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Thermal Isolation Technology for Large-Format Li-ion Batteries

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … has shown that catastrophic failure in large-format Li-ion packs involves a complex chain of events that could, perhaps, be interrupted at several points along the failure chain and by several features in the battery design. In the event of cell failure, propagation of … more

Advanced Finned-tube Heat Exchanger with an Integrated Phase Distributor

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes the development of an advanced finned-tube heat exchanger with an integrated phase distributor. Studies have shown that the heat transfer improvements available in the commercial market allow for smaller and lighter heat… more

Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Company: Alpha Omega Electromagnetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … independent three-beam transmit array antenna for use on a GPS satellite that will completely fulfill this need. AOE will focus its attention on active phased array solutions in order arrive at an architecture that exhibits graceful degradation and distributes power and heat… more

Phase Change Thermal Buffers for Environmental Control Unit Efficiency Improvement

Company: Aqwest Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … while offering major savings in energy consumption. The Aqwest innovative TES concepts for ECU allow for effective thermal coupling between the ECU and the PCM, which translates to>10% in energy use savings. In particular, our innovative PCM packaging and heat… more

Next-Generation Micro-chip Carrier for Cooling of Satellite Payload Electronics

Company: ThermAvant Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A chip carrier for high power density electronics made from low CTE materials and embedded with an oscillating heat pipe will be applied to a real world satellite electronics device to transform high heat flux (e.g. 100-300W/cm2) at the device package to a lower heat… more

Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Company: Auriga Measurement Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … when compared to using separate package parts for each function. The Gallium Nitride (GaN) MMIC chip integrated with transmit and receive (T/R) functions will populate the array face. With improved GaN PA efficiency and fewer part counts, combined with new heat pipe… more

Aqueous Based Automatic Fire Extinguishing System

Company: BlazeTech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … and a secondary, longer duration fire from ignition of vehicle fuel, tires, engine, or the surrounding environment. The Marines are concerned about soldiers being trapped in their vehicles while incapacitated. They are also concerned about the effect of wet and humid heat on… more

High Power Density, High Efficiency Advanced Generator for DEW Systems

Company: Candent Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid state RF and millimeter wave weapons systems require substantial power to operate. Pure solid state systems have limited energy density and require charging over the typical use cycle. The directed energy system must be compact enough to mount on a vehicle such as a HMMWV,… more

A General Solver Framework for Radiative Heat Transfer Models in Combustion Systems

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern combustion systems such as liquid rocket engines and gas turbines are characterized by high operating pressures and temperatures due to increased power-density. Thermal radiation has significant impact on both heat fluxes at the wall and on physical phenomena controlling… more

Fast, Anatomy and Physiology Based Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … and localized thermal response of tissue to RF exposure. In phase I we have developed novel adaptive Octree mesh model of a human body and a 3D high accuracy thermal solver coupled to multicompartmental model of cardiovascular blood flow, tissue perfusion and heat… more

Exhaust Heat Capture Ration Heating System (EHC-RHS)

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current field ration heating systems use fossil fuels as the primary energy source. The use of additional fossil fuels during food preparation increases the frequency of resupply missions and consequently leads to more attacks on supply convoys. Approaches for heating food… more

Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. … more

Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Company: CUSTOM MMIC DESIGN SERVICES INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … MMIC or a multi-MMIC package will generate the best combination of performance and versatility, especially when upgrading single sections. Finally the package itself will be re-engineered for a new design that combines exceptional RF performance with optimal heat… more

A Variable Pulse Width, Voltage, and Repetition Frequency IGBT-based High Power Radio Frequency Source Driver

Company: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … driver capable of meeting the Navy"s requirements. The proposed driver is based on EHT"s Integrated Power Module (IPM), which is an innovative, highly modular IGBT-based system designed as a high power solid-state RF tube replacement for current drive and heating… more

Passive Wireless Corrosion-Monitoring Tags

Company: EngeniusMicro, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … propose a passive wireless sensor platform for the monitoring of corrosion on aircraft and for stored aircraft components. Multiple volumes, chambers, and compartments within aircraft are susceptible to corrosion damage because they are exposed to moisture, they trap heat,… more

Smart Anti-Tamper Conformal Coating System for Electronic Circuits

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … that will provide comprehensive protection of CT against tamper events including X-ray imaging, SEM, focused ion beam, IR imaging, and power analysis attacks. The full coating system will be engineered to have high thermal conductivity sufficient to enable rapid heat… more

Multi-Stage, Multi-Phase, High Efficiency, Intelligent, Electrical Energy Conversion Unit for Navy and USMC

Company: Global Technology Connection, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … based upon sliding mode or predictive control techniques complementing resonance switching will be developed to enable high efficiency power conversion. The universal power converter will be assessed according to size, weight, volumetric power density, efficiency, heat,… more

Electronic Circuit Anti-Tamper Conformal Coating

Company: GVD Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ct critical program information (CPI) found in the software of weapon systems used by the US Military and its allies. Current state-of-the-art AT coatings applied to circuit boards containing CPI do not protect from electrical probing attacks and do not offer adequate heat… more

Magnesium Diboride DC and Data Cables for Digital-RF Systems

Company: HYPRES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … chips attached to the cryocooler. High-quality DC and RF cables are currently made of normal metals and are optimized for specific current and frequency ranges respectively. This current design, a result of a decade-long evolution, is well optimized to minimize heat load… more

Regenerable Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Based on Novel Macroporous Ion Exchange Resins for Closed-Circuit Breathing Apparatus

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … apparatus. This sorbent eliminates dusting, operates at a much more neutral pH value, has potential for increased carbon dioxide capacity, and is more tolerant of high levels of humidity. Additionally, the sorbent eliminates ice packs by creating no noticeable heat of reaction… more

Waste Heat Recovery for Tray Ration Heating

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … forward deployed sites has the potential to greatly improve the safety of our Marines. The burdened cost of fuel to the battlespace in both lives and dollars has grown to a level that demands innovation to reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency. The Tray Ration Heating… more

Low-Cost Phase-Distribution Enhancement for Two-Phase Heat Exchangers

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …nser is single-phase superheated vapor and therefore uniform flow distribution through multiple parallel microchannel arrays is easily achieved. Manufacturers are interested in exploiting the same benefits by replacing the tube-fin evaporator coil with a microchannel heat… more

Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (PCM-TES) for ECU Efficiency Improvement

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal presents an hourly thermal load analysis for shelters cooled by 9,000 and 18,000 Btu/hr environmental control units (ECUs). This model suggests a highly variable heat load throughout a standard hot-dry day that can vary by a factor of 20 from the lowest to highest… more

In-Plane Conductivity Improvement to Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials (MSC P4146)

Company: Materials Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … are utilizing more sophisticated and higher powered electronics in the pursuit of extended missile range, improved accuracy and precision targeting for striking enemy threats. Tight packaging and sophistication of these electronic systems can generate significant heat loads,… more

Processing of Metal Powders for Enhanced Combustion Efficiencies

Company: MATSYS, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … metal particles are now coated with an oxide layer. In some applications, these metallic powder particles are intended to participate in an exothermic reaction and release energy upon shock or impact loading. The existence of an oxide layer requires the heating of the… more