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Dynamic Macroparticle filtering for copper on RF couplers

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerators require a critical component that connects the radiofrequency power supply that is warm, to the accelerator cavity that is very cold. Making this coupler insulating on the outside, so that it blocks heat from going into the cold region… more

Energetic Condensation Coating of Cu on Stainless Steel for High Power Couplers

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Superconducting radiofrequency accelerators require a critical component that connects the radiofrequency power supply (which is warm) to the accelerator cavity (which is very cold). This coupler component must be insulating on the outside to block heat from going into the cold… more

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 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

Enhanced Dropwise Condensation for Improved Dry Cooling Efficiency

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, resulting in higher energy consumption and operating costs. However, dry cooling is a necessary process in areas where cooling water supply is not available due to competing demands for water. The inefficiencies in dry cooling are largely due to the condensation heat… more

An Innovative VOCs Incinerator

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An innovative, high destruction efficiency, and low fuel consumption VOCs incinerator is proposed to reduce VOCs from condensate tank, or other low heat value waste gas emissions from different air pollution sources. The proposed technology use highly effective heat… more

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

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … conversion chips that have an aperture up to 10 mm. To accomplish this objective, AdvR will modify its existing submount poling apparatus and electrodes to accommodate chips up to a 10 x10 mm. An important part of this modification will be the redesign of a heating… 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

new SPM platform for heated probe AFM and Mass Spectrometry for naNoscale chemical analysis

Company: Anasys Instruments Corp Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The AFM-MS product resulting from this proposal will have two main benefits: a) Adding nanoscale spatial resolution to Mass Spectrometry (MS) industry b) Adding nanoscale chemical recognition to the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) technique. This will be achieved by using Anasys proprietary… more

Phase Change Thermal Buffers for Environmental Control Unit Efficiency Improvement

Company: Aqwest LLC 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

Low Cost Oxygen Enriched Air by Membrane Separation

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Oxygen enriched air (OEA) can be a valuable tool to enhance combustion processes, reduce CO2 emissions per unit of heat generated and also concentrate CO2 to enhance subsequent CO2 concentration ahead of CO2 sequestering. OEA reduces the presence of parasitic nitrogen and… more

High Temperature High Efficiency PEM Electrolysis

Company: Giner Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … membranes for electrolysis suffer from low efficiency, low mechanical strength and high hydrogen crossover at the high pressures needed for direct refueling. The DOE has identified a need for high-pressure electrolyzer efficiencies to reach 76% based on lower heating value… 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

Silicon Carbide MOSFET-based Full-Bridge for Fusion Science Applications

Company: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …PAs) have a wide variety of applications within the fusion science community, including feedback and control systems for dynamic plasma stabilization in tokamaks, inductive and arc plasma sources, Radio Frequency (RF) helicity and flux injection, RF plasma heating and… 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