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SBIR Phase I: Development Of A Novel Composite Material Based On Monodisperse Glass Microspheres For Thermal Neutron Scintillation Detectors

Company: Nucsafe Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop the technology needed for high performance neutron detectors that use Ce3+ activated 6Li glass in the form of monodisperse microspheres with strategically controlled dimensions and architecture. Current Ce3+/6Li glass scintillator… more

CNT Based Microstrip Plasma Limiter

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Accurate Automation Corporation will develop a carbon nanotube based microstrip plasma limiter suitable for inclusion on RF printed circuit boards used on the front-end of an X-Band phased-array receiver. This device will capitalize on the ability to use carbon nanotubes to reduce the size and cost… more

Common-Control, Unmanned Vehicle Trainer

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) will develop a low-cost trainer based on PC technology. The objective is to provide the U.S. Navy with the ability to readily train personnel to operate unmanned vehicle systems when high-cost training systems and actual control systems are in short supply. This… more

Virtual Machine Technologies for Intelligence and Warfighting Applications

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) will deliver a Virtual Machine (VM) solution to the U.S. Army, leveraging the advantages of this technology to meet the unique needs of this information-centric, warfighting organization. AAC will consolidate an existing set of server applications, migrating the… more

Direct Optical Modulation of HVDC on an RF Transmission Line

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Accurate Automation Corporation proposes to develop a system design for a self-contained missile launchable RF Generator based on a frozen wave transmission line technique. The RF transmission line will be charged through an optically activated switch fabricate from silicon carbide. A high energy… more

Time Variation of Workflow Processes to Confound Enemy Proactivity

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) proposes to develop two useful software tools for the Distributed Common Ground Control Station (DCGS). These tools will help the analyst build more useful products for her customers. AAC will address opportunities for growth within the spectrum of DCGS… more

High Power Laser Triggered Carbon Nanotube Switch

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Accurate Automation Corporation proposes to develop a high power switch with a laser trigger to minimize pulse-to-pulse jitter. The switch will incorporate carbon nanotube electrodes for long life and high current capacity. The initial design of the switch will provide switching of up to 25 kV DC.… more

In-Flight and Pre-Flight Detection of Pitot Tube Anomalies

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The health and integrity of aircraft sensors play a critical role in aviation safety. Unfortunately, inaccurate or false readings from these sensors can lead to improper decision-making resulting in serious and sometimes fatal consequences. The research performed in Phase I demonstrated the… more

Autonomus I&C Maintenance and Health Monitoring System for Fission Surface Power

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The primary goal of this project is to design and develop an autonomous instrumentation and control (I & C) health monitoring system for space nuclear power applications. The system, once fully developed, will be able to detect system anomalies based on analytical modeling technique using data… more

Rod Control System On-Line Condition Monitoring and Advanced Diagnostics for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: A Light Water Reactor (LWR) is equipped with control and shutdown rods that are inserted into and withdrawn from the core to control the power level in the reactor. The positioning of the control and shutdown rods is performed via the plants rod control system, which in a typical Pressurized Water… more

Integrated System for Management of Cable Aging in Support of Long Life Operation of Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: As the existing fleet of US nuclear power plants pass midlife, the aging condition of safety related systems, structures, and components (SSCs) becomes increasingly important. Electrical cables, including those used for instrumentation and control, are vital for safety related systems and problems… more

Prognostic Methods for Predicting Remaining Useful Life of Nuclear Plant Equipment and Components

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Although nuclear power plants have provided a reliable source of power for the U.S. over the last four decades, unexpected equipment failures have resulted in losses of power production and millions of dollars of revenue, which may have been avoided if the warning signs of impending failures had… more

High Reliability Cryogenic Piezoelectric Valve Actuator

Company: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Cryogenic fluid valves are subject to harsh exposure and actuators to drive these valves require robust performance and high reliability. DSM's piezoelectric actuators offer advantages over traditional alternative actuator technology. However, in order to use piezoceramic actuators in… more

Parallel Kinematic Actuator with Reduced Size and Improved Performance

Company: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Applications for ultrasound are expanding beyond medical imaging to include new functionality, with the potential to halt internal bleeding or provide an alternative to manual suturing. These types of functions are suited to a surgical robot, offering the potential for tele-operation or even… more

Non-Inductive Control Surface Actuator

Company: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DSM demonstrated an inexpensive, non-inductive actuation mechanism that can be used in a canard actuation system (CAS) without adding noise or bias to the measurements of onboard magnetometers during guidance and fuzing operations of miniaturized precision munitions. The Piezo actuator based Phase I… more

High Power Rotary Actuator for Kinetic Energy Weapons

Company: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM) proposes the design and development of a high power rotary piezoelectric driven actuator for optical assemblies for kinetic energy weapons. The proposed design uses an ultrasonic piezo ring motor to provide torque and speed. The simplicity of the design… more

Manufacturing Development of Biomimetic Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Company: eSpin Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: In the last decade, researchers have investigated nanofiber based medical vehicles for various biomedical applications. The challenge is to produce nanofiber vehicles outside laboratory environment for clinical trial. This proposed effort is targeted at developing a cGMP compliant prototype process… more

Trimer-Tag: A Technology for Producing Trivalent Biologics

Company: GENHUNTER CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): One of the modern strategies for treating autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis involves the use of biologic TNF receptor decoys, such as soluble receptors or therapeutic antibodies, to intercept the inflammatory ligand TNF-1, and thus… more

UCDS Based Stable Injector Design

Company: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: History has repeatedly shown that combustion instability is the greatest technical risk faced in any chemical propulsion development program. The UCDS Process addresses this issue by using a rigorous physics-based analytical framework to decompose the complex flow field inside a chemical propulsion… more

Reliable, Reusable Cryotank

Company: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Microcracking issues have significantly limited the reusability of state-of-the-art (SOA) composite cryotanks. While developers have made some progress addressing this reusability issue, there are also significant reliability issues with the SOA cryotanks due to their inconsistent structural… more

BHL Cryotank for Long Term Use

Company: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: GTL has already made substantial progress in developing and validating the BHL<SUP>TM</SUP> technology for application to cryotanks. Earlier coupon testing of the temperature-dependent material properties confirmed the potential of the BHL technology to eliminate the microcracking issue… more

Valve Dynamics Simulation

Company: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: A large portion of the non-recurring cost of throttling type valves is associated with the effort to evaluate the dynamics of the flow through the valve. Not only do these flow dynamics affect the structural and mechanical design of the valve, they have been shown to have an effect on the… more

SMFB Technology

Company: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: In the Phase I effort, GTL will demonstrate the feasibility of the SMFB technology for fusion bonding of thermoplastic matrix composites. GTL will perform a series of experiments to quantify the effectiveness of various SMFB configurations. The effort will also explore several options for… more

Wheelchair Drive System

Company: MAX MOBILITY Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Wheelchair Drive System Over half of the wheelchair user population has developed upper extremity (UE) pain and injury. One of the activities that likely contribute to the development of injury is wheelchair propulsion. A number of technologies have been… more

SBIR Phase II: Microbial Source Tracking Using Mitochondrial DNA for Identification of Contaminant Sources

Company: MICROBIAL INSIGHTS INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will result in field validated microbial source tracking (MST) assays that provide cost-effective identification of sources of fecal pollution. Despite efforts mandated under the BEACH and Clean Water Acts, beach closures have exceeded… more