A Low Cost Modular Approach to Flight Testing of Hypersonic Systems

Company: ACENT Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Airbreathing hypersonic weapon systems utilizing ramjet/scramjet and/or combined cycle engines will open the door to many new capabilities for the warfighter. Applications include systems ranging from small tactical hypersonic missiles, hypersonic intelligence, surveillance &… more

Code Ray: Software Assurance Risk Management Framework for Hybrid Analysis Mapping

Company: Applied Visions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Secure Decisions is developing a software assurance risk management technology called "Code Ray" to: (1) Improve the speed, accuracy and confidence in detection of vulnerabilities by cross-mapping and normalizing the output of hybrid application security testing (HAST) techniques -- dynamic analysis… more

Fusion in a Cloud

Company: Black River Systems Company, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: One of the major benefits of tactical cloud computing is improved net-centric capabilities and operations with the objective of information dominance. The reassign-able pools of computing resources and efficient information across operational boundaries can produce a more accurate and up to date… more

High Dynamic-range Wideband Digital-RF Receiver

Company: HYPRES. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The ability to capture wide instantaneous bandwidth with high fidelity is essential for analysis of various signals-of-interest. Superconductor analog-to-digital converters (ADC) offer discriminating advantages in both bandwidth and fidelity due to very high sampling rates (up to 100 GHz… more

3-D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials

Company: Multiscale Design Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: An experimental and computational effort is proposed to develop a data-driven experimentally-validated framework for analysis of plastically bonded energetic materials at meso and micro scales. A unique data-mining strategy and model reduction technology based on thermodynamics and… more

Low Cost Finishing of Optical Ceramic Domes with Embedded Grids

Company: Optimax Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Traditional methods of manufacturing ceramic domes with an embedded grid involves manufacturing two thin and precise domes that fit together, placing a grid between them, and bonding the assembly together. This method is costly as the optician has to make two precise domes to make"embedded grid… more

Landing Gear Strut Operational Readiness Monitoring

Company: Dayton T. Brown, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Dayton T Brown, Inc. (DTB), a leader in aircraft system engineering and testing services, is proposing to develop a comprehensive, robust, and accurate system for monitoring and assessing the operational readiness of landing gear systems via verification of proper serving (i.e. fluid… more

Novel Carrierless High-Data-Rate Acoustic Communications

Company: Net-tune Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: To address the limitations of underwater acoustic wave propagation, we propose a paradigm shift in how information is carried over short-range (tens of meters) acoustic links. We suggest the study -and then development- of a novel carrierless ultrasonic transmission and multiple access technique.… more

SBIR Phase I: Novel Zeolite Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to develop a highly permeable inorganic membrane for olefin/paraffin separation. Zeolite membranes have a number of advantages over polymer membranes and other inorganic membranes, including greater chemical and mechanical stability,… more

Carbon Aerogel Natural Gas Sorbent Energy Storage Material

Company: Ceralink, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Unprecedented reserves of natural gas have recently been unlocked from previously uneconomical shale formations in the United States, leading to a rapid decline in the price of this fossil fuel energy source. In the U.S., natural gas vehicle utilization has been limited by several factors, including… more

Wind Tunnel High Temperature Heater Element

Company: C9 Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: C9 Proposes to Develop a high Temperature Heating Element to Augment the Wind Tunnel at AEDC. The element will be fabricated by molding a creamic composite molding compound using methods developed for other defense and commercial applications. The element will be capable of surface… more

IGF::OT::IGF Aerosolized Delivery of Anti-Tubercular Drugs

Company: PULMOKINE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Develop an inexpensive, easy to use, aerosolized delivery system of a combination of anti-tubercular drugs that could be used for the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB ). PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE

Light Weight, Scalable Manufacturing of Telescope Optics

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA's future X-ray astronomy missions will require X-ray optics that have large effective areas, are lightweight, and cost effective. Recent X-ray telescopes, such as the Chandra Observatory, utilized reflectors made from zerodur which were up to 20mm thick. The thickness of the reflector as… more

SBIR Phase I: Bioactive, High-Strength Contrast Agents for Orthopedic and Bone Applications

Company: Transparent Materials, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop bioactive, high-strength contrast agents for use in orthopedic and bone implant applications. There is a clear clinical need for improved contrast agents that increase the strength, toughness and abrasion wear of… more

SBIR Phase I: Innovative Modified Microbial Surfactants: Biobased Solutions for Industrial and Environmental Applications

Company: Synthezyme Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase-I project will address the development of modified sophorolipid (MSL) surfactant molecules by simple and scalable modification of natural SLs adopting "green chemistry principles". Natural SLs will be produced through fermentation with yeast… more

SBIR Phase I: Designing an Immune System Response Into High-Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials (CMC)

Company: Free Form Fibers L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is designed to evaluate a novel interphase nanocoating designed for Silicon Carbide (SiC) fibers, which is intended to behave as a biomimetic immune system for high-temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) exposed to an oxidizing… more

High Fidelity Digital Human Models for Protective Equipment Design

Company: CRYE ASSOCIATES LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Today the evaluation methods employed in the development and assessment of soldier borne Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) system designs are often extremely slow, expensive, and subjective, resulting in significant delays and expense in the fielding of improved designs. Recent rapid advancements… more

Compact Bidirectional Acoustic Airflow Meter for Aviation Applications (CBAAM)

Company: Comtech Communication Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: A Compact Bidirectional Acoustic Airflow Meter has been developed for gas turbine and other applications. Phase I work has resulted in a non-intrusive meter capable of reading gas flows at high speed in either direction, with a dynamic range exceeding 1000:1. A ruggedized, high-temperature version… more

Diamond Beam Flux, Timing and Position Monitors for Synchrotron Radiation Facilities

Company: Sydor Instruments, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The effectiveness of synchrotron radiation science has been hindered by the limited availability of advanced diagnostics. In many cases, the capability to produce photon fluxes has outpaced the ability to detect and measure the resultant photons. Synchrotron applications are becoming more… more

A Design Study for Megawatt Class Waveguide Input Coupler for Synchrotron Light Source Superconducting Cavities

Company: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Modern synchrotrons are providing higher beam currents and demanding more RF power from the superconducting cavities. The maximum RF power available without beam is limited by the maximum power rating of the WR1800 waveguide RF ceramic window used in the fundamental power coupler. Operation at… more

Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Device for Time-Resolved Chemical Imaging

Company: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Because of the need to operate in a space-charge-dominated regime, the generation and preservation of femtosecond electron beams is a major challenge for chemical dynamics and accelerator technology R & amp;D. Electrons from a photo-cathode radio frequency (RF) gun can be used as scattering … more

Developing Rugged, High Quantum Efficiency, Graphene Photocathodes

Company: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Photocathodes have been the focus of intense experimental and theoretical development for many decades, and their use in RF photoinjectors has been indispensible for the evolution of light sources such as free-electron lasers. At present there is a significant science and technology gap for… more

In-Service Fatigue Loads Data Gathering with CSG

Company: Advanced Global Services Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A direct sensing of stress and fatigue and their visualization is very attractive and has been pursued for decades. Prognostica is a new and unique tracking, sensing, and prognosticating technology that allows for exactly that. Based on the results achieved in the Phase I effort it is… more

High-capacity and Cost-effective Manufacture of Chloroperoxidase

Company: Agave BioSystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The chloroperoxidase enzyme from the filamentous fungus Caldariomyces fumago has applications in industrial chemical synthesis and the detection and inactivation of chemical warfare agents. Chloroperoxidase is capable of regio- and enantioselective oxygenations and halogenations of organic… more

Multiplex Immunoassays in the Development of Vaccines Against Enteric Pathogens

Company: Agave BioSystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Bacterial enteric pathogens causing travelers"diarrhea (TD) in developing countries include enterotoxigenic E. coli (50%), Camplyobacter jejuni, Shigella sonnei and Shigella flexneri, while Norovirus is a common viral cause. High risk regions for TD include areas where US service members are… more