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Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable Aperture

Company: Virtual EM Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Virtual EM is proposing a solution for achieving electrically small high-efficiency VHF transmit antennas suitable for use on medium size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In the proposed approach, maximum use of the UAV"s airframe for the antenna improves radiation… more

Radiation Hardening of Point-Of-Load (POL) Converters

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …, high efficiency, Point-of-Load (POL) converters to replace the centrally tailored power distribution approaches of the past. This Phase II effort will establish and demonstrate an approach to a ruggedized, Mil-Spec, extended temperature range, and monolithic radiation … more

Strategically Radiation-Hardened Star Tracker

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … operational systems to meet a growing national defense threat, and lowers system cost through increased procurement of unique spacecraft components. The scope of this Phase II SBIR is to develop a low-cost, size, weight, and power (SWAP) strategically radiation … more

Next Generation vacuum Nanoelectric Device

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … VFE triode configurations. As a prototype demonstration device, Scientic and Vanderbilt will develop a novel low noise/low distortion VFE differential amplifier, which achieves the properties of ultrafast switching speed and insensitivity to temperature and radiation.… more

Low-power Cross-Correlator ASIC

Company: Pacific Microchip Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … resulting data rate is 700Gb/s. This data has to be pre-processed aboard the satellite before it can be transmitted to Earth for further processing. One of the steps of such data processing is cross-correlation. For a space borne instrument, power dissipation and radiation… more

Multiband Metasurface for Reduced Antenna Footprint and Jamming Mitigation

Company: Kord Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … and tested in Phase II using materials suitable for space applications. The second key result will be the ability to mitigate the adverse effects from unwanted RF signals. Based on Kord"s antenna concepts, protection from broadband jamming and radiated co-site… more

Innovative designs for reliable Electro-Explosive Ordnance Devices

Company: Capco Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Through the use of innovative energetic materials, Capco proposes to improve the reliability, shelf life, EMI hardening and performance of EED devices.

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

Company: LoadPath, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … the proposed active thermal strap. The immediate targeted application of the proposed innovation is site-specific cooling of geosynchronous earth orbit military satellites. In addition to electronics hot spot cooling, other spacecraft applications include coupling radiator… more

Self-Biased Radiation Hardened Ka-Band Circulators for Size, Weight and Power Restricted Long Range Space Applications

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … are utilized to direct lower power received signals with minimal attenuation to the low noise amplifiers (LNA). As such, performance specifications of these ferrite control components, such as bandwidth, insertion loss, isolation, power handling, temperature stability, … more

Diamond Beam Flux, Timing and Position Monitors for Synchrotron Radiation Facilities

Company: Sydor Instruments, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The effectiveness of synchrotron radiation science has been hindered by the limited availability of advanced diagnostics. In many cases, the capability to produce photon fluxes has outpaced the ability to detect and measure the resultant photons. Synchrotron applications are… more

Low-Cost Radiation-Hard Nonvolatile Random-Access Memory

Company: Privatran Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: PrivaTran will measure the radiation tolerance of new resistive memory materials and will design and fabricate advanced memristor-based architectures for nonvolatile random access memory (RAM) applications that are suitable for aerospace systems. The requirements for… more

Multi-A.U. SOLAROSA Concentrator Solar Array for Space Science Missions

Company: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … of our innovative SOLAROSA technology. SOLAROSA, named for Stretched Optical Lens Architecture on Roll-Out Solar Array, is a new lightweight, high performance space solar array that enables missions through low cost, lightweight, compact stowage volume, radiation… more

Next Generation Extremely Large Solar Array System for NASA Exploration Missions

Company: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …el, PV-blanket dependent), ultra-lightweight, high deployed stiffness (10X better than current arrays), high deployed strength (10X better than current arrays), compact stowage volume (>70-80 kW/m3 BOL, 10X times better than current arrays), high reliability, high radiation… more

Rapid biodosimetry for accurate assessment of individual radiation exposure levels

Company: Active Spectrum, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A novel high-sensitivity biodosimeter technology is proposed that can perform rapid, non-invasive measurement radiation biomarkers in solid human tissues such as fingernails and teeth.

Efficient, high resolution, position sensitive liquid argon detectors

Company: Adelphi Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … detectors can be made extremely thick, they are highly efficient. With the addition of charge readout, these detectors can provide excellent energy resolution, exceeding that of sodium iodide. Since the scintillation material is a liquid, these detectors are extremely radiation… more

Development of Nanosteel Chrome Replacement HVOF Coatings on High Strength Steel Components

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solution, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … AC coatings are to eliminate spalling on Low and High Strength Steel (LSS and HSS) at, or greater than component design loads. These coatings could potentially be used on other materials that see high bending stresses such as Titanium and Precipitation Hardened steels… more

Low Cost Radiator for Fission Power Thermal Control

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … required to transfer reactor heat, convert the heat into electricity, reject waste heat, process the electrical output, and demonstrate overall system performance. This SBIR project by ACT will develop a single-facesheet Variable Conductance Heat Pipe (VCHP) radiator,… 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: … systems. There are three types of wicks that can carry this power over the distance; grooved, sintered arterial and self-venting arterial. Arterial heat pipes are the default design for spacecraft nuclear reactors; however, de-priming of the artery due to radiation… more

Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Device for Time-Resolved Chemical Imaging

Company: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … single-shot X-band UED device will have improved bunch length and beam brightness while reducing the size and capital cost of the system. Such an affordable, compact RF gun could be used to drive laser wakefield accelerators, non-recirculating coherent synchrotron radiation… more

Developing Rugged, High Quantum Efficiency, Graphene Photocathodes

Company: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … this point the use of high-QE photocathodes for the coming generation of high-brightness, high-current electron injectors seems to be a technological imperative. Therefore, the challenge before us is the development of new high-QE photocathodes that are hardened against… more

Active Laser Protection System

Company: AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … eye damage. Future threats may include frequency agile lasers. It is critical that countermeasure systems provide laser eye protection (LEP) across the visible and IR waveband. Self-activating (passive) devices where protection is activated by the incoming radiation (optical… more

Size-Resolved Chemistry of Newly-Formed Atmospheric Particles

Company: Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Atmospheric nucleation processes produce large numbers of particles. Once formed, these particles grow rapidly and may alter the formation and lifetime of clouds, and thereby influence the earths radiation balance. Rapid growth of newly formed particles has been observed in many… more

Biologically Inspired Plasmonic Integrated Multi-Color Sensors (BI-PIMS)

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … University will develop a biologically-inspired integrated sensor that can detect the UV, visible (VIS), near infrared (NIR), and mid-wave infrared (MWIR) bands. This sensor will be integrated with plasmonic filters to provide additional information from the radiation… more

Accountability Instrument Using a New Neutron-Gamma Sensor

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …an order of magnitude improvement in the ability to inventory fissile materials in domestic fuel cycle systems is required. The goal of the proposed effort is to develop a detector based on a new scintillating material capable of detecting gamma and neutron radiations… more

Solid-State Sensors and Sensor Arrays for Advanced Pipe Inspection

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Nuclear power is an important part of the Nations energy security providing 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation without the emission of gases associated with global climate change and air pollution. The DOE would like to improve and optimize the performance of nuclear power plants by improving… more