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Tailoring Titanium Microstructures for Reduced Oxygen Ingress during High Temperature Applications using a Novel Microstructure-Informatics Approach

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: High temperature applications of titanium alloys are limited by their affinity to oxygen. In these alloys, oxygen absorption results in a brittle surface layer that has a deteriorating effect on the mechanical properties of the material. Reducing oxygen ingress into these alloys at high… more

Braided Composite Technologies for Rotorcraft Structures

Company: A&P Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The Phase 2 effort will be used to advance the material and design technologies that were explored in the Phase 1 study of hybrid gears. In this hybrid approach, the conventional metallic web is replaced with a composite element. This alternative design generates a significant weight reduction and… more

Development of Materials for Metallic Direct Digital Manufacturing

Company: Applied Optimization, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The research objective of this proposal is to perform computational alloy development to enhance the Ti-6Al-4V chemistry for direct digital manufacturing (DDM). The new alloy will be designed to attain the following attributes: (1) isotropic behavior with mechanical properties on par with the upper… more

Rapid Part Qualification Methodology of Aircraft Metallic Components using Direct Digital Manufacturing Technologies

Company: Applied Optimization, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The Phase II objective is to demonstrate the vision that the reuse of knowledge gained from known designs for Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) of building blocks in a laboratory can be leveraged in order to produce and rapidly qualify complex DDM parts whose geometry can be expressed as union of… more

Nano-Enhanced CFRP with Improved Thermal Conductivity

Company: Applied Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The Army is seeking to implement composite materials to replace aluminum in missile structures, but the limitations in composite thermal conductivity pose a threat of overheating on the electronics. To solve this problem, Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) proposes to develop an advanced carbon nanofiber… more

Lightweight Carbon Nanomaterial Sheetgood for Electromagnetic Shielding in Structural Composites

Company: Applied Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) will develop lightweight, isotropic, continuous carbon nanofiber sheetgood (CNF Mat) featuring tailored-Z materials. This will allow military aerospace assets to survive comprehensive natural and hostile threats, including flash x-rays, nuclear electromagnetic… more

Continuous Wave THz Imaging and Nondestructive Evaluation of Thick Outer Mold Line Paints and Coatings

Company: Traycer Diagnostic Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Many nondestructive evaluation (NDE) analysis techniques have tried to address premature failures in outer mold lines on aircraft (OMLs). Imaging through these layers with various electromagnetic and ultrasonic techniques are proven to be deficient. Typically differentiation of layers,… more

Programmable, Extensible and Secure System for Software-Defined Multi-Domain Performance Monitoring

Company: Samraksh Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Successful adoption of open frameworks such as perfSONAR in Science DMZs within DOE labs, universities, and small-businesses, and the emerging trends of software-defined cloud platforms that inherently require multi-domain performance transparency are major drivers for a new market. However,… more

High-Temperature Liners for Broadband Noise Reduction

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Core noise will become a larger component of engine noise overall, as more efficient design trends of fan and jet noise reduction technologies are implemented. The necessity to keep weight and material costs low, as well as the complex geometry and high temperatures involved with the combustion… more

Hybrid Electric Tail Rotor

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Cornerstone Research Group Inc.'s (CRG) demonstrated expertise in the proposed technology presents the Navy with the opportunity to obtain an electric tail rotor drive system for implementation on existing naval helicopters. The proposing team's track record of innovation in electric… more

Limit State Design of Composite Aerospace Structures

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular 20-107B provides guidance on the achievement of compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations regarding airworthiness type certification requirements for composite aircraft structures necessi

Large Volume Production of Core-Shell Nanothermite

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 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

Group 4-5 UAS integration of terminal area sensors&operations in the terminal area for Airborne Sense and Avoid

Company: Defense Research Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Without the capability to sense and avoid other air traffic, UAS flights are limited to flight operations within restricted and warning areas unless the proponent obtains a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As part of the requirement to… more

Adoption of High Performance Computational (HPC) Modeling Software for Widespread Use in the Manufacture of Welded Structures

Company: Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The use of virtual design in the fabrication of large structures has enjoyed significant success in the heavy materials industry for almost two decades. Industries that have used virtual design and analysis tools have reduced material parts size, developed environmentally-friendly fabrication… more

Technologies for the Suppression of Combustion Instability or Screech

Company: ENGINEERING RESEARCH & ANALYSIS CO. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A novel passive screech liner damping design concept to damp out low and high order screech modes simultaneously in legacy, pipeline, and advanced military afterburners are proposed for development and demonstration in this SBIR project. The proposed novel passive damping liner design concept is… more

Environmentally Conscious Electrochemical Machining for Zero Discharge and Metal Recycling

Company: Faraday Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR addresses the need for a manufacturing method for recovery and recycle of metal removed during electrochemical machining (ECM). Direct current (DC) ECM uses viscous solutions with additives such as fluoride resulting in difficult to control electrolytes, environmentally hazardous… more

Flow Battery Structures to Improve Performance and Reduce Manufacturing Cost

Company: Faraday Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Redox flow batteries are a promising technology for electrical energy storage for renewable energy sources; however traditional redox flow batteries are limited in their use due to non-uniform pressure drops and mass transfer limitations, as well as high manufacturing costs related to the felt… more

Lighting Controls Software for Self-Commissioning and Optimized Energy Savings

Company: Energy Focus, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Commercial lighting controls are often cumbersome, require extensive wiring and other logistics and are expensive. A much simpler turn-key method for implementing daylighting is preferably. EFOIs solution, called the CRICKET Network, includes ultra-simple sensor along with advanced LED lighting… more

Advanced Carbon Nanotube Forms for Composite Structural Applications

Company: General Nano LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: General Nano manufactures Carbon Nanotube (CNT) materials for aerospace and defense applications. In the phase I program, General Nano demonstrated the ability to improve the mechanical and electrical properties or existing laminated composites using a proprietary manufacturing method. General… more

Thermal Interface Materials for Power System Components

Company: General Nano LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Improving heat transfer and enhancing mechanical compliance at interfaces has significant impact on military and commercial applications. For example, silicon carbide power electronics operate at much higher temperatures (~250 oC) than their silicon counterparts (<~120 oC) and occupy… more

Sub-Millisecond Internal LAN Time Synchronization

Company: GIRD Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The technology developed under this SBIR program provides for accurate time synchronization across an entire network for purposes of processing data collected at multiple computers from multiple sensors in real-time. A software solution (in Windows) is desired in order to produce a… more

Next Generation Superconducting Strands for Current Distribution Systems

Company: Hyper Tech Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Presently Hyper Tech is collaborating with CERN on MgB2 superconducting distribution cables. While the present generation of MgB2 wire is good enough for small scale cable demonstrations, there is a need to further improve the strand, specifically the minimum bend radius. There are basically two… more

Transportable 5-6MW Superconducting Wind Turbine Generator for use on Land

Company: Hyper Tech Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Presently land based wind turbine systems are limited to around 3.5MW in output power because of the logistics of transporting and lifting present blades, towers, and generator components. Larger systems are desired because they are expected to reduce the total cost of land based wind energy and… more

Development of MgB2 Superconducting Coils for Nuclear Physics Applications

Company: Hyper Tech Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In several instances during the upgrade of existing facilities or designing new facilities in the Nuclear Physics or High Energy Physics communities, it is found that magnets made with neither copper coils nor conventional superconducting NbTi coils can offer an acceptable solution. Copper coils… more

FINE-FILAMENT MAGNESIUM DIBORIDE SUPERCONDUCTOR WIRE FOR TURBOELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Company: Hyper Tech Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The availability of low AC loss magnesium diboride (MgB2) superconducting wires enables much lighter weight superconducting stator coils than with any other metal or ceramic superconductor. This, together with Hyper Tech's capability to fabricate long piece-length (potentially 60 km) wires, in… more