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Durable, Low Friction Coating for Variable Speed Refueling Drogue (VSRD)

Company: Texas High Energy Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current surface modification and lubricant technologies are either ineffective or too expensive and difficult to apply on US Air Force refueling drogue components. A low-cost, non-toxic, environmentally benign, easy to apply lubricant could significantly reduce US Air Force cost burdens… more

Manufacturing and Strength Improvement for Thick Carbon-Carbon Laminates

Company: Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: C-CAT continues to successfully make complex large scale assemblies for hypersonic aerospace vehicles based on decades of Carbon-Carbon (C-C) fabrication experience. Current and future vehicle designs continually push the limits of C-C material capabiliti

High Specific Activity Sn-117m by Post Irradiation Isotope Separation

Company: IsoTherapeutics Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The radioisotope tin-117m (117mSn) is a theranostic isotope that is suitable for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Its low energy gamma rays can be imaged using standard gamma cameras. For therapy its short-range ( & lt;300 micron) conversion electrons minimize damage to healthy… more

Engineered Aluminum Alloys for Additive Manufacturing

Company: Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR program will develop innovative engineered aluminum powders for AM technology to replace current die cast process. This powder will solve the problems associated with SLS/SLM/DMLS processes such as reflectivity, oxide formation, fluidity, solidification. Phase I will demonstrate a… more

High Efficiency Flexible Photovoltaics

Company: Applied Nanotech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Applied Nanotech, Inc. proposes to partner with a leading thin-silicon solar cell manufacturer to develop highly flexible, dielectric backplane materials. ANI and its partner will take advantage of the flexibility of thin-silicon and work to provide support solutions that have excellent adhesion… more

Compact, Repetitive Pulsed Power Driver Design for Emerging High Power Radio Frequency Sources

Company: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A programmable universal pulsed power source capable of delivering voltages up to 50 kV, current up to 1 kA, pulse durations of 100"s of ns and repetition rates of 10"s of kHz is proposed to meet near term high powered RF research and development efforts. The concept is proposed to reduce… more

Burkholderia antibody molecules for therapeutics and diagnostics

Company: BIOO Scientific Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei are highly pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria and the causative agents of melioidosis and glanders, respectively. These infections, which occur in humans and other animals, are endemic is wide regions of the developing world. Translational research… more

Expand Data Transfer Rates within Legacy Aircraft (ERLA)

Company: 5-D Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The intercommunication data rate (IDR) of legacy aircraft is a limiting factor for transferring data between positions on the platform. Future planned capabilities, like the Advanced Tactical Data Link (ATDL), will require a significant increase in IDR, which typically requires an… more

Immediate Application Cranioplasty During Decompressive Craniectomy for Head Injuries

Company: Fabrico Technology Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Fabrico Technology, Professor Leonid Bunegin, and Dr Jeremy W. Canon of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC-SA), proposes to develop an Electrophoretic Decellularization Chamber (EDC) technology to produce a rigidity tuned Electrophoretic Decellularized Bio-Scaffold… more

Gas Phase Synthesis and Implantation of Metastable Intermolecular Compounds (MICs)

Company: IONWERKS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Core-shell Metastable Intermolecular Compounds (CS-MICs) will be examined utilizing gas-phase nanocluster production, formed into an atomic beam, accelerated and implanted into polymers of interest for air stability studies as well as preliminary exothermic properties. This will include… more

Verification and Validation of Metadata for Test&Evaluation (VIVALDI)

Company: Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: KBSI proposes to develop a Verification and Validation of Metadata for Test & Evaluation (VIVALDI) method and supporting toolkit to enable test and instrumentation engineers and T & E stakeholders to define rules and support the verification, validation, de-confliction and… more

Innovative and Cost-Effective Polymer Nanocomposites TPS for Navy Reentry Bodies

Company: Koo & Associates International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The project objective is to develop innovative thermal protection system (TPS) solutions to protect Navy reentry bodies in hostile environments. The insulative polymer nanocomposite (PNC) ablative is based on a combination of phenolic, nanomaterials, and carbon fibers which should enhance char… more

Enhanced Streaming Text Summarization (ESTESA)

Company: Language Computer Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II SBIR effort, called Enhanced Streaming TExt SummArization (ESTESA), Language Computer Corporation (LCC) will generate summaries of streaming texts by enhancing the Phase I prototype system to (a) process large volumes of streaming data, (b) process natural language topic… more

Recognizing Event Attributes in Unstructured Text (REACT)

Company: Language Computer Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: During REACT Phase II LCC will develop an end-to-end autonomous system to extract many types of attributes for all types of events from large amounts of unstructured text with state-of-the-art accuracy, with the overall goal of making sure this information is structured in a way that can easily be… more

Compact, Logistics Free Electrochemical Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: All military and many commercial aviators are required to undergo periodic hypoxia training to recognize the onset of hypoxic conditions and practice recovery skills. Current training is performed with the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device 2 (ROBD2) which mixes oxygen and nitrogen to produce reduced… more

Detection of Texture Anomalies on the Ground (DTAG)

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Footprints trails left on unimproved roads during illegal border crossings are often useful starting places for Border Patrol Agents to begin their pursuits. Currently searching for footprints involves CBP agents driving over long stretches of road and visually searching for signs of human… more

Non-flammable Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Lithium-ion batteries with improved safety and that maintain high specific energies, high powers, and wide temperature ranges are needed for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other platforms. Current lithium-ion batteries contain a highly flammable electrolyte and can combust under failure… more

A Novel, Point-of-Care, Multi-Analysis Platelet Function Diagnostic System

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Platelets play a central role in hemostasis and are responsible for many inherited and acquired bleeding disorders and thrombic events in human beings. A significant portion of post-trauma deaths are related to coagulopathy or hemorrhage events for both injured soldiers and civilian patients. … more

Antimicrobial Protective Silicone and Carbon Based Wound Dressings

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Burn injuries constitute 5-20% of combat casualties during conventional warfare. Nonviable tissue within the burn predisposes it to microbial colonization and subsequent infection. The goal of burn care, especially at early echelons, is to control infection until the injury either spontaneously… more

StABL-SD for Improved Burn Casualty Stabilization and Transport

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Our warfighters are at great risk of large area burn wounds inflicted by incendiary devices during combat operations. These casualties display high fatality incidences as the wounds are highly prone to infection, further deterioration and shock during transport to higher echelon levels of military… more

Regenerable Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Based on Novel Macroporous Ion Exchange Resins for Closed-Circuit Breathing Apparatus

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Currently, the United States Military encounters many scenarios where soldiers must enter hazardous areas, while maintaining isolation from contaminants such as chemical and biological agents as well as hazardous material exposure. This requires that the soldiers"respiratory tract be isolated… more

Rapid Low-Cost Biological Warefare Decontamination

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Lynntech, Inc. proposes the use of a novel oxidant as a powdered concentrate, that when dissolved in water, yields a potent sporicidal solution capable of reducing spores by greater than 6-logs on a variety of surfaces. The sporicidal formulation will be tested on concrete, wood, galvanized metal,… more

Corona Discharge Vortex Agglomerator for Improved Separation of Fine Sand/Dust Particles in Turbine Engines

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Sand/dust particles have significant detrimental effects on turbine engine performance and durability. Current inertial particle separators are inadequate to achieve filtration/separation of fine particles. A novel electrostatic method is proposed to improve their efficiency by charging and… more

Advanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis based PEM Electrolyzers for Improved Efficiency and Reduced Emissions of Combatant Craft Diesel Engines

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Naval Special Warfare Group - 4 spends billions of dollars annually for energy, with a major portion of this attributed to fuel consumption on-board its combatant crafts such as the Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R). Prior research indicates the potential of utilizing H2 injection into… more

A Flexible Power Management System Architecture for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: A robust, reliable power subsystem for the MK 18 MOD 2 UUV that can provide the full range of power requirements for the UUV and its subsystems, while presenting a lower potential energy state when the UUV is in setup and static modes, is necessary. The proposed current effort will expand and… more