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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Novel Oxidizer for Ammonium Perchlorate Replacement

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The DoD requires increased performance and increased density solid propellants for use on boost, strategic and tactical missile systems, however, simultaneously attaining higher energy and density while maintaining satisfactory physical properties is an extremely challenging goal. Current… more

Torrefaction Processing of Human Fecal Waste

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: New technology is needed to collect, stabilize, safen, recover useful materials, and store human fecal waste for long duration missions. The current SBIR Phase I proposal will examine an innovative torrefaction (mild pyrolysis) processing system that can be used to sterilize feces and produce a… more

Regenerable Sorbent for Combined CO2, Water, and Trace-Contaminant Capture in the Primary Life Support System (PLSS)

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The NASA objective of expanding the human experience into the far reaches of space requires the development of regenerable life support systems. This proposal addresses the development of an integrated air-revitalization system for the space suit used in Extravehicular Activities (EVAs). The… more

Advanced Extravehicular Helmet Assembly

Company: Air-Lock, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The current NASA spacesuit community is focusing on utilizing a 13" hemispherical helmet for the next generation of extravehicular activity spacesuits. This helmet architecture presents the end user with a myriad of positive attributes, including a large field of view, enhanced CO2 washout and… more

CBT Supervisor's Toolkit: Phase II

Company: APPLIED BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): ABR's recent series of innovative randomized trials evaluating the efficacy of various strategies for training clinicians to use evidence based therapies in alcohol and drug abuse has indicated that while both in-personworkshop and computer-assisted training… more

EOIR Debris Management during ascent phase for C2BMC

Company: Applied Mathematics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop algorithms to improve debris management for electro-optical/infrared sensors (EO/IR) within C2BMC. Our goal is to improve fire control solutions, increase the quality of communicated sensor information, and reduce communication demands. We characterize the pre-intercept… more

Near Real-Time Quantification of Stochastic Model Parameters

Company: Applied Mathematics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
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

Deep Vector Sensor System

Company: Applied Physical Sciences Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Applied Physical Sciences and the Navmar Applied Sciences propose to adapt existing vector sensor and sonobuoy technology within their respective areas of expertise to develop a preliminary design for a passive deep water directional sonobuoy. The Phase I Base is centered on tasks pertaining to… more

Cost-Effective Technologies for Fabrication of PiezoCrystal Vector Velocity Sensors

Company: Applied Physical Sciences Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Applied Physical Sciences (APS) has developed a plan to improve the design and development of submarine towed array vector sensors that employ single crystal accelerometers so that they meet Navy specifications, but do so at significantly lower cost relative to earlier variants. Tasks in the Phase I… more

Very High Frequency Volumetric Acoustic Array

Company: Applied Physical Sciences Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The US Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) plans to upgrade its facilities at the Acoustic Research Detachment (ARD). Part of this upgrade includes installation of volumetric measurement arrays to characterize the radiated acoustic signatures of scale submarine models. At low and… more

In-Air Sound Sources for Anti-Submarine Warfare

Company: Applied Physical Sciences Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: With the continual reduction in radiated acoustic levels of submarines around the world, active sonar has become essential in all aspects of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations. Further, bistatic and multistatic active sonar systems increase the spatial diversity of detection systems and afford… more