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Color Ultrahigh Definition Microdisplay (CUDM)

Company: HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: There is an opportunity to advance liquid crystal on silicone (LCOS) microdisplay technology to meet the next generation Head Mounted Display (HMD) requirements and pave the way for practical real time holography for holographic video displays and near to eye displays… more

Holographic Video Display (HVD)

Company: HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Progress in digital display technology, real time holography, and computational power present the opportunity to advance 3D displays to a new level of performance. HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. (HSI) is actively involved in the development of ultra-high resolution Liquid… more

SBIR Phase I: High-performance Polymer Composites for Mouth Guards

Company: Akervall Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … materials that provide better protection. Despite widespread use of mouth guards in sports, there are more than 1 million dental injuries per year costing $500 million in the US alone. Akervall Technologies Inc. proposes a novel materials concept where solid/liquid… more

Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … ways of photonic link demodulation or high frequency signal generation. For example, Terahertz or sub-Terahertz frequencies have proven to be a powerful tool for spectroscopic measurement of far-infrared material properties for dielectrics, semiconductors, liquids and gases,… more

Designing a mini-pilot scale unit for extraction and electrospinning of chitin as an adsorbent for uranium from seawater

Company: 525 Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …, and the ability of the adsorbent to be recycled. Cost analysis indicates that 47 % of the total cost of extracting uranium from seawater is directed at the cost of manufacturing the adsorbent material.1 It has recently been proven, through the use of ionic liquid… more

Efficient, high resolution, position sensitive liquid argon detectors

Company: Adelphi Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project will develop position-sensitive liquid argon detectors for a range of nuclear physics experiments. A particular need is for large area detectors with good energy, spatial and time resolution. Originally developed for calorimetry and the detection of… more

Thermoelectric Integrated Heat Exchanger for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes an innovative heat exchanger integrated with thermoelectric devices to achieve 10-15 kW additional cooling capacity to the current Liquid Cooling System (LCS) aboard the E2-D Advanced Hawkeye. The proposed heat exchanger will… more

Innovative High Temperature Heat Pipes for Spacecraft Nuclear Fission Systems

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … arterial. Arterial heat pipes are the default design for spacecraft nuclear reactors; however, de-priming of the artery due to radiation is a serious potential problem. Grooved and self-venting arterial heat pipes are less susceptible to de-priming since the … more

Selective Stabilization of Aluminum Nanoparticles for Combustion Enhancement of Liquid Fuels

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to enhance the combustion energy of liquid propellants via addition of stabilized aluminum nanoparticles. Aluminum oxidizes readily to create aluminum oxide and releases 30% more heat per unit… more

Portable Sensor for Airborne Nano-Materials

Company: Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … particle counter and collector developed by our firm and (2) the opposed migration aerosol size classifier developed at the California Institute of Technology. The self-sustaining water condensation counter provides single particle detection, does not require … more

Plastic Scintillatos with Gamma-Neutron PSD

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … such as nuclear missiles and dirty bombs is a serious threat in the world today. Fast-neutron detectors are an important tool in monitoring the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Discrimination between fast neutrons and gamma rays is typically achieved with liquid and organic… more

Theory-Based High-QE Photocathode Development

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …, and 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 (… more

Solids Handling System for Biomass Conversion

Company: Altex Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …e tested. Analysis will then determine the performance and estimated cost of the approach when applied to full scale biofuels plants. Of particular interest will be how the proposed process can support the under development low cost Biomass to Fuel end-to-end drop-in liquid… more

SBIR Phase II: In situ PFC Monitoring Sensors

Company: United Science LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … screening of polluted areas. Moreover, the research will enable an economical PFOS/PFOA detection method for environmental monitoring, continued research, compliance and remediation efforts. Currently, research efforts are hampered by costly and time consuming liquid… more

Solid Rocket Motor for Ultralow Temperature Operation During the Mars Sample Return Mission

Company: Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A small Mars (or other celestial body) ascent vehicle is unlikely to achieve the necessary propellant fraction required to achieve orbit. Scaling down of liquid propulsion systems, as shown in the figure, is difficult. In the 100-kg class of vehicles, liquid propellant vehicle… more

Droplet-Sizing Liquid Water Content Sensor

Company: Anasphere, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Icing is a significant aviation hazard, and icing conditions continue to be difficult to precisely forecast or locate in real time. An in-situ sensor, which can be flown coupled with a radiosonde, is needed which can both measure supercooled liquid water content in clouds as… more

Resonant Enhanced Infrared Nano-Spectroscopy (REINS)

Company: Anasys Instruments Corp Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … this improved sensitivity, the team demonstrated chemical spectroscopy on extremely thin films, down to the scale of a single molecular monolayer. Among other accomplishments, the team also demonstrated the ability to extend AFM-IR capabilities to allow measurements in liquids… more

Fluid/Structural Interaction Tools for Liquid Rocket Engines

Company: ATA Engineering, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Liquid rocket engine (LRE) turbopumps operate in complex flow regimes that range from cavitating liquid flows in pumps to shock-containing compressible flows in turbine components. The unsteady flow phenomena seen by structural components establish design limitations… more

Subaperture Adaptive Optics for directed energy phased arrays

Company: G A Tyler Assoc. Inc. dba the Optical Sciences Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … turbulence create phase variations within each subaperture. To compensate these variations, an adaptive optical system will be used in each subaperture. The proposed wavefront sensor is a self-referencing interferometer, and the corrective element is a liquid… more

Efficient Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Methane using 3rd Generation Ionic Liquids

Company: AZ Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … Resource Utilization, specifically "Highly efficient reactors for carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide (CO/CO2) conversion into methane (CH4)."The proposal will investigate combining recent work that demonstrates outstanding CO2 sorption by third generation ionic … more

Mobile Passive Optical Imager for Remote Gas Detection

Company: Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … is usually taken at once, while the wavelength dimension is performed by tunable filters that are mounted in front of a monochrome IR camera. Several types of tunable filters are currently available, including mechanically tuned Fabry-Perot etalon (FP filter), liquid-crystal… more

Novel Near-to-Mid IR Imaging Sensors Without Cooling

Company: Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … (LWIR) wavebands, perfect transmittance in visible wavelength. With this material, the intensity variation of an incident NIR, Mid-IR or/and LWIR radiation from a warm object can be transferred into intensity variation of a visible beam by a smart use of liquid crystal,… more

Development of a Marine Profiling Radiometer

Company: Boulder Environmental Sciences and Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … marine environment for an extended time without maintenance and user intervention. The buoy installed radiometer will provide thermodynamic profiles of the whole atmospheric column above the MPR. Temperature and water vapor profiles, integrated cloud liquid … more

High Capacity Supported Ionic Liquids for Carbon Dioxide Capture in Rebreather Systems

Company: Busek Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Busek Co. Inc. and Ionic Research Technologies, LLC propose to develop a novel carbon dioxide and water removal technology using ionic liquids for closed circuit self-contained breathing apparatus that will extend its operating lifetime, while simultaneously reducing overall… more

Electrospray-Based Propulsive De-Orbit Module

Company: Busek Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Busek has successfully demonstrated key technical features of an autonomous, long-term storable, radiation tolerant propulsion module with no moving parts that is suitable for deorbiting small spacecraft. Critical properties of a new, high melting point, ionic … more