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Post-IED Hull Inspection Tool

Company: Evisive, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project will identify a toolset which can be used by forward deployed Marines to assess structural damage to combat vehicles hulls following IED events. Improving the quality of Battle Damage Assessment in the field will reduce safety risk from vehicles returned to service without inspection,… more

SBIR Phase I: Design and cost effective manufacturing of miniature gas chromatograph sensors

Company: Enervana Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project concerns the design and high-throughput and low-cost manufacturing of metal-based miniature gas chromatograph (mGC) sensor structures. The proposed mGC sensor design and manufacturing is unique and offers competitive advantages as… more

Efficient and Lightweight Cryogenic Gas Heat Exchanger

Company: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Mezzo Technologies fabricates high performance micro tube heat exchangers. In this proposal, Mezzo proposes to fabricate a heat exchanger to interface between helium, which is the working fluid used to cool a variety of superconducting components on Navy vessels in the future that will require… more

Cooling/Thermal Management System Development for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High-Power Radio-Frequency vehicle Stopper (RF) Systems

Company: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The goal of this program is to develop compact, lightweight, low power thermal management systems for non-lethal weapons platforms, specifically the Radio Frequency Vehicle Stopper (RFVS) and the Active Denial Technology (ADT) system. In the Phase I effort, Mezzo designed thermal management systems… more

SBIR Phase II: Engineered Solid Electrolyte Interphase Films for Silicon-Based Lithium Insertion Anodes

Company: Electro-Mat Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes to develop and commercialize surface-engineered silicon anodes for use in lithium-ion batteries. Silicon has a ten fold greater charge capacity than graphite but its practical use as an anode material is hindered due to the mechanical… more

Anti-Jamming Capability for RT-1944/U Radio

Company: Bascom Hunter Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Radio systems are easily subjected to unintentional or intentional interference that might disrupt normal communication. This program focuses on development of an anti-jamming system (AJS) that is backward compatible with the RT-1944/U radio and can be retrofit into the Multiple Vehicle… more

Combustion of liquid fuels in the air core of rotating water for application in a downhole steam generator

Company: HYDROFLAME TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: HydroFlame Technologies, LLC (HFT) is proposing to study the feasibility of combusting liquid fuels in the air core of rotating water for application in a downhole steam generator (DHSG). Deep reserves ( & gt;2500 ft) can be accessed by application of DHSGs. DHSGs increase the efficiency of… more

Development of Real-Time Flare Combustion Efficiency Monitor

Company: Providence Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: There are approximately 7,000 flares in operation at industrial facilities across the U.S. Flares are one of the largest Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and air toxics emissions sources. Based on a special emission inventory required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in 2007,… more

Effective Nondestructive Detection and Quantification of Defects and Damage in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Company: Evisive, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to develop nondestructive evaluation technology to locate and characterize defects and damage in ceramic matrix composite material with sufficient quantification to be usable in material performance models. The Evisive microwave interferometry technique… more

Micro tube heat exchangers for Space

Company: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Mezzo fabricates micro tube heat exchangers for a variety of applications, including aerospace, automotive racing, Department of Defense ground vehicles, economizers for ships, condensers, evaporators, liquid-liquid, liquid-air, recuperators, etc. Mezzo's expertise is designing, modeling and… more

Advanced Fan Coil Unit

Company: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: A next generation of Fan Coil Units (FCU) is proposed which utilize an intermediate temperature water supply at 68 F to meet HVAC heating and cooling loads on ships. These new next generation FCU will require active cooling (vapor compression cycles). Mezzo Technologies fabricates high performance… more

Non-Lethal Avian Active Denial System Using Directed Energy

Company: Technology International Incorporated of Virginia Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase II SBIR Project is aimed at development and successful demonstration of a working prototype of an active non-lethal infrasound avian denial system using infrasound energy based upon the Phase I results. The primary purpose of the system is to deny birds access to critical areas… more

SBIR Phase II: Method for Genetic Detection Using Interspersed Genetic Elements

Company: InnoGenomics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project will further develop the next-generation DNA test kits for forensic DNA testing. DNA profiling has developed significantly over the past 20 years and is routinely used to solve crime. Despite improvements in DNA testing technologies and… more

Wideband Radio Local Interference Optimization Techniques

Company: Bascom Hunter Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Through development of a combination of hardware and software, this program addresses the requirements of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) interference mitigation where no prior knowledge of the interference is available. The system will operate as a"black box,"which sits between the… more

SBIR Phase I: Meso-Scale Power Generation System

Company: InvenTherm LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of a novel meso-scale combustion based power generation system (MPGS). Meso-scale engines using liquid fuels have theoretical energy densities tens of times greater than the best battery technologies. The… more

SBIR Phase I: Development of microalgae for commercial hydrogen biofuels

Company: BHO Technology, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will employ an innovative approach to metabolically engineer algae and enable low-cost, carbon-free hydrogen production at medium to large scale. One approach to achieving high hydrogen production involves the use of green algae, which… more

Adipose-Derived Stromal/Stem Cell Therapy for Pressure Ulcers

Company: LACELL, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I SBIR, responding to RFA-AG-12-009 entitled T1 Translational Research on Aging from the NIA, explores novel cell-based therapeutic approaches to the treatment of pressure ulcers and full thickness skin wounds in the elderly. Although it is well… more

The First Locally Acting Anti-Inflammatory Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Rheumatoid

Company: WIBI WORKS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The First Locally Acting Anti-Inflammatory Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis Despite improved therapy; rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains a significant unmet medical need. The long-term goal of this project is to advance the first stem cell-based… more

Structure-Activity Relationship of CM101 Tumor antiangiogenic agent with its lect

Company: TUMOREND, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): CM101 is a polysaccharide tumor angiogenesis-targeting, complement activating, immune stimulating biological produced fermentatively from Group B Streptococcus. CM101 binds a capillary endothelium receptor, HP59, causing inflammatory cytokine cascades, recruiting… more

The Social Shape Up System

Company: Teaching Research Institute, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Purpose: In prior research, prosocial behaviors in grade school have been correlated with later academic achievement while anti-social behaviors have been associated with later poor academic achievement and deviance. To help teachers monitor students' social behavior, this project will develop a… more

Use of Direct Filtration on the Influent to Floating Bead Filters and Treatment of Waste Discharge with Coagulation Aids for Suspended Solid

Company: Aquaculture Systems Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: As fish species with greater sensitivity to water quality are cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), it becomes vital to improve fine solids capture. Additionally, phosphorous levels in the discharge from RAS are often high (per EPA guidelines and regulations) and can lead to… more

Effective Nondestructive Detection and Quantification of Defects and Damage in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Company: Evisive, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to develop nondestructive evaluation technology to locate and characterize defects and damage in ceramic matrix composite material with sufficient quantification to be usable in material performance models. The Evisive microwave interferometry technique… more

Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) for Ground Vehicles

Company: Evisive, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to develop a robust hand-held, tool for inspection of non-metallic armor while the armor is still mounted on ground vehicles. Impacts of sufficient energy, including those which are routine, like impact with road hazards, and handling incidents can damage the armor… more

SBIR Phase II: Metal-based microchannel heat exchanger systems

Company: Enervana Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a compact, metal-based, recirculating liquid cooling system for next-generation electronic devices. The dramatic increase in computing power over several decades has been accompanied by an equally dramatic increase in… more

Cooling/Thermal Management System Development for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High-Power Radio-Frequency vehicle Stopper (RF) Systems

Company: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Mezzo Technologies fabricates high performance micro channel radiators, condensers, evaporators and Phase Change Material (PCM) heat exchangers. The attributes of Mezzo's products include high heat transfer/volume, heat transfer/weight, heat transfer/air side pressure drop, and unique geometry… more