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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

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 / 2014 / 2
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

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

Morphing Wing Design with an Innovative Three-Dimensional Warping Actuation

Company: Materials Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced wing configurations where traditional control surfaces are replaced by dynamically controlled distribution of wing twist and/or camber can provide significant benefits to aircraft performance, such as reduced vibration and noise, increased fuel efficiency. Elimination of traditional control… 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

Low-Cost, Regenerable Air Filter for Efficient Gaseous Pollutants Removal

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a regenerable, low-cost, high-efficiency pollution control technology for removal of gaseous pollutants from contaminated air streams. This innovative air filter technology will combine our novel proprietary Microlith® support elements with… more

Energy Saving High-Capacity Moderate Pressure Carbon Dioxide Storage System

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Our approach to high-pressure carbon dioxide storage will directly address the challenges associated with storage of compressed carbon dioxide - the need to reduce power consumption, mass and volume while limiting acoustic impact. Successful implementation will reduce gas compressor power by over… 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

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

Fault Management Technologies

Company: Qualtech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Given that SysML is becoming a standard for model-based systems engineering and Integration (SE & I), system health management (SHM)-related models will either be done in SysML, or be done outside of SysML but enabled by conversion, mapping, and traceability of information across SysML and SHM… more

Diagnosis-Driven Prognosis for Decision Making

Company: Qualtech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: One cannot build a system-level Prognosis and Health Management (PHM) solution by cobbling together a bunch of existing prognostic techniques; it will have a very high rate of false-positive indications. On the other hand, if a system-level health management solution could identify the individual… more

Risk Engineering, Sciences, Computation, and Informed Decisions

Company: Qualtech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Wrong decisions during the missions can lead to an unsafe condition or immediate failure, while correct decisions can help continue the missions even from faulty conditions. In view of the lessons learned from mishaps, i.e., failed space missions, it is imminent that reliability analysis and risk… 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