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Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Company: Baker Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Baker Engineering Inc. (BEI) proposes an advanced, electrically-assisted turbocharger to meet the needs identified in this solicitation. BEI"s solution provides a lightweight, durable, self-lubricated turbocharger that will set new standards in performance on heavy fuel engines in the 50-150… more

HMMWV Variable Vehicle Cone Index (VCI)

Company: GS Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: GS Engineering has developed through Phase I SBIR efforts, a variable VCI solution to evaluate and characterize vehicle operating terrain, for dynamic selection of CTIS operating modes, with no required operator input. By continually monitoring the terrain and adjusting the operating mode and… more

Alternative Materials for Tactical Vehicle Wheeled Hubs

Company: GS Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: More than 8900 MTVR"s are in service with the Marine Corps and with its proven off road performance and survivable armor package, the MTVR continues to be heavily used in theater for logistics and other missions. The MTVR currently uses mild to medium strength steel or ductile iron components… more

Portable High-Intensity X-Ray Source Based on a 10 MeV Superconducting Electron Linac

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In the post 9/11 security environment, rapid cargo inspection has become a high priority. Cargo scanning using either radiographic imaging or active interrogation for Special Nuclear Material (SNM) requires high energy and high intensity x-rays. High intensity x-ray sources are especially important… more

A Fast Neutron Source using a Superconducting Electron Linac for Materials Testing

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Next generation reactor concepts cater to a common goal of providing safer, longer lasting and economically viable nuclear power plants. Developing radiation damage resistant materials for both in- core and out-of core applications is a critical component of these next generation power plants.… more

High Intensity X-Ray Sources to Eliminate High Activity Isotopes used for Sterilization

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Three different modalities of radiation sterilization currently exist: gamma-ray sterilization, electron beam sterilization, and x-ray sterilization. One of the most common ways to sterilize goods is with gamma producing radioactive sources, most commonly Co-60 and Cs-137. Long-term… more

Liquid Metal Targets for High Power Electron Beams

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The main focus of photonuclear physics has always been investigation of the internal spatial and spin structure of the nuclei and nucleons. While high energy photons (over 100 MeV) are used most often to probe the nuclear structure and look deep into the nucleus, intermediate energy (1-40 MeV)… more

HPC Modeling to Aid Accelerator Component Manufacturing

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Electromagnetic and particle-beam modeling is an important part of the design and manufacturing of accelerator components, such as electron beam sources and RF accelerating cavities. The premier electromagnetic and particle modeling tools today allow users to exploit parallel computing… more

Development of a Superconducting RF Harmonic Cavity for eRHIC

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In the proposed collider eRHIC, hadrons from one of the RHIC storage rings will interact with electrons accelerated in a six-pass energy recovery linac (ERL). The maximum energy of protons will be 250 GeV and the maximum energy of electrons will be 30 GeV. The machine will heavily rely on SRF… more

Advanced XRD System for NDI/E of SX Turbine Blades

Company: Proto Manufacturing Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Directionally solidified (DS) superalloy blades provided the basis for substantial gains in turbine engine performance in recent decades. Now, single crystal (SX) nickel-base alloy blades can be grown directionally with interior passages for cooling air, enabling more advances in engine performance… more

Embedded Sensors with Low Power Telemetry for Towed Arrays

Company: SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The U.S. Navy is interested in improving the capability and reliability of towed arrays by embedding low power telemetry electronics into the same package as the hydrophone/sensors. The telemetry electronics will be located inside a pressure housing that will contribute to increased reliability.… more

Cognitive Modeling for Cyber Defense

Company: Soar Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: SC2RAM ( Simulated Cognitive Cyber Red-team Attacker Model) is a cyber red-team-in-a-box that enables proactive response to cyber-attacks by developing a deeper understanding of the cognitive behavior of the players in the cyber-ecology (attackers, users, and defenders), embedding this understanding… more

Autonomous Decision Support for Unmanned Vehicle Control in a Multi-vehicle, Multi-domain Environment

Company: Soar Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: SoarTech will research technologies, collectively called"Lucid,"to enable and manage supervisory control of multiple unmanned vehicles (UVs). Lucid will monitor the mission and behavior of a team of UVs and (1) detect and project important events, alerting users to them and (2) estimate… more

Virtual Verification Test Bed for Robust Autonomous Software Operation in Complex, Unknown Environments

Company: Soar Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) are complex systems that exhibit a broad array of behaviors in a wide range of missions and environments. They can change their behaviors over time so the UAS rigorously tested at the range is not the same as the one operating in the field. Current testing methods… more

Efficient Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Company: ThermoAnalytics Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The ThermoReg thermal model was developed to solve for tissue temperatures resulting from radio frequency (RF) heating using a voxel-based, heterogeneous tissue description of the human body. Although ThermoReg has been parallelized to run on high-performance computer clusters, the… more

Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis

Company: ThermoAnalytics Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ThermoAnalytics Inc. (TAI), in partnership with Skidmore, Owings, & amp; Merrill LLP (SOM), will develop an integrated workflow for constructing energy models of single buildings and aggregates of buildings based on minimal user input. The proposed workflow represents a new paradigm for… more

Micromachined Fused Silica Pump Combiners with Signal Feed Throughput

Company: Translume Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to fabricate a high performance signal and pump combiner for high-power fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers. We will use advanced glass micromachining processes that will alleviate the fabrication challenges associated with either tapered fused fiber couplers or side-pumped… more

Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable Aperture

Company: Virtual EM Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Virtual EM is proposing a solution for achieving electrically small high-efficiency VHF transmit antennas suitable for use on medium size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In the proposed approach, maximum use of the UAV"s airframe for the antenna improves radiation efficiency while dynamic… more

Tailoring Cementitious Materials Towards Value-Added Use of Large CO2 Volumes

Company: Metna Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Carbon capture and storage is generally considered as a crucial component of any U.S. strategy for addressing the climate change problem. Carbon dioxide can be stored underground in geologic formations, or permanently bound into some abundant minerals via carbonation reactions. These options have… more

Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Naval Transducer Development

Company: Solidica, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In a successful Phase I SBIR research effort the team of Solidica, Inc., Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation-Advanced Acoustics Sector (NASC-AAS), and Fabrisonic LLC identified opportunities for both 41% cost savings and +3 to +4 dB performance improvement in a slotted cylinder projector (SCP)… more

Micro Penning traps for continuous magnetic field monitoring in high radiation environments

Company: Translume, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The next generation of rare isotope beam facilities requires new and improved instrumentation to cope with the high-radiation environment associated with the interaction of high-power beams with matter. One essential piece of instrumentation that is needed is a precise, radiation-resistant, magnetic… more

Gamma-Ray Imaging Spectrometers for Nuclear Materials Accounting and Control

Company: H3D Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The nuclear security and safeguards community does not have an effective tool to track the location and quantities of radioactive material within facilities. This effort will result in a sensor that can provide precise locations and quantities of radioisotopes in complex measurement environments.… more

Dissolved Oxygen Sensor System for Real-time, In-situ Subsurface Monitoring: Geospatial Mapping of DOE Field Sites

Company: Opti O2, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Environmental sensor networks capable of taking data quickly enough to capture minutescale fluctuations and durable enough to capture these data for entire seasons provide essential information for studying the seasonal and annual effects of microbial activity across complete ecosystems. Distributed… more

High Efficiency Electric Power Manager for Man-Portable Photovoltaic Systems

Company: SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Energy is the backbone of modern warfighters in today"s environment. Solders currently carry as much as 15-20 pounds of batteries. Effective management of these batteries and an efficient means of charging these batteries is extremely important. Currently Lithium-Ion batteries such as the… more

Small Unmanned Surface Vehicle Propulsion System

Company: SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The US Navy has successfully developed a man-portable, X-class Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) for shallow water coastal and riverine operations. Although the prototype USV has proven its utility during initial test and evaluation, several key technological hurdles remain. Increasing the top speed and… more