Abstract:The overall goal of this project is to develop a 100 degrees C temperature ALD CdTe passivation process capable of conformally passivating high aspect ratio surfaces of HgCdTe infrared detectors. The effort is comprised of first establishing the low temperature ALD process, next in fully… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This topic is designed by the US Air Force to develop a space based space surveillance sensor to be mounted aboard an orbiting asset for protection. Proposed herein is a Dual Mode Sensor (DMS) system that: (1) Provides spherical WFOV situational awareness and threat object detection at… more
Abstract:The US Navy requires deployment of a 360 degree field-of-view system for unmanned surface vehicles (USV) that provides situational awareness under unfavorable operating conditions. Proposed herein is a Dual Mode Perception System (DMPS) that: (1) Is compliant with Navigation Rule 5, (2) Provides… more
Abstract:This SBIR phase-2.5 program is proposed to advance the state-of-the-art d36 shear mode projector which is the first known d36 underwater projector in the history of acoustic transduction devices. Phase II effort has shown significant advancements toward the d36 shear mode projectors in bandwidth and… more
Abstract:IllinoisRocstar LLC will develop and commercialize an innovative multiscale computational framework that predicts the behavior of aluminum particles as they evolve from the grain surface, combust, pass through the nozzle, and into the plume exhaust. Based on high-fidelity, physics-based simulations… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: An engineering computational simulation tool based on the shrinking core model of nanoparticle combustion is proposed to investigate ignition, combustion and performance of nano-energetic particles in a variety of oxidizing environments, including those found in rockets and air breathing… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): IMMERSIVETOUCH(R) VIRTUAL REALITY-HAPTIC NEUROSURGERY SIMULATOR: CRANIOTOMY AND ANEURYSM CLIPPING Founded by principal investigator Dr. Pat Banerjee, ImmersiveTouch,(R) Inc. (Westmont, Illinois) is a small business thatdevelops fully immersive, visio-haptic… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In order to achieve precise guidance, navigation and control in re-entry vehicles, aerodynamic shape must be accurately known throughout the flight trajectory. For this Phase I program an ultrasonic-based technique for real-time, non-intrusive (5 KHz) measurement of recession during… more
Abstract:Although significant advances have been made in ground-based testing and simulations, it is still impossible to precisely replicate the diversity of in-flight conditions experienced by ablative thermal protection systems (TPS). This leads to uncertainty in the predictions of the magnitude and rate… more
Abstract:In this Phase I program, we develop and validate an acoustic concept that is capable of measuring interior temperatures in complex munitions propellants. The measurement technique is based on ultrasonic thermometry methods. Using sensors located on the exterior surface, the variation in propagation… more
Abstract:Eden Park Illumination, Inc. will perform research for the development and commercialization of large arrays of microcavity plasmas capable of generating light in the wavelength range of UVB and UVC in a slim and flat form factor. UV light is an efficient light source for a number of chemical… more
Abstract:Extreme temperatures and non-equilibrium materials are both central to DOEs mission of addressing grand challenges in emerging energy and advanced materials technologies. Processing and solidifying liquids and molten materials is a critical value adding step in manufacturing semiconductors, glasses… more
Abstract:The XS-Air engine should provide the highest power density with both diesel and gasoline piston engines. This would be especially true in smaller engines in where turbos or blowers are impractical. The XS-Air engine can solve the aviation industry problem of the potential phasing out Av-gas. The… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With the increased use of x-ray CT, the development of a market for CT screening exams, and the imaging of younger patients, there is a growing concern about the public health risk caused by the radiation dose deliveredby x-ray CT. The reduction of this dose has… more
Abstract:Based on recently-developed InvenTek intellectual property, an opportunity exists to facilitate a revolutionary increase in power and energy for reserve battery with molten nitrate electrolyte that can be operated as a thermal battery. Simply put, there is an opportunity for advanced thermal… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): ISS Inc., in collaboration with Dr. Franceschini of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Yodh of the University of Pennsylvania, proposes to develop and construct the prototype of a novel instrument to monitor cerebral oxygen metabolism (CMRO2) that… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transfection is the process of introducing nucleic acids into eukaryotic cells. Not only is it a key step in medical treatment involving gene therapy and RNA interference, but it is also a powerful tool for studying gene function and protein expression in a cell.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Medication nonadherence is a costly healthcare problem, adding 177 billion annually to the nation's healthcare expenditures. Three out of four Americans do not take their medicine as prescribed, and the ramifications affect virtually every aspect of the… more
Abstract:We propose to develop a high-efficiency, triple-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar cell by incorporating quantum dots (QDs) within the current-limiting subcell. We intend to leverage existing QD epitaxy processes developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology and combine this with… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: MicroLink will develop a high-efficiency, flexible photovoltaic blanket, which will reduce solider borne weight by reducing battery requirements. The photovoltaic blanket will combine ultra-thin, flexible high-efficiency, GaAs-based multi-junction solar cells, made using MicroLink"s… more
Abstract:With recent advances in MicroLink's inverted metamorphic (IMM) multijunction epitaxial lift off (ELO) solar cells, new opportunities for solar cell packaging are possible that leverage the inherent physical flexibility of these high efficiency solar cells. Novel photovoltaic (PV) blankets can… more
Abstract:Very large solar arrays to power future solar electric propulsion systems will require a new generation of solar cells that are not only high efficiency, but also light weight and significantly lower cost than existing multijunction solar cells based on Ge substrates. The large volume of solar cells… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The innovation in this proposed Phase I SBIR program is the development of a new type of top subcell for a novel, all-lattice-matched multijunction solar cell. The proposed structure will achieve a much higher end-of-life power conversion efficiency, in conjunction with a greatly… more
Abstract:High performance infrared detectors in the LWIR regime are highly needed in a number of missile defense missions. In order to image targets from long distance, it is important that imagers have high sensitivity and high resolution. This leads to technical goals of having low noise, low dark current… more
Abstract:Infrared countermeasure and standoff chemical detection applications require a light source with high power output, good beam quality, and a wide tuning range. There are a limited number of viable mid-infrared (3-5 micron wavelength) solutions that can provide these features in a compact and power… more
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