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Status Indicator for Downed Power Lines

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We utilize a very small single chip communication device connected to a micro controller and a GPS receiver to create a network of rugged, inexpensive, very small pole mounted devices. These devices or "nodes" can determine and report which phase line is disconnected and also which end of the lines… more

Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels- CRPP

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Our approach utilizes a mature, portable inflatable beam shelter to house modified commercial car wash equipment operated by an automated control system. The inflatable beam shelters are currently deployed with the US Military and are commonly used as decontamination shelters for military vehicles.… more

Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a space based radiation hardened GPS transmit antenna capable of forming spot beams to enhance the GPS signal on the ground by greater than 5 dB. It is expected that our transverse compound hybrid antenna will provide as much as 30 dB gain over a hemispherical antenna allowing… more

Radiation Hardened Cache Memory

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This effort will evaluate radiation hardened cache memory architectures with respect to future device parameter requirements; identify potential Air Force PNT systems, DoD, and commercial aerospace application requirements; select a suitable RH cache architecture to meet anticipated… more

Engineering Software for the Evaluation of Unsteady Loading on Store Trajectories

Company: Kord Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to develop and demonstrate a rapid store trajectory analysis tool that uses pre-computed, highly-resolved Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) data which has been compressed and stored in an easily reusable and distributable format. The tool will… more

Bench to pilot scale prototype for electrospinning biorenewable chitin sorbents for uranium from seawater: Process development, cost, and environmental analysis

Company: 525 Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: 525 Solutions will manufacture highly economical and biodegradable uranium-from-seawater sorbents from fishing industry waste, and provide them to government-designated mining companies, at the same time leveraging the governmental funds to create a sustainable chitin products business, enabling… more

Radiation Hard Interceptor Components Test Methods for Missile Defense

Company: nLogic, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: We will develop test methods to assess the performance of Missile Defense interceptors and space sensors in the presence of natural and man-made radiation environments. By augmenting an existing hardware-in-the-loop facility, radiation environment testing is accomplished through an incremental,… more

Low Jitter, Burst Mode Arbitrary Waveform Generation for LADAR Scene Projection

Company: AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The AEgis Technologies Group proposes the design and fabrication of an active laser hardware-in-the-loop sensor stimulator and integration into the Eglin KHILS test facility. AEgis will leverage>20yrs of experience developing HWIL test instruments for real-time sensor/seeker test to… more

Automated aircraft inlet coating

Company: Aerobotix, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Aerobotix is proposing to build and demonstrate a robotic coating system that is capable of spraying the entire interior of the F-22 inlet duct on an assembled aircraft. Aerobotix will utilize innovative designs for building a robotic end of arm tool, rail, and fluid delivery system to… more

Miniature Extendable Nozzles or Actuating Nozzles for Improved ISP of Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) Thrusters

Company: Analytical Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Analytical Services, Inc., is pleased to present this proposal for a lightweight, low cost, high area ratio extendible nozzle design that will provide significant increases in solid divert and attitude control system (SDACS) divert performance. We propose to use a combination of low cost,… more

Triaxial Accelerometer with Low Offset and Noise (TALON)

Company: Archangel Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Archangel Systems, Inc. proposes a feasibility study coined Triaxial Accelerometer with Low Offset and Noise (TALON) to meet the accelerometer needs for DoD"s next-generation IMUs in agile missile programs. DoD targets for IMU size, weight and power (SWAP) budgets are aggressive. To meet… more

Continuous Estimation of CG, Inertial and Loading

Company: Archangel Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Archangel Systems, Inc. proposes a feasibility study of a technical and forward-thinking solution for optimized vehicle loading: the Continuous Estimation of CG, Inertial and Loading CECIL). The investigation considers the needed caliber and optimum distribution of inertial and load sensors and the… more

Hypergolic Liquid-propellant Mitigation System to Enhance Missile Safety

Company: Streamline Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The availability of an effective liquid-propellant mitigation system will enhance the safety of liquid hypergolic propulsion systems while deployed, during depot storage, and during transport. The system can be modified to respond to leaks or spills during tank loading operations. The main advantage… more

Oriented Enzymatic Electrodes with Enhanced Charge Transfer

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Our objective is to significantly increase the electron transfer efficiency of the enzyme-catalyzed reactions at electrodes and thereby establish a new state-of-the-art power source for military and commercial systems. The approach is to develop a novel method for orienting enzymes immobilized onto… more

An Integrated Human Test Surrogate to Assess Injury Risk and Measure Non-Lethal Exposure

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this project is to design, develop, and delivery a human test surrogate for non-lethal testing, injury risk assessment, and validation of software inputs at the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program for the Navy. An existing CFDRC surrogate will be used as a starting point to create a modular… more

Aqueous Based Fire Suppression for Military Vehicle Crew Compartments

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Recent tests have shown 80% improvement in closed compartment fire-suppression and post burn protection is achievable by implementing induction charging into aqueous based automatic fire extinguishing systems. CFDRC will capitalize on these results to provide military tactical vehicles with an… more

Portable Prime Power for Directed Energy Weapons

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As mobile solid-state RF and millimeter wave sources continue to revolutionize non-lethal weapons there is a growing requirement for small, light-weight, prime power systems capable of producing large amounts of power in very short but numerous timeframes. Phase I will focus on defining how our… more

A General Solver Framework for Radiative Heat Transfer Models in Combustion Systems

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern combustion systems such as liquid rocket engines and gas turbines are characterized by high operating pressures and temperatures due to increased power-density. Thermal radiation has significant impact on both heat fluxes at the wall and on physical phenomena controlling the combustion… more

Shoulder injury risk and exertion assessment tool

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Musculoskeletal injury among military personnel is an under-recognized problem where shoulder injuries are significant and result in inflammation and pain from overuse, joint derangement, sprain/stain/rupture, and dislocation. Health hazard assessment is essential to ensure that fielded equipment… more

A Neck Injury Assessment Tool

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The overall objective of the proposed project is to develop new injury criteria, methodology, and a software tool to assess the risk of neck injury from loads sustained while wearing head supported mass (HSM). In this Phase I, we will develop an easy-to-use software which utilizes a detailed neck… more

Physics and Physiology Based Human Body Model of Blast Injury and Protection

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Reports of military and civilian blast related injuries are reported daily by the media from all over the world. Limited understanding of the physics of blast-human body interaction and injury biomechanics hinder the development of protective measures. Experiments using animal models, cadavers and… more

Fast, Anatomy and Physiology Based Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Military and industrial personnel are often exposed to RF electromagnetic energy which can cause thermal and electrokinetic biological effects. To understand these effects, AFRL is using computational electromagnetic tools to predict RF energy deposition and thermal effects in humans.… more

A Novel, Aerodynamics-augmented Continuous Ionization System for Electrostatic Collection of Bioaerosols

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Safe and efficient ionization and filtration technology compatible to biodefense applications is of paramount importance. Current ionization methods are energy-intensive, costly, prone to ozone generation, or inefficient, and consequently ill-suited for building protection applications. To overcome… more

An automated, high throughput, resin-free device for large scale protein purification

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Protein manufacturing is of paramount importance to chemical and biological defense applications. Existing protein purification methods primarily rely on synthetic-resin based chromatography, which is time-consuming, labor-intensive, expensive, and consequently, ill-suited for developing rapid… more

High-efficiency, Radiation-hardened GaN HEMT based L-band Space Power Amplifier

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: An important objective for the Air Force is to reduce the operational costs of GPS satellite systems via higher efficiency electronics, such as power amplifiers. In this project, CFDRC, in collaboration with Vanderbilt University/ISDE and a leading GaN device manufacturer, propose a… more