Abstract:Space missions are immensely costly endeavor?fault free function of the hardware and software used therein are highly critical to mission success. Being highly complex, manual intervention in operation, troubleshooting, and health management related areas are labor intensive and time consuming. On… more
Abstract:Long-duration robotic and manned space missions have a number of unique requirements for mission success. These include ultra-high reliability, safety, sustainability and affordability of launch vehicles and spacecraft. These requirements, in turn, are allocated among critical subsystems, such as… more
Abstract:System autonomy is a key enabler for satisfying complex mission goals, enhancing mission success probabilities, as well as safety at a reduced cost. Fault Management (FM) is one of the most crucial components of system autonomy. NASA has come up with an FM Handbook that provides requirements, rules… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Qualtech Systems, Inc. (QSI) in collaboration with Moog Inc., and Lockheed Martin Corp. (Mission Systems & Sensors Newport Operations) proposes development of a hybrid PHM scheme for real-time detection and diagnosis of faults; reliability estimation; and forecasting of failures and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: An oil-free bearing system can increase the reliability and decrease the cost and weight of high-speed cruise missile engines. Out of various oil-free systems the foil air bearing technology is the most suitable. Though foil air bearing technology is highly successful for lower… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Optical filters on solar cells can improve cell performance by maximizing light transmission into the cell and by helping maintain cell operating temperature with minimal added weight. Anti-reflection films reduce Fresnel reflection losses and maximize light transmitted to the cell.… more
Abstract:The DoD is facing significant challenges in training Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) crews. At the same time that the popularity of RPAs is increasing and the need for qualified crews is skyrocketing, airspace restrictions and limitations in simulators are making it increasingly difficult to offer… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to provide the Air Force with a low cost reconfigurable"Standard Adaptive Maintenance"(SAM) trainer that uniquely integrates game engine Artificial Intelligence (AI), real-time scenario generation, Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI), Interactive… more
Abstract:Communications are vital to the success of any military organization and the U. S. Navy is better connected than ever. The use of classified wide area networks with email capability, tactical chat, secure video teleconferencing, and other systems is widespread, but these systems have not replaced… more
Abstract:The DoD management has duly recognized the scope of the energy problem in its operations and has undertaken several initiatives on renewable and alternative energy technologies. However, there are still energy issues that need to be addressed. According to the DoD SBIR 2011.3 solicitation, more… more
Abstract:NASA and many others often rely on delivery of cryogenic hydrogen to meet their facility needs. NASA's Stennis Space Center is one of the largest users of hydrogen, with the LH2 used as a fuel for cryogenic rocket engine testing. Other NASA centers including Kennedy Space Center, which… more
Abstract:Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolyzers have undergone continuous development for the generation of oxygen and hydrogen for commercial, military and space applications since the 1970's. Unfortunately, conventional technology developed over this time period has required a complex… more
Abstract:Hydrogen is an essential resource for space missions. NASA has a need for equipment to generate, handle and store hydrogen. In terms of handling hydrogen, conventional rotating mechanical pumps and compressors require extensive modification and have limited reliability. Electrochemical pumping and… more
Abstract:Continued global dependence on fossil fuels and concomitant release of CO2 has driven a societal push to mitigate CO2 emissions, largely through various means of sequestration. But implementation of carbon sequestration costs money and there are still unresolved environmental concerns, therefore,… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project investigates the viability of an electrochemical device for separation and compression of hydrogen from low-pressure mixed gas streams that are critical for industrial gas and energy applications. Previous studies have shown that… more
Abstract:The implications of the proposed investigations are that radar systems already implemented for the automotive industry can be exploited, adapted and
optimized for this application. These radar systems are inexpensive, of small size, employ advanced processing techniques which allow the tracking… more
Abstract:The Abbott Ball Company has engineered a new, breakthrough material: Powder Metal Nitinol 60, which is an alloy of 60% Nickel and 40% Titanium. The material can be hardened to above Rockwell 60, has much better corrosion resistance than austenitic or martensitic stainless steels, weights 15% less… more
Abstract:Nitinol 60 powder metal is the only known engineering material which combines the attributes of machinibility, superior hardness and wear resistance, and immunity from corrosion from salt water and other commonly encountered corrosive substances. Testing has been done by NASA, Timken, Kamatics and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A device system which automatically maintain blood glucose concentrations in the normal range by dosing insulin in response to continuously sensed glucose concentration data represents a modern attempt to mechanically simulate normal beta cell physiology and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Extreme insulin resistance in patients with diabetes is defined as insulin dose requirement of greater than 200 units daily. Currently, U-500 regular insulin is frequently used to treat these patients, however, the slowabsorption and prolonged duration of action… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Previous studies have demonstrated that 1-6% of implanted medical devices become infected, 1 and account for ~45% of nosocomial infections 2. In ventral hernia repair, infections occur in 2-10 % of the time (i.e. open surgery 7-18% and laparoscopic 0-2% infection… more
Abstract:Current approaches planned for space suit atmosphere revitalization (AR) are neither compatible with each other nor regenerable in space, and have a high life cycle operating cost associated with them. The proposed PCI innovation in collaboration with University of Hartford involves synthesizing… more
Abstract:Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop an ultra-compact, fuel-flexible reformer, including balance-of-plant components, designed for operation with fuel cell stacks for 300 We portable power generator systems. The reformer technology will be based upon our novel proprietary high mass… more
Abstract:Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes an ultra-compact JP-8 conversion kit that will enable a lightweight spark-ignited engine as a man portable multi-fueled power unit, while also advancing a breakthrough cross-cutting add-on reformer technology that could broadly enable lightweight… more
Abstract:Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a new compact, high efficiency and regenerable adsorption media and system technology for capturing toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) to provide continuous collective protection for DoD infrastructure. This technology will be based upon our novel… more
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