Adaptive Diesel Engine Control Via Variable Valve Timing

Company: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Diesel engines are widely used in military and commercial vehicles, as well as some light duty vehicles. The compression ratio is a compromise between power, economy, and cold startability. The optimum ratio for economy is below 15:1, whereas the necessary compression ratio for cold starting ranges… more

Transit Safety

Company: The Mackinac Technology Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Mackinac Technology Company is proposing to continue its Phase I development of a novel antireflection technology that will dramatically reduce the reflection of interior lighting on transit bus windshields and significantly improve driver visibility and passenger/pedestrian safety. Transit bus… more

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

Development of Micro JP-8 Fuel Injection System for Small Unmanned Aerial and Ground Engines

Company: Baker Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Baker Engineering (BEI) proposes continued development of the Miniature CI Fuel Injection System to fulfill the need for heavy fuel delivery in 3-70 Hp compression ignition engines. BEI"s Phase 1 effort will focus on the system"s most critical system element, the fuel injector nozzle. … more

Intelligent Information Algorithm for Electronic and Computer Network Systems

Company: Cybernet Systems Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Experienced shore-based technicians are not available to provide their expert technical assistance to a ship at sea, which is usually the most critical time when naval electronic systems issues occur. The current trend is that the experience, skill levels, and especially the numbers of on-site ship… more

Just In Time (JIT) Aircraft Maintenance System

Company: Cybernet Systems Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The High Velocity Maintenance (HVM) initiative strives to reduce aircraft downtime while maintaining the most capable air fleet that achieves Air Force mission requirements. Unscheduled maintenance, due to issues uncovered midway into the maintenance work, introduces the most delays that… more

Divergent Field Annular Ion Engine

Company: ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed work investigates an approach that would allow an annular ion engine geometry to achieve ion beam currents approaching the Child-Langmuir limit. In this respect, the annular engine, whose design inherently allows for significant increases in perveance by resolving the span-to-gap… more

Formalism for Millimeter-wave Modeling of RADAR Cross Sections

Company: EMAG Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this STTR proposal, we propose a novel computational technology for analyzing millimeter wave and sub-millimeter wave scattering from complex and electromagnetically extended objects and environments. The core of our formalism lies in a technique for rapidly calculating and coherently adding… more

Ultra-Low Power Health Monitoring Sensor System

Company: Evigia Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposed SBIR Phase I effort initiates development of an ultra-low power miniature light-weight high-functionality multi-sensor health monitoring system that meets the requirements for long term (10-20 years) health management and condition based maintenance of military ordnance and sensitive… 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

Easy Access to Freight Locomotives

Company: GS Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: GS Engineering is proposing an innovative access system for freight locomotives that will make on-boarding and off-boarding significantly easier and safer by reducing the effort required and assisting workers with the climb up and down. The proposed solutions would eliminate the large first step and… more

High Performance Marine Diesel Closed Coolant System for High Speed Combatant Craft

Company: GS Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: USSOCOM has expressed a desire to prevent the clogging of the seawater intakes aboard the SOC-R craft by exploring a closed-loop cooling system that does not require the use of off-board raw water. The desired solution will not degrade the current SOC-R craft capabilities by creating drag or causing… more

High-Voltage Intelligent Power Distribution Solution

Company: Global Embedded Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors are enabling technologies which bring significant benefits to power distribution equipment for next generation ground vehicles. The high temperature performance and high temperature low on-resistance properties of SiC MOSFETs facilitate the realization of… more

Differential Characterization of Atmospheric Turbulence System (DCATS)

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) propose to design an airborne system for characterizing long range profiles of the state of optical turbulence in the atmosphere. This system will exploit GTRI"s differential image motion (DIM) lidar for… more

RIDES: Raman Icing Detection System

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Inflight icing of engines and airframe presents a significant hazard to air transport, especially at lower flight elevations during take-off or on approach. Ice accretions on the wings affect the smooth flow required for proper lift. A thin layer of coarse ice can reduce the lift by 30 percent and… more

Functional Allocation Trades Between Hardware and Software

Company: Michigan Engineering Services, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In DoD systems a large number of software systems are embedded in a single platform. In the proposed research the ability to determine simultaneously the optimal allocation of resources and the associated configurations for multiple hardware/software systems will be developed in the DS Toolkit. … more

The NamesforLife Semantic Index of Phenotypic and Genotypic Data for Systems Biology

Company: NamesforLife, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) was envisioned to provide a framework for modeling dynamic cellular processes of microorganisms, plants and metacommunities. The KBase will provide the tools and data to enable rapid iteration of experiments that draw on a wide variety of data and allow… 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

Capability of Rolling Efficiency for 100M High-Speed Rails

Company: Og Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project is to establish the capability and sustainability of the US-based rail manufacturers by applying innovative sensing and process control for a high-efficiency practice in producing 100m high-speed rails. Technology advantage is key to overcoming detrimental factors, such as higher labor… more