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Non-Precious Metal Bi-Functional Catalysts

Company: PH Matter, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2015 / 1
Abstract: Fuel Cells are of interest for energy storage applications because of their high efficiency, but currently suffer from the high cost associated with precious metal cathode materials. In the propose project, pH Matter, LLC will synthesize and demonstrate the performance of next generation… more

Integrated surface acoustic wave and microstructure informatics techniques for rapid identification and quantification of microtextured regions in met

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Microstructure heterogeneities occur commonly in metallic aerospace materials. These are sometimes desired and exploited in tailoring location specific properties (e.g., turbine disks with gradient microstructures). In other instances, they might be undesirable because they lead to… more

Microstructure Sensitive Stochastic Finite Element Tools for Poly-crystalline Metals

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Accelerated insertion of new high-performance materials, as envisioned by the Materials Genome Initiative and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering paradigm, necessitates a detailed understanding of the interrelated variability of microstructural features and resultant material performance.… more

Improve Energy Source for NDI Equipment Tools

Company: PH Matter, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) equipment, such as Eddy Current (EC) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT), provide important tools for the Air Force to characterize flaws, cracks, and/or defects in aircraft, thus monitoring potential safety issues. This equipment is typically hand-held, and used… more

Removal of Organics and Phenols from Refinery Waters Using Swellable Organosilica

Company: Abs Materials Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSMaterials, Inc. of Wooster, Ohio has previously developed four important commercial innovations under SBIR development from the US Department of Energy and US National Science Foundation. These previous innovations, cleaning up water from brownfield sites and oil and gas drilling operations, have… more

Computational platform for Green Chemistry

Company: LEADSCOPE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The field of green chemistry was established in order to reduce or even eliminate any negative impact from the introduction of new chemical products such as new pesticides, cosmetics, or drugs to human health or the environment. Unfortunately, current approaches… more

Operator Interface for Flexible Control of Automated Sensor Functions

Company: 361 Interactive, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in automated sensor technologies offer opportunities for enhancing mission performance with individual and teams of Unmanned Air Vehicles, reducing operator workload, advancing multi-vehicle cooperation capabilities, and enhancing situation awareness across the intelligence… more

Development of cloud based analysis of additive manufacturing process techNology

Company: AltaSim TechNologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Additive manufacturing technology creates objects using a sequential layering process that directly contrasts with the traditional subtractive approaches commonly used to manufacture the majority of fabricated components. The additive manufacturing technology can be used anywhere throughout the… more

Advanced Algorithms for Non-Resolved Space Based Space Sensing

Company: Applied Optimization, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The research objective of the proposed effort is to demonstrate and transition an autonomous, rapid determination of satellite features to be used for Threat Indication and Warning (TIN). The scope is to enhance and transition the advanced algorithms previously developed under AFRL/RV into operation… more

Physics-Based Selection of SLM Process Parameters to Mitigate Defects and to Control Deposit Microstructure

Company: Applied Optimization, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The research objectives of this proposal are to: (1) To adapt the thermal-fluid science procedures for the prediction of weld defects to the prediction and control of surface defects and melt pool instability during the deposition of single tracks in SLM and to control the as-deposited… more

High Performance Anode for Advanced Li Batteries

Company: Applied Sciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Over the past fifteen years, the demand for improved battery performance has increasingly focused on the development of battery chemistries based on lithium, due to their advantages over alternate battery chemistries. Among various alternative anodes, one thrust has been the use of materials that… more

Robust, Lightweight Composite Coatings Based on Carbon Nanofibers

Company: Applied Sciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force seeks to develop a new means of repairing aircraft structural composite components that have sustained minor damage. Repair of aircraft components can be a labor intensive and time consuming process. Multi-component repair coatings oftentimes must be applied, removed, and… more

Advancement of Thin Resistive Polymer Films with Graphitic Nanomaterials

Company: Applied Sciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) has developed a process for producing high performance mechanically robust thin polymer films with tailor-able electrical resistivity using graphitic nanomaterials and readily-scalable processing equipment. The ASI film material features high quality,… more

SMART Bandage for Monitoring Wound Perfusion

Company: ARTERIOCYTE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Arteriocyte intends to develop and commercialize an innovative wound dressing. This SMART Bandage will incorporate an optical oxygen sensor and provide oxygen measurements of underlying wounded tissue, enabling assessment of the extent of injury and likelihood for healing without the need… more

Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Company: ATHERSYS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a resubmission of a Phase I-Phase II Fast-Track application for the clinical use of MultiStem in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is defined as acute onset hypoxemia, bilateral radiographic pulmonary infiltrates and lack of… more

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

Advanced Materials for Vehicle Headliners

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Light, maneuverable, fast, and fully protected vehicles are needed on today's battlefields. The current fleet of military vehicles is not equipped with sufficient interior trim protection. In a field of operations, US Army vehicles often encounter blast events such as landmines, improvised… more

Large Volume Production of Core-Shell Nanothermite

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in nanotechnology have promised improvements in a variety of energetic materials; however, practical application of the technology has not matched its promise. One area of particular interest is in producing core-shell energetic materials based on metal (fuel)/metal oxide… more

Affordable Resins for High-Performance, Ablative Thermal Protection Systems

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to advance fundamental material development of a high-temperature resistant, multifunctional polymer system conceived and demonstrated previously by CRG, which will provide NASA with an innovative, low-cost material for thermal protection systems. The… more

Adaptive Liners for Broadband Noise Reduction

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project will combine the advantages of adaptive materials with the simplistic passive design of state-of-the-art acoustic liners to provide the ability to tune them for specific operational frequencies (ex. take-off/cutback, cruise, and approach). The main deterrent to implementing these… more

NONA Cure of Prepreg Structures

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: CRG's no-oven, no-autoclave (NONA) composite processing technology enables the fabrication of high-performance composite parts without the limitations imposed by autoclaves and ovens. The NONA infusion and cure of autoclave prepreg materials allows the manufacture of large primary composite… more