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An Advanced Environmental SPM System with Beam Deflection AFM Capability Suitable for Catalysis Research at Variable Pressure and Variable Temperature, which has all Available SPM Imaging Modes

Company: RHK Technology Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … of commercial Scanning Probe Microscopes, instruments optimized for energy research and capable of operating over wide temperature and pressure ranges do not yet exist. This lack of instrumentation holds back research in catalysis, battery and other forms of energy storage… more

Development HMTD-Containing Porous Materials as Non-Detonable Training Aids for Canines

Company: XploSafe LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … of injury to the canine and its handler. This is especially problematic for the highly sensitive peroxide-based improvised explosives such as hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD). These peroxides are unstable compounds that are sensitive to shock, friction, and heat. HMTD… more

Integrated High-Complexity Systems in Silicon Photonics

Company: Portage Bay Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … on the technology we are developing that will be compelling for the commercial market. The commercial applications for the kind of high-bandwidth, multi-terabit links we are proposing are legion. To cite just a few examples, connecting GPU"s, CPU"s, storage… more

Alternative Green Technology for Power Generation Using Waste-Heat Energy And Advanced Thermoelectric Materials

Company: Brimrose TechNology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: …green technology research for achieving sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sources for both terrestrial and space applications. It has been reported that thermo-electric power generation (TEPG) can contribute to electrical power generation scavenged from waste heat… more

SiC-SiC and C-SiC Honeycomb for Advanced Flight Structures

Company: Ultracor Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: …ith SiC to form a ceramic SiC-SiC honeycomb. The honeycomb will then be tested mechanically at ambient temperature and high temperature. This testing will include cycling the material to determine property falloff. C-SiC and SiC SiC will be compared in this study. The … more

Efficient manufacture of extreme surface area Microchannel plate devices functionalized by atomic layer deposition thin films

Company: Arradiance, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … which largearea economical photon detection will be transformational. Success of this program has the potential to impact many other applications where ALD is used to coat extremely high surface area materials in technology areas such as: catalysis, fuel cell, energy storage… more

HIGH PERFORMANCE HYDROXYL EXCHANGE MEMBRANE (HEM) FOR ALKALINE FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … very high-energy density (>1000 WH/kg), light weight power sources for communications and other advanced electronic devices The possible solution is replacing the battery with proton exchange membrane (PEM) based hydrogen fuel cell. However, hydrogen storage and handling… more

Weapon Payloads for Bulk Chemical and Biological Agent Neutralization

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … of controlled burning, but not flaming, material dispersed throughout the target. While conventional weapons dump energy into the entire target very quickly, our concept would distribute energy generating material throughout the target that would adhere to agent storage… more

SBIR Phase I: Microwave Heating of Reaction-Bonded Silicon Carbide Ceramics

Company: Ceralink, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … use. Currently, these products are limited in applications due to the high costs associated with expensive raw materials and high-temperature processing requirements. This project addresses these issues though the use of low cost preform materials and an innovative … more

Massively Parallel High Temperature Probe System for Wafer-level Reliability Testing

Company: Celadon Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … systems cannot reduce the cost of test significantly for these long duration tests, but concluded that a tightly integrated system offers the potential for a 10-fold reduction in test costs. However, a tightly integrated system introduces risks and unknowns due to the thermal,… more

Prototype Carbon Nanotube Ultracapacitor

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: …id electrochemical ultracapacitor which will combine desirable attributes such as extremely high energy-power density, excellent life-cycle reliability and safety characteristics, with low production cost and have the potential for widespread deployment in energydelivery/storage… more

1 Gb Radiation Hardened Nonvolatile Memory Development

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … technology with feature sizes approaching the 90nm technology node. Highly reliable, RH SWAP-efficient, high-density NVM provides for the deployment of more capable, flexible and responsive hardware designs leading to improved mission performance and enhanced data storage… more

Safe High Voltage Cathode Materials for Pulsed Power Applications

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … higher energy density than other batteries. It also does not suffer from the memory effect and the loss of charge is relatively slow when not in use. Hence, high-performance LIB remains the preferred technology that would address a much broader range of energy source/… more

Development of a High Strength Low Thermal Diffusivity Insulator Material

Company: C9 Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … goal is to be production ready for BlockIIA which is currently in Critical Design Review with full scale testing in the 3rd quarter of 2011. The program is perfectly timed for the BlockIIB upgrade program which has just been kicked-off. Developing a High Strength Thermal… more

Carbon-Carbon High Melt Coating for Nozzle Extensions

Company: Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … engineering will design and C-CAT will fabricate lay-up tools that will take into account ply shrinkage distortion and still maintain dimensional tolerances during processing. Lay-up the nozzle extensions without defects Process each nozzle extension through pyrolysis, … more

Lidar Wind Profiler for the NextGen Airportal

Company: MASSTECH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: …rcraft wake vortices will be developed. A software package will be developed that will include the following: a front-end GUI for displaying the data and for interfacing with the operator; a real-time data-processing module; a data acquisition module; a data storage and… more

In-Situ Sensors and Non-Destructive Examination Tools to Assess Integrity of Thermal Sprayed Amorphous Coatings on Ship Decks

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC a spin-off from Stony Brook University in partnership with Argonne Labs and Stony Brook University proposes a two pronged approach to address requirements of developing coating integrity monitoring tools for thermal sprayed amorphous corrosion and… more

Ground Mobility and Landing Gear for a Bird-Sized Perching Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)

Company: VISHWA ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … a wide variety of retrievable, or use and lose, dull, dirty and dangerous missions integrated with a variety of different Air Force MAV and SUAV platforms. Other military applications include unmanned flying perching inspection systems for large aircraft, space vehicles, … more

An Automated High Aspect Ratio Mesher for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Company: Ciespace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: …vert streamsurface arrangements to hex-dominant meshes - Developing algorithms to combine streamsurface- and packing-based meshes - Investigation into designing these algorithms for mesh adaptation rather than adaptive remeshing - Investigation of time and storage efficiency… more

Low-Cost Thermoelectric Subsytem for Self-Powered Equipment

Company: Alphabet Energy, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Alphabet Energy, Inc., is commercializing a breakthrough thermoelectric material from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for waste heat recovery. Waste heat recovery is a US$50 billion opportunity in the US per year for the generation of electricity… more

Directionally-Tailored Infrared Emission and/or Transmission

Company: Capco Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The primary objective of the proposed STTR is to develop a low-cost, high performance material which is capable of directionally-tailored thermal emission and/or transmission control. By combining advanced electromagnetic band structure engineering techniques with… more

Thermal Control for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Satellites

Company: LoadPath, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: The objective is to provide a robust thermal control subsystem (TCS) design focused on overcoming the unique challenges of Responsive Space (RS). The proposed TCS design will be based on state-of-the-art technologies including: variable emissivity devices, variable heat transfer… more

Advanced Molded Glass Lenses

Company: Rochester Precision Optics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: There is a critical need for lighter, smaller, inexpensive, and higher performance optical components in many military programs such as Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS), Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG), Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), Aviators Night Vision Imaging System… more

Diesel Waste Heat Recovery Utilizing a SuperTurbocharger

Company: VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The VanDyne SuperTurbocharger a single device capable of supercharging, turbo charging and turbo compounding. The device mechanically controls the speed ratio between the engine crankshaft and the turbine/compressor. The SuperTurbocharger allows for improved engine transient response, increased… more

SBIR Phase I: A Multifunctional Piezoelectric Smart Flooring System for Energy Efficient Control in Commercial Building Systems

Company: Civionics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … technology. In the United States, commercial buildings have been documented to consume upwards of 18% of the Nation?s total energy and 35% of the Nation?s electricity. This is due in large part to the inefficient use of energy (e.g., the lighting, heating or air… more