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Instrumentation and Conrol Design for Small Modular Reactors

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) of light water designs are moving toward deployment and advanced SMRs are on their way to becoming a reality. Although the fundamental design characteristics of these reactors are well established, a list of important issues still remains. Among them is the… more

Strategy for Implementation of Fixed and Mobile Wireless Technologies in Crowded and Confined EMI Environments of Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Wireless technologies have increased efficiency in many industrial settings across the world by enabling a mobile workforce and improving communications. In fact, some studies project that wireless implementation could save nuclear facilities up to $6,000,000 per year in the maintenance department… more

Development of an In-Situ Method for Cable Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As nuclear power plants extend their operating life beyond 40 years, attention is being focused on the health of the insulation material of important cables. Faced with the prospect of an extremely expensive, wholesale replacement of thousands of miles of cables, nuclear facilities need a… more

Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Replacement of obsolete analog systems with software-based digital systems in nuclear facilities has been hindered by significant costs associated with traditional quality assurance testing. This project proposes advanced software validation tools that will ensure that digital systems are safe,… more

Condition Monitoring of Live Cables in Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As the current fleet of operating nuclear power plants ages, equipment degrades and causes increased incidences of failures which lead to plant shutdowns. This proposal offers to develop testing technology for fault detection in live electrical circuits to identify and resolve problems as they occur… more

Corrosion Protection of High-Value Test&Evaluation Assets

Company: eSpin Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This STTR Phase I proposal proposes to design and develop reactive filter media using nanofiber technology to capture corrosion inducing particulate matter present in coastal region air. The fibrous filter media will be functionalized using ion exchange chemistry which is known to react with salt… more

Advanced Solid Ramjet Fuel

Company: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The potential for solid fuel ramjets (SFRJ) has been demonstrated over the last 40 years. SRFJ"s have significantly higher impulse than rockets (Isp>1200 sec) making them a competitive solution for long range applications such as missiles, missile interceptors, high speed transport and space… more

ACE Booster

Company: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: GTL has been developing three transformational technologies that have the capability to disrupt the traditional launch vehicle paradigm. BHL composite cryotank technology provides a four times improvement over large Al-Li tanks, offering a 6 percentage point improvement in stage PMF. Superior… more

High Rate Segmented Germanium Detector System (HRGe)

Company: Phds Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The NNSA Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation missions include monitoring, assaying, and identifying Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). These activities commonly occur in facilities having large quantities of additional nuclear materials causing high background count rates that obscure measurements using… more

Modular Planar Germanium Detector Systems for High Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Tracking Arrays

Company: Phds Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Department of Energy maintains germanium gamma-ray detector arrays for Nuclear Physics research. Germanium gamma-ray detector technology has been an important factor in the historic success of these user facilities. The present and next generation facilities would be most effectively utilized by… more

Game-Based Deployable Trainer with True 3D and High Acuity Display

Company: THIRD DIMENSION TECHNOLOGIES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: With the tremendously successful Phase I effort, Third Dimension Technologies (TDT), in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, Rickard Consulting Group and APTUS, plans in Phase II to create, test and evaluate a gaming-based training and rehearsal environment known as the W3DGE (Warfighter… more

Holographic Virtual Anatomy Table

Company: THIRD DIMENSION TECHNOLOGIES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Project Summary/Abstract Medical students long ago gave up robbing graves for corpses, but students still need access to anatomy resources. While availability of traditional resources (e.g. cadavers, animals, etc.) is dwindling, emerging virtual alternatives are revolutionizing the practice of… more

Corrosion Resistant Naval Alloys: Innovative Multi-Scale Computational Modeling and Simulation Tools

Company: VEXTEC CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed effort will create software that will serve as an integration tool to link the results of the material degradation research due to corrosion fatigue into a usable structural analysis tool. Fatigue failure due to corrosion is a multi-disciplinary, multi-scale problem that needs to… more

Improved Design Package for Fracture Mechanics Analysis

Company: VEXTEC CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The damage tolerance approach is used widely in aerospace industry and has a physics-based foundation in fracture mechanics. The fatigue crack growth rate can be determined by calculating the SIF and knowing empirically derived material parameters. Similitude is achieved for different… more

Advanced Forging Manufacturing Innovations

Company: VEXTEC CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: It is increasingly difficult for companies to enter the spare parts business. To produce a spare part, the manufacturer must recreate the form, fit and function of the original part, which can be especially difficult with high strength forged metal parts. There are processes available to the forging… more

Targeting DNA damage response pathways for the treatment of advanced lung cancer

Company: CUMBERLAND PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an urgent, unmet need for novel therapeutic approaches that are efficacious against lung cancer. Ranking first among cancer deaths in the U.S., this disease has 5-year relative survival rates of lt20%. Most lung cancers are non-small cell (NSCLC, 85% of… more

SBIR Phase II: The Development of Higher Voltage, Longer Life and Lower Cost Activated Carbon Materials for Supercapacitors

Company: Coulometrics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is in significantly increasing the ways supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries are used today. Supercapacitors offer very high power capabilities and high energy efficiency and have been… more

SBIR Phase I: Method and Apparatus Development for making Activated Coke Breeze

Company: Forest Vue Research, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project addresses a new cost-effective, environmentally friendly process for producing activated carbon (AC). Prior experimentation conducted by the principal investigator has demonstrated that it is possible to produce AC in small laboratory batches… more

SBIR Phase I: Expressing bacterial luciferase in zebrafish as an innovative new tool for data-intensive, higher-throughput drug discovery

Company: 490 BioTech Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop self-generated bioluminescence in zebrafish to create improved models for new drug discovery, therapeutic testing, and biomedical disease imaging. Zebrafish share many common anatomical, developmental, and… more

SBIR Phase I: Screencasting as a Means to Enable, Develop, and Document Student Proficiency with Science and Engineering Practices

Company: Inquiry Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I project proposes to design and develop an educational, curriculum-agnostic student-based screencasting software tool integrated with teacher assessment to support improved student mastery of complex STEM concepts. Though the tool has potential for use in all grade levels, but… more

Freeze Casting of Tubular Sulfur Tolerant Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Company: MillenniTEK LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cells have long suffered from degradation due to impurities in the fuel and complexities associated with dissimilar materials and high operating temperatures. This degradation lowers the usable cell power output and requires ancillary equipment for fuel sulfur removal and… more

SBIR Phase I: Evaluating the Feasibility of a fully-automated, on-line, real-time analyzer for simultaneous determination of individual THMs and HAAs

Company: Foundation Instruments Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial impact of this project will be in potentially improving drinking water quality throughout the United States and the world. The availability of a safe drinking water supply is fundamental to human life and the development of stable civilizations. This importance cannot… more

Lab on a chip point of care assay for the rapid serodiagnosis of Lyme disease

Company: IMMUNO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION: Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease (LD) can affect the skin, heart, joints or nervous system leading to an array of largely non-specific symptoms that overlap with those of other debilitating illnesses. Disease progression can leadto development of conditions with unfavorable… more

SBIR Phase I: Examination of Diamond Cathodes to Advance Thermionic Energy Conversion-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology for Use in Onsite, DC, Power Generation Needs

Company: IOP Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is far-reaching, as successful demonstration of a TEC-SOFC generator will significantly benefit numerous civilian and military sectors, and also encourage further scientific research into this innovative power generation method. The aging U.S.… more

Mobile Military CO2 Refrigeration

Company: S-RAM Dynamics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: S-RAM Dynamics (S-RAM) will design, fabricate, test and commercialize a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system using the recently invented S-RAM CO2 oil-less, integrated expander/compressor unit (ECU). This CO2 refrigeration system will be targeted for mobile military cold storage assets and… more