High Gain, High Power PCSS with Integrated Monolithic Optical Trigger

Company: Ness Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … without an external laser and the PCSS/trigger package must have a lifetime of>108 shots. Ness Engineering, Inc. (NEI) and Texas Tech University (TTU) propose to utilize wide bandgap materials to demonstrate lock-on switching and allow much less optical trigger pulse … more

Durable, Low Friction Coating for Variable Speed Refueling Drogue (VSRD)

Company: Texas High Energy Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current surface modification and lubricant technologies are either ineffective or too expensive and difficult to apply on US Air Force refueling drogue components. A low-cost, non-toxic, environmentally benign, easy to apply lubricant could significantly reduce US Air Force cost burdens… more

Next Generation Semiconductor-Based Radiation Detectors Using Cadmium Magnesium Telluride

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, medical diagnostics, x-ray imaging, seismic activity detection, and radiation monitoring. The proposed material system will lead to a new generation of lower cost, portable detectors for nuclear physics research. These detectors are expected to have high-energy… more

Light Weight Optics For High Power Directed Energy Applications

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing light weight and thermally manageable integrated optical systems suitable for airborne and space high power directed energy applications. This project will focus on improving two of the most important… more

High Voltage Pulse Forming Network (PFN) Capacitor

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced pulsed power capacitors with energy densities of above 10 J/cc and high breakdown strength are required for the military of the future. While polymers such as BOPP and PET offer excellent loss characteristics, their low energy density has led to a search for… more

Mode Adapting Etched Air Taper Fiber Optic Pump Combiner

Company: Optical Engines Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The semiconductor pumped fiber laser has generated considerable interest for High Energy Lasers (HELs) in a number of BMDS applications including long range sensing, communications and missile defense. The potential efficiency, compact size and low weight,… more

A Solid State Bipolar Battery for High Power Sonobuoy Applications

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ….S. Military operations, have come to depend more and more on high power electronics for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), communication, targeting, and other mission related activities, which has created a huge increase in demand for the energy sources one… more

Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …these currently viable rich reserves are being depleted. The new technology being developed herein is required to recover helium from vast natural gas reservoirs containing concentrations too low for current economic recovery. This program thus promotes the Department of Energy… more

Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 and Water to Syngas

Company: Dioxide Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to move an energy efficient process for the conversion of carbon dioxide and water into syngas, a key feedstock for the production of synthetic chemicals. BENEFIT: If we are successful we will have a new process to convert air water… more

Multi-Source Integrated Cooling Heating and Power System

Company: Energy Quest Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The purpose of the project is to develop and deliver an integrated cooling, heating, and power system that operates from multiple energy sources can be easily incorporated onto a building similar to a standard air conditioning system. The objective of the project is… more

Self Powered Krypton-85 Wireless Sensor for Fuel Cycle Gas Emissions

Company: Ayers Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Office of Nuclear Energy, fuel cycle research and development program, requires improved radioisotope detectors for spent fuel rod monitoring and process control. Processing spent fuel rods releases large amounts of the fission by-product gas krypton-85 (Kr-85). This beta… more

Improve Energy Source for NDI Equipment Tools

Company: PH Matter, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … aircraft. The U.S. Air Force currently utilizes thousands of units of various NDI equipment in bases throughout the world. Most NDI equipment is powered by a battery (alkaline, NiCad, NiMH, or Li-ion). The Air Force is interested in finding alternative forms of energy… more

Anti-reflective Coating for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Company: Raydex Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …ings onto high-efficiency solar cells for space applications. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefits of developing this technology include achieving record-level solar cell efficiency directly beneficial to satellite and space missions as well as contributing to our green energy… more

An additive manufacturing technology for the fabrication and characterization of nuclear reactor fuel

Company: Free Form Fibers Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Department of Energy (DOE) has been tasked by the US administration to give priority to developing enhanced fuels and cladding for Light Water Reactors to improve safety in the event of accidents in the reactor or spent fuel pools. Within this context, the DOE is calling for… more

Analytical Processes for Predicting Nanosecond Response of Highly Rate-Sensitive Materials

Company: Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … in the design of topside structures on these vessels. Materials such as glass, Plexiglas and polyurea are being considered and implemented for protection in these applications due to their low density and inherent damage mechanisms which absorb large amounts of energy… more

Flexible Solid State High Power Radio Frequency Pulsed Source

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: US Navy relies on directed energy (DE) weapons, such as High-Power Microwave (HPM) sources, to disrupt, damage, or destroy foe electronic equipment at a standoff distance while minimizing collateral damage. Friendly and blue force mission critical electronic systems, such as… more

Novel Oxidizer for Ammonium Perchlorate Replacement

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The DoD requires an increase in performance and density of solid propellants for use on boost, strategic and tactical missile systems. Attaining ingredients with higher energy and density while simultaneously maintaining satisfactory physical properties is extremely challenging.… more

Electronic Thermally Initiated Venting System (ETIVS) Trigger and Thermal Sensor

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … reliability of state-of-the-art ETIVS designs. Nalas proposes integration and implementation of advanced technologies to address the presented safety requirements and performance specifications. Use of thermoelectric generators (TEG) is proposed to serve as both an energy… more

Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC)

Company: Liquid Robotics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …ASC) 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- and solar-energy-harvesting… more

High Specific Activity Sn-117m by Post Irradiation Isotope Separation

Company: IsoTherapeutics Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The radioisotope tin-117m (117mSn) is a theranostic isotope that is suitable for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Its low energy gamma rays can be imaged using standard gamma cameras. For therapy its short-range ( & lt;300 micron) conversion electrons minimize… more

Development of light-weight, low-cost and high specific power organic solar modules with high radiation hardness

Company: Solarmer Energy Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, ultra lightweight, flexible, and can be made by a roll-to-roll process on flexible substrates. Also, due to their superior flexibility and rollability, OPV require a minimum of stowage space and can be inflated or unrolled for deployment. In this project, Solarmer Energy,… more

SpectroCCD X-ray Camera for energy dispersive spectrometers

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … x-ray inelastic scattering. There are also new beamlines currently being designed to take advantage of improved third generation synchrotron radiation sources and this powerful experimental technique for probing electronic structure. These beamlines utilize energy dispersive… more

HERMES-Based X-Ray Strip Detector

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … sophisticated, advanced detectors will be necessary to leverage the capabilities of the beamlines and enable discovery. A novel microstrip detector prototyped by a national laboratory has proven to be highly effective at acquiring data with the count rates, energy resolution… more

Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Company: Brayton Energy Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Brayton Energy is a developer of turbomachinery systems, specializing in gas turbines, turbojets, turbochargers, and turbo-compounding equipment. In the proposed program, Brayton will design and bench-test the critical elements of novel single-shaft turbocharger with integral… more

Highline gondola system for personnel and equipment transfer

Company: The Glosten Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … of operating and maintaining an offshore wind turbine is turbine access. By facilitating crew access to turbine in most any weather, repair and maintenance tasks can be performed in a timely manner. This enhances turbine availability which in turn increases annual energy… more