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Next Generation Semiconductor-Based Radiation Detectors Using Cadmium Magnesium Telluride

Company: Brimrose TechNology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, good compositional homogeneity, and good electron-hole transport properties. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The proposed room temperature gamma-radiation detection system can be used in a variety of commercial applications including elemental analysis,… more

Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … technology using a cryogenic front end which can be used to recover He from the low purity sources. Preferred membranes were developed modules made, advanced process cycles developed, a lab pilot unit built and key membrane performance metrics validated. Economic analysis… more

Engineering Software for the Evaluation of Unsteady Loading on Store Trajectories

Company: Kord Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to develop and demonstrate a rapid store trajectory analysis tool that uses pre-computed, highly-resolved Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) data which has been compressed and stored in an easily reusable and distributable… 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: …, these material systems are being used in layered or laminated configurations to exploit the benefits of each individual material. However, the ability to numerically simulate these materials constitutive and damage behavior does not readily exist in traditional analysis… more

Compact, Low Power, and High Speed MEMS Mirror Based Laser Q-Switch

Company: Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II SBIR project, Mirrorcle Technologies Inc. ("MTI") plans to build on the successes of the Phase I effort to develop a MEMS-mirror based Q-switch technology to address one important item in the U.S. Army need for better and less costly laser… more

Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … in a wave tank test facility. The capability of the RMCP to safely support the transit of vehicles from the ships ramp to the RRDF platform will be evaluated under a broad range of ship and platform motions. The data from these tests along with test data correlation analysis… more

Bench to pilot scale prototype for electrospinning biorenewable chitin sorbents for uranium from seawater: Process development, cost, and environmental analysis

Company: 525 Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: 525 Solutions will manufacture highly economical and biodegradable uranium-from-seawater sorbents from fishing industry waste, and provide them to government-designated mining companies, at the same time leveraging the governmental funds to create a sustainable chitin products business, enabling… more

Dual-Nozzle gas jets for Laser Plasma Accelerators

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Laser Plasma Accelerators (LPAs) could one day replace larger radio-frequency accelerators in medicine and industry. This proposal aims to deliver a key component of such LPAs: a dual- nozzle, tailored gas jet. Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a… more

A vehicle mounted radar footprint trail detection system

Company: AKELA, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … include radar test bed development, research into electromagnetic footprint scattering phenomenology, and algorithm development. A feasibility demonstration using a brassboard system prototype will be conducted at the end of Phase I. A manufacturing cost analysis will… more

Engineering Sensors for Towed Array Reliability

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …. These reliability improvements are based on simplified architecture and corresponding connector reduction, lower power, and the use of pressure vessels to protect the telemetry components from towing and handling stresses while also allowing for failure analysis and repair. A… more

Landing Gear Structural Health Prognostic/Diagnostic System

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solution, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … severe high sink rate with high enough GW to exceed the design strength, but are extremely rare. More common are fatigue and environmentally caused failures. Aircraft managers address this issue by making estimations of operational loads, and doing detailed fatigue analysis… more

Development of cloud based analysis of additive manufacturing process techNology

Company: AltaSim TechNologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …e trial and error based testing and evaluation methods. These approaches are inherently time consuming and expensive thus leading to considerable delays in the exploitation of additive manufacturing process technology. Physics based predictive computational analysis procedures… more

Diamond membrane-based X-ray optics: Fresnel zone plates, beam stops, and grids

Company: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …one for X-ray techniques in general with significant ramifications in other sciences, developing stress free/flat diamond membrane devices will also dramatically impact a series of applications, including diamond grids for transmission electron microscopy elemental analysis,… more

A Fail-Safe Reusable Forward Closure System

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, while protecting a payload from exposure to sea conditions. Multiple actuation methods and sealing methods will be designed, analyzed, and evaluated. The objectives of this effort are to: 1) Design reusable FCS concepts, 2) Evaluate the FCS designs through analysis,… more

Imaging through low-visibility fire smoke for ship-board navigation of robotic fire-fighting systems

Company: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … away, within one second in scenarios containing smoke from a real fire. This vision system needs to be compact and lightweight. ASC will fabricate and modify a new TigerCub camera and take advantages of its weather resistant ability as well as the replaceable external laser… more

Beaconless Dual-Mode Wavefront Sensor (BlessWFS)

Company: Advanced Systems & Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, surveillance and reconnaissance needs of ground-based systems, airborne usage, or space deployment. In the commercial sector, this technology can support needs and requirements of air-traffic control platforms, astronomic and microscopy systems, laser telecom, as… more

Development of Large-Aperture Periodically Poled Magnesium Oxide-doped Lithium Niobate

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) with periodically-poled nonlinear crystals is a key technology in the development of accelerator laser systems because such systems enable broadband amplification of high-energy laser pulses over a wide range of different… more

Ultra-High Precision Laser Isotope Monitor for 13CO2, CO180 and CO170

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere are primary drivers of global climate change and hence there is a crucial need to quantify their sources and sinks. A general technique to constrain source and sink strengths is the analysis of the relative proportions of… more

Comprehensive, Time-Resolved Molecular Speciation of Gaseous and Particulate Organic Constituents in the Atmosphere

Company: Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ruments when dealing with semi-volatile or polar compounds. Phase I work will focus on adapting our aerosol sampling and GC/MS interface to the collection of gas phase compounds and demonstrate the improved detection capabilities of TOFMS compared to QMS for analysis of ambient… more

Fiber based seed laser for ultrafast CO2 laser systems

Company: Agiltron, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A fiber based high performance 10-micron femtosecond seed laser is an ideal front end of ultrafast CO2 laser systems, which requires a near IR mode-locked fiber laser and a high energy pulsed pump fiber laser synchronized with the mode-locked fiber laser for frequency conversion… more

Neutron-Gamma Scintillation Detector for Emergency Response

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …single detector capable of detecting multiple modes of radiation (gamma-rays and neutrons) with an enhanced gamma ray resolution. The proposed detector also provides discrimination of gamma-rays from neutrons using a relatively straight forward pulse height analysis. The Phase… more

Composite Neutron-Gamma Detector

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … detector capable of detecting multiple modes of radiation (gamma-rays and neutrons) with an enhanced gamma ray resolution at very low cost. The proposed detector also provides discrimination of gamma-rays from neutrons using pulse shape or / and pulse height analysis. The… more

Corrosion Identification, Removal and Cleaning of Galvanic Couples in Difficult to Access Areas

Company: AlphaSense, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. details the development of a fully integrated laser ultrasound visualization and laser ablation tool for corrosion identification, removal and cleaning. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) Hidden corrosion detections… more

Neuro-Cognitive Maintenance Support System for Legacy INS in Submarines

Company: American GNC Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … is to optimize INS maintenance operations by determining the most likely corrective actions with the use of enhanced diagnostic technologies. At one level, novel technologies are used for determining maintenance paths and conducting root cause analysis under… more

Instrumentation and Conrol Design for Small Modular Reactors

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) of light water designs are moving toward deployment and advanced SMRs are on their way to becoming a reality. Although the fundamental design characteristics of these reactors are well established, a list of important issues still remains. Among them is the… more