Abstract:Fault to Failure Progression (FFP) signature modeling and processing is a new method for applying condition-based signal data to detect degradation, to identify fault modes, and to produce system estimates for State of Health (SoH) and Remaining Useful Life (RUL). The base technology has been… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Ridgetop Group will develop design tools to facilitate fabrication of obsolete, radiation-hardened, precision analog components. The methodology that is developed and validated during the nine-month Phase I SBIR program will be transitioned into an easy-to-use prototype software tool… more
Abstract:The proposed solution concepts are intended to provide a replacement seating system coupled with a device to more safely and easily move cargo along the length of the aircraft. The seating system is focused on reducing installation and removal time and stowed volume, while also reducing the chance… more
Abstract:Safe, Inc. proposes a physical shield to protect spherical bearings from the abrasive particulate. Since many rotorcraft rod-ends are installed in exposed locations, sand and dirt cause damage to the spherical bearings and their liners. By preventing these particulate from contacting the spherical… more
Abstract:Transportable energy storage systems for grid applications serve several functions including integration and intermittency mitigation of renewables, improving grid stability and reliability by providing new capacity that can be deployed quickly and they provide a cost effective way to balance the… more
Abstract:High Energy accelerators and colliders are becoming increasingly compact and switching devices such as thyratron tubes are replaced by solid state switches such as IGBT, IGCT and MOSFET devices, operating at voltages of 3KV to 6.0+KV with peak currents of 0.5-6.0+KA. Klystron modulators built… more
Abstract:In austere and inaccessible environments, transport of critical medical, chemical and/or biological samples can be difficult. In this SBIR Phase I, a technical feasibility trade space is used to evaluate technologies used to preserve biomolecules, such as DNA, RNA, and bacterial at room… more
Abstract:During Phase I of this effort, ZONA Technology, Inc. significantly improved the medium fidelity design and analysis capability of NASA's MDAO architecture by successfully adding ZONA CAE tools such as ZAERO, ZEUS, ASTROS and ZMORPH synergistically integrated within a ModelCenter MDAO framework.… more
Abstract:The overall objective of this multi-phase project is to explore, develop, integrate, and test several innovative structural design concepts and new material possibilities that will fully leverage the expertise of the ZONA/Boeing Team for enhancing the current state-of-the-art of aircraft design. The… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop materials and manufacturing processes that enable aerospace composite materials to be produced without an autoclave. To ensure the best material quality and reliability, aerospace composites are processed inside autoclaves that… more
Abstract:Energy storage is an issue for high energy and high power applications. Batteries typically offer high energy densities with low power densities. For capacitors, the energy to power ratio is reversed. Therefore, capacitors have been limited to pulsed power applications that require high… more
Abstract:Legacy refractory materials that have origins dating to the original Saturn program are commonly used in current launch facilities. Although they failure to meet the target requirements, they are the only approved material. Our research team proposed to develop an ultra high temperature refractory… more
Abstract:A key focus of the United States government"s energy policy is to develop technologies that will allow the country to reduce Green House Gases by 80% by 2050. In support of this effort, the US Secretary of the Navy has developed a set of energy goals which include producing at least 50% of… more
Abstract:RF photonic links provide an attractive approach to minimizing the impact of an electromagnetic attack on defense and commercial communications infrastructure. A key component in an RF photonic link is an electro-optic (EO) modulator, and current commercially available EO modulators are not able to… more
Abstract:TIPD LLC proposes to develop a compact and efficient multi-spectral laser system with four spectral bands at 532 nm, 685 nm, 700 nm, and 735 nm for airborne detection of ocean mines. The diode pumped solid-state laser system consists of a master oscillator and power amplifier (MOPA) laser, a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: TIPD, LLC proposes to design and construct a 3D visualization system that would implement a 3D database capable of ingesting, conflating, and aligning a wide range of static and dynamic data. The system will implement a massively parallel computation and display engine capable of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The development of robust, ultra-light weight, low-cost electrically tunable nanocomposites with the ability to efficiently absorb the electromagnetic radiation in strategic bands in the RF and microwave region is anticipated to provide valuable armor for electronic devices that suffer… more
Abstract:In this Phase I program, MER will work with Prof. James Williams of Ohio State University (OSU) to identify and fabricate new titanium alloys of interest to the Navy. The alloys will be fabricated using a low cost DDM process in place at MER which utilizes a plasma transferred arc welding torch as… more
Abstract:MER and the University of Arizona (U of A) will carry out a multi-scale investigation on the flotation of Mountain Pass ore at different aqueous conditions, such as collector type and dosage, auxiliary reagent, and temperature. Froth flotation has been ap
Abstract:The goal of this research is to investigate transformational and environmentally efficient electrochemical and hydrometallurgical methods for extraction and recovery of rhenium from recycled superalloys or other rhenium-containing materials. The primary f
Abstract:This proposal seeks to develop a viable, cost-effective industrial technique for production of ultrastrong, flexible and tough carbon fibers composed of double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNTs) combined with a small amount of polymer matrix, based on a continuous process for manufacturing these fibers… more
Abstract:Producing complex net shape, narrow, long, and curved lubrication channels within the body of an investment cast article using controlled solidification investment casting (CSIC) process is a technically challenging problem. MER is proposing a novel technology to resolve the CSIC technical… more
Abstract:Future hypersonic sea-level launch systems require high-density nosetips that can handle extreme heat loads in highly oxidizing conditions, survive>30 kg axial mechanical loads,>10 kg transverse balloting loads, thermal shock from surface temperature rise of 2000°C/sec from a Mach 8 launch… more
Abstract:This SBIR Navy Phase I Project proposes to scale up MER"s window technology to make larger, stronger, monolithic windows from spinel polycrystalline ceramic. This proposal presents a solution to the Navy"s need for durable, monolithic, infrared-transmitting sensor windows with hot pressed… more
Abstract:MER plans to produce 12"diameter hyper-hemispherical domes and 10"diameter aspheric lenses of transparent spinel for the optic purposes during this program. Spinel was chosen because of its properties such as high transmission in the UV-Vis and Mid-IR wavelength range of 0.2 5.5µm, it is… more
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