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Multi-Source Integrated Cooling Heating and Power System

Company: Energy Quest Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The purpose of the project is to develop and deliver an integrated cooling, heating, and power system that operates from multiple energy sources can be easily incorporated onto a building similar to a standard air conditioning system. The objective of the project is… more

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

Gear Coatings for Loss of Lubrication Application

Company: Acree Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … to provide a substantial improvement in the gear lifetime of rotorcraft power transmission systems following loss-of-lubrication. The high temperature compatible, self-lubricating coating is a nanocomposite material that offers lubricity to reduce frictional heating,… 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

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

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … Force (AF) platforms. Examples of critical applications of interest to the AF include that require improved thermal management include modern aircraft, directed energy systems, and satellites. TIMs aim to ensure a continuous thermal conductivity path between the heat source… 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

Enhanced Dropwise Condensation for Improved Dry Cooling Efficiency

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. 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, Inc. 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

Bulk Non-Equilibrium Materials by Shockwave Consolidation

Company: TXL Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …imposition of dynamic pressures in excess of 10 GPa to accomplish densification and interparticle bonding without the attendant grain growth and loss of non-equilibrium features that occur with other powder metallurgy approaches. A series of post-consolidation heat treatments… 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

Post-Damage Kinematic Simulation of Complex Mechanical Systems

Company: ATA Engineering, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … the nonlinear multi-body dynamics capabilities of a commercially available finite element (FE) code, namely Abaqus, to simulate the post-event kinematic operation of a system subject to high intensity loading that may include damage or yielding. Rather than using a purely… 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

Novel Sacrificial Fibers for Microvascular Composites with Embedded Thermal Management Devices

Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Aurora will demonstrate on our automated fiber placement (AFP) machine that we are able to lay up composite panels that contain sacrificial fibers that can be thermally decomposed to create a microvascular network of small cavities that allow the panel to act as a … 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

Hot Surface Ignition Apparatus for Aviation Fuels

Company: BlazeTech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … no such well-accepted characterization protocols for hot surface ignition temperature measurements. We propose the development of a small scale hot surface ignition apparatus that accounts for various coupled processes such as liquid injection, drop formation, turbulence, heat… 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

Biologically-inspired low light integrated vision systems

Company: Centeye, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, including deep inside caves, tunnels, pipes, or other structures. 2) Enabling air vehicles to operate at night, using only starlight or airglow for ambient illumination, including underneath forest canopies or deep in urban canyons. 3) Stealthy operation in pure dark… 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