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Magnesium and Manganese Silicides For Efficient And Low Cost Thermo-Electric Power Generation

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: There is a current need for technology that can convert waste heat to electric power in an effort to achieve significant improvements in fuel efficiency and lessen our dependence on environmentally hazardous, foreign produced fuels. Thermoelectric Power Generation (TEPG) is the… more

Wind Tunnel High Temperature Heater Element

Company: C9 Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: C9 Proposes to Develop a high Temperature Heating Element to Augment the Wind Tunnel at AEDC. The element will be fabricated by molding a creamic composite molding compound using methods developed for other defense and commercial applications. The element will be… more

Flexible and Enhanced Active Thermal Strap (FEATS) for Satellite Thermal Management

Company: LoadPath, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …. Because of our ever-increasing dependence on the services they provide, we expect future electronic products to have improved reliability and increased performance. Microelectronic devices, an essential component of modern electronic systems, are subject to heat generation… more

SBIR Phase I: Polyoxometalate-Based Conductometric Cell

Company: Spectradyn Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … and monitoring infrastructure. It will be of interest to a wide spectrum of customers: municipal facilities, beverage producers, hospitals, hotels, laundry facilities, and industrial plants. Water hardness creates a variety of problems negatively affecting efficiency of heat… more

SBIR Phase I: Designing an Immune System Response Into High-Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials (CMC)

Company: Free Form Fibers L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … affordable high-quality SiC fibers to our target markets. These markets include military and aerospace (turbo machinery, rockets, advanced structures), automobile, energy and other industries that require advanced materials with exceptional strength, stiffness, heat resistance… more

Process Intensification by Integrated Reaction and Distillation for Synthesis of Bio-Renewable Organic Acid Esters

Company: E3tec Service, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …, or perhaps to TRL-6, with focus on licensing the technology to industrial partner(s). In terms of the DOE BioEnergys Stage-Gate process, Phase II will advance the technology from Stage-2 to Stage-3. The major tasks consists of a) development of design methodology of heat… more

Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Improvement Via Variable Compression and Expansion Ratios

Company: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …, particularly during cold starting and warmup. The two-step lifter provides two different valve lift profiles. On the intake valve, the reduced lift profile causes early increases the effective compression ratio. On the exhaust valve, early closing retains heat and fuel that… more

Bio-fuel Reforming for High-Efficiency Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Generators

Company: Acumentrics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …oses to utilize the unique properties of bio-fuel to deliver an integral reformer system that will directly utilize the thermal and electrochemical effect of the fuel cell through Acumentrics"tubular technology. This intimate contact with the fuel cell will levelize heat… more

Low Filler-concentration Advanced Thermal Management Materials for Power Systems Components

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … systems components one of the most essential design parameters. Specifically, fifth-general military aircraft such as F-22 and F-35 employ state-of-the-art avionics, environmental control systems and electrical actuation systems requiring up to five times the heat load over… more

Development of Novel Cooling and Temperature Monitoring for High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating Applications

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solution, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Temperature control has been a major concern during High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) processing since its introduction to the aerospace industry. Typically, substrate temperature must not exceed 300oF to prevent heat damage/ tempering of steel alloys, and even lower… more

Silent Cooling Technologies for Submarine Electronics

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes to develop a thermal management system for cabinet cooling that focuses on the use of silent and primarily passive cooling methods. The passive cooling methods selected have inherently low thermal resistances and will allow the ultimate heat… more

Waste Heat Recovery of Rocket Motors for Reduction of Battery Weight

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal describes a program by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) that will develop a missile engine waste heat recovery system for recharging the batteries of a missile. The proposed system will use heat pipes to transfer the waste energy from the insulation… more

Thermal Enhancements for Separable Thermal Mechanical Interfaces

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The purpose of the proposed SBIR program is to develop a thermally enhanced, separable thermal mechanical interface (STMI) that aims to significantly enhance heat transfer by providing a direct thermal path from the high power density components to the heat sink. In… more

Fast-Payback Polymeric Solar Water Heaters with Controlled Heat Transfer

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Solar water heaters are an efficient means to harvest energy from the sun to heat water for domestic use (i.e. bathing, washing dishes, etc.). However, the current solar water heating systems cost approximately $133/ft2 and have a payback period of 7-10 years, including… more

Thermoelectric Integrated Heat Exchanger for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes an innovative heat exchanger integrated with thermoelectric devices to achieve 10-15 kW additional cooling capacity to the current Liquid Cooling System (LCS) aboard the E2-D Advanced Hawkeye. The proposed heat exchanger will… more

Low Cost Radiator for Fission Power Thermal Control

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … early systems are envisioned in the 10 to 100kWe range and have an anticipated design life of 8 to 15 years with no maintenance. A non-nuclear system ground test in thermal-vacuum is planned by NASA GRC to validate technologies required to transfer reactor heat, convert the… more

Innovative High Temperature Heat Pipes for Spacecraft Nuclear Fission Systems

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …or future space transportation and surface power applications. The reactors would have an 8 to 15 year design life and should be available for a 2020 launch to support future NASA science missions. Both 1 kWe thermoelectric and 3 kWe Stirling systems have been examined. Heat… more

Thermal Management Improvements for Transmit/Receive Modules

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … (SBIR) Phase I project will develop and demonstrate a thermal ground plane (TGP) technology with improved manufacturability and reliability over previous technology generations. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. is developing ultra low thermal resistance and high heat… more

Selective Stabilization of Aluminum Nanoparticles for Combustion Enhancement of Liquid Fuels

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to enhance the combustion energy of liquid propellants via addition of stabilized aluminum nanoparticles. Aluminum oxidizes readily to create aluminum oxide and releases 30% more heat per unit… more

Torrefaction Processing of Human Fecal Waste

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …e streams. The objective of the Phase I study is to demonstrate the feasibility of this improved process using bench scale experiments. This will be accomplished in three tasks: 1) design and construct bench scale processing unit that can accommodate different modes of heating… more

Regenerable Sorbent for Combined CO2, Water, and Trace-Contaminant Capture in the Primary Life Support System (PLSS)

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …2) a single sorbent possessing the capability to remove CO2, H2O, and trace contaminants; (3) monolithic sorption unit to provide the following functions: (a) CO2 sorbent; (b) H2O sorbent; (c) trace-contaminants sorbent; (d) low pressure drop; (e) good thermal management (heat… more

Fast Payback Solar Water Heater

Company: Aerophase, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … supplies. Currently, the high cost of solar hot water systems discourages alternatives to Natural gas, Propane and electric water heaters. It is the primary objective of the proposed SBIR phase I & amp; II projects to develop a very low cost solar water heating system… more

Re-generable Field Emission Cathodes

Company: Aerophysics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …. The most promising technology for meso-scale neutralizers is field emission. In field emission, electrons are extracted directly from a cold bulk solid material by an intense applied electric field at the solid-vacuum interface with no gas flow and no heating required. … more

Thermoelectric Power Platform for In-Situ Monitoring of Nuclear Spent Fuel Storage

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Dry storage systems are designed to safely confine the used nuclear fuel by providing radiation shielding, heat dissipation and protection of fuel assemblies from outside elements. To avoid dry storage system breach due to material deterioration or other factors, sensors can be… more

Carbon Foam for Beam Stop Application

Company: ALLCOMP, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … that could be avoided with a solid core beam stop. Largely due to radionuclide issues, DESY (Europes XFEL host) is planning on using conventional nuclear grade graphite solid core to stop ~600kW of power. The graphite stops the electrons, and the associated heat is… more