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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

Engineering Microparticles for Taste-Masking and Controlled Release of Pediatric

Company: ORBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … medications to pediatric populations. Specifically, in the absence of pediatric-specific products - formulations that are both palatable (to ensure compliance) and titratable (to meet the weight/surface area- appropriate dosage) - providers either utilize adult-approved liquid… more

Microfluidic-based device for ambient mass analysis

Company: MassTech Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … operation of the device, the nanoDESI platform to be built will be made of two halves. One half will be integrated with an interface mounted on the inlet of mass spectrometer, while another half will be mounted on a XY stage holding the sample under analysis. Liquid… more

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

Company: Akervall Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … for better dental protection. In the US alone, every year more than 1 million dental injuries occur, resulting in medical costs of roughly $500 million. The proposed technology will involve novel manufacturing methods to incorporate energy absorbing solid/liquid suspensions… 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

SBIR Phase II: Innovations in manufacturing technology for a probiotic containing Megasphaera elsdenii NCIMB 41125

Company: MEGASTARTER, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … States to maximize production efficiency, enhance meat quality, and minimize meat and milk cost of production. Transition from high-fiber to high-concentrate diets is challenging and put the animals at risk for acidosis. Megastarter LLC is commercializing a liquid… more

Flexible All-metal Pipes and Pipe Couplings For High-Temperature Fluid Transport

Company: Brayton Energy Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … seals. All- metal couplers such as bellows with stainless steel pressure jackets, seem like good options except that when the salt cools in a confined space, it forms crystalline solids; upon melting, excessively large pressures can be generated by the expanding liquid… 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

Vortical-Flow Direct Contact Air Washer for Corrosion Prevention

Company: ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes to develop a Liquid Desiccant (LD) based Air Washer (AW) by utilizing Vortical-flow, Direct-contact Mass Exchanger (VDMX) technology recently developed by ACT. This system is based on principles similar to… more

Variable Heat Rejection Loop Heat Pipe radiator

Company: ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …a single phase pumped loop to perform the function of variable heat rejection while still closely controlling the loop setpoint temperature. This technology development effort has three main objectives that build on mature LHP technology: optimization of the liquid/LHP heat… more

Liquid Desiccant System for Combined Humidity and Chloride Control

Company: AIL Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … System (CMS) that both limited a shelter's indoor relative humidity to less than 50% while capturing airborne chloride particles. However, these functions, particularly humidity control, can be expensive to implement with conventional dehumidifiers. Liquid… 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

Ultra-Lightweight Carbon Foam for Future Collider Tracking Detectors

Company: Allcomp Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … the thinwalled graphite ligaments. Gains in ligament graphitic quality is reflected in increased electrical and thermal conductivity. Sandwich structures with this advanced foam will be made and thermally tested. Active cooling of the structures with both air and liquid will… more

Droplet-Sizing Liquid Water Content Sensor

Company: Anasphere, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Icing is one of the most significant hazards to aircraft. A sizing supercooled liquid water content (SSLWC) sonde is being developed to meet a directly related need for in-situ measurements of both total supercooled liquid water content and droplet size distribution. This data… 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 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

High-Speed, Multispecies Sensing in Gas Turbine Engines and Augmentors

Company: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … and evaluation, and for verification and validation of combustion modeling codes. Flame emission spectra in the ultraviolet and visible portions of the spectrum can be used to determine species concentrations, fuel-air ratio, and instantaneous heat release in liquid… more

Development of a Microwave Radiometer for Aviation Safety

Company: Boulder Environmental Sciences and Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … be used on a number of different aircraft, will be reliable, robust, require minimal maintenance, and will be small and inexpensive. The Microwave Radiometer for Aviation Safety (MRAS) will provide data on air temperature and water vapor profiles as well as cloud liquid… 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

Hypergolic Liquid-propellant Mitigation System to Enhance Missile Safety

Company: Streamline Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The availability of an effective liquid-propellant mitigation system will enhance the safety of liquid hypergolic propulsion systems while deployed, during depot storage, and during transport. The system can be modified to respond to leaks or spills during tank loading… more

Power Generating Coverings and Casings

Company: Streamline Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …hat "PowerFelt?" was significantly better than other power producing films and competitive or better than ceramics that cannot conform to the shape of the heat and vibration source. The material was successfully field tested at the Stennis Space Center at their liquid… more

All-solid-state Battery-Ultracapacitor Hybrid Devices Based on Nanostructured Materials

Company: Carbon Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project aims to develop solid-state hybrid energy storage devices with nanostructured electrode materials combined with an ionic liquid-based electrolyte. The main objective of Phase II is design and fabrication of a hybrid energy storage system,

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