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FleX-3D Wafer Processing for Chip Stacking and Interconnect

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Reliable, readily-manufacturable technologies are needed to create the next generation of high-density, high-functionality 3D integrated circuits (ICs) for integrating silicon pixel detectors with CMOS read-out ICs. Current methods for 3D IC development are severely limited by the thickness of the… more

Enforcing Integrated Circuit Trust Via Unified Multi-Level Countermeasures

Company: COMPUTER MEASUREMENT LABORATORY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this work is to demonstrate a prototype of an innovative method to protect military space microelectronics from unauthorized tampering. The method will employ the joint cooperation of multiple countermeasures that operate at several levels of system abstraction. The… more

Modeling of Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Blends

Company: Optimal Solutions Software, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The overall goal of this Phase I project is to show the feasibility of using state-of-the-art parameterization tools for shape changes (i.e., volumetric deformation/morphing provided by Sculptor) coupled with a fast FEA tool (i.e., the MAX method) to quickly calculate the dynamic response of the… more

Modeling to Quantify Improved Durability of Superfinish Gear Processing

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Under this STTR, Sentient Corporation, along with the Ohio State University GearLab as a research partner, will develop a probabilistic physics-based damage modeling tool for the simulation of superfinished gear components. This model will consider critical surface, material, and load parameters for… more

A 45 nm Low Cost, Radiation Hardened, Platform Based Structured ASIC

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The proposed 45 nm radiation hardened platform based structured ASIC architecture offers the performance and density expected of a custom ASIC with the low manufacturing cost associated with a structured ASIC. The low cost, high performance customization of the structured ASIC portion of the chip is… more

Conformal Load Bearing Antenna Structure

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: American Semiconductor will develop and demonstrate structural integration of a conformal load bearing antenna structure (CLAS). Future aircraft will incorporate distributed electronics, sensors, and flight control transducers directly into the composite airframe. For near-term Air… more

Enforcing Integrated Circuit Trust Via Unified Multi-Level Countermeasures

Company: COMPUTER MEASUREMENT LABORATORY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This project will investigate the feasibility of an integrated multilevel system for protecting space assets from system hardware and firmware exploitation. The overall strategy is to provide greater collective system protection as a whole than would otherwise be available from the sum of… more

Radiation Hard Electronics for Advanced Communication Systems

Company: ICs Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Advanced reconfigurable/reprogrammable communication systems will require use of commercial sub 100 nm electronics. Legacy radiation tolerant circuits fail to provide Single Event Upset (SEU) immunity at speeds greater than 500 MHz. New base level logic circuits have been demonstrated in Phase I… more

SBIR Phase II: Photochemical Reactor for CO2 Separation in Carbon Capture Process

Company: Pearlhill Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will stimulate the acceptance of carbon capture by companies that own and operate coal-fired plants. The Department of Energy considers the amine absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas of coal-fired power plants as the most… more

Developing and validating a model to understand mixed lubrication regions for fluid-film bearings

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Under this effort, Sentient will develop mixed-EHL models to predict the performance of fluid film bearings for submarine applications. The models will consider critical design and operational parameters such as component geometry and surface finish, start up and shut down speeds/loads, and… more

SBIR Phase I: Analytical Modeling and Performance Prediction of Remanufactured Gearbox Components

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project shall develop analytical fatigue models as applied to the performance analysis of remanufactured gearbox coponents under NSF SBIR Phase I Solicitation 11-577 (Topic NM?Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing, Subtopic M3-Modeling… more

Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The overall goal of this project is to develop an optimized surface texture process in order to maximize the efficiency of rolling/sliding contacts such as gears. Development of this high efficiency, rolling/sliding surface will be guided by Sentient's unique combination of modeling… more

Advanced Seal Technology for Helicopter Drive System Application

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Gearbox seal wear and leakage is a major source of maintenance and downtime for rotorcraft. Sentient will use our advanced tribology modeling technology to evaluate coatings and surface texturing processes for carbon face seals and provide a generalized modeling approach that can replace physical… more

Multi-functional Integrated Drive System Sensor(MIDSS) for Rotorcraft

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Sentient will be developing a Smart DigitalClone Sensor for application to rotorcraft drivetrains and other rotating components on high value systems. This technology is enabled by our DigitalClone Ground Truth model, developed through Navy and Army SBIR funding and validated with multiple OEM… more

Fatigue Crack Initiation Prediction Tool for Rotorcraft Spiral Bevel Gears

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Current gearbox life estimation techniques commonly underplay the significance of gear tooth surface fatigue due to the complexity of the phenomenon involved. The Phase I program successfully demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing advanced modeling techniques to predict the onset and propagation… more

Soil profile water content sensing system based on TDR

Company: ACCLIMA, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Researchers who develop high water use efficiency plants are in great need of precisely monitoring the uptake of water by their prototype plants at various segments of its root zone. They need to know how each plant variation utilizes water in producing food and from where the water is drawn.… more

Intelligent Data Capture and Assessment Technology for Developmental Disabilities

Company: CARING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed SBIR Phase II renewal will leverage the technical expertise of academic collaborators at Georgia Institute of Technology and ongoing relationships forged with behavioral health professionals to introduce key technical innovations to our existing… more

Development of Rich&Creamy Melt Cooking Blend for Taste, Nutrition, Oxidative Stability and Reducing Childhood Obesity

Company: PROSPERITY ORGANIC FOODS INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The general problem: In the United States today, the health consequences associated with childhood and adolescent obesity are projected to produce the first decline in life expectancy since the Great Depression. More than 23 million children and adolescents are overweight or obese. The role of fat… more

Next-Generation Detector and Imager Development

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Existing silicon on insulator (SOI) pixel detectors which integrate single gate transistors with substrate diodes are limited by two key problems. First, the SOI transistor performance is degraded by the large potentials that must be applied to the substrate to fully deplete the diodes. Secondly,… more

Ultra Low Power, Radiation Hardened, Reconfigurable Analog-to-Digital Converter

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this project is to develop an ultra low power (ULP), radiation hardened, reconfigurable analog-to-digital converter (ADC) in the 130nm Flexfet Independently Double Gated SOI CMOS process. Satellites include a large number of sensors which perform both generic system functions and… more

High Performance, Ultra Low Power SPA-1 ASIC for Space Plug-and-Play Avionics

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Space Plug-and-play Avionics (SPA) initiative is designed to improve the ability of the US military to respond to rapidly changing operational needs by creating, integrating, and launching a new spacecraft in less than one week. This would provide major benefits to war fighters on… more

Radiation Hard Electronics for Advanced Communication Systems

Company: ICs Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Advanced reconfigurable/reprogrammable communication systems will require use of commercial sub 100 nm electronics. Legacy radiation tolerant circuits fail to provide Single Event Upset (SEU) immunity at speeds greater than 500 MHz. New base level logic circuits are needed to provide SEU immunity… more

Hyper-Elevation Modeling of Terrain, Topography, and Urban Environments

Company: COGNITICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Recent advances in technology have exposed enough computing power in easily available hardware that geometry synthesis algorithms that we were previously prohibitively compute-intensive are now a possibility. There is significant untapped potential in this area that so far has gone underutilized in… more

SBIR Phase I: Four-way Catalytic Converter for Lean Burn Diesel Engines

Company: GoNano Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the technical and commercial viability of a novel four-way catalytic converter for lean burn diesel applications that is based on high-surface area nanomaterials applied directly to the inner walls of existing catalytic… more

SBIR Phase I: Photochemical reactor for CO2 separation in carbon capture process

Company: Pearlhill Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will prove the feasibility of using a photolytic process to separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from monoethanolamine (MEA) scrubbers for carbon capture in power plants. This innovation is based on verified studies showing that photolysis… more