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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

Ultra-Scalable Nonvolatile Graphene Memory

Company: HARPER LABORATORIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The physical scalability of Si based nonvolatile memory is problematic for the terascale integration of space memory. In particular and with regards to Flash, this problem is two-fold as device designs breakdown and photolithographic patterning approaches its limits to minimum feature… more

Plasmonic MEMS Sensor Array

Company: Five Stones Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Sensor development researchers and engineers have perpetually sought novel methods to reduce sensor size and improve performance. Continued miniaturization of sensors through micromachining has enabled novel applications and introduced new paradigms for engineered systems to interact with the world.… more

Intelligent In-Line Power Disconnect System

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is for an intelligent, in-line, power disconnect system (I2P) which is directly applicable to existing power line infrastructure. It requires no interruption in utility service for installation. The proposed connection would be coupled with strain sensing gauges and an array of sensors… more

Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 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

Vehicle Spacing Determination and Display In Low Visibility Conditions

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
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3 kW Lightweight Efficient Generator

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Soldiers are very dependent on electrical power for laptops, radios, handheld devices, smart phones, ISR platforms and weapon systems. Existing generators are heavier and lack compatibility with readily available fuels. They must operate reliably across a wide range of environmental conditions. A… more

Lightweight Communication Equipment for Interceptor Communications

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Scientic, Inc. proposes to enhance interceptor communications through the utilization of an advanced miniature software defined radio (SDR) interceptor data link. Scientic is leading the industry in this area by utilizing commercial electronics developed for mobile computing and telephony,… more

Safe High Voltage Cathode Materials for Pulsed Power Applications

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: A high-voltage, high-capacity, inexpensive cathode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is proposed. The cathode material employs carbon nanotubes and additional nanostructures to support efficient transport of Li ions. The resulting LIBs will support high transient and pulsed loads while… more

Radiation Hardening of Point-Of-Load (POL) Converters

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Due to growing defense and aerospace system complexity and associated power management and distribution schemes, there is an ever-increasing need for monolithic, fully integrated, high efficiency, Point-of-Load (POL) converters to replace the centrally tailored power distribution approaches of the… more

Strategically Radiation-Hardened Star Tracker

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In today"s limited government budget environment, the push is towards smaller spacecraft with more rapid development times (<24 months) than traditional systems, which are averaging 48-60 month development timelines. Our team has been a proponent of small satellites and… more

Next Generation vacuum Nanoelectric Device

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Scientic, Inc. will team with Vanderbilt University to produce innovative new vacuum field emission (VFE) devices developed from Vanderbilt proprietary laterally configured VFE triode configurations. As a prototype demonstration device, Scientic and Vanderbilt will develop a novel low… more

Multiband Metasurface for Reduced Antenna Footprint and Jamming Mitigation

Company: Kord Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force has identified the need to improve satellite communications by increasing bandwidth, yet seeks to accomplish this without increasing the antenna payload footprint and without introducing vulnerability to transmission interference or jamming. One mature and popular… more

Designing a mini-pilot scale unit for extraction and electrospinning of chitin as an adsorbent for uranium from seawater

Company: 525 Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: With the 4 billion tons of uranium estimated to be dissolved in the earth & apos;s oceans, an essentially unlimited resource is available to those with easy and affordable access. With decades of research towards the extraction of uranium from seawater, focus has been directed towards the… more

Semi-Autonomous, Reliable, Safe Recovery of the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) in Various Sea States.

Company: Advanced Optical Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To improve the at sea recovery of the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV), the Advanced Optical Systems (AOS) has teamed with Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) to deliver a solution employing passive optical sensors capable of detecting 6DoF position with accuracies surpassing the human… more

Real-time Ladar Scene Rendering and Projection Component Technologies

Company: AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The AEgis Technologies Group Inc. is proposing this Phase II SBIR development effort to address the data bandwidth bottleneck that currently exists between Hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) Scene Generation computing clusters and the sensor stimulators. The existing data links use COTS based video… more

Active Laser Protection System

Company: AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The use of commercial off-the-shelf laser systems as weapons is increasingly becoming real. Battery operated visible and infrared lasers can be purchased with powers near 1-watt, sufficient to cause permanent eye damage. Future threats may include frequency agile lasers. It is critical that… more

Automated aircraft inlet coating

Company: AEROBOTIX, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Aerobotix personnel have engineered and delivered eight turn-key robotic painting systems to apply performance coatings to the inlet ducts of several major programs. These successful systems are comprised of off-the-shelf FANUC robots outfitted with long composite tools to reach inside… more

Miniature Extendable Nozzles or actuating nozzles for improved ISP of DACS thrusters

Company: Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ASI is pleased to team with ATK to present a novel concept for enabling large nozzle area ratio increases for future solid divert and attitude control system (SDACS) valves/thrusters. The proposed effort will demonstrate feasibility of this advanced concept through a thorough design study that… more

Low-Cost Manufacturing Technique for Advanced Regenerative Cooling for In-Space Cryogenic Engines

Company: Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The goal of the proposed effort is to demonstrate feasibility of using selective laser melting (SLM, an emerging manufacturing technique) to manufacture a subscale combustion chamber liner that features an advanced regenerative cooling technique that combines high performance with low pressure drop.… more

Solid Rocket Motor for Ultralow Temperature Operation During the Mars Sample Return Mission

Company: Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A small Mars (or other celestial body) ascent vehicle is unlikely to achieve the necessary propellant fraction required to achieve orbit. Scaling down of liquid propulsion systems, as shown in the figure, is difficult. In the 100-kg class of vehicles, liquid propellant vehicle designers should… more

Efficient Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Methane using 3rd Generation Ionic Liquids

Company: AZ Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This work directly addresses a technology of interest listed in Section 9, sub-section H1.01 In-Situ Resource Utilization, specifically "Highly efficient reactors for carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide (CO/CO2) conversion into methane (CH4)."The proposal will investigate combining recent work… more

Quick Disconnect System for Power Distribution Hardening and Resiliency

Company: Streamline Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Recent data shows that reported natural disasters have nearly ten-folded over the past century. Aside from the threat to human lives, they pose a great threat to America's infrastructure and power grid. Nearly 90% of all power interruption occurs at the distribution level and over 75% of these… more

Power Generating Coverings and Casings

Company: Streamline Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Advances in structured heterogeneity together with nanomaterials tailoring has made it possible to create thermoelectrics using high temperature, polymer composites. While such thermoelectrics do not have the capability to approach the efficiency of top performing ceramic modules such as BiTe, they… more

GPU-Accelerated Multiphase Eulerian-Lagrangian Solver with Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Company: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Computer simulations of multi-phase flows are important for many applications. In the proposed work, we plan to advance Eulerian-Lagrangian methods by using Adaptive Mesh Refinement for multi-scale resolutions, and CPU-GPU parallelization to drastically reduce computing time. Eulerian-Lagrangian… more