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Innovative Material Design and Manufacturing Development for a Lightweight, Low-Cost, Highly Survivable Drive Shaft

Company: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynami Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Carbon fiber/PEEK thermoplastic composite has advantages over both thermoset based composites and metals in the areas of weight, damage tolerance, and manufacturing costs while maintaining solvent and temperature resistance. It is proposed that substituting the existing aluminum… more

Incorporation of trust into integrated circuit (IC) and field programmable gate array (FPGA) design

Company: Edaptive Computing, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: …. Third party design integration, while reducing the complexity of the design process, always introduces risk in terms of the access to the internal components. These introduced elements are sometimes enclosed in a black-box, where system integrators cannot peek. Through the… more

Development of a Surgical and Transcatheter Polymeric Heart Valve

Company: MEDSHAPE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … packages the three essential properties of durability, anti-calcific, and non-thrombogenic still remains to be developed. The intellectual merit of this STTR Phase I proposal is to develop a polymeric heart valve using a novel ultra-polymer, polyetheretherketone (PEEK), to… more

Incorporation of trust into integrated circuit (IC) and field programmable gate array (FPGA) design

Company: Edaptive Computing, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: …. Third party design integration, while reducing the complexity of the design process, always introduces risk in terms of the access to the internal components. These introduced elements are sometimes enclosed in a black-box, where system integrators cannot peek. Through the… more

Directed Heating System for High Speed Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Composites

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Polymer matrix thermoplastic (e.g., PEEK/IM7) composites exhibit excellent toughness, fatigue strength, and strength-to-weight characteristics over their all-metal counterparts. These characteristics make them desirable for high performance military structures such as artillery… more

Recovery Act - Compact Polymeric Heat Exchanger

Company: Porogen Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: …. PoroGen Corporation is proposing to develop and demonstrate an advanced all polymeric composite heat exchanger for industrial applications and the transportation sector. The heat exchanger will be constructed from advanced engineering polymer poly (ether ether ketone), PEEK,… more

Recovery Act - Compact Polymeric Heat Exchanger

Company: Porogen Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: … for process industries and the transportation sector. In phase 1 of the project, PoroGen Corporation has demonstrated the technical and economical feasibility of developing compact polymeric heat exchanger from an advanced engineering polymer poly (ether ether ketone), PEEK… more

Directed Heating System for High Speed Manufacturi

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: Polymer matrix thermoplastic (e.g., PEEK/IM7) composites exhibit excellent toughness, fatigue strength, and strength-to-weight characteristics over their all-metal counterparts. These characteristics make them desirable for high performance military structures such as artillery… more

Ultrahigh Loading of Carbon Nanotubes in Structural Resins for Advanced Composites

Company: Nico Technologies Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: …l develop a new family of composites from single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with loading equal or above 50%. A proprietary version of layer-by-layer assembly (LBL) technology will be applied to composite manufacturing of SWNTs combined with poly(ether ether ketone)(PEEK). … more

Enabling Electrostatic Painting of Automotive Polymers with Low Cost Carbon Nanofibers

Company: Applied Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2007 / 2
Abstract: … increasing mechanical properties. Composites produced from a variety of commercially available composite fabrication techniques (injection molding, compression molding, long fiber thermoplastics processing, sprayable gelcoat), different polymers (PP, PEEK, PC,… more

SBIR Phase I: Nano-Structured Resin Additives for Improved Composite Implants

Company: Cape Cod Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the need for affordable, durable thermoplastic composites for implantable prosthetics. Thermoplastic matrix composites such as carbon fiber-polyetheretherketone (CF-PEEK) have many desirable qualities for… more

Support Vector Machine modeling software for improving RNAi efficacy prediction

Company: INTEGRATED DNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Title Support vector machines predict sequence ~ activity relationships in RNA interference Project Summary/Abstract Support Vector Machines (SVMs) are a group of algorithms in supervised machine learning that are able to build classification or regression models… more

Optimal Composite Materials using NASA Resins or POSS Nanoparticle Modifications for Low Cost Fabrication of Large Composite Aerospace Structures

Company: Accudyne Systems Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: …e the matrix resin and fabricate thermoplastic tape to create the ideal in situ processible material. The first approach will be to proveout a fully amorphous composite based upon NASA 8515. This avoids the undesirable kinetics of a semi-crystalline thermoplastic like PEEK. … more

Environmentally Friendly, On-Aircraft Repair of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Thermoplastic Components

Company: SURFX TECHNOLOGIES LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: It has been demonstrated that the Atomflo handheld plasma tool may be used to activate polyetheretherketone composites for adhesive bonding. After a 30-second oxygen plasma treatment, the lap-shear strength of PEEK laminates bonded with AF-563 adhesive ranged from 5000+/-300… more

Environmentally Friendly, On-Aircraft Repair of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Thermoplastic Components

Company: SURFX TECHNOLOGIES LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2004 / 1
Abstract: An environmentally friendly, on-aircraft repair process for poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) composite materials is proposed. This process takes advantage of a new atmospheric pressure plasma technology for activating the PEEK surface prior to bonding. The plasma is generated in… more

Improved Processes for Joining of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Thermoplastic Components

Company: Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2004 / 1
Abstract: A new chemical surface treatment is proposed that will prepare the surface of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) components for traditional structural adhesive bonding. This low viscosity treatment is easily applied to the adherend in an ultra-thin layer, cures quickly, and is… more

CHAOTIC ADVECTION CHAMBER FOR DNA ARRAY HYBRIDIZATIONS

Company: MICROARRAYS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2002 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): DNA microarrays and other massively parallel screening technologies are redefining the approach to discovery in biomedical research. The use of small sample volumes in these techniques presents unique challenges and opportunities for design of novel uniform… more

HIGHLY ORIENTED PEEK/PEEK COMPOSITES FOR DENTAL IMPLANT

Company: POLY-MED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2002 / 1
Abstract: The Phase I study demonstrated the feasibility that highly oriented PEEK and carbon-fiber-reinforced PEEK (CFR-PEEK) could be engineered as surface phosphonylated dental implants and these implants could be microtextured to enhance osseointegration. In the Phase I study,… more

HIGHLY ORIENTED PEEK/PEEK COMPOSITES FOR DENTAL IMPLANT

Company: POLY-MED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2002 / 2
Abstract: The Phase I study demonstrated the feasibility that highly oriented PEEK and carbon-fiber-reinforced PEEK (CFR-PEEK) could be engineered as surface phosphonylated dental implants and these implants could be microtextured to enhance osseointegration. In the Phase I study,… more

HIGHLY ORIENTED PEEK/PEEK COMPOSITES FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

Company: POLY-MED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1998 / 1
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Optimization of In-situ Fiber Placement and processing

Company: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynami Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1996 / 1
Abstract: … (ADC) has resulted in robust manufacturing process for commercial and applications. In-situ consolidation technologies have been adapted for sporting good products, down hole piping, and industrial rolls and shafts. High performance thermoplastics such as PEEK,… more

Active Metal Joining of Thermoplastic Matrix Composites

Company: Oryx Technology Corp Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1996 / 2
Abstract: …esistance induction welding produces joints that can be the "weak link" resulting in failure. A hybrid technique involving a laser beam will be studied in this Phase I effort. The objective of this research is to metallurgically join thermoplastic matrix composites such as PEEK… more

New Materials for Rigid-Flex Printed Wiring Boards

Company: Waterjet Technology Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1994 / 1
Abstract: … objective of this research topic is to investigate alternatives to the epoxies, polyimides, and adhesives currently used in rigid-flex PWBs. The focus will be on high-temperature thermoplastics. High-performance engineering thermoplastics such as polyetheretherketone (PEEK),… more

Truss Member Fabrication Using In-Situ Thermoplastic Materials

Company: Fiber Materials, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
Abstract: To continue the development of low cost carbon composite material, this program is intended to demonstrate the ability to fabricate net shape tubular space truss components using co-braided carbon and thermoplastic (PEEK) yarns. The thermoplastic yarn, when processed through an… more

CONFORMAL THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR COMPOUND CURVATURE HELICOPTER PRIMARY STRUCTURES

Company: Advanced Composite Products Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1990 / 2
Abstract: HIGHLY CONFORMAL GRAPHITE/PEEK THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE FABRICS UTILIZING CO-MINGLED YARNS ARE CURRENTLY BEING INVESTIGATED FOR USE IN SIMPLE CURVATURE PRIMARY HELICOPTER STRUCTURE. THIS PROGRAM SEEKS TO ADVANCE THEIR USE TO COMPOUND CURVATURE HELICOPTER PRIMARY STRUCTURE AND… more