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Adaptive antenna structures

Company: BerrieHill Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Unwanted RFI is a growing concern due to the ever expanding RF world around us. Not only are the number of RFI sources increasing, so too is the frequency usage across the RF spectrum. As a result, RF systems like the AFSCN are expected to become more susceptible to disruptions in coverage and… more

Large Volume Production of Core-Shell Nanothermite

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in nanotechnology have promised non-linear improvements in a variety of energetic materials applications; however, the practical application of the technology has not matched its promise. One area of particular interest is in producing core-shell energetic materials based on… more

Plateau Burning Composite Propellants Using Al and TiO2 Nanocomposites

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Double-base propellants are widely used in Navy aircraft ejection seat systems, partially because of their ability to be tailored to exhibit pronounced plateau burning. Due to degradation problems inherent with double-base propellants, it would be very beneficial to develop composite propellants… more

Exhaust Heat Capture Ration Heating System (EHC-RHS)

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current field ration heating systems use fossil fuels as the primary energy source. The use of additional fossil fuels during food preparation increases the frequency of resupply missions and consequently leads to more attacks on supply convoys. Approaches for heating food rations in-the-field and… more

TALOS Hybrid Electric Power Unit

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Cornerstone Research Group Inc.'s (CRG) demonstrated expertise in advanced optimization techniques and lightweight electric propulsion systems presents USSOCOM with the opportunity to obtain an embedded rechargeable power generation and management system capable of long endurance missions that… more

Manufacturing Next Generation Multifunctional Carbon Fiber Laminated Composites for Air Vehicles

Company: General Nano LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: General Nano is partnering with Top 3 prime to develop next generation composite systems for air vehicles. The core technology involves integrating lightweight, conductive CNT non-woven sheet materials into aerospace qualified prepreg. The program builds from initial Air Force SBIR… more

Adhesive Bond Strength of Bonded Structures in Confined Locations

Company: LSP Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Aerospace manufacturers are using composite structures in aircraft and they are the future of aviation. Composites reduce weight and maintenance costs. Today, many composite structures are joined together with fasteners. However to meet future design r

Novel Signal Processing for Airborne Passive Synthetic Aperture Radar

Company: Matrix Research Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Matrix will develop algorithms for airborne passive Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) relevant to commercial transmitters of opportunity in an urban area. These algorithms will include new image-formations techniques tailored the airborne passive SAR scenario specified by the customer. Additionally,… more

Advanced Wheel Bearing for High Acceleration and Deceleration Applications

Company: Nastec, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Catapult shuttle wheel bearing loading is a function of the aircraft take-off weight and the acceleration of the catapult. The resultant load on the bearings of the existing catapult has significantly changed from the time the subject bearings were selected in 1980. If the projected aircraft… more

Ultra-High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this proposed SBIR project, NexTech Materials will design, develop, and validate a high power density and sulfur tolerant solid oxide fuel cell stack for operation on military logistic fuels, leveraging its established sulfur tolerant stack technology platform. The starting point for work in… more

Advanced Cermet for High Acceleration and Deceleration Roller Bearing Applications

Company: Powdermet Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As aircraft technology continues to evolve, there becomes a need for advanced takeoff systems for aircraft carriers. Increases in aircraft weight and takeoff speed require takeoff systems with reliable components to withstand the increase in force put on the system by the advanced aircraft. In this… more

Innovative Concepts for Low Cost, Light Weight, Highly Durable, Tooling for Composite Structural Component Fabrication

Company: Renegade Materials Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Renegade Materials Corporation in collaboration with Janicki Industries (JI) completed a Phase I SBIR in October, 2012 focused on optimizing the processing of Renegade"s out-of-autoclave (OOA), high-temperature bismaleimide (BMI) prepreg for use in low cost, durable tooling facesheets. Renegade… more

A Performance Driven Framework for Real-time Exploitation of OPIR Imagery

Company: Etegent Technologies, LTD Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As the number of OPIR sensors and the corresponding resolution and frame rates increase, the cost of transmitting the raw data stream to the ground station and moving this data between analyst workstations is rapidly increasing. Because of this, the incorporation of real-time processing both at… more

High-fidelity internal flow modeling for integrated nozzle-plume jet noise simulation

Company: Spectral Energies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Spectral Energies, LLC and The Ohio State University proposes a comprehensive research effort to advance the state-of-the-art in seamless computation of the interior of a nozzle in high performance turbine exhaust and downstream plume aerodynamics. The focus is on higher-fidelity methods using… more

Spatio-temporal Dynamical System Analysis Tools for Very Large Data Sets

Company: Spectral Energies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase-II research effort will enable propulsion engineers to design and control next generation propulsion systems (components include: combustors, augmentors, turbines, and compressors etc.) by developing a set of nonlinear analysis tools that can achieve two overarching goals:… more

Triple-pulse Particle Image Velocimeter for the Simultaneous Measurement of the Velocity and Acceleration Fields of Fluid and Flexible Structure under

Company: Spectral Energies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: A triple pulse PIV concept and a third order correlation method was developed and demonstrated improvements in accuracy and spatial resolution of the velocity and acceleration measurements in an impinging jet flow field. A low-cost system based on overdriven LEDs, uniquely designed single frame… more

Advanced Optical Diagnostics/Modeling Platform for Plasma Assisted Combustion in Vitiated Air

Company: Spectral Energies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Modern gas-turbine engines designs for the next-generation warfighter need to reduce exhaust gas temperatures to reduce effective thermal footprint thereby improving the mission capability. In such situations, high-altitude engine operation is often limited by the overall combustion… more

X-Ray Tomography and Structured Light Topography of 4-D Fuel Mass Distributions in Rocket Sprays

Company: Spectral Energies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The primary objective of this research effort is to develop a next-generation X-ray tomography and surface topography imaging system for four-dimensional (4-D) characterization of liquid mass distributions within dense fuel sprays. This will be accomplished through high-speed 3-D imaging… more

Narrowband Perfect Absorber for Infrared Sensing

Company: Srico, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: SRICO proposes to combine metamaterial narrowband absorbers and SRICO-proprietary thin film pyroelectric thermal detectors to produce ultra low size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) room temperature stand-off chemical sensors. Metamaterial narrowband absorber elements are integrated into the thin… more

Compact, Repetitive Pulsed Power Driver Design for Emerging High Power Radio Frequency Sources

Company: UES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this Phase I research is to demonstrate a scaleable pulse power modulator circuit with a resistive load, meeting scaleable voltage, current and peak power requirements for high power radio frequency (HPRF) source. Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) based high gain Photoconductive Semiconductor… more

A novel Approach for High Rate Production of IR to IR Up-converting Nano-particles

Company: UES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Phosphor materials are currently being utilized in a wide variety of applications. The requirements for phosphors have become more and more stringent with smaller and smaller particles being required. In the Phase I program UES Inc. in collaboration with Penn State University has… more

Durable Solution for Compressor Airfoil Leading Edges in Gas Turbine Engines

Company: UES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Particle impacts cause erosion of leading edges of the compressor airfoils as well as the side or surface of the airfoil beyond the leading edge. Although erosion resistant coatings have been developed and applied on the airfoils during the past decade or two and that have protected the side or… more

Dimensional Restoration of Aircraft Components Damaged by Corrosion

Company: UES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current methods for restoration of corrosion affected aircraft components in the Air Logistic Complex are in the need of process and equipment improvement. This proposal offers to perform research to identify and characterize aircraft components/areas requiring dimensional restoration… more

High Temperature Material Coatings

Company: UES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Hf-based thick refractory coatings will be developed on existing carbon substrates including C-C composites to improve its oxidation resistance at 3200-5000F. A wet-chemical synthesis approach to preparing HfB2VC mixtures will be used which lends itself ideally to control the HfB2VC mixtures and… more

Hydration Tolerant, low Thermal Conductivity (K) Thermal Barrier Coatings

Company: UES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase II SBIR program seeks to develop a new thermal barrier coating (TBC) system with a diffusion barrier coating and low thermal conductivity (k) top coat for alleviating oxidation of the bond coat alloy and moisture induced delayed spallation (MIDS), along with increasing the… more