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Digital Storyteller: A Cognitively Accessible Literary Compositioning Tool

Company: AbleLink Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Students and adults with intellectual and other cognitive disabilities have a critical need for accessible technologies that can enable them to speak for themselves in all arenas of life, including academic settings, vocational settings, for leisure activities and for therapeutic purposes. There are… more

Fire Suppressant Transport Modeling

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Fires initiating in engine nacelles and dry bays are the most common causes of loss of aircraft. However, since the Montreal Protocol restricting the production of Halons, a replacement has not yet been accepted by the aircraft survivability community despite numerous testing programs.… more

Low Filler-concentration Advanced Thermal Management Materials for Power Systems Components

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Abstract (No proprietary info): Thermal interface materials (TIMs) constitute an essential part of thermal management which is quickly becoming the limiting factor in high power, high functional density, and increasingly small-sized electronics for future U.S. Air Force (AF) platforms.… more

Non-Mechanical Beam Steering Development for UAV Sensors

Company: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The focus of this Phase II effort is to deliver a non-mechanical laser beam directional control unit that is small and lightweight, while minimizing power consumption for use on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) laser radar units. Development of small, compact, low-power laser radars on… more

Multi-Function Radar Seeker (MFS)

Company: Colorado Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI), along with its teammates, proposes to realize the multi-function seeker (MFS) concept in a scalable, heterogeneous, dynamically configurable electronic stack. Leveraging its collective expertise in communication systems design, radar systems design,… more

Late Award - Optimizing the Cost and Performance of Composite Cylinders for H2 Storage using a Graded Construction

Company: Composite Technology Development, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The U.S. DOE is very interested in promoting on-board vehicular hydrogen storage systems that will enable a driving range of greater than 300 miles while meeting packaging, cost, safety, and performance requirements. State-of-the-art hydrogen storage vessels that meet these requirements are… more

Common Bus Interface Adapter Chip

Company: Design_Net Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A key problem in the rapid and lower cost development of spacecraft is that the various devices that comprise the spacecraft bus do not typically provide a single standard interface and/or communications protocols. This forces a design-to-order paradigm in which a spacecraft bus is… more

Embedded Co-Located Antenna Elements to Increase Pattern Coverage and Effectively Mitigating Interference for Improved Communications

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The future net-centric military provides enhanced battlefield awareness through wireless links between unmanned aerial vehicles, high-speed aircraft, rotary-winged platforms, and soldiers on the ground. To support this, platforms must accommodate a variety of antennas, not to mention traditional… more

Ka-band Spread Spectrum

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: SATCOM On-The-Move (OTM) is one of the greatest operational and tactical advantages our troops have. The SATCOM terminals available pose a number of practical constraints resulting in less than universal usage. Traditional reflectors are high profile and difficult to integrate on aircraft and… more

Ultra-stable, Portable Fabry-Perot Cavities

Company: Boulder Precision E-O Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Frequency stabilized lasers are essential subsystems in many applications. Most importantly, they are used as flywheel oscillators in optical atomic clocks, as well as in many sensing and measurement systems, and some examples are down oil well sensing, laser radar and ranging in space, and… more

Flowing Water Optical Power Meter for Laser Measurements

Company: High Precision Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: High Precision Devices, Inc. (HPD) proposes to continue and complete development of the 25 kW Flowing Water Optical Power Meter for Laser Measurements begun under a Phase I SBIR award. In the proposed Phase II work described, HPD will complete mechanical and electrical subsystems, apply a ceramic… more

A Cost-Effective Oxygen Separation System Based on Open Gradient Magnetic Field by Polymer Beads

Company: Itn Energy Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Pure oxygen helps produce energy from coal with fewer greenhouse gases. Current oxygen production systems are expensive. ITN proposes an oxygen separation system using pulsed magnetic fields and polymer magnetic beads to separate oxygen from air for coal gasification plants/syngas production, as a… more

Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System

Company: NAVSYS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Under the Phase I SBIR effort, we designed a Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System (SGEPS) to allow processing of the GPS signals after a submarine has submerged to reduce the time spent on surface for covert operations. This uses a Digital Storage Receiver (DSR) for capturing the GPS RF… more

Innovative Solutions for Propellant Temperature Sensing for Future Munitions

Company: Phase IV Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this project a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) temperature tag and reader system will be developed. The tag will be easily applied to large caliber ammunition such as artillery propellant. Readers will be attached to guns or be located in handling areas. When the propellant is passed near… more

Helmet-Mounted Thermal Sensor for First Responder Burn-Saver Device

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by firefighters protects them against burns and hazardous environments. This equipment works so well that they may not notice that their environment has become so hot that is no longer safe. Although current thermal sensor technologies (generally built… more

A Universal Battery Management System with Advanced Diagnostic Algorithms

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Electric ships and other Naval applications employing batteries (and ultracapacitors) for energy storage need a universal battery management system (BMS) that can diagnose device degradation and ensure safe operation. The Navy currently faces a difficult situation; where each energy storage device… more

Air Force Designer Soap for Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The cleaning of aircraft maintenance facilities requires a detergent to remove soils including hydraulic fluids, fuels, oil and grease. The wastewater must be treated to remove toxic heavy metals (particularly chromium and cadmium) before it is discharged to a municipal wastewater… more

Responsive Sequestration Coating

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: TDA Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder will team together to develop a responsive sequestration temporary coating for chemical warfare agents. The coating will be easily applied to surfaces where it will cover and contain chemical warfare agents on tactical vehicles, planes or other… more

Novel Method for Conversion of Biomass to Fuel

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Synthesis gas, a mixture of H2 and CO, is one of the top-ten platform chemicals produced from biomass and can be used to produce fuel-ethanol. However, existing heterogeneous catalysts have only a low selectivity for ethanol and produce too much low-value methane. As a result, the production of… more

Poison-Resistant Water-Gas-Shift Catalyst for Biomass and Coal Gasification

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: TDA Research Inc. has developed a catalyst that will enable mixtures of coal and biomass to be co-gasified to produce synthetic fuels. Our catalyst exhibits resistance to deactivation that is better than existing commercial catalysts for this application. By mixing agricultural waste with coal to… more

A Miniaturized SERS Based Sensor Technology for detecting toxic contaminants in oxygen from aircraft On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS)

Company: Sporian Microsystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Aircraft equipped with On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS) selectively filter nitrogen and other gaseous contaminants in air from the aircraft's engine to provide the aircrew with an oxygen enriched breathing gas. Under suboptimal operating conditions, toxic byproducts can breach the… more

A Wireless Sensor to Monitor Generator Control Unit and Main Power Relay Health

Company: Sporian Microsystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Sporian proposes to develop a wireless sensor suite for rotorcraft Generator Control Unit (GCU) and Main Power Relay (MPR) health monitoring. This sensor suite will monitor the GCU for changes in component characteristics (e.g. resistance of relay contacts), temperature, vibration extremes, voltage… more

Atomic Layer Deposition Technology for Gallium Nitride Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits

Company: Sundew Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project targets the development of a commercially viable silicon-nitride (SiN) Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) process for gallium nitride (GaN) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) applications. In particular, this project will provide a higher quality substitution for commonly used… more

High Voltage Metal Insulator Metal (MIM) Capacitor Technology

Company: Sundew Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project targets the development of commercially viable Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) process for the manufacturing of high voltage metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors for gallium nitride (GaN) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) applications. In particular, the objective of this… more

RF Models for Plasma-Surface Interactions

Company: Tech-X Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Plasma sheaths near metallic and dielectric surfaces in the presence of oscillating electric fields impart physics effects of critical significance for fusion experiments and industrial plasma processing applications. In magnetic fusion research, thin sheaths form near radiofrequency (RF) antenna… more