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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

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

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

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

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

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

Pediatrician Office Drug Prevention

Company: ATHERSYS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents a significant unmet medical need with over 1 million patients in the United States suffering from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) each year. This epidemic of heart attacks alsorepresents a risk factor for further… more

Cell Based Therapy for Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Company: ATHERSYS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Previously performed and published studies have demonstrated that MultiStem(R), Athersys' patented adult adherent stem cell product, modulates the inflammatory component of secondary brain injury in rodent models of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Further,… 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

PCSK9-LDLR inhibitors from fragment-based design

Company: CLEVELAND MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) accounts for millions of people not getting adequate or restful sleep and result in loss of productivity, car accidents, and is recognized as a co-morbidity of COPD and other diseases. Snoring, a typical symptom of OSA is also a… more

Physics-based simulator to teach hands-on vascular surgical skills

Company: CLEVELAND MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Patient motion is a major issue in nuclear medicine imaging studies due to the substantial time to acquire enough counts to produce clinical-quality images. Motion correction algorithms exist but have limited accuracy and effectiveness, and in many instances the… 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

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

High Efficiency SIGINT Collection

Company: Edaptive Computing, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Our proposal specifically addresses the stated requirements of the solicitation; we will develop and deploy tools and methods for efficiently collecting, analyzing and classifying narrowband signals within a wide radio-frequency spectrum. The number of potential hostile waveforms in the RF… more

Improved Techniques for Optimistic Modeling

Company: Edaptive Computing, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Our proposal specifically addresses the stated requirements of the solicitation; we will develop and deploy tools, for improving optimistic modeling techniques. The proposed EDAptive PROMOTE solution, focuses on diagnosing, fixing, and reducing rollback and repeatability errors in optimistic models… more

Autonomy for Seeking, Understanding, and Presenting Information

Company: Edaptive Computing, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Modern net-centric warfare produces and consumes a tremendous amount of data. This data is produced by multiple systems over time and is in different forms and formats. This can easily become overwhelming to an analyst, who must be able to quickly determine the impact of anomalous events or… more