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Novel Oxidizer for Ammonium Perchlorate Replacement

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The DoD requires an increase in performance and density of solid propellants for use on boost, strategic and tactical missile systems. Attaining ingredients with higher energy and density while simultaneously maintaining satisfactory physical properties is extremely challenging. Current low-cost… more

Environmentally Friendly Alternative Synthesis and Process to Manufacture Cost-Effective Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20)

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The treatment of glyoxal with benzyl amine or allyl amine towards the formation of the corresponding tetraazaisowurtzitane cage structure has established a cornerstone in the preparation of caged nitramines and has led to significant research aimed at converting these precursors into compounds of… more

Environmentally Friendly Alternative Synthesis and Process to Manufacture Cost-Effective Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20)

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Preparation of caged nitramines has led to significant research aimed at converting these precursors into compounds of interests such as CL-20. This unique ability highlights the fine balance required from electronic and steric contributions in the formation of the cage structure. We propose to… more

Electronic Thermally Initiated Venting System (ETIVS) Trigger and Thermal Sensor

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current Thermally Initiated Venting Systems (TIVS) consist of a thermal sensor, trigger, out-of-line blocking device, initiator, transfer energetic, and linear-shaped charge. TIVS reduce the reaction violence of munitions exposed to cook-off events by scoring the case of the rocket motor, not… more

Near Real-Time Quantification of Stochastic Model Parameters

Company: Applied Mathematics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Mathematical models of physical and biological systems contain parameters that need to be estimated from measured data. Models with parameters distributed probabilistically require the estimates of a probability measure over the set of admissible parameters. We propose to use frequentist-based… more

High-quality, low-cost GaN single crystal substrates for high-power devices

Company: Fairfield Crystal Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project is to demonstrate a novel technique for producing GaN single-crystal boules that yield GaN wafers and substrates suitable for fabrication of GaN high-power devices. The two key attributes of the proposed novel GaN growth technique (a bulk crystal growth technique) are: a high… more

DiagNostic for Charging PheNomena

Company: Omega-P, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Dielectric materials are ubiquitous in accelerator structures for discovery science, industrial and medical applications. Further use of dielectrics in advanced accelerators, such as the dielectric wake field accelerator, also promises improved performance and cost savings. But undesirable… more

Rapid Food and Water Pathogen Analyzer

Company: Real-Time Analyzers Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The overall goal of this proposed project (through Phase III) is to develop a field-ready, easy to use Pathogen Analyzer to rapidly identify, quantify, and characterize viability of microbial pathogens in food and water at the required sensitivity (e.g. 1-1000 cfu/g). During the Phase I project,… more

Advanced Small, Lightweight Multi-Fueled 1,000 - 1,500 W Variable Speed Load Following Man-Portable Power Unit

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes an ultra-compact JP-8 fueling system that will enable a lightweight spark-ignited engine as a man portable multi-fueled 1 1.5 kW generator. This is based on a breakthrough fueling technology that is different from vaporization approaches. This enables… more

Direct Conversion of Shale Gas Alkanes to Commodity Chemicals

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A viable direct shale gas to fuels process could offer substantial energy savings with significantly reduced process complexity and capital intensity, and enable a gas-to-fuels route that will utilize the newly abundant supplies of relatively inexpensive unconventional shale gas, and is equally… more

Multi-fuel Solution for Commercial Cooking Appliances in Battlefield Kitchens

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) has developed a compact, flexible and efficient Battle Fuel Conditioner (BFC) add-on module that enables a full range of commercial gas cooking appliances to operate normally and reliably using JP-8 or other liquid fuels s

Single Step Manufacturing of Low Catalyst Loading Electrolyzer MEAs

Company: Proton Energy Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Proton OnSite manufactures hydrogen generation systems which can be integrated with renewable energy sources to generate hydrogen fuel while producing minimal carbon footprint. This project aims to reduce the energy required to manufacture these units through development of improved electrode… more

Improved Electronics Maintenance through Tester Prognostics

Company: Qualtech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Electronic systems undergo degradation and eventually experience faults and failures. The complexity of these systems, which provides unprecedented level of functional capabilities, puts forward formidable challenges in predicting, tracking and identifying the trend and source of degradations and… more

Sense and Respond Technology Enabling Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)

Company: Qualtech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The performance information contained in SMARTS and/or SolarWinds is not currently used to improve the uptime of the computer systems they are running on, or to help in quickly troubleshooting system faults/failures. In addition, due to limited size, current troubleshooting sessions are conducted… more

Innovative Data Anomaly Detection and Transformation for Analysis Applications

Company: Sonalysts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: NAVAIR"s Warfare Analysis and Integration Department (AIR 4.10) has three labor intensive, error prone, data management operations that Sonalysts"desktop, Windows application will automate with a generic toolkit to greatly reduce the human effort. The data provided by the fleet tends to be… more

Simple Profiler for Official Information Exchange

Company: Sonalysts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Sonalysts will research and develop a robust military message profiler to permit automated local routing of incoming organizational messages transmitted to an activity by military messaging systems. Used at activities ashore and afloat, the profiler will parse and decode incoming messages and… more

Adaptive Instruction Authoring Tools

Company: Sonalysts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The effectiveness of adaptive training systems has been repeatedly demonstrated. However, to foster widespread adoption, tools are needed to reduce the level of effort and cost associated with development and sustainment. To respond to this challenge, Sonalysts proposes to develop the… more

Distributed Mission Operations Gateway

Company: Sonalysts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The ultimate goal of this SBIR is to provide the Air Force and more specifically, the DMO-S community, with a way to connect the DMON to multiple AFSPC simulated operational environments to support DMO-S exercise activities. Sonalysts proposes to develop a DMO-SST gateway to integrate… more

Command and Control, Modeling and Simulation, Training

Company: Sonalysts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Sonalysts Team proposes to investigate, design, and develop a training system leveraging state-of-the art game and agent-based technologies with"TRILOGY,"a Modeling, Simulation, and Training (MST) system capable of three core capabilities: training, rehearsal, and analysis/CONOPS… more

Secure Efficient Cross-domain Protocols

Company: Sonalysts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Sonalysts team proposes to develop a solution that facilitates the flow of data between different levels of classification while improving and ensuring both security and data integrity. Our approach involves a set of protocols that provide a unique and disruptive combination of… more

A New Nb3Sn Process with a Novel Artificial Pinning Center for High Energy Physics and High Magnetic Field Applications

Company: Supramagnetics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The development of an APC Nb3Sn superconductor with tin-pin artificial pinning centers by the proposed approach in the Phase II program, is anticipated to have a significant impact on cost and performance in applications for undulator magnets. The overall technical approach for the Phase II project… more

Cost-Effective Highly Robust SOFC Interconnect Coating Process

Company: Sonata LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) offer exceptional promise for electrical power generation with reduced carbon footprint, but SOFC reliability must be improved for the technology to be widely commercialized. SOFCs utilize ferritic stainless steel sheets as… more

Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

Company: Active Optoelectronics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Our objective is to design and build a compact system that provides turnkey readiness for commercial and defense use of SNSPDs. Conventional SNSPDs face several limits that lead to tradeoffs between detection efficiency, bandwidth, dark count rate, jitter

Integrated Energy Analysis and Validation Environment

Company: Energy Analytics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A great deal of progress has been made in delivery of highly mature building systems energy simulation tools. However, application of these highly sophisticated methods tends to remain limited to a relatively small population of high profile buildings. Elements that influence this limitation… more

Handheld Technology For Speech Development In Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Company: Handhold Adaptive, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: SpeechPrompts will be an application for Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iTouch) for use by special education professionals and other caregivers (e.g., special educators, paraprofessionals, SLPs, counselors, and parents) working with students in kindergarten through grade 12 who exhibit prosodic… more