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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Computational Model for Electrode Erosion by High-Pressure Moving Arcs

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … understand the electrode erosion process and increase the usable lifetime of the devices. For other technologies such as gas-metal cutting and welding, this project can offer improved capabilities for simulating multi-phase processes involving gas, plasma, solid and liquid… more

Physical Sub-Model Development for Turbulence Combustion Closure

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. 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

Techniques to Suppress Cavitation in Liquid Rocket Engines

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Next generation liquid rocket systems, envision novel designs for cryogenic turbopumps that exhibit high suction performance with low inlet pressures, operate at high tip speeds to reduce size and weight, and can be throttled over a wide range of low, off-design flow… 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

Durable Hydrophobic Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Landing Gear

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … or painted parts using a low cost, highly durable, transparent hydrophobic coating that has demonstrated excellent adhesion, as well as mechanical and environmental durability. Luna"s durable hydrophobic coating will shed water, corrosive salts, and other liquids… more

Non-Mechanically Steered 3D Imaging LADAR

Company: Fibertek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In this SBIR Phase 2 proposal, Fibertek proposes to develop a laboratory breadboard prototype of a 1.5-um 3D-Imaging Ladar system, based on the use of high-speed liquid-crystal (i.e. non-mechanical) beam steering technology. The proposed 3D ladar system is capable of… more

Atmospheric Ice Detection and Avoidance System for Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … detection. The ISAIAH system will be comprised of a ruggedized, near-COTS radiometer system by Radiometrics Corporation, and augmented with a robust 2-D scanning antenna by FIRST RF Corporation, which will allow the system to rapidly create a 3D mapping of supercooled liquid… more