Abstract:High temperature polymer matrix composites (PMC's) offer significant advantages for military engine and airframe applications through reduced weight and improved stiffness over comparable metal components and structures. Sizing supplied on silcon carbide fiber is not thermally stable at high… more
Abstract:Next-generation endo/exoatmospheric hypersonic vehicles require durable thermal protection systems (TPSs) for leading edges, control surfaces and skin acreage that are resistant to impact damage. Fiber Materials Inc. (FMI) proposes a multidirectional fiber reinforced C/C-SiC TPS that demonstrates… more
Abstract:The proposed nosecone development effort will investigate application of the following component technologies to a ground base interceptor deployable nosecone for KEI:  an advanced ceramic resin matrix for the thermal protection system,  a low-shock nosecone separation system,  a… more
Abstract:This program proposes to investigate and demonstrate novel composite material concepts for advanced divert and attitude control solid propulsion systems. Fiber Materials Inc. (FMI) teamed with ATK Elkton LLC, proposes to develop multi-directional reinforced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material… more
Abstract:A need exists for a state-of-the-art electrical interconnection assembly that will simplify missile manufacture and assembly at a reduced cost relative to current methods. It should provide thermal protection, facilitate internal individual EMI shielding from each bundle type as well as external… more
Abstract:High performance non-toxic monopropellants offer significant benefits relative to the current state-of-the-art. The benefits of these advanced monopropellants (AMP) include improved safety, a 50% reduction in density, and a 20% improvement in specific impulse (ISP). AMP propulsion represents a… more
Abstract:Carbon bonded carbon fiber (CBCF) insulating material is the basis for several highly successful NASA developed thermal protection systems (TPS). Among the innovative TPS are Genesis, PICA (phenolic impregnated carbonaceous ablator) currently employed on the Stardust Mission and TUFROC (Toughened… more
Abstract:Loss of sea urchin biomass due to overfishing has led to loss of market share in the lucrative Japanese market. Natural recovery of stocks will not occur without the stock enhancement efforts and/or a complete shutdown of the fishery. A shutdown is not feasible because once the industry… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine the feasibility of using a content authoring, presentation and communication system in science centers for ongoing interactive learning experiences. Human factors research and development will result in a detailed… more
Abstract:Advanced reentry vehicles desire extended time durations in oxidizing environments, at temperatures in the range of 3000¿K. State of the art nosetip materials utilize a high density carbon/carbon (C/C) composite that has a carbide center core. This attribute results in maintenance of the… more
Abstract:The salmon and to a lesser extent the trout aquaculture industries in North America consider infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus a major threat to the current and future economic viability and sustainable growth of the industry. As such, development of an efficacious IHN virus vaccine has been… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) represents a serious problem in newborns, occurring in 3-9 of every 1000 term infants, with about half of these HIE babies dying or suffering life-long severe handicaps, such as mental retardation or cerebral palsy. Current… more
Abstract:The worldwide culture and trade of live carp and koi is seriously affected by the spread of and mortalities due to Koi Herpes Virus, but rapid screening tools that can be utilized for testing live and food fish before import/export are not available. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the… more
Abstract:Successful commercialization of open ocean finfish aquaculture will depend on developing new, presently unavailable methods of transferring and harvesting fish from submerged containment structures. Ocean Farm Technologies, LLC will conduct research on developing a method to safely and efficiently… more
Abstract:The goal of this project is to investigate the feasability of a unique sampling method that will lead to the development of a reagentless infrared (IR) based BW agent detection system. The current JPBDS uses lateral flow immunoassay technology as the final step in detecting bioagents, and has a… more
Abstract:We propose the development of a full-scale, unique, mussel producing aquaculture platform that can remain fully submerged for the entire benthic stage of the mussel growth cycle. Our experimental mussel growing concept is unique in that it is designed to be fully submersible, unlike conventional… more
Abstract:The Naval Autonomous Surface Threat Identification system will leverage Augmented Reality technology, advanced sensors and automated threat detection to enable superior surface threat detection aboard the Littoral Combatant Ship. Camera systems will be enhanced with magnification and non-visual… more
Abstract:TSI proposes to develop a mission planner that will be adaptable to AUVs currently planned to be integrated into the fleet over the next 3 years, be able to receive environmental data from Navy libraries (such as DIOPS), and optimize AUV missions as a result of the environmental data received. The… more
Abstract:Tex Tech Industries has an effective through thickness reinforced hybrid ballistic fabric that has recently been introduced into the ballistic armor market for police force body armor. Fabric made with this technology was tested for V-50 results using both 9mm projectiles (124g Full Metal jacket)… more
Abstract:Ground based interceptors can benefit significantly from the use of a dual color focal planes and wideband seekers for improved target acquisition and target discrimination. Zinc sulfide has been under evaluation as a replacement window for the THAAD seeker system to replace the current sapphire… more
Abstract:Advanced defensive interceptor systems require a source of power to operate target acquisition, seeker, and divert propulsion systems. As kill vehicle sizes continue to contract, novel power systems are required to minimize weight and of equal importance, to minimize volume. A conformal… more
Abstract:Multispectral zinc sulfide (ZnS) has been identified as a candidate seeker window material for defensive interceptor applications. Zinc sulfide is currently being tested for thermophysical and optical properties to confirm its performance and validate analytical predictions. The ZnS currently being… more
Abstract:Apple sales (due to competition with Chinese imports) have dropped considerably causing many farms to close. A value added apple product has been invented, yet is inconsitant in its process. The purpose of this research is to find a method of creating and replicating Cider Syrup as a method to… more
Abstract:A key system in the development of effective KEI vehicles is the divert and attitude control system (DACS). The DACS are responsible for maneuvering the interceptor vehicle to its target. A vital component to the DACS is the thruster, which provides effective control of vehicle divert. Solid… more
Abstract:The proposed project addresses the Navy's need to reduce shipbuilding costs and improve delivery schedules by developing equipment and methods to dramatically improve the welding of plate panel butt joints. Comprising the outer hull, decks, and bulkheads of ships, these panels remain one of the… more
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