A Solid State Bipolar Battery for High Power Sonobuoy Applications

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … mission related activities, which has created a huge increase in demand for the energy sources one that hasn"t been met adequately. To ensure the long duration, high power operation, sonobuoy or UAV-sonobuoy requires high power and high energy density batteries. Current… more

Dynamic Frequency Passive Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … of the collected radio frequency signals to optical frequencies, where these signals are relatively narrowband and can be processed using conventional photonic components. Optical up-conversion is accomplished using our own high speed (up to 300 GHz) lithium niobate… more

Ruggedized, Ultra-Compact, High Dynamic Range, Dual-Output Wideband Electro-Optic Modulator

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …d detection scheme to achieve short noise limited NF performance and modulation OIP3 limited spurious free dynamic range (SFDR). PSI has a unique background to perform this work based on over 10 years"experiences in developing high-speed (up to 300GHz) lithium niobate (LN)… more

Improve Energy Source for NDI Equipment Tools

Company: PH Matter, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … equipment is typically hand-held, and used by maintenance crew in flight lines and hangars to inspect 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… more

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

Company: IsoTherapeutics Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … EM mass separation is used in the production of enriched stable isotopes; however, the successful development of an economically viable EM facility for the production of short-lived medical isotopes presents new challenges. Primary issues involve ion… 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: … R & D, production development and system integration. Another important benefit of using OPV is the impact on the environment. Each 100 MW of installed OPV panels will save 80,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. Each 100 MW of OPV will also replace 300 tons of batteries… more

Physiologically Compatible Hemodialysis through Advanced Dialysate Regeneration

Company: Chemica Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … system, the investigators will use various surface chemistry techniques to develop an adsorption system effective for regenerating spent dialysate containing a wide spectrum of uremic toxins AND maintain nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins and essential ions.… more

Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) Software to Accelerate Underwater Acoustic Autonomous Modeling and Processing

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: 3 Phoenix, Inc. proposes to develop and evaluate technology that provides a substantial improvement in processing capability for autonomous sonar processing. Improved signal processing, automated classification and propagation models place additional loads on battery power. 3Pi… more

Thermal Isolation Technology for Large-Format Li-ion Batteries

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Large format lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with ineffective cell isolation are potentially hazardous when exposed to conditions such as crush, overcharge, discharge, high temperature and internal short circuit. The recent Boeing incidents… more

High Voltage Lithium Ion Reserve Battery

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Thermal batteries are primary batteries containing solid cathodes and anodes sandwiched around an inorganic solid electrolyte that remains inert under ambient conditions until melted using pyrotechnic materials. Today"s SOTA thermal… more

Improved LHE Zn-Ni and Cd Plating Process

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … significant reductions in OO-ALC overhaul workflow times, energy usage, depot process inventory, and new spares costs. Reduced processing time will lead to significant cost savings for the USAF and industry. In this Phase I SBIR effort, ES3 will design a battery of tests… more

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

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. However, it is technically challenging to periodically pole large-aperture chips with high fidelity, and none are commercially available. AdvR, Inc., proposes an innovative approach to produce cm-scale large-aperture periodically-poled magnesium oxide- doped lithium… more

Size-Resolved Chemistry of Newly-Formed Atmospheric Particles

Company: Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … the entire condensation-charging-evaporation process to a few tens of milliseconds, thereby minimizing the opportunity for chemical artifacts. Thermal desorption chemical ionization mass spectrometry data obtained using our condensation-evaporation system show clean ion… more

One Micrometer Resolution Structured Scintillator for Hard X-Ray Image Detection

Company: AGILTRON, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … high energy X-rays on the synchrotron light source facility at the Lab. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Potential applications of the composite scintillator include, but are not limited to industrial facilities that use x-rays, neutrons, electron beams, or ion… more

Liquid Desiccant System for Combined Humidity and Chloride Control

Company: AIL Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … CMS. The proposed work will study (1) liquid desiccant conditioners that use membranes to prevent droplet carryover, (2) two-stage regenerators that can almost halve the thermal energy required by the CMS, and (3) non- corrosive alternatives to the traditional lithium… more

Enhanced Capacitive Deionization using Carbon Electrodes Conformally Coated with Metal Oxides by Atomic Layer Deposition

Company: ALD NanoSolutions Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …of these carbon electrodes accounts for ~50% of the capital cost of a CDI system. Higher capacitance is derived from adding metal oxide coatings to the carbon electrodes that are employed for CDI. Metal oxide coatings are electrochemically active and store additional ions on… more

Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor

Company: RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … application will be designed, including evaluation of key algorithms needed to determine isotope identity. The final product will be an instrument primarily geared to first responders. It will be compact, easily transportable and possibly worn, battery operable and… more

Theory-Based High-QE Photocathode Development

Company: RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: While substantial advancements have been made in realizing tube based large area detectors such as the Large Area Picosecond Photo-Detector (LAPPD), there is widespread agreement in the cathode community that a higher QE bialkali cathode is possible, and that the present… more

Expendable Acoustic Source for AUV Based Geoacoustic and Geotechnical Survey Operations

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The EAS will be deployed by an LBS-UUV to conduct Naval Oceanographic Surveys in shallow water. The unit will consist of a housing containing a projector, a programmable power amplifier assembly, and a battery pack. The EAS projector will be designed to maximize the percentage… more

High-Performance Proton Exchange Membranes for Electrolysis Cells

Company: Amsen TechNologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Improvements in performance of the components are needed for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, which is one of the key technologies for DOEs hydrogen production plan. In particular, high- performance ion-exchange membranes are needed that can withstand… more

High Efficiency Electric Power Manager for Man-Portable Photovoltaic Systems

Company: APECOR Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Apecor will develop an advanced portable power manager for rapid field recharging of military rechargeable batteries from foldable photovoltaic (PV) panels as well as scavenged energy from any available power source. This power manager will be to directly support the soldier… more

Self Powered Biosensors

Company: Archinoetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Within the military, the proliferation of batteries required by the dismounted warfighter continues to be troublesome, both from the standpoint of weight and the need for replacement. Energy-harvesting technologies, which collect energy from naturally occurring motions, offer… more

Highly Efficient, High Power Density GaN-based DC-DC Converters for Grid-Tied Energy Storage Applications

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …for grid-tied energy storage applications. The project approach will utilize a soft switching dual active bridge DC-DC converter with state-of-the-art GaN power semiconductor switches and advanced power packaging techniques to efficiently transform energy from a battery energy… more

Wireless Power for Battlefield Airmen Operation

Company: ArmorWorks, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …g to integrate wireless inductive power transfer technology on two prototype tactical vests. The focus of the phase II program would be the development and evaluation of a full-scale inductive power transfer system on a PRC-152 radio by both modifying and interfacing its battery… more

Pulse Power and Energy Sources for High Power Microwave and High Power Laser

Company: ASR Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … in excess of 100 Hz. When the oscillator is fully charged, an internal switch closes and the oscillator will begin to oscillate with the chosen antenna load to generate a wideband radiated signal. A secondary prime power supply will be based on thermal batteries for those… more