromagnetic waves, including Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), High Power Microwaves (HPM), High Intensity Radio Frequency (HIRF), and lightning. These aircraft typically have electrically conducting coatings on their windows, with conducting gaskets… more

Novel Conductive Polymer Skins for Morphing UAVs

Company: GVD Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: … lightning strike protection, and structural health monitoring, among other Air Force applications. GVD's conductive coatings technology has numerous commercial applications as well, such as in "smart" fabrics (e.g., for wearable electronics), EMI shielding gaskets, ESD… more

Highly Deformable Electrically Self-Healing Metal RubberT Skins for Morphing UAVs

Company: NANOSONIC INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: … for use in future near space and space vehicles. Additional applications for Metal RubberT include ultra-lightweight sensors/actuators for shape changing inflatables, and as protective coatings against electrostatic charging, radiation, and abrasion for flexible gaskets, hoses… more

Multi-Use Coating for Abrasion Prevention, Wear Protection, and Lunar Dust Removal

Company: Plasma Processes, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: The deleterious effects of lunar dust, typically less than 50 ýým in diameter, have to be addressed prior to establishing a human base and long duration human presence on the surface of the moon. These effects include abrasion of seals, gaskets, motors, actuators, gimbals,… more

Nanotechnology-Based Condition Monitoring Sensors for Generation IV Electrical Insulation Systems

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: … monitored. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to the application to nuclear power plants, the sensors should find use in monitoring the degradation of virtually any polymeric component, including seals and gaskets, tires,… more

Smart Gasket for Catapult Low Loss Launch Valve (LLLV)

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Availability and operation of all four steam catapults is vital to carrier flight operations. The valve directing steam to the catapult cylinders employs gaskets that fail unexpectedly due to degradation of filler preload. The gasket condition affects launch valve performance… more

Development of AgeAlert: A Predictive Maintenance Sensor for Electrical Insulation Systems in Nuclear Power Applications

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: … warning of insulation degradation. In addition to the application to the nuclear power industry, the sensors should be applicable to degradation monitoring of virtually any polymeric material, opening possibilities for use in wire and cable systems, seals and gaskets,… more

Smart Gasket for Catapult Low Loss Launch Valve (LLLV)

Company: Templeman Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: This project proposes a novel way to monitor critical pressure seals using technology from other fields. The concept is called "TeleGasket" and uses a gasket with integral, inductive sensors in the form of a flexible sheet. These sensors measure compression… more

Development of AgeAlert: A Predictive Maintenance Sensor for Electrical Insulation Systems in Nuclear Power Applications

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2007 / 1
Abstract: … replacement of the component before failure. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: AgeAlert sensors could be used to monitor the degradation of virtually any polymeric material, including wire and cable systems; seals and gaskets; hybrid… more