Abstract:Fresh water cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms (HAB), have potentially many adverse environmental impacts. For instance, bloom mats of filamentous algae are believed to reduce ambient light levels below those required for submerged aquatic vegetation to survive. Blue-green algae, form blooms that… more
Abstract:Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a synthetic chemical which does not occur naturally in the environment,it has been used in many commercial applications. A number of scientific findings since the late 1990's have elevated PFOAs to the category of great environmental concern beacuse of its… more
Abstract:The proposal outlines a research program for developing a novel soft-computing technology composed of an Artificial Immune System and Bayesian Belief Networks for monitoring, knowledge and information processing, and decision support infrastructure for testing of rocket engines of future spacecrafts… more
Abstract:Acellent Technologies has proposed to develop a self-powered structural health monitoring system for use in monitoring of mission critical structures such as missiles or combat vehicles in the field. The system will be completely autonomous having the capabilities for (1) Energy harvesting for… more
Abstract:Acellent Technologies proposes to develop an autonomous and automated diagnostic system for condition based maintenance (CBM) of safety critical structures for space exploration vehicles. The proposed system will provide real-time information on the integrity of critical structures on launch… more
Abstract:Acellent Technologies proposes to develop a modular plug-and-play system for satellite panel pattern recognition and structural integrity determination. The SMART Lego system will be designed to meet the challenges of the plug-and-play structures program namely (1) Allow for efficient transfer of… more
Abstract:Acellent Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop a SMART Tape system that can be used to perform rapid non-destructive evaluation in real time and provide long-term monitoring of pressure vessels in liquid rocket engines. Based on Acellent's existing SMART Layer technology, this innovative system… more
Abstract:The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of using self-assembled mono-layers to dramatically improve the cost performance of OLED displays. The OLED industry is interested in p-i-n structured OLEDs because they can be fully printed in open-air… more
Abstract:The Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of using white light-emitting polymers in a fully printable manufacturing process to dramatically improve the cost and efficiency performance of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) flat lamps. Both the OLED… more
Abstract:The future generation of both military and commercial diesel engines will operate at significantly higher temperatures and pressures than today's engines. The future combat system diesel engine operating parameters demand significant design improvement of power cylinder insulation. Increased… more
Abstract:A high-power density, Low Heat Rejection (LHR) diesel engine design for both traditional and hybrid Future Combat System (FCS) vehicle configurations is being proposed. Work under this proposal includes application of LHR engine technology to improve power density and life cycle durability of a… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to develop a multi-purpose combination type optical fiber sensor that enables simultaneous sensing of microstructural evolutions in the sensor materials and the environmental conditions such as pressure and temperature. It is very well known that materials subjected… more
Abstract:The successful execution of the current high-capacity optical-networking environment, which supports supercomputing centers at the DOE national laboratories, requires adpative and finer-grained management/set-up of necessary bandwidth and low-delay paths between distributed applications. Whereas… more
Abstract:We propose to develop "High Performance, Large Format Mid-Wave Focal Plane Arrays on Type II Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) Material". The Innovative Features of the project are: Detector Arrays on Type II SLS Material. High Performance Detector Arrays are designed on Type II SLS material. The… more
Abstract:We propose to develop "Type II Focal Plane Arrays on Strained Layer Superlattices (SLS) Material The Innovative Features of the project are: Detector Arrays on Type II Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) Material. High Performance Detector Arrays are designed on SLS material. The main advantages of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A long term goal is to improve the quality of magnetic resonance (MR) examinations of the human brain. Specifically, transmit/receive dual-tuned phosphorous-proton (31P-1H) head coil arrays capable of simultaneous operation will be developed to permit… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A long term goal is to improve the quality of magnetic resonance (MR) examinations of the fetus. Specifically, custom radio-frequency (RF) Fetal Coil Arrays will be developed to permit high-resolution examination of the central nervous system (brain, spine) and… more
Abstract:Navy ships experience rapid wear and chaffing of ship's mooring ropes against the standard deck-edge chocks requiring that they be replaced every 18 to 24 months. To minimize this significant cost, Advanced Integrated Systems, LLC (AIS) proposes a new system of replaceable chock inserts - stainless… more
Abstract:Higher Field Magnets, used in high energy physics (HEP) research, demand higher field materials such as Bi2212 round superconducting wire. The Bi2212 wire-manufacturing process depends on the coil-fabrication method and wire-insulation material. For example, the wind-and-react method requires the… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing exchange-coupled magnets with a mixture of Sm2Fe17Nx and alpha double prime-iron nitride powders as starting materials. Advanced Materials Corporation (AMC), together with Georgia Institute of Technology propose to produce… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to develop and validate a CAD tool for the rapid design of mechanically fastened repairs, bonded repairs, and hybrid repairs involving both adhesive bonding and mechanical fasteners. To allow use by non-specialists, the CAD tool will replace the current process of… more
Abstract:The U. S. Army has a need for reliable and durable in-cylinder thermal barrier coatings to reduce high power density diesel engine component structural temperatures and heat rejection. Phase I program bench testing results identified thermal barrier coating topcoat systems that reduced radiant heat… more
Abstract:Military platforms expose personnel to extreme vertical vibrations. These vibrations can induce visual-vestibular disturbance or even permanent injury, resulting in spatial-disorientation-related mishaps or decreased performance due to motion-sickness. ANCO Engineers, Inc. proposes to investigate… more
Abstract:As the global economic competition for qualified workforce increases, our country¿s ability to compete effectively in the global marketplace depends on our school systems¿ ability to create a competitive workforce. Recently, there has been an increase in expectation on American schools to perform… more
Abstract:Portable devices that can generate electricity from solar power are very attractive for many defense applications, in particular for mobile defence units. Light and durable solar cell panels would greatly simplify the logistics of military operations, such as by eliminating heavy and cumbersome… more
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