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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

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

Eco-Friendly Bipolar Electrochemical Bulk Processing of SRF Cavities

Company: Faraday TechNology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically new or improved bulk processing technologies. Current methods, such as buffered chemical polishing (BCP), use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost, high… more

Acid-Free Electropolishing of Nb Cavities

Company: Faraday TechNology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically eco-friendly final polishing technologies. Current methods, such as conventional and buffered electropolishing, use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost,… 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

Improved Nb3Sn Strand with High Jc and High RRR and Low Effective Filament Diameter

Company: Hyper Tech Research, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is submitted in response to the SBIR/STTR High Energy Physics Solicitation Topic 33(a). The need is for strands that operate at a minimum of 15 Tesla (T) field, with preference for production scale ( & gt; 3 km continuous lengths) wire technologies at 15 to 25 T with reduced… more

Plasma Panel Based Neutron Detector

Company: Integrated Sensors, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: New technology is needed to replace 3He-based neutron proportional detectors for neutron scattering. This proposal addresses this need via development of a novel plasma panel based neutron detector designed to take advantage of low cost, large area, plasma display panel TV technology. A new type of… 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

Integral Fuel Tank Self-sealing Protection

Company: METSS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The opportunity presented under this program is to develop a next-generation, self-sealing technology that can impart self-sealing capability to the most vulnerable areas of integral aircraft fuel tanks. Targeted application of the self-sealing materials will reduce the weight and fuel-volume… 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 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

Tailored Core-Shell Cathode Powders for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes

Company: NexTech Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Fuel cells are environmentally clean, quiet, and highly efficient devices for generating electricity and heat from natural gas, biomass, and other fuels. Of the various fuel cell types, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), which operate at high temperatures, are especially promising for stationary power… more

Scalable Low Power Spinning-Disks (SPINX) Control Actuation System for Spin-Stabilized Gun Fired Munitions

Company: Orbital Research Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There exists a need to develop a control actuation system to impart course correction for spinning rounds. Orbital Research proposes to design and develop a novel low-power scalable control actuation system capable of imparting persistent course correction for spinning, gun-fired munitions. The… 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 MapReduce-like Data-Intensive Processing Framework for Native Data Storage and Formats

Company: RNET TechNologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: MapReduce is a very popular data analytic framework that is widely used in both industry and scientific research. Despite the popularity of MapReduce, there are several obstacles to applying it for developing some commercial and scientific data analysis applications. The project will develop a… more

Ground Penetrating Radar System and Algorithms for Fine Root Analysis

Company: RNET TechNologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current ground penetrating radar based root analysis techniques have been mainly targeted for coarse root analysis. In order to extend the GPR technology to fine root analysis, it is necessary to design an unconventional GPR system that provides root information in the entire area under observation… more

Engine Health Management of Mechanical Systems for High Performance Turbine Engines

Company: Etegent Technologies, LTD Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This effort will advance the Technology Readiness Level of a new vibration sensor and a vibration/ODM data fusion software system to level 7 through lab testing and development as well as seeded-defect testing in 5000 hp industrial turbine engines, long-term testing in similar engines at… 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