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Ultra-Low Temperature Elastomeric Seals for Aerospace Hydraulic Systems

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …de long endurance (HALE) operation can cause sections of the aircraft to experience temperatures as low as -100°F. This is particularly damaging to the landing gear hydraulics and wheels. Critical low-temp weak points within the landing gear are the elastomeric O-ring seals. … more

Microfiber-Based Closures with Hermetic Sealing for Chem Bio Protective Garments

Company: nanoGriptech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … overall protective capability of the ensemble. We demonstrated during Phase I of this project that we can design and fabricate hybrid closure systems which incorporate areas of microfiber adhesive arrays inspired by the foot-hairs found on geckos which have hermetic sealing… more

A High Power Density Rotary Engine for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … NAVAIR UAV propulsion SBIR where MER demonstrated the VS-Rotary design for a projected 50HP use. Unlike the Wankel rotary design the, VS-Rotary has vanes that move in/out along the elliptical engine case as the rotor spins. In Phase II MER will design the vane & rotor seals… more

Integral Fuel Tank Self-sealing Protection

Company: METSS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The opportunity presented under this program is to develop a next-generation, self-sealing technology that can impart self-sealing capability to the most vulnerable areas of integral aircraft fuel tanks. Targeted application of the self-sealing materials will reduce the weight… more

Novel Pre-Fire Powering and Data Transfer Links for Munitions

Company: Omnitek Partners, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, the means of transferring power into the munitions housing as well as establishing data transfer link are optical. With the proposed concepts small as well as very large amount of power in the range of a few mW to over 100 Watts or more can be transferred into sealed… more

Hermetic Seals for Chemical/Biological Protective Garments

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … are not designed to fully eliminate macroscopic and microscopic air gaps at folds, fabric surfaces, or hook-and-loop closures, and thus do not provide a hermetic barrier against exposure. Creare proposes to develop a hermetic garment closure system that seals… more

Development of Thermally Formed Plugs for Ddeepborehole Waste Disposal Appliations

Company: Olympic Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project will develop high performance sealing plugs for use in deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste and commercial wells. The technology provides a high strength, high corrosion resistant well sealing material superior to conventional cements.

Using Biomineralization Sealing for Leakage Mitigation in Shale during CO2 Sequestration

Company: Montana Emergent Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Leaky wells are a problem in the oil & amp; gas as well as the geologic carbon sequestration industry. We are developing biologically produced minerals (biocement) to seal potential leakage pathways to ensure environmentally friendly production and storage operations.

"LAPPD Commercialization Fully Integrated Sealed Detector Devices

Company: Incom Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The high energy physics (HEP) community, the scientific and medical communities and the public at large, require the availability of high sensitivity photo- sensors with improved spatial and temporal resolution that can be scaled to large areas, and manufactured in a robust, durable, and compact… more

Alternate Faceplate Materials for Improving Image Intensifier Tube Performance

Company: SA Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: There are many ways to improve night vision goggle performance, but that is often overlooked is the faceplate, which serves both as a substrate for the photocathode as well as a method for sealing the tube for high vacuum. It is usually made from Corning 7056 glass. … more

Non-Line of Sight Coating on High Strength Steel Substrate

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … Air Force applications. There are many benefits to EHC such as providing an excellent wear surface, a good corrosion barrier and it allows for surface restoration to dimensional tolerances during the repair and overhaul process. EHC also provides a good sealing surface for… more

Anti-counterfeit edible integral lens array for pharmaceuticals

Company: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …ical tablets with edible integral lens array imagery as an anti-counterfeit device where individual tablets can each be uniquely coded with a hologram-like marker with a matching, non-edible, hologram-like marker placed on the outside of the bottle or as a security seal around… more

Enhanced Magnetic Seals and Installation Practices for Rotorcraft Drive Systems

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Luna Innovations and its team members are implementing advanced material alternatives in traditional rotorcraft magnetic seal assemblies for direct Army platform applications. Specifically, the team is improving the mated pair combination of the carbon-graphite face seal… more

Air Riding Seal Technology for Advanced Gas Turbine Engines

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Rotating-to-static seals are critical components of all gas turbine engines. The seals can significantly affect the efficiency, operability, and durability of a gas turbine engine. As such, any improvements to these seals are highly desirable. Improvements… more

Environmentally-Benign Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTEE) Coating for Mold Release

Company: GVD Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … Using iCVD, GVD and optimize PTFE’s surface energy, adhesion, and durability during deposition. GVD’s iCVD deposition process has zero hazardous emissions. There are a wide variety of markets and application for GVD’s mold release coating, including seals and gaskets,… more

Self-Sealing Therapy Ostomy Pouch

Company: EDEN MEDICAL, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Eden Medical proposes to develop a Self-Sealing Therapy Ostomy Pouch (S2TOP) to stop leakage that leads to skin breakdown and trauma for ostomy care patients. The S2TOP will detect leakage, inform the patient, and prevent leakage occurrence… more

Modular Lightweight External Fuel Tank System

Company: METSS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … anticipated for advanced amphibious assault vehicles (AAAVs); 3) survivability after impact from RPG type munitions, larger API projectiles (e.g., 14.5 mm), and fragmenting munitions, as well as the hydrodynamic ram forces created by threat impact; and 4) self-sealing against… more

Valve Stem Isolation (VSI)

Company: Mide Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …ds. The valve packing gland is used to prevent water from leaking past the stem. The corrosion occurring on the valve stem can compromise the packing gland and lead to a leaking valve. The packing is a graphite bushing that is relatively soft and capable of sealing around the… more

Real-Time Health Monitoring for Solid Rocket Motors

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … SRM prime contractors. Since AgeAlert technology is potentially applicable to any product comprising polymeric components, future health monitoring applications include sensors and Smart Shelf Life tags for gun propellants, advanced composite structural materials, seals,… more

Development and Commercialization of Nanocomposite Coating Technologies

Company: Tetramer Technologies, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: There is a Global Safeguards need for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment; however, current commercial coatings for anti-tampering seals lack the sophistication… more

High Performance Thrusters for DACS Propulsion

Company: Sienna Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide matrix (SiC/Cf) composite was identified as the leading thruster construction material for SDACS for SM3-Block IIB. For SDACS propulsion applications, SiC/Cf composite surfaces must be hermetically sealed and SiC/Cf composite must be… more

Intelligent Sealant Application

Company: Systems and Materials Research Corporati Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Modern military and commercial aircraft utilize empty areas within the aircraft structure to store fuel. As such, fasteners and joints within these"wet areas"must be sealed with fuel-resistant sealant to prevent leak paths. Systems and Materials Research… more

Low Maintenance Low Cost Magnetically Actuated Valves

Company: Trex Enterprises Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … -- This can have severe impacts on mission availability, reliability, maintenance, and logistics. Trex Enterprises is proud to develop a new type of magnetically actuated low maintenance, low cost valves to the US Navy. These valves contain a completely sealed magnetic… more

Open-Cell Foam Heat Sink for High Heat Flux Electronics Cooling, Phase II

Company: Ultramet Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … a water-ethylene glycol mixture, for thermal management. Future active denial systems are expected to use up to 1024 of these submodules. Because each submodule has both an inlet and an outlet, the coolant path of each active denial system will have up to 2048 O-ring seals… more

SBIR Phase II: Microwave Heating of Reaction-Bonded Silicon Carbide Ceramics

Company: Ceralink Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project enables an innovative low cost approach to reaction bonded silicon carbide (RBSC). RBSC is a preferred material for mechanical seals, which are critical, costly components in many major manufacturing lines. The high… more