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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: …, FTIR, XPS, and AFM spectroscopic techniques. Our permanent, ultra-low coefficient of friction, durable, extreme-pressure resistant lubricant is offered as a cost-effective surface pre-treatment that will synergistically enhance the hydrodynamic performance of liquid lubricants… more

Self Powered Krypton-85 Wireless Sensor for Fuel Cycle Gas Emissions

Company: Ayers Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is an urgent need for an instrument that can quickly measure the concentration of Plutonium and other Actinides mixed with Uranium in liquids containing dissolved spent fuel rods for process control applications. Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to develop an x-ray… more

Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC)

Company: Liquid Robotics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC) system is a unique approach to Naval ASW that achieves 90-day mission endurance carrying a state-of-the-art active sonar (DWADS) in a deep water operating area. The PAASC achieves this unparalleled endurance via an efficient balance between wave-… more

High Accuracy, Turnkey, Minimum Hot Surface Ignition Test Apparatus

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop and demonstrate a test apparatus for determining the minimum hot surface ignition (HSI) temperature of flammable liquids. Flammable liquids leaking onto hot… more

Solid-State Neutron Detectors with Integrated Electronics for Nuclear Physics

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: At present, detectors of fast neutrons use liquid scintillators liquid scintillators can be dangerous to handle due to their low flash points and bulkiness, and the readout of the liquid scintillator by large PMTs limits the available position resolution and… more

Theory-Based High-QE Photocathode Development

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … bandwidth. In addition, a robust theoretical understanding of the relationship between cathode growth procedures and electronic band- structure, scattering, and morphology will allow improvements in cathodes for other regions of the spectrum, including in the UV (liquid-Argon,… more

Retrieving Cloud Ice Water, Cloud Liquid Water, and other Cloud Parameters from GPS Radio Occultation and Satellite Microwave Imager/Sounder in Heavy

Company: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Cloud ice water content and cloud liquid water content strongly affect radiative transfer of solar energy to the atmosphere, and hence need to be taken into account in any modeling of the weather and climate. This proposal advances the poorly-known area of sensitivity… more

Hot Surface Ignition Apparatus for Aviation Fuels

Company: BlazeTech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … temperature. There are no such well-accepted characterization protocols for hot surface ignition temperature measurements. We propose the development of a small scale hot surface ignition apparatus that accounts for various coupled processes such as liquid injection,… more

Liquid Crystal on Silicon Based Compact Multi-Spectral Scene Projector Technology

Company: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The proposed effort will perform a feasibility study on developing a multispectral scene projector from 0.4µm to 5µm, using liquid crystal on Silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulators (SLMs). BNS has successfully developed scene projector technology using this… more

Ultra-High Density Ion Propulsion From Ionic Liquids

Company: Busek Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Busek Co. Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) propose to explore the physical limits of ionic liquid propulsion via development of new theory to explain effects of close packing emission density and to predict performance limits. The research is… more

A General Solver Framework for Radiative Heat Transfer Models in Combustion Systems

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern combustion systems such as liquid rocket engines and gas turbines are characterized by high operating pressures and temperatures due to increased power-density. Thermal radiation has significant impact on both heat fluxes at the wall and on physical phenomena controlling… more

Physics-based, Fast-Running Tool for Fuel Spurt Modeling from HRAM

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … produced by engine failure, or even runway debris as in the case of Concorde 203 F-BTSC that crashed after takeoff from Paris. Another application is in the venerability assessment of Space Launch Systems under development at NASA, which use cryogenic liquid fuel. The… more

Laser Ignition for Large Scale Combustion Air Heaters

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ved and increased safety based process for bringing the APTU CAH on line during routine wind tunnel testing events. Phase II will focus on building and demonstrating an operational prototype laser ignition system using flowing air as the oxidizer and atomized liquid isobutane… more

Physical Sub-Model Development for Turbulence Combustion Closure

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The innovation proposed is a computationally-tractable, physics-based, portable turbulent combustion modeling strategy for application to a wide range of Air Force aero-propulsive systems, including augmentors, liquid rockets and scramjets. This modeling strategy… more

Enhanced Mixed Feedstock Processing using Ionic Liquids

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Researchers at JBEI have developed a pretreatment technology using ionic liquids that efficiently extracts sugars from a combination of mixed feed stocks. Any ionic liquid used for biomass pretreatment or cellulose hydrolysis by thermostable cellulose may be used. Until now, no … more

High Flow Gain Inlet Cover Treatment for Inducer Cavitation Suppression

Company: Concepts ETI, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Cavitation which leads to head falloff and feed system instabilities are a constant source of problems for the low net positive suction head (NPSH) pumps that are needed for advanced liquid rocket engines. Head falloff limits the pumps capability to deliver… more

Thermal Protection with Ablative Aromatic Thermosetting Copolyester Composites

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …he synthetic development of novel ATSP was a major innovation in the field of polymer science. Only recently has this material been considered as a viable ablative due to its high temperature stability and excellent composite mechanical properties especially due to the liquid… more

Development of Iron Phosphate Wasteforms for Fission Products Waste Streams

Company: MO-SCI Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Most liquid high-level nuclear waste is currently being immobilized to a solid form as a borosilicate glass by vitrification. However, many nuclear wastes have complex and diverse chemical compositions that reduce their compatibility with borosilicate glass. The current baseline… more

Vectrax: A Long Lasting, Militarized ATSB Formulation for Efficient Insect Vector Control

Company: ISCA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … control agricultural pests. VECTRAX will be a long lasting, effective vector control formulation that can be applied by spraying it onto foliage, or by loading it into bait station platforms dispersed around protected areas. VECTRAX will be provided as a liquid concentrate… more

Advanced Laser Protection for Optics

Company: Kent Optronics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … with any currently fielded magnified optics (i.e., M145 MGO, M150 RCO, M151 SSS, etc.), and easily modifiable to integrate with future optical systems. The proposed device is made from a novel quasi-solid-state material composite consisting of micro-size liquid droplets… more

High Speed SWIR Scene Projector

Company: Kent Optronics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …rates. The result is a SWIRSP module that is able to be integrated as a sub-system in a multispectral system in KHILS (Eglin Air Force base) from visible through LWIR with combined co-registered outputs via dichroic combiners. The SWIRSP is based on the state-of-the-art Liquid… more

Compact, Logistics Free Electrochemical Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … systems. A pulse oximeter, flow meter and oxygen sensor will be integrated into the unit to provide biometric monitoring. The mobile system will weigh less than 25 lbs and operate on 110 VAC. The only consumables will be electrical energy, atmospheric air and liquid water… more

Non-flammable Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … (JSF) and other platforms. Current lithium-ion batteries contain a highly flammable electrolyte and can combust under failure mechanisms such as overcharging, internal shorting, defects, physical damage, overheating, etc. Lynntech proposes to develop ionic liquid-based… more

Low-Cost Phase-Distribution Enhancement for Two-Phase Heat Exchangers

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … multiple parallel microchannel arrays is easily achieved. Manufacturers are interested in exploiting the same benefits by replacing the tube-fin evaporator coil with a microchannel heat exchanger. However, flow into the evaporator is a saturated mixture of liquid and… more

Power Dense Free-Piston/Free-Displacer Stirling Cryocooler

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Cryogenic cooling offers significant improvements to the operation of several types of electronic systems, including computers, IR detectors, and solid-state lasers. However, commercially available liquid-nitrogen generators do not meet the size, weight,