Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … resource that is currently produced from a few helium-rich natural gas reservoirs, is in rapid decline as these currently viable rich reserves are being depleted. The new technology being developed herein is required to recover helium from vast natural gas reservoirs … more

Novel CO2 Gas Sensors for Autonomous Measurement of Ocean Carbon

Company: Dioxide Materials, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … the algorithms and electronics to lower the noise, determining whether it is necessary to thermostat the sensors or use calibration gases. Our sensor is so small, that thermostating the sensor would only require 40 milliwatts of power, while a 2 milliliter syringe would… more

Self Powered Krypton-85 Wireless Sensor for Fuel Cycle Gas Emissions

Company: Ayers Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is an urgent need for an instrument that can quickly measure the concentration of Plutonium and other Actinides mixed with Uranium in liquids containing dissolved spent fuel rods for process control applications. Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to develop an x-ray… more

Analytical Processes for Predicting Nanosecond Response of Highly Rate-Sensitive Materials

Company: Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Ballistic and blast protection of both the crew and vital equipment onboard U.S. Navy surface ships and carriers is a critical component in the design of topside structures on these vessels. Materials such as glass, Plexiglas and polyurea are being considered and implemented for… more

Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. (QED) Mission Module Handling Device (MMHD) is designed to meet the Navys requirements of minimizing the deck point loading while lifting and omni-directionally maneuvering ISO containers and Twenty foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) aboard both… more

Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The QED team proposes to study an active motion compensation platform supported by a self-contained air cushion system. The Phase II study will evaluate the ability of the'Ramp Motion Control Platform'(RMCP) to support and control the LMSR stern ramp through a range of… more

HERMES-Based X-Ray Strip Detector

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … for transitioning the initial laboratory-built prototype into a robust and reliable commercial instrument. Phase II accomplished the research and engineering needed to produce an advanced engineering prototype of that conceptual design. In addition, the prototype contained… more

Highline gondola system for personnel and equipment transfer

Company: The Glosten Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …enhances turbine availability which in turn increases annual energy production yielding an overall reduction in the levelized cost of energy. Most personnel and equipment transfer systems developed to date comprise of a rigid gangway which is deployed from a vessel and which… more

Engineering Sensors for Towed Array Reliability

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, and improved reliability. The use of previous SBIR technologies has the potential to increase all of these. These reliability improvements are based on simplified architecture and corresponding connector reduction, lower power, and the use of pressure vessels to protect… more

Visualization Framework for Navy Tactical Applications

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple systems currently fielded onboard various Navy platforms containing incoherent USW C2 capabilities. These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, CFn and SWFTS. The redundant and overlapping capabilities… more

Environmental Control Unit with Integrated Thermal Storage

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes the development of an Environmental Control Unit (ECU) that uses an integrated Phase Change Material (PCM) to provide thermal energy storage. The PCM is contained within the system. During the thermal energy regeneration or… more

Aircraft Mission Planning Equipment (MPE) Obsolescence

Company: Visionary Products Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, ruggedized, plug compatible, upgradeable system with higher capacities than current systems and has the ability to address additional"digital only"features. Specific features to be added will be addressed in the investigation, but might include on-cartridge… more

Controllable and Adaptable Lateral Support System

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …a controllable missile lateral support system that reacts automatically to shock and vibration inputs. The proposed design concept will utilize a smart material to provide automatically controllable shock and vibration damping for variable payload weights contained within the… more

Imaging through low-visibility fire smoke for ship-board navigation of robotic fire-fighting systems

Company: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The goals of this Phase II project are to develop a prototype vision system and demonstrate its capability of locating boundaries and obstructions, normally 15 feet away, within one second in scenarios containing smoke from a real fire. This vision system needs to be compact and… more

High Sea State Automated Deployment and Retrieval of Towed Bodies from a Small Surface Platform

Company: Advanced Technology & Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … Retrieval System (DRS) employs a semi-active approach to accommodate high sea state conditions. Active sensing of relative motion is coupled with passive, compliant mechanisms to ensure safe operations in the presence of significant wave induced motion of the host vessel. A… more

Sensing and Control Technology to Assist in Vehicle Launch and Recovery

Company: Advanced Technology & Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Launch and recovery (L & R) of manned and unmanned systems from ships is very challenging. The relative motion between the ship and the vessel being recovered is the primary source of the difficulty. It is often difficult and time consuming to match the motion of the capture… more

Expendable Acoustic Source for AUV Based Geoacoustic and Geotechnical Survey Operations

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The EAS will be deployed by an LBS-UUV to conduct Naval Oceanographic Surveys in shallow water. The unit will consist of a housing containing a projector, a programmable power amplifier assembly, and a battery pack. The EAS projector will be designed to maximize the percentage… more

In-node Processing for Low Power Target Detection, Classification, Localization,&Tracking

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As a company experienced in passive acoustic sensor and signal processing design and development, Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. (AD & D) understands that the ability to detect and classify sea-born vessels with a very high Probability of Correct Classification… more

Wireless Power for Battlefield Airmen Operation

Company: ArmorWorks, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … technology on two prototype tactical vests. The focus of the phase II program would be the development and evaluation of a full-scale inductive power transfer system on a PRC-152 radio by both modifying and interfacing its battery. Because a mating vest/pouch that contains… more

Image Quality Indicator(s) and Software for Computed Radiography (CR)

Company: Lickenbrock Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. The Phase I project will involve fabrication and testing of the new IQI"s, and development and proof-of-principle demonstration of the first software algorithms. In Phase II the IQI"s will be further developed, and a comprehensive and self-contained version of… more

Low Cost, High Reliability Proximity Switches

Company: BHTechnology, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: a novel family of proximity switchs is proposed based on EM technology field perturbation.This technology enables the proximity switch to be low cost, light weight, highly accurate and meets all MIL_PRF_24711B requirements. The proposed switch can be used in new NAVY vessel… more

Robust RF Photocathodes

Company: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … expense for these cathodes, commercial use is impractical for most applications. Photocathodes with long lifetime are needed to make photoguns cost effective for commercial applications. CCR and the University of Maryland are applying controlled porosity reservoir… more

Efficient Light Weight Propulsion for Small Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Company: Candent Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … II of the SBIR will complete the final design of the waterjet, continue the development of the engine and its performance optimization, and will also fabricate and test a number of complete propulsion systems. The project will also fabricate a number of prototype vessel (USV)… more

Late Award - Optimizing the Cost and Performance of Composite Cylinders for H2 Storage using a Graded Construction

Company: Composite Technology Development, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The U.S. DOE is very interested in promoting on-board vehicular hydrogen storage systems that will enable a driving range of greater than 300 miles while meeting packaging, cost, safety, and performance requirements. State-of-the-art hydrogen storage vessels that meet these… more

Materials Ontology Design and Development (MODD)

Company: DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … an ontology to realize the goals of linked data within the materials domain. As a direct result of Phase I research, the MODD ontology will link knowledge from a variety of existing materials databases. Additionally, because unstructured text, e.g. journal articles, contain… more