Abstract:Navy ships use of gas turbine engines for both main propulsion and electrical power generation. With typical simple cycle thermal efficiencies of around 32-35%, a great deal of energy is lost as exhaust waste heat from the gas turbines. Clearly there is a need to develop systems that can recover as… more
Abstract:This project researches and develops natural support mechanisms to improve the quality of life for people who cannot use their hands and must use voice command or switch interfaces to interact with their environment. This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost efficiency of… more
Abstract:The goal of this project is to combine low cost consumer electronics with an innovative approach and state-of-the-art software to deliver a device capable of removing barriers in vocational settings for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This project demonstrates the technical merit,… more
Abstract:This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness of combining ground-breaking Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with an innovative approach and state of-the-art software to deliver a system capable of removing barriers in vocational settings. This… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The older adult population (65+) is the fastest growing segment of the American population and is expected to grow from 12% to 21% of the US population over the next 20 years 1. As people live longer, the prevalence ofdebilitating, diseases such as… more
Abstract:This project designs, develops, and evaluates a fully functional prototype of a power wheelchair with a variable position mid wheel drive system. The variable position drive wheel system can be moved forward or backward from the mid wheel position using an automated simple mechanical linear motion… more
Abstract:The focus of this project is on large-eddy simulation (LES) of high-speed turbulent reacting flows. The Enabling Energy Systems (EES) Inc., has assembled a well-experienced team of experts to tackle all the main issues involved in modeling of such complex flows. The members of this team are… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall objective of this Phase II STTR project is the commercialization of a new ionization source for ambient mass spectrometry based on the flowing afterglow of an atmospheric pressure glow discharge. This technology promises to have significant impact in… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this proposal is to design and develop a type of cryopreservation media and an easy-to-use cooling device that allow the long-term storage and safe shipment of animal model germplasm (embryos and spermatozoa) and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) at… more
Abstract:Several concerns currently inflate the time and cost of integrating heterogeneous data resources and impose a barrier to superior knowledge of the urban battle-space. Mashalator semi-automatically integrates heterogeneous battlefield information sources for the urban war-fighter and enables the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to combine the latest technologies in processing of lightweight materials using ultrasonic vibration(USV), in mold cooling, and in continuous casting, and to develop an enabling USV &… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The development of the F-35 Lift Fan has revealed the possibility of fretting between the fan input shaft bearing OD surface and the titanium bearing supports in the Lift Fan gearbox housing. A steel insert is currently used to provide protection against fretting of the gearbox housing. … more
Abstract:Pyrowear 675 is noted as a high performance bearing material used in turbine engine and other higher temperature applications. The mechanical properties and stability necessary for these applications is achieved via carburizing by design. The carbides that form to provide the hot hardness and… more
Abstract:Toxicity and fire risks associated with monomethylhydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide must be mitigated for the continued fielding of divert and attitude control systems for MDA interceptors. In a Phase I study, IN Space, Ansul and Purdue University characterized a system allowing for simple… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A joint experimental and computational project using a carefully designed, flexible test article is proposed to assess the velocity-coupled combustion response of a representative liquid rocket injector element to transverse acoustic disturbances. In the proposed Phase II, the response of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publicized findings from the largest US study performed on dental health in 25 years indicating that while oral health is improving for most Americans, tooth decay among preschool children (between the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I strives to increase female and minority student interest in engineering and related fields. Reaching underrepresented populations in STEM is essential for developing the domestic workforce needed for 21st century engineering and STEM exploration… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to develop a physics based model for determining the center of gravity of both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. The location of the center of gravity is critical for the ability of an aircraft to take off and sustain flight. When an aircraft is loaded improperly, its… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to commercialize a new process to recycle petroleum toxic wastes to clean and inexpensive energy. This Phase II project will scale the improved process by modifying the company?s pilot unit to incorporate the enhancements… more
Abstract:Although the performance of naval systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare and Counter-Torpedo Detection, Classification, and Localization systems are presently adequate for current missions they are limited by the size, power and detection range of the associated sonar transducer arrays. What is required… more
Abstract:The proposed research will explore innovative flight control methodologies combining recent advances in system identification, novel flight sensors, and neural network based adaptive flight control design to develop a new, high bandwidth flight controller architecture capable of rejecting the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Protein kinases are essential enzymes that function primarily as components of signaling pathways, regulating cellular responses such as division, growth, differentiation, and death. Abnormalities in these signaling pathways can lead to wide- ranging and… more
Abstract:The continued frequency spectrum expansion of software defined radio (SDR) applications combined with the need to simultaneously transmit and receive through a common antenna in smaller form-factors, requires the development of dramatically improved tunable band-pass filter technology. These filters… more
Abstract:The development of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors such as GaN has enabled tremendous improvements in power amplifier performance such as operational frequency and output power. These device improvements have in turn enabled performance and capability improvements in the end applications such as EW… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): PharmacoPhotonics (DBA FAST, Inc.) proposes Fast-Track research to determine GFR in its first human Pilot study. The long-term goal of this SBIR project is to test FAST's minimally invasive catheter based fluorescent device in humans and commercialize this… more
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