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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

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

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

A Scalable Semantics-Based Verification System for Flight Critical Software

Company: Runtime Verification Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Modern flight-critical systems include hundreds of thousands to millions of lines of code. The Boeing 777, for instance, includes over 2 million lines of code. Future projects will only feature an increasing amount of source code, mostly written in the C programming language. The only way to… more

Infowriter: A Student Feedback And Formative Assessment Environment For Writing Information And Explanatory Texts

Company: Common Ground Publishing, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The project team is developing a prototype of InfoWriter, a Web 2.0 concept mapping tool and writing environment to support students in writing informational and explanatory texts. The product will be used in middle and high school English Language Arts classrooms, and others as appropriate, to… more

Modified Nanoparticles for Lipophilic Toxin Sequestration

Company: AuraSense, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites of molds and fungi, many of which are pathogenic to humans. In general, mycotoxins enter the body through the skin, digestive tract, or through respiration. Exposure to a few milligrams can be lethal. Mycotoxins have a high likelihood of … more

Fast-Track : Conductive Diamond Probes for Scanning Elecrochemical Microscopy

Company: ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Fast Track SBIR project aims at developing electrically insulated scanning probes suitable for high resolution electrical nano-imaging in conductive solutions. These probes, when used in atomic force microscopy, enable scanning electrochemical microscopy (AFM-SECM) to be performed. This method… more

Remediation of Oil Contaminated Ground and Surface Water Using Sulfate Nanofiltration Combined with High Efficiency On-Site Generation of Peroxodisulfate Using Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrodes

Company: ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will employ Nanofiltration to generate sulfate ion feedstocks and high current density on-site generation (synthesis) of the powerful oxidant peroxodisulphate (“persulfate”) with novel, high reliability boron-doped untrananocrystal-line… more

A highly multiplexed, scalable ultrananocrystalline diamond microarray sensor for

Company: ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an acute need for the development of a new class of selective and sensitive portable analytical sensors to enable reliable monitoring of multiple classes of chemical analytes in complex biomatrices. Current preferred methods for determining the… more

NIH Phase II-UNCD as Bio-Inert Interface for Anti-Thrombogenicity Applications in

Company: ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Artificial cardiovascular devices (ACDs) including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and mechanical heart valves (MHVs) have been implanted into millions of patients, to save or improve their lives. The increasing success of ACD implants has been accompanied… more

Ceramic Matrix Composites for Advanced Tactical Missile Radomes

Company: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Advanced missile radomes require robust high temperature materials for high speed flight. Current advanced radome materials are limited by thermal, electrical, and impact performance. ATFI has developed an oxide ceramic matrix composite (CMC) which has demonstrated required electrical, thermal and… more

Scalable Parallel Algorithms for Formal Verification of Software

Company: Aries Design Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We will develop an efficient Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) based parallel Binary Decision Diagram (BDD) software package, and will also combine it with our GPU-based parallel SAT solver that we are currently developing in a NASA SBIR Phase II project in order to solve much larger and more complex… more

Formal Verification of Interactions of the RTOS, Memory System, and Application Programs at the PowerPC 750 Binary Code Level

Company: Aries Design Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In the proposed project, we will formally verify the correctness of the interaction between a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and user processes under various operating scenarios, such as multitasking, interrupt handling, user and kernel mode switching. The formal verification will be done… more

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

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
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

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

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
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

Radar Signature Tools for Small Boats in Dynamic Sea Environments

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Modern marine radar systems can provide detection and tracking of various sizes of ships, and progress in signal processing has allowed for the detection of some smaller and faster targets, largely due to the wake generated by the boats. However, detection of small boats still remains a very… more

Automated Antenna CAD for Installed Performance Assessment and Optimization

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Our team proposes to expand the capabilities of an existing software tool so that is capable of producing CAD models and associated configuration information for representative antenna designs given the type of information that can be found on a vendor's specification sheet. The user will… more

Cosite Interference Prediction and Mitigation Tool

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Modeling and simulation tools fill a critical role in system integration by allowing engineers to predict potential EMI problems and explore solutions prior to fielding of the platform. While providing a powerful and necessary capability, the use of these simulation tools is often hindered by the… more

Detection of Liquid Contaminants on Surfaces Using Hyperspectral Imaging

Company: EPIR Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Quick detection of Chemical/Biological (CB) agents in the field can provide critical reconnaissance and contamination avoidance. CB agents pose a serious threat to both civilian and military sectors, and present techniques rely on dangerous collection methods, active measurement through external… more

Low Temperature Thermoelectric Refrigeration with HgCdTe-based Superlattices

Company: EPIR Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A major limitation to the wide deployment of high sensitivity infrared detector arrays in space environment is the cooling system. Major developments of active cooling capabilities in terms of performance, capacity, reliability and cost remains a primary need. Current conventional… more

High Operating Temperature, Broadband Visible/Infrared HgCdTe Photodetectors

Company: EPIR Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose the development of broadband high operating temperature two-color focal plane arrays (FPAs) that will allow simultaneous detection of radiation in the visible and infrared bands from the same target points. The first band will cover the 400 nm to 4 micron wavelength range and… more

Miniaturized Imaging Spectrometer Based on HgCdTe Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

Company: EPIR Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Improvised explosive devices (IED) present extreme hazards for US armed service personnel; however, current standoff IED detection systems are far too expensive and bulky to be widely deployed in combat arenas. To protect our soldiers from this threat, EPIR Technologies Inc. proposes to develop a… more

SPHERICAL COVERAGE DUAL MODE SENSOR FOR UAS SEPARATION ASSURANCE

Company: Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Proposed is a dual-mode sensor for use aboard unmanned aircraft for safe operation in the NAS that:1.Incorporates high resolution Millimeter Wave radar with high resolution Electro-Optical sensor.2.Achieves complete real time, full time spherical coverage around the UAS platform by employing two… more

Improved Retractable Mooring Fixture (IRMF)

Company: Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc. (HMC) proposes a superior renovation solution for the DDG-51 class ships retractable mooring fixtures; namely bitt and chock assemblies. There are two major areas where technology advancements can be made that not only provide reliable bitts and chocks for use onboard U… more

High Load Roller Bearing (HLRB)

Company: Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: HMC"s approach to Phase I HLRB roller bearing design was to achieve separation of the radial and axial functions of the bearing so as to enable axial bearing movement independent of bearing rotation. HMC"s rationale for this approach was that the delineation of axial and radial loads will… more