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

Company: Clear Align LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to evaluate the factors in a differential-absorption lidar system for remote monitoring of trace gases.

Acoustically Synchronized Store Ejection/Release Technology (ASSERT)

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Acoustically Synchronized Store Ejection/Release Technology (ASSERT) test process was developed by CRAFT Tech. This research has produced a capability to conduct small scale dynamic drop tests instrumented with stereo-photogrammetry to track store motion and synchronize this with unsteady… more

Highly Compact Supersonic Cruise Missile (SSCM) Engine Inlet

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As air vehicle speeds increase, air breathing engine and inlet technology follow through concurrent supersonic performance requirements. The recent ability to build smaller supersonic engines has established a void in small air vehicle inlet capability. A solution to decrease the overall footprint… more

Real-Time Sensor Data Processing and Compression Performed On-board Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Company: Dragonfly Pictures, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The K-128 co-processor leverages insights from neuroscience to achieve superior performance. Unlike previous efforts along those lines, our approach is to create a software programmable co-processor that runs existing applications. One of the most salient characteristics of such a… more

In-Plane Conductivity Improvement to Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials (MSC P4146)

Company: Materials Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Missile modernization and future missile designs are utilizing more sophisticated and higher powered electronics in the pursuit of extended missile range, improved accuracy and precision targeting for striking enemy threats. Tight packaging and sophistication of these electronic systems can generate… more

Resource-Aware Planning for Shadowed and Uncertain Domains

Company: Astrobotic Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Discovery of frozen volatiles at the lunar poles is transformative to space exploration. In-situ resources will provide fuel to support far-reaching exploration and enable commercial endeavors. While satellite data supports presence of polar ice, driving and drilling must confirm presence, determine… more

HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Fixed wing UAVs such as the Predator, Global Hawk, and Shadow have become invaluable C4ISR and force projection assets. They have acted as force multiplers, have reduced risk to human personnel, and have enabled new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Use of Vertical Takeoff and Landing… more

Adaptive multi-sensor wide area situational awareness system

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Confronted by a vast quantity of data, presented piecemeal, sporadically and at varying levels of detail, the human analyst is often overwhelmed when trying to effectively monitor even medium-sized areas of interest. Offline, there is a wealth of data, resolution, and time to pick through… more

Long-distance 3-D Reconstruction from EO/IR Imagery

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The production of 3D models from aerial imagery has been an active research area for many years. Given sufficient image texture and a variety of divergent camera viewpoints, camera pose and scene structure are fully recoverable. Further, software for fully reconstructing a scene from an… more

Low cost printed electrodes for OLED lighting

Company: Plextronics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) is a new emerging technology that is energy efficient and environment friendly lighting replacement for current lighting technologies such as incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes. As performance of OLEDs has improved over the last several years it has… more

Continuous Real Time CSF Shunt Flow Monitor ShuntCheck

Company: NEURODX DEVELOPMENT, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase II SBIR will develop Continuous Real Time (CRT) ShuntCheck, the first portable, non- invasive device for real time, continuous monitoring of changes in flow in CSF shunts. This device will result in improvedclinical management of hydrocephalus by… more

Continuous Real Time CSF Shunt Flow Monitor ShuntCheck

Company: QR PHARMA INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A large body of evidence indicates that the cognitive impairment and delayed neurodegeneration in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by increased accumulation of tau, phosphorylated tau (p-tau) and other neurotoxic proteins including APP and… more

Reduction of Burn Progression and Scar Contracture with Cytokine-Neutralizing Gels

Company: Washburn Therapeutics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Washburn Therapeutics Inc. is developing biologically active gels that control inflammation by selectively neutralizing pro-inflammatory cytokines based on a technology being licensed exclusively by the company from Carnegie Mellon University. Preliminary results demonstrated that conjugates of… more

Development of Manufacturing Technology for the Practical Application of Specialized and Environmentally Sensitive Nutrients, Enzymes, Immune-Stimulating Compounds and Biologics to Aquafeeds

Company: Zeigler Bros, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In an effort to support the development of a domestic marine aquaculture industry, Zeigler Bros. Inc., (ZBI) proposes to continue its Phase I research by demonstrating the ability to scale up inclusion particle (IP) manufacturing. During Phase II ZBI will also demonstrate the efficacy of IOs for… more

SBIR Phase I: Temporal Geocoder: A Collaborative Software Tool for Connecting Historical Materials with Contemporary Place

Company: Azavea Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The innovation is a new approach to structuring, collecting and using historical geospatial data that will make it possible to rapidly assign a geographic location for text descriptions appearing in historic documents. Geospatial location is a critical element of most documents, and historical… more

Silent Cooling Technologies for Submarine Electronics

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes to develop a thermal management system for cabinet cooling that focuses on the use of silent and primarily passive cooling methods. The passive cooling methods selected have inherently low thermal resistances and will allow the ultimate heat sink to… more

Waste Heat Recovery of Rocket Motors for Reduction of Battery Weight

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal describes a program by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) that will develop a missile engine waste heat recovery system for recharging the batteries of a missile. The proposed system will use heat pipes to transfer the waste energy from the insulation around a missile engine. … more

Thermal Enhancements for Separable Thermal Mechanical Interfaces

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The purpose of the proposed SBIR program is to develop a thermally enhanced, separable thermal mechanical interface (STMI) that aims to significantly enhance heat transfer by providing a direct thermal path from the high power density components to the heat sink. In the current… more

Fast-Payback Polymeric Solar Water Heaters with Controlled Heat Transfer

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Solar water heaters are an efficient means to harvest energy from the sun to heat water for domestic use (i.e. bathing, washing dishes, etc.). However, the current solar water heating systems cost approximately $133/ft2 and have a payback period of 7-10 years, including incentives and rebates,… more

Methodology Development of Atomistically-Informed Chemical Kinetics Model for Rubber Composite Materials

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase 1 project will develop a novel methodology to build atomistically-informed chemical kinetics models for oxidation and pyrolysis in particulate filled-rubber composite materials. In Navy operations, these materials are widely used under extreme… more

Thermoelectric Integrated Heat Exchanger for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes an innovative heat exchanger integrated with thermoelectric devices to achieve 10-15 kW additional cooling capacity to the current Liquid Cooling System (LCS) aboard the E2-D Advanced Hawkeye. The proposed heat exchanger will reduce the cold side… more

Low Cost Radiator for Fission Power Thermal Control

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) is developing fission power system technology for future space transportation and surface power applications. The early systems are envisioned in the 10 to 100kWe range and have an anticipated design life of 8 to 15 years with no maintenance. A non-nuclear system… more

Innovative High Temperature Heat Pipes for Spacecraft Nuclear Fission Systems

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: NASA Glenn is examining small fission reactors for future space transportation and surface power applications. The reactors would have an 8 to 15 year design life and should be available for a 2020 launch to support future NASA science missions. Both 1 kWe thermoelectric and 3 kWe Stirling systems… more

Thermal Management Improvements for Transmit/Receive Modules

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop and demonstrate a thermal ground plane (TGP) technology with improved manufacturability and reliability over previous technology generations. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. is developing ultra low thermal resistance and… more

Selective Stabilization of Aluminum Nanoparticles for Combustion Enhancement of Liquid Fuels

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to enhance the combustion energy of liquid propellants via addition of stabilized aluminum nanoparticles. Aluminum oxidizes readily to create aluminum oxide and releases 30% more heat per unit volume than kerosene.… more