Diamond membrane-based X-ray optics: Fresnel zone plates, beam stops, and grids

Company: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The continuous push towards higher photon energies and higher imaging resolution has brought current state- of-theart X-ray focusing zone plates to a limit of 20 nm resolution at & lt;10 keV photon energies. Zone plates for focusing with same or better resolution at energies up to 25 keV are… 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

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

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

Company: ANDalyze 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

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

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

Company: MicroLink Devices 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 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 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

Design and fabrication of a 30T superconducting soleNoid using hyperbaric processed Bi2212 round wire

Company: Muons, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: High field magnets are needed for frontier accelerator facilities and have many applications beyond high-energy physics. Of particular interest are 30-40T class (LTS/HTS hybrid) solenoids required for the final beam cooling stages of a muon collider facility. The successful design of such magnets… more

High-Speed Electronically Tunable Multi Fiber-Optic Wavelength Filter based on Ultra-High-Resolution Super-Compact Grating on Silicon-Photonic Platfor

Company: OptoNet Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on monolithically integrated ultra-high-resolution super-compact grating (UHR-SCG) technology that has been developed in OptoNet.… more

Aluminum Alloy Development and Use in Additive Manufacturing Process Design for Drive System Gear Boxes

Company: QuesTek Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this Phase I SBIR program, QuesTek Innovations, a leader in the field of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME), proposes to design and develop novel aluminum alloys specifically optimized for the unique processing conditions and challenges of Additive Manufacturing processing.… more

PFC Laser-Based Surface Microtexturing For Liquid Metal Wetting, Improved Heat Transfer, Safety and Control

Company: Starfire Industries LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Surface microtexturing can be used for enhanced heat transfer capabilities at liquid-solid or gas-solid interfaces to improve convection, decrease boundary layer size, change liquid flow properties, and affect the general fluid adhesion (wetting) on the material surface. Recent research has shown… more

Plasma-Assisted Nanostructure Synthesis For Energy, Heat-Transfer, Catalytic and Chemical Reaction Devices

Company: Starfire Industries LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: 3D-nanostructured, large surface area materials are desired for a wide range of catalytic and chemical reaction devices, such as electrodes for fast-charging lithium ion batteries, compact catalytic converters for pollution control, high-speed crackers for petroleum reforming, high capacity filters… more

Radiation Model Development for Combustion Systems

Company: Tetra Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Evolving demand for robust and accurate multi-physics modeling tools for high performance combustion devices is being driven by increasingly complex design, analysis, and simulation requirements, but existing models and their underlying assumptions need to be rigorously examined in light of their… more

Radiation-hard Miniature Parallel Optical Links for Next Generation High-Energy Physics Experiments

Company: Vega Wave Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Future particle physics experiments at the high-energy frontier, such as LHC, HL-LHC, ILC, CLIC or Multi-TeV Muon Collider, will all require silicon detectors capable of reconstructing charged particle trajectories with high accuracy in the presence of significant high occupancy. These experiments… more

Radiation-Hardened Visual Inspection Systems for Nuclear Energy

Company: Vega Wave Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Improvements and advances are needed in the technical area of Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation technologies to enhance economic competitiveness for nuclear power plants and promote a high level of nuclear safety. Currently, visual inspection systems for Nuclear Energy applications in the core,… more

Singlet-oxygen Plasma Afterglow Reaction Chamber for Disinfection and Sterilization

Company: CU Aerospace LLC 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

Integration of computational geometry, finite element, and multibody system algorithms for the development of new computational methodology for high-f

Company: Computational Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this project is to build on the successful feasibility studies of Phase I to develop and to start commercialization of a new FE/MBS software that allows for the integration of computational geometry methods. This code will be designed to meet DOD and industry needs for the… more

20-year Lithium Primary battery for Missile-Implantable Corrosion Monitoring Systems and as Primary Power Sources for mini-UAVs

Company: American Energy Technologies Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: American Energy Technologies Co., a woman-owned small business concern of Illinois will partner with Lockheed Martin Corp"s Missions Systems and Sensors and with Analog Devices, in order to develop and demonstrate a new and improved primary battery capable of delivering up to two thirds of the… more

Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Binders with Enhanced Ion Transport and Thermal Properties

Company: Navitas Systems, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Polymer binders play a key role in the cycle life and abuse tolerance of lithium ion batteries. Binder formulations are highly constrained by electrochemical stability and compatibility with established electrode manufacturing infrastructure and hygiene. This SBIR project develops a new aqueous… more

Low-cost, High-capacity Lithium Ion Batteries through Modified Surface and Microstructure

Company: Navitas Systems, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This SBIR Phase II project will result in new battery technology to reduce the cost and extend the range of electric vehicles. This addresses the two key barriers that are limiting electric vehicle adoption.

High Energy Anode Material Development for Li-Ion Batteries

Company: Sinode Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Development and commercialization of SiNode electrode materials for Li-ion batteries can significantly increase the storage capacities of state-of-the-art batteries for electric vehicles. These materials are manufactured via a scalable process that can meet long term DOE cost goals for advanced… more

An Object oriented parallel programming system with adaptive runtime

Company: Charmworks, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: High Performance Computing technology has advanced significantly, and advanced parallel computers are being built, with DOE leadership. Yet, the American engineering and manufacturing industry has not started leveraging parallel computing at a significant level, partly because of the challenging… more