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Multi-angle Optical Dust Sensor (MODS) for Real-Time Engine Health and Durability Management

Company: Hal Technology, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … OEM to develop a certification plan, perform Category A (ground) and B (flight) testing. Our MODS can be integrated into an engine control system to allow early warning of excessive dust loading and provide information to help manage the health and durability of an … more

Nicotine delivery to rodent with lung alveolar region-targeted aerosol technology

Company: AFASCI, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …emonstrated that this novel method and device enable rapid delivery of a controllable amount of nicotine into systemic circulation and induces dose-dependent behavioral responses. The goal of this Phase II project is to translate the prototypes into commercialized products- … 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: ABSTRACT: The proposed research will develop a method of compensating atmospheric disturbances in the transmitting subapertures of a phased array transceiver operating in the infrared. The aero-optical boundary layer and atmospheric turbulence create phase variations within… more

Increased Capability and Interface for Computational Code for Implosion

Company: CMSoft, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … for the prediction of underwater implosion. To this effect, the finite volume method with exact two-phase Riemann problems developed for the solution of highly nonlinear multi-fluid-structure interaction problems will be implemented in the CMSoft version of the flow solver … more

ALD-Enhanced Durability of Lightweight Co-Cured Solar Array Panels (P-DoD13-002)

Company: Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … on the form-factors available, their specific power and their cost. Traditional silicon solar panels are prohibitively large for widespread utilization, and even smaller scale inorganic cells are too rigid and too heavy to be integrated into all next generation … more

Vibration Measurement Methodology to Correct Aero-Optics Measurements

Company: MetroLaser, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: MetroLaser proposes a test and evaluation methodology to optimize the information return of aero-optic wind tunnel tests, which are corrupted by mechanical vibration. The aero-optic and vibration effects are added and to separate them it would be… more

Enhanced High Pressure Turbine Blade Cooling Architecture

Company: Micro Cooling Concepts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … reduction in thrust specific fuel consumption, increased power-to-weight, reduced cost for turbine blades due to the ability to use lower cost superalloys, and reduced specific pollutant formation. The commercial applications are varied including most axial flow aero,… more

Characterization of the Aero-Structure Environment of a Transonic Scaled Fighter (CASE-TSF)

Company: NextGen Aeronautics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: NextGen Aeronautics Inc. proposes use of rapid prototyping (RP) technologies, design process improvements, and novel sensing technologies to significantly reduce time and cost of transonic aeroelastic wind tunnel model development and improve their direct correlation to CFD data. The use… more

Antenna Design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Company: ThinKom Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …, ThinKom proposes to conduct a trade of our in-development commercial CTS and VICTS-based Ka and Ku SATCOM COTM antenna products, including the pointing and stabilization system, against the unique packaging, environmental, and system requirements of military aero UAV"s,… more

Airborne Enhanced Rear Obstacle Avoidance System

Company: Physical Optics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To address the Armys need for a low-cost rearward sense-and-avoid system, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop an Airborne Enhanced Rear Obstacle Avoidance System (AERO). The AERO system is based on a novel integration of two orthogonal obstacle… more

Improved Fidelity Predictions for Resonant Stress in Turbine Components

Company: AeroDynamic Solutions Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … coupled fluid/structure computations as part of Phase II. Discussions with gas turbine manufacturers indicate strong support for this type of capability for high cycle fatigue and flutter prediction. Williams International is especially interested and has provided … more

Scaled Transonic Dynamic Aeroelasticity Through Wind Tunnel Testing (ST-DAWTT)

Company: Creative Aero Engineering Solutions Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Under this collaborative effort, Creative Aero Engineering Solutions (CAES) and its academic partner University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) are pleased to team on the research entitled"Scaled Transonic Dynamic Aeroelasticity through Wind Tunnel Testing… more

High Power Solid State Amplifiers

Company: DAICO INDUSTRIES, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … solid state technology, with capability>500kW peak output power in frequencies through C-Band. This proposal will demonstrate the feasibility of our innovative High Power Amplifier in various existing Radar Systems, like SPS-49, SPN-43, SPY-1B (Pre-driver), AeroStat and… more

High Fidelity Wind Turbine Analysis Tool Leveraging High Performance Computing (HPC)

Company: Advanced Rotorcraft Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: …hat there is no comprehensive option available that computes the coupled aerodynamics and structural dynamics of a model. This limitation forces the user to perform the error prone and unnecessary task of coupling (at least) two independent codes when running an aero-elastic… more

Deployable Engine Air-Brake for Drag Management Applications

Company: ATA Engineering, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: …ns.The proposing team recently completed a Phase I/II SBIR program on the development of an EAB for quiet drag applications. This program began with design of aerodynamic concepts and progressed to fabrication and testing of several prototypes in NASA Glenn's Aero Acoustic… more

Increased Capability and Interface for Computational Code for Implosion

Company: CMSoft, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … of this problem, is amenable to manual, semi-automatic, and automatic one- and three-dimensional analyses as needed, and offers robust and computationally efficient hydrostatic initiation procedures. It also focuses on designing, implementing within the software AERO-I, and… more

Hummingbird - A Very Low Cost, High Delta V Spacecraft for Solar System Exploration

Company: Microcosm, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: …, called Hummingbird, is based on an all-composite, unibody structure in which the propellant tank is the structure. The first payload would be the 2.9 kg, 9.25-inch aperture diffraction-limited telescope built by ITT. Space-qualified 1-lbf thrusters from AeroJet… more

Aero-acoustic Measurement and Monitoring of Dynamic Pressure Fields

Company: Greene R & D International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … is fixed by the physics of the noise generation mechanism, not by computer power considerations. The software can be run in a standard workstation, and with careful implementation of standard electronics can provide real time acoustic noise field monitoring. The … more

Multi-angle Optical Dust Sensor (MODS) for Real-Time Engine Health and Durability Management

Company: Hal Technology, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … OEM to develop a certification plan, perform Category A (ground) and B (flight) testing. Our MODS can be integrated into an engine control system to allow early warning of excessive dust loading and provide information to help manage the health and durability of an … more

Prediction of Unsteady Transonic Aerodynamics

Company: AYCN LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: An accurate prediction of aero-elastic effects depends on an accurate prediction of the unsteady aerodynamic forces. Perhaps the most difficult speed regime is transonic where the motion of the shock wave and its interaction with the boundary layer are dominant factors. In spite… more

SBIR Phase I: Nondestructive Inspection and Monitoring System for Curved Structures

Company: Farus, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … industries in particular, the oil and aerospace industries. Both would significantly benefit from a system that could rapidly, efficiently, and accurately inspect and monitor curved surfaces. The application of composite materials has been increasing rapidly for contoured … more

Acquisition, Pointing and Tracking Applied to Optical Phased Arrays

Company: G A Tyler Assoc. Inc. dba the Optical Sciences Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: …. The proposed effort focuses on the Enhanced IPALS phasing concept, but can be adapted to other phasing concepts. A phased array model will be adapted from existing models, and will include many types of disturbances, such as speckle dynamics, platform vibration, … more

Spatial-Temporal Control Applied to Atmospheric Adaptive Optics

Company: G A Tyler Assoc. Inc. dba the Optical Sciences Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The goal of this project is to develop key algorithmic components for predictive control of wavefront aberrations in aero-optics systems. Prediction should allow for improved performance over existing approaches and/or the use of low-cost commercial off-the-shelf… more

Systems Deployment&Relative Motion Analysis

Company: CMSoft, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … flexible structures and large relative motions. During Phase I of this effort, the feasibility of this new concept was also demonstrated. Hence, Phase II of this research project will focus on refining this innovative computational technology, implementing it in the AERO… more

Aeroacoustic Analysis

Company: CMSoft, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: …. For these reasons, there is a pressing need today for a multidisciplinary computational tool capable of predicting accurately, reliably, and yet rapidly aeroacoustic loads and vibrations. To this effect, this Phase II SBIR focuses on integrating within the AERO Suite of… more