Self Powered Krypton-85 Wireless Sensor for Fuel Cycle Gas Emissions

Company: Ayers Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is an urgent need for an instrument that can quickly measure the concentration of Plutonium and other Actinides mixed with Uranium in liquids containing dissolved spent fuel rods for process control applications. Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to develop an x-ray spectrometer capable of… more

Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low Cost Manufacturing

Company: TreadStone Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Department of Energy, working with industry groups has revised the technical, performance and cost targets to enhance the commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) for transportation applications. The focus of this SBIR Phase II project is to demonstrate the success… more

Virtual Visual Landing Aid for Rotorcraft Recovery (V2LAR2)

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Operational utility for ship-based rotorcraft is often limited by weather conditions that can influence sea states, wind over deck (WOD) and airwake turbulence, and pilot visibility. Recent advances in Visual Landing Aid (VLA) design have made strides in providing better situational awareness to… more

EPISODE: an Extract Plug-In Scalable Order-reduced Data Environment

Company: JMSI, Inc. dba Intelligent Light Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: JMSI Inc (DBA Intelligent Light) proposes to develop EPISODE - a new large scale data management tool that enables an engineer to more readily extract knowledge and insight from their large scale physics based simulations and experimental data. The Extract Plug-In Scalable reduced Order… more

Nimble: a Data Management and Visualization Framework for Large Scale Engineering and Science VVUQ Applications

Company: JMSI, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Many U.S. manufacturers use advanced simulation tools to maintain competitiveness in the world marketplace. As sophisticated as these tools are, successful deployment depends upon the skills and experience of an aging workforce. Automated Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification (VV… more

Long Distance Remote Maintenance Capability

Company: Mechanical Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The successful Phase I project provides a solid foundation for delivering a portable Distance Communications Maintenance System (DCoMS) by the end of a Phase II project. Navy Shipyard Engineers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide maintenance support for aircraft carriers. This requires… more

ADEPT for the SPS-49 Radar

Company: Mikros Systems Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of the proposed Phase II project is to extend the capabilities of the ADEPT system (the Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Test-Set) to the SPS-49 radar. ADEPT will support test automation for preventive and corrective maintenance procedures, and also provide continuous monitoring… more

A novel process to produce air-stable core-shell nanoparticles for energetic applications

Company: NEI Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: It has been a challenge to realize the benefits of energetic metal nanoparticles due to the severe oxidation that occurs on the particle surface, which leads to significantly diminished performance during combustion. We propose to improve the energetic properties and air-stability of… more

Engineered Nanoscale Materials for use in Thermal Batteries

Company: NEI Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Thermal batteries provide a short burst of high power to various components in smart munitions, such as missiles launched from UAVs and other systems. There is a need for thermal batteries that have higher energy density and power density, and longer run time than the state of the art batteries,… more

Intermediate Transient Support of High Rate and Pulsed Loads

Company: NDI Engineering Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: With the Navy proceeding on its goal of an all electric ship, innovative R & D methodology is needed to model and validate high rate, intermittent energy storage and control architectures that can rapidly accept high intermittent currents to load-level prime movers during the pulsed-power duty… more

High Efficiency 808 nm Laser Pump Diode Arrays with Excellent Beam Quality

Company: Princeton Optronics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Navy is interested in developing high power and high operation efficiency laser pumps at 808nm for multiple Navy applications. VCSEL technology offers an excellent choice for the development of such laser pumps. The new approaches developed during phase I for very high efficiency and high power… more

Laser Ignition for Advanced Gasoline Engines

Company: Princeton Optronics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A new ignition concept is needed for lean-burn combustion in gasoline engines. The approach should extend the lean ignition limit air/fuel ratio to & gt; 20, to enable reliable ignition under high in-cylinder pressures (up to 100 bar at the time of ignition) thus enabling high load operation,… more

Infrared-Transparent Electromagnetic Shield

Company: Structured Materials Industries Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this SBIR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) will develop infrared-transparent, electromagnetic shielding coatings that can be applied to electro-optic sensor windows and domes. The coatings will be based on films of indium nitride (InN), deposited by… more


Company: Utility Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective will be to develop and evaluate a lightweight, high performance 3D fabric reinforced polymer system that will be used to engineer a reusable forward closure system. The polyurethane resin matrix will provide protection from marine environments and not produce load force on the payload.… more

Atmospheric Environmental Metrology for Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Sensor Flight Test

Company: SciTec, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) needs accurate, autonomous techniques for atmospheric correction of airborne imaging sensors to support flight testing, specifically validation of Noise-Equivalent Differential Temperature (NEDT) capabilities of Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors used for… more

Hyper-Spectral Night-Vision Camera

Company: Wavefront Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Military common laser range finders (CLRF) currently use a direct viewing binocular augmented with AN/PVS night vision eye pieces with infrared cutoff at about 900 nm, incapable of detecting either the eye-safe laser range finder beam or the laser designator beam. The CLRF needs an all-light-level… more

Optimal Production Planning, Sourcing, Distribution and Routing for Complex Energy Intensive Manufacturing Companies Using High Performance Computing

Company: Optimal Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Todays approaches to production planning and inventory management in a distribution network for large industrial gases and chemicals manufacturers are based on static snap-shot data and are not suitable for real-time use in tactical demand fulfillment. Companies have yet to harness the potential of… more

Person-Portable Micro-Hydropower System

Company: e-Harvest Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal is for the further design, development, prototyping, and test of a Person-Portable Micro Hydropower System (PMHS). The system can be quickly and easily installed to supply electrical power to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations, forward operating bases,… more

Unified, Cross-Platform, Open-Source Library Package for High-Performance Computing

Company: Em Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The last several years has seen the emergence of a new trend in HPC design the rise in the use of special purpose add-on hardware optimized for efficient math computations, such as graphics processing units (GPUs) and compute accelerators. Effectively utilizing this hardware is challenging and… more

Energy and Capital-Efficient Sorbent-Based CO2 Capture

Company: Innosepra Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is aimed at demonstrating the low-cost InnoSepra process for CO2 capture from power plants by reducing the cost of CO2 capture by up to 40% resulting in a CO2 capture cost of less than $45/ton. The technology can result in a… more

A Design Study for Megawatt Class Waveguide Input Coupler for Synchrotron Light Source Superconducting Cavities

Company: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Modern synchrotrons are providing higher beam currents and demanding more RF power from the superconducting cavities. The maximum RF power available without beam is limited by the maximum power rating of the WR1800 waveguide RF ceramic window used in the fundamental power coupler. Operation at… more

Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Device for Time-Resolved Chemical Imaging

Company: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Generation and preservation of high-brightness electron beam is a major challenge of accelerator R & amp;D for time-resolved chemical imaging applications due to the importance of space-charge in this operating regime. The space-charge forces play a fundamental role in emittance degradation and… more

Incremental Learning for Robot Sensing and Control

Company: Net-Scale Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The purpose of this proposal is to build a working prototype of a highly-adaptive, vehicle-independent, compact, low-power, low-cost, autonomous ground robot navigation system that incorporates the results obtained in our Phase I effort and in our earlier DARPA LAGR (Learning Applied to Ground… more

Readorium Rising Reader: Smart Nonfiction Comprehension Software For Students In Grades 3-5

Company: Mtelegence Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The project team is developing a prototype of the Readorium Rising Reader, a web-based game for students in grades 3 to 5 intended to strengthen reading comprehension of non-fiction science text. The game will provide students with strategies to use as they construct meaning and decipher new… more

A new hemagglutination method for blood grouping

Company: ALLIED INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of the proposed research is to develop a novel quantitative particle agglutination technology for improving the performance of blood typing assays. The conventional hemagglutination blood typing assays have serious drawbacks such as limited… more