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SBIR Phase I: Ultra High Energy Density Nanocomposite Capacitors

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop nanocomposite capacitor films with high energy density and low loss through the use of a unique synthesis process for high aspect ratio nanowires of previously unrealized compositions in this form. High power capacitors are a… more

High Temperature Sensors Using Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowires

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA requires new instrumentation technologies that can be applied to measure dynamic quantities such as acceleration and flow velocity under extreme temperatures where traditional sensing methodologies cannot be applied. The proposed Phase I SBIR research effort will seek to create accelerometers… more

Accelerating Communication-Intensive Applications via Novel Data Compression Techniques

Company: Accelogic, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Processor speed has traditionally grown at a rate faster than that ofcommunication speed in computer and supercomputer networks, and it isexpected that this trend will continue even stronger, as we move into theexascale age in the upcoming decade. This has resulted in what is known asthe… more

Compact Off-board Passive Target-Discriminator

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Our system concept is based on a number of ultra-low power"remote nodes"that contain: (1) a battery section; (2) a sensor section (3) and electronics section. The remote nodes will automatically detect and classify high value targets to type using AD & D"s proven automated… more

Additive Manufacturing of Multifunctional Nanocomposites

Company: SCIPERIO, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Sciperio with team members Georgia Institute of Technology and Centecorp have teamed up to develop an Additive Manufacturing Composite using nano and micro fillers. The team will develop multi-scale models that are supported by experimental characterization for advanced 3D Printable materials. … more

Innovative Materials Analysis to Differentiate Counterfeit from Authentic Products

Company: Constellation Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Constellation Technology Corporation (Constellation) is recognized as one of the world leaders in Materials Analysis. This abstract is intended to explain Constellation's development of new innovative means for detection of inferior materials to differentiate a visibly identical counterfeit… more

Urban Computer Generated Forces (CGF) Models

Company: Dignitas Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Dignitas Technologies Phase I approach will use our 20 years of CGF experience to identify a OneSAF system solution for accurate urban models. We will perform system engineering analysis of alternatives where necessary to provide a compliant system design that integrates key population modeling… more

Multisegmental Sensor Integration for Balance Control

Company: Engineering Acoustics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Fall-related events are the leading cause for injury deaths among people 65 years and older. Blast related balance dysfunction is a significant problem the military. Recent advances in Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have made accessible a variety of extremely small, rugged, reliable, low… more

Local Navigation in GNSS and Magnetometer-Denied Environments

Company: Prioria, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed solution exploits recent advances in computer vision to conceive of a single-camera + gyro + accelerometer vision-based navigation solution such that the processing will be lightweight (requiring only a single optical flow sample per frame). Known landmarks (natural or artificial) will… more

Miniature Actuating Guided Nozzle Mechanism

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: FTT has designed, built, and tested a prototype of their Miniature Actuating Guided Nozzle Mechanism (MAGNM) for use with DACS thrusters. FTT"s MAGNM is a passive nozzle extension that surrounds the DACS thruster on a guide tube. When ready to deploy the nozzle extension, inert gas or… more

Floating Seal for Turbopumps

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Cryogenic engines for in-space propulsion require innovative technologies to provide long-life, lightweight, and reliable turbopump designs. One area open for improvement is seals for rotating-to-static hardware. Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) is proposing the use of a floating seal for… more

Modeling and Optimizing Turbines for Unsteady Flow

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Pressure gain combustion has the potential to significantly improve the specific fuel consumption for gas turbine engines by realizing a pressure rise through the combustor as opposed to a pressure drop. One drawback to this form of combustion is the cycl

Innovative Burn Resistant Material System

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Liquid rocket propulsion systems require the use of high pressure LOX, and therefore have the need for LOX compatible materials. This is especially true in LOX turbopumps, which have inducers, impellers, discharge volutes, and housings exposed to or submerged in LOX. The high pressures… more

Advanced Recirculating Total Impingement Cooling of Turbine Airfoils

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The future of gas turbine engines needed for propulsion and power in small unmanned military aircraft will hinge on the ability to enhance the efficiency for low fuel burn while maintaining world-class performance. Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) is currently developing… more

LFA and CFLA Acoustic Sensors

Company: AventuSoft LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I project will develop an innovative signal processing and information processing concept for improved detection in acoustically noisy littoral waters using existing towed arrays or hull-mounted arrays. These relatively shallow waters have many sources of noise and interference which make… more

Development of Materials for Metallic Direct Digital Manufacturing

Company: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Metallic Direct Digital Manufacturing (MDDM), is based on layer-by-layer metal deposition and has been developed to a sufficient state of manufacturing readiness where production applications have emerged in niche industrial sectors. DDM processes in general require the use of raw materials that are… more

High Power Density, High Efficiency, Scalable Pulse Power Delivery System

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: With the advent of pulse energy weapons, the transient characteristics of military aircraft power systems is changing. These new loads require power supplies that shield the pulse transient from the electrical distribution system, while also being highly efficient, power dense, and reliable.… more

Development of an Active Electronics Enclosure Thermal Management System

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: As shipboard control electronics continue to evolve, electronic systems inevitably incur hardware changes. However, these system changes often require sound recertification of the electronics enclosure, which can be a very costly and time-consuming process. Therefore, it is desirable to build a… more

Hybrid Electric Turbocharger For Exhaust Energy Recovery and Transient Lag Reduction

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The U.S. economy and the American way of life rely heavily on transportation by cars and trucks. This transportation is dependent almost entirely on oil, which creates vulnerability to supply chain disruptions, potential for fuel price shocks, and exposure to emissions of air pollutants. Reducing… more

Compact Differential Compression/Expansion Ratio Engine

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Automotive manufacturers have investigated many technologies to achieve ever-increasing, federally- mandated fuel consumption requirements. However, alternative approaches must be considered to meet the upcoming efficiency demands. Differential compression/expansion ratio (DCE) engines have been… more

Low-Cost Flat Panel Solar Hot Water Heaters

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy is currently seeking technologies that can significantly decrease the cost of solar hot water heating systems. Mainstream Engineering Corporation is proposing to develop a low- cost, highly efficient solar collector that will significantly reduce the installed cost of… more

Development of a Rapidly Deployable Scaled Fighter for Aeroelastic Research

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Experimental testing of dynamic models has been performed for more than 50 years and a wealth of data exists for individual models. However, this data is often either restricted as proprietary or is not suitable for CSE tool validation as a result of incomplete model or test information. … more

Small Scale Diesel Generator for Railway Applications

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Autonomous inspection systems are necessary to increase awareness of track safety and maintenance issues. However, electrical power for these systems is not available under freight railway vehicles. Mainstream Engineering (MEC) proposes development of a small-scale diesel generator with an… more

Low Cost, Ultra-Power Dense Point of Use Conversion System

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Naval ships currently operate independent 60 Hz and 400 Hz power systems, resulting in unnecessary redundancy and high ship costs. A better approach is to utilize existing 60 Hz equipment and place the 400 Hz equipment at the load site. However, limitations in current electronic power densities make… more

Development of a Series Hybrid Propulsion System Using Heavy Fuels

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this SBIR topic is to develop a hybrid electric propulsion system to support a Rapid Response Small SUAS (<30lb) capability. This requires fast dash (>150mph) while maintaining extended endurance (>15 hrs) on station and low acoustic noise operation. Full… more