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Modeling to Quantify Improved Durability of Superfinish Gear Processing

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Under this STTR, Sentient Corporation, along with the Ohio State University GearLab as a research partner, will develop a probabilistic physics-based damage modeling tool for the simulation of superfinished gear components. This model will consider critical surface, material,… more

SBIR Phase II: Analytical Modeling and Performance Prediction of Remanufactured Gearbox Components

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … experience, physical examination, testing, monitoring, and inspection. This process is extremely time and resource intensive. Further, this process often does not consider the opportunity to use remanufacturing processes to extend/enhance product performance. Sentient… more

SBIR Phase II: A Novel Device for Convenient Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Tacrolimus

Company: GlucoSentient, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is aiming to develop and validate a point-of-care monitoring for tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive medication widely used by organ transplant patients. The product being developed combines the existing, well-developed and low cost… more

Screens for Novel Agonists/Antagonists of Endocrine Fibroblast Growth Factors

Company: GLUCOSENTIENT, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … can hydrolyze sucrose into glucose and then quantified by PGM. Through this SHIFT award, we propose to transform the patent-pending discovery into commercial products. Through licensing the technology and recruiting two key members of the Lu group, GlucoSentient, Inc. plans… more

Development of a Urine Test for the Early Detection of Liver Cancer

Company: GLUCOSENTIENT, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … to monitor the Kim-1 level quantitatively allows the potential for identifyingthe severity of kidney injury, risk stratificaton of patients in clinical setting, to guide therapy and determine if kidney injury is improving or gettig worse. Towards this goal, GlucoSentient is… more

Developing and validating a model to understand mixed lubrication regions for fluid-film bearings

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Under this effort, Sentient will develop mixed-EHL models to predict the performance of fluid film bearings for submarine applications. The models will consider critical design and operational parameters such as component geometry and surface finish, start up and shut down… more

SBIR Phase I: Analytical Modeling and Performance Prediction of Remanufactured Gearbox Components

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … effect on damage resistance. The model will be used to predict the fatigue life of the remanufactured component, thus quantifying the benefits of such processing and demonstrating the feasibility of such a tool. The results will lay the groundwork for expanding Sentient?s… more

Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The overall goal of this project is to develop an optimized surface texture process in order to maximize the efficiency of rolling/sliding contacts such as gears. Development of this high efficiency, rolling/sliding surface will be guided by Sentient's unique combination… more

Advanced Seal Technology for Helicopter Drive System Application

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Gearbox seal wear and leakage is a major source of maintenance and downtime for rotorcraft. Sentient will use our advanced tribology modeling technology to evaluate coatings and surface texturing processes for carbon face seals and provide a generalized modeling approach that… more

Multi-functional Integrated Drive System Sensor(MIDSS) for Rotorcraft

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Sentient will be developing a Smart DigitalClone Sensor for application to rotorcraft drivetrains and other rotating components on high value systems. This technology is enabled by our DigitalClone Ground Truth model, developed through Navy and Army SBIR funding and validated… more

Fatigue Crack Initiation Prediction Tool for Rotorcraft Spiral Bevel Gears

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Current gearbox life estimation techniques commonly underplay the significance of gear tooth surface fatigue due to the complexity of the phenomenon involved. The Phase I program successfully demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing advanced modeling techniques to predict the onset and propagation… more

High Density Phase Changing Missile Fuel

Company: THE SENTIENT CORP. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Fuel applications for scramjet powered flight greater than Mach 8 require the injection, mixing and combustion process to complete in a very short period of time. The one limiting factor restricting the speed at which a scramjet can operate relates directly to the time it takes for the fuel and air… more

SBIR Phase I: Novel Biosensor for Monitoring of Theophylline using Personal Glucose Meter

Company: GlucoSentient, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to develop a new technology to utilize ubiquitous personal glucose meters (PGMs) for inexpensive and convenient at-home tests of the drug theophylline. Theophylline has been widely used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary… more

Sentient Adaptive Respone Cruise Harness (SeARCH) for Autonomous Sonobuoy Gliding&Navigation

Company: Barron Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Barron Associates, Inc. has proposed a unique and innovative design for precision-guided sonobuoy delivery. The basic glide harness design uses a novel split wing design that maximizes both wing area and span in a concise package, thus greatly improving the aerodynamic performance and range… more

Modeling to Quantify Improved Durability of Superfinish Gear Processing

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Under this STTR, Sentient Corporation, along with the Ohio State University GearLab as a research partner, will develop a probabilistic physics-based damage modeling tool for the simulation of superfinished gear components. This model will consider critical surface, material,… more

Spline Health Prognosis via Physics Based Modeling Coupled with Component Level Tests

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Sentient will develop enhanced fretting fatigue analysis software with rigorous consideration of surface roughness effects in the stick/slip phenomena and fatigue. This will be coupled with an analysis of the stresses and resulting degradation in the material. Sentient will… more

Prognostic&Health Management (PHM) Technologies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)Optimized PHM System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Sentient will develop a unique and innovative prognostics and health management architecture, called SAGEmaintainer for Navy unmanned aerial system (UAS). SAGEmaintainer is a three part solution for PHM on unmanned systems. First is the PHM open architecture system does not rely… more

High Density Phase Changing Missile Fuel

Company: THE SENTIENT CORP. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Fuel applications for scramjet powered flight greater than Mach 8 require the overall injection, mixing, and combustion process to complete in a very short period of time. Although hydrocarbons have very good fuel density, they are not capable of combusting within the time available. Hydrogen is the… more

Hypersonic Dispense Strategy for Adaptive Pattern Dispersion

Company: THE SENTIENT CORP. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The development of advanced interceptors addressing hit-to-kill against threats with the ability to maneuver poses significant challenges. Application of lethality enhancement devices in a hypersonic flowfield are strongly influenced by the blast chemistry, effective blast impulse applied to the… more

Sentient Connectors for Enhanced, Integration, Test, and Mission Assurance

Company: Management Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: …ty for the Standard Missile III Block 2B. (BIT is a requirement of the 2B upgrade contract.) RMS will assist MSI to prepare a Performance Specification. MSI will use the Performance Specification to enhance and upgrade the hardware and software of MSI's current Sentient Guardian… more

Enhanced Prediction of Gear Tooth Surface Fatigue Life

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Sentient will develop an enhanced prediction of gear tooth surface fatigue life with rigorous analysis of the tribological phenomena that contribute to pitting failure. Advanced mixed-elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) models that are capable of fully describing the tribology… more

Fatigue Crack Initiation Prediction Tool for Rotorcraft Spiral Bevel Gears

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: … and field experience. In addition, current methods cannot take into account the influence of surface finish and residual stress profile (due to shot peening) on gear life. This leads to excessive overdesigns and conservative life predictions. In this program, Sentient will… more

Vibration Analysis of Rotating Plant Machinery

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: … failures. In response, AEDC is seeking an advanced, comprehensive condition monitoring system to provide accurate and timely health information; information that will allow AEDC to foresee and avoid unexpected, and possibly catastrophic and costly, failures. Sentient is… more

Prognostic & Health Management (PHM) Technologies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)Optimized PHM System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Sentient will adapt its existing prognostics and health management software and architecture, called SAGE, to Navy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). SAGE is particularly well-suited for UAVs because it already incorporates a centralized architecture, where data storage, signal… more

Spline Health Prognosis via Physics Based Modeling Coupled with Component Level Tests

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Sentient will develop enhanced fretting fatigue analysis software with rigorous consideration of surface roughness effects in the stick/slip phenomena and fatigue. This will be coupled with an analysis of the stresses and resulting degradation in the material. Sentient will… more