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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

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

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

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

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

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

Safe, High-Power Battery for Sonobuoys

Company: MaxPower, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … cell venting which results. As part of Phase I and II SBIR research activities, MaxPower Inc. has developed a high power cell based on a lithium/V2O5 primary chemistry. As a solid state cathode, the vanadium pentoxide chemistry offers a safer alternative to pressurized liquid… more

Compact Cryogenic Generator for Electronic Applications

Company: MMR Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Development of a Small Liquid Nitrogen Generator

Advanced Wheel Bearing for High Acceleration and Deceleration Applications

Company: Nastec, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ce and other resources required for the bearing are reduced. Both roller and ball bearings will be investigated and analyzed. The work will generate a more rigorous bearing system life analysis and an alternate bearing design eliminating grease and other type liquid lubricants.… more

Portable High-Intensity X-Ray Source Based on a 10 MeV Superconducting Electron Linac

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … 10 MeV superconducting electron linac with 10 kW average beam power. This high-intensity source, evolved from linacs developed by Niowave for x-ray sterilization and free electron lasers, produces an electron beam with a 100% duty cycle. When equipped with a thin liquid… more

Liquid Metal Targets for High Power Electron Beams

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … photon flux density. A continuous-wave (CW) superconducting electron linac opens up the potential for machines with very high density photon flux, but requires a bremsstrahlung converter which can withstand the higher power of the electron beam (~ 100 kW). A liquid metal… more

Advanced Reversible Cryogenic Thermal Energy Storage (ARCTES)

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … applications. The ARCTES will rely on an initially-frozen cryogen to absorb heat from the passing helium gas through a heat exchanger device. As the working cryogen continues to absorb heat, it will warm to its melting point, melt, and then continue to warm as a liquid and… more

Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Actinides in Dissolved Nuclear Fuels

Company: Parallax Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 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

Advanced LWIR Hyperspectral System for On-the-Move Standoff Detection of Liquid and Solid Contaminants on Surfaces

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to utilize an innovative LWIR hyperspectral technology coupled with advanced data processing algorithms for non-contact, standoff detection of liquid/solid contaminants on surfaces. The technology will address the US Army"s need for… more

Downhole Sensor Network for Monitoring CO2 Migration

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … as a preferred means of mitigating CO2 emissions from fossil-fueled plants. For understanding sequestration processes and verifying GCS success at its intended function of retaining CO2 within reservoir bounds, it is essential to track and monitor the fate of liquid CO2 stored… more

High-Power, 3-Micron, Fiber-Based Laser System

Company: Q Peak, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Navy has identified tactical applications for 3000-nm-wavelength-region lasers, which feature very high efficiency in coupling laser energy to water. This is the result of the most intense infrared absorption band for liquid water, which has a broad peak centered at 2900 nm,… more

Responsive Sequestration Coating

Company: Tda Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … automatically. During the coating application process and the period when the coating is left on the vehicle, chemical agent will not be spread to other surfaces nor will it be able to evaporate through the coating. The coating process will not aerosolize the liquid agent on… more