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A Scalable Semantics-Based Verification System for Flight Critical Software

Company: Runtime Verification Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Flight-critical systems rely on an ever increasing amount of software?the Boe- ing 777 contains over 2 million lines of code. Most of this code is written in the C programming language. We need a scalable static formal program verification tool that is able to prove the functional correctness of… more

Novel CO2 Gas Sensors for Autonomous Measurement of Ocean Carbon

Company: Dioxide Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of the proposed work is to determine whether Dioxide Materials' miniature C02 sensors have the potential to be adapted for autonomous measurement of ocean carbon. The existing sensors have many advantages for measurements of ocean carbon. They are much smaller and less costly than… more

Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 and Water to Syngas

Company: Dioxide Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to move an energy efficient process for the conversion of carbon dioxide and water into syngas, a key feedstock for the production of synthetic chemicals. BENEFIT: If we are successful we will have a new process to convert air water and sunlight into… more

Advanced Thermal Interface Material Systems for Space Applications

Company: Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc.(AMSENG) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The ultimate aim of proposed efforts are to develop innovative material and process (M & P) engineering technology to reduce thermal resistance between space power components and cold plates of the space system. This proposal will use AMSENG produced few layer graphene with carbon nano tubes… more

Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be… more

Singlet-oxygen Plasma Afterglow Reaction Chamber for Disinfection and Sterilization

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The capability of discharge-produced reactive oxygen species, in particular O2(a1), to effectively inactivate biological species has been empirically well-established. Disinfection and sterilization processes for instruments, surfaces, and wounds are essential in disease prevention to ensure… more

Thermal Protection with Ablative Aromatic Thermosetting Copolyester Composites

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The primary objective of CU Aerospace"s (CUA) Phase I work will be to fabricate and test aromatic thermosetting copolyester (ATSP) composites for use as ablative thermal protection systems for next generation reentry bodies. Unfortunately, there has been little work put into the development of… more

Dynamic Aircraft Energy Management Optimization Tools

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of energy management optimization tools based upon existing UIUC and CUA expertise to expand the operational envelope of military and… more

Microvascular Composites for Novel Thermal Management Devices

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Living systems rely on pervasive vascular networks to enable a plurality of biological function, exemplified by natural composite structures that are lightweight, high-strength, and capable of mass and energy transport. In contrast, synthetic composites possess high strength-to-weight… more

CubeSat High Impulse Propulsion System (CHIPS)

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: CU Aerospace proposes to perform design, fabrication, and ground test validation of a nanosat primary propulsion subsystem using non-toxic R134a propellant. Our approach, called CubeSat High Impulse Propulsion System (CHIPS), leverages CU Aerospace's very high efficiency warm-gas variant of an… more

Parallel Nonlinear Optimization for Astrodynamic Navigation

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: CU Aerospace proposes the development of a new parallel nonlinear program (NLP) solver software package. NLPs allow the solution of complex optimization problems, and there exist today a number of capable NLP solvers typically used within the astrodynamics community. Unfortunately, none of them… more

Automated Antenna CAD for Installed Performance Assessment and Optimization

Company: DELCROSS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Modern military and commercial aircraft include numerous RF systems and associated antennas serving a multitude of functions. The designed free-space performance of these antennas can be degraded by their installation on the airframe due to interactions with the platform, and the co-siting of so… more

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Acceleration for Cosite Interference Prediction Tools

Company: DELCROSS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Modern military systems contain numerous avionics and electronic systems that must perform to very high standards in hostile environments in the presence of numerous potential sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). On airborne platforms for example, there could be dozens of RF systems… more

Rapid and Accurate High-Resolution Radar Signature Prediction of Sea Targets

Company: DELCROSS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Radar signatures of small boats and ships are inherently complex due to their myriad topside features: railings, antennas, masts, ladders, armaments, pilot stations, outboard engines, storage bins, etc. In boats, the use of fiberglass and other radar-penetrable materials for hulls and decks further… more

Real-time, continuous and quantitative detection of bioavailable radionuclides and heavy metals in contaminated water at DOE sites

Company: ANDALYZE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Quantitative, real-time detection of hazardous metal ions on-site is an important goal and remains a significant challenge while monitoring sources such as potable, ground, surface and industrial waters. Quantitative analysis of trace elements is predominantly done by sending the samples to a… more

Development of Adaptive Vorticity Confinement Based CFD Methodology for Rotorcraft Applications

Company: IllinoisRocstar, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The accurate representation of the rotor wake, especially the tip vortex structure, in a computationally efficient and algorithmically straight forward way is crucial for prediction of rotor aerodynamic performance, noise emission, and rotor structural dynamics. A promising approach for design and… more

Integrated Computational System for Electrochemical Device Design and Simulation

Company: IllinoisRocstar, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Illinois Rocstar LLC proposes to develop and demonstrate the use of an integrated computational environment and infrastructure for electrochemical device design and simulation: ICED. This environment integrates the user's personal computational environment with high performance simulation… more

High Performance Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector Operating at 1.06um

Company: Illinois Applied Research Associates LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II SBIR program, Illinois Applied Research Associates will design, manufacture, and test a 1.06 um optimized Linear Mode (LM) avalanche photodiode (APD) array. The array will be electrically and optically characterized and will be tested for environmental and application constraints… more

Algorithmically Accelerated Iterative Reconstruction for Fast and Cost-Effective CT-based Explosive Detection Equipment

Company: INSTARECON INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Accurate, realtime detection of explosives is a demanding application. High detection accuracy with a low false positive rate is desired. Noise and artifacts in reconstructed images, especially in the presence of metal, degrade the ability of detection algorithms to identify object's shape, volume,… more

Direct Injection Systems for Improved Performance, Durability, and Economy

Company: Kinetic BEI, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Kinetic BEI, LLC. proposes a dual path approach to fulfilling the need for a direct injected heavy fuel delivery system for engines under 200 Hp. The primary focus will be to advance the Miniature CI Fuel Injection System, a system whose individual components have been demonstrated in on-engine… more

Performance-Based Simulation Certification (SIMCERT) System

Company: Lumir Research Institute, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Lumir is developing Sim MD, a multi-dimensional simulation certification system to assess training capabilities of LVC or DMO combat mission training and rehearsal systems. Sim MD provides ready access to valuable data without risk of technical, methodological or political challenges. At… more

PATTRN: Predicting, Analyzing and Tracking Training Readiness and Needs

Company: Lumir Research Institute, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Lumir is developing the Predicting, Analyzing, and Tracking Training Readiness and Needs (PATTRN) system, a comprehensive multi-format capable data collection, processing, tagging, and storage system which enables users to predict the most effective future training situation(s) for a… more

High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off

Company: MicroLink Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors… more

Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

Company: MicroLink Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: MicroLink and its collaborators, Rochester Institute of Technology and Magnolia Solar, will develop a high-efficiency, single-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) GaAs solar cell by incorporating nano-scale features, such as quantum dots and optically functional textures, within the solar… more

Increasing the Specific Power of Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells for Cost-Effective, High-Efficiency, Flexible Photovoltaics

Company: MicroLink Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: MicroLink Devices has developed, and is currently producing, thin epitaxial lift-off inverted metamorphic solar cells for flexible solar sheets using a four-inch GaAs wafer platform. These cells have been demonstrated in a variety of applications including panels attached to Marines"backpacks… more