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:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Celiac disease (CD) is the most common food sensitive enteropathy known, affecting approximately 1% of the population and its incidence appears to be on the rise. In addition, non-celiac gluten sensitivity (GS) has recently been revealed to be a distinct… more
Abstract:This program will transition power regeneration and auto-anchoring technologies along with GPS denied feature based navigation developed in the phase I to a new generation of intermediate small robotic vehicle platforms for use in port security applications.
Abstract:Tactical Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) offer exciting new capabilities for flexible, rapidly deployable peer-to-peer communications, and they require cutting-edge innovations to function. Network management is a particular challenge, because the MANETs that form the"last mile"of… more
Abstract:In this proposal, we propose to demonstrate and build a 1.55 micron single frequency high energy and high peak power fiber amplifier by developing an innovative Er-doped gain fiber with large core diameter and high gain per unit length. 1.55 micron single frequency high energy and high peak power… more
Abstract:In this proposal, we propose to demonstrate and build a widely tunable, narrow linewidth, single frequency fiber laser near 2.05 micron by developing an innovative Ho-doped single mode fiber. Such near 2.05 micron fiber laser is needed for coherent lidar and interferometric fiber sensing. Based on… more
Abstract:Telecommunication 850 nm band is an attractive choice for the physical layer and has been used for the vast majority of the optical local area networks (LANs) by taking advantage of comparatively low-cost silicon P-I-N technology for optical receivers as well as high power GaAIAs semiconductor… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Coherent imaging systems have the capability to provide high-resolution 3D imagery for target identification at stand-off ranges. These systems require relatively short pulse width, transform-limited linewidth pulsed lasers with high pulse energy to illuminate the target of interest. Here… more
Abstract:Sensors capable of remotely detecting and measuring human vital signs and other physiological activity at a stand-off range greater than 10 meters within a building or behind an obstruction (i.e. non-line-of-sight) in a cluttered environment is of significant interest to the DOD, law enforcement,… more
Abstract:The Missile Defense Agency"s (MDA) Lethality Program is seeking post-intercept debris data from hypervelocity missile impacts in an exoatmospheric environment for the development and verification of analytic debris models being developed by the MDA. Control Vision, Inc. proposes a stabilized,… more
Abstract:The Missile Defense Agency is seeking debris ejection data during the post burn-out period of a solid rocket motor in an exoatmospheric environment for the development and verification of analytic models. Currently little is understood of debris ejection during this phase of the solid rocket burn.… more
Abstract:This offer proposes a set of activities to provide an innovative Deployable WCDMA Multi-Band Radio Base Station. The effort entails investigation, trade studies, and architecture design to support an easily fielded, transportable WCDMA Base Station not typical of mainstream communication deployments… more
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