Abstract:Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of charged particle beams worldwide. The application of the SRF cavities for manipulation of the beam properties in the transverse direction finds more and more applications. The use of superconducting… more
Abstract:The majority of radioisotopes used in the United States today come from foreign suppliers or are generated parasitically in large government accelerators and reactors. Both of these restrictions limit the availability of radioisotopes, especially short lived ones, and discourages the development… more
Abstract:Development of high-speed rail services in the US is one of the priorities of the current administration. High-speed rails have the potential to change the nations energy consumption landscape in transportation at a time when both the highway and railroad capacities are being saturated with… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a micromachined patch-clamp probe that enables sub-cellular imaging, electrophysiology, and fluidic delivery at the nanoscale with control of applied force at pN levels. The probe can operate like a force sensing finger… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In this Phase I STTR project, we propose to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a low cost, compact, time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) spectrometer specifically for the characterization of semiconductor materials over a range of temperatures, electric fields, and magnetic fields. In… more
Abstract:In this Phase I SBIR project, we propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a Time-Domain Terahertz (TD-THz or THz) system for rapid determination of the composite heat damage to airframes. The method employed will be capable of inspecting for heat damage underneath paint and coatings to detect… more
Abstract:Directionally solidified (DS) superalloy blades provided the basis for substantial gains in turbine engine performance in recent decades. Now, single crystal (SX) nickel-base alloy blades can be grown directionally with interior passages for cooling air, enabling more advances in engine performance… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Technical Directions Inc. (TDI) has developed a family of low cost propulsion systems for small air vehicles that will provide all necessary propulsion functions for sustained flight. A turbine-based engine-generator is utilized to provide the vehicle propulsion and all necessary… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: We propose a novel multi-frame image processing approach which employs High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) imaging in combination with model-based lens-flare estimation as a means of mitigating focal plane saturation and lens flare when extremely bright sources are present in MWIR imagery. … more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: We propose to fabricate a high performance signal and pump combiner for high-power fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers. We will use advanced glass micromachining processes that will alleviate the fabrication challenges associated with either tapered fused fiber couplers or side-pumped… more
Abstract:A coupled CEM and CFD modeling is proposed for prediction of antenna performance in plasma environment with particular application to reentry vehicles. The degree of coupling between the fluid dynamics and the electromagnetics will be investigated as well as identification of the parameters that… more
Abstract:Virtual EM is proposing to employ multi-core CPU and GPU acceleration for orders of magnitude increase in computation speed in predicting Co-site Interference among antennas on aircraft and other complex structures. The computational engine utilizes method of moments for accuracy.
Abstract:A prototype Computer Aided Design (CAD) software will be developed for predicting Radar Cross-section (RCS) of various targets of interest to MDA. The software will have an advanced computational engine, which will be optimized to run on Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) and multi-core Central… more
Abstract:Renewable energy generation is one of todays most challenging global dilemmas. The energy crisis requires tapping into every source of energy and developing every technology that can generate energy at a competitive cost within the next 50 years. Development of the FiSH-MHK transformative technology… more
Abstract:A high performance, inexpensive, airborne simulator that will serve as the prototype for a small satellite based imaging system capable of mapping thermal anomalies on the surface of the earth with a high revisit rate and high spatial resolution is proposed. The Thermal Mapping Airborne Simulator… more
Abstract:Our overall goal is to enhance the overall behavior health and performance of personnel on (future potential) long-duration missions. We propose to use a local representation of the Second Life virtual world, along with our computer graphics and artificial intelligence background, to make a highly… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Inefficient handoffs and limited fault evaluation prevent the Air Force from achieving high daily rates of touch-labor maintenance and rapid return-to-service. We propose to research the best concepts in the commercial and military arenas to enhance existing aircraft maintenance… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating anti-ferroelectric (AFE) thin-films for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection using a novel laser-assisted atmospheric plasma deposition platform. The state-of-the-art in ESD protection offers… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) materials with outstanding material properties offer significant promise to transform infrastructure design and service life. Evolution of UHPC into a mainstream construction material would benefit from the resolution of issues relevant to the… more
Abstract:Dornerworks is seeking to develop as part of this SBIR project the QuickSAT-ARLX Space Hypervisor, a space qualified hypervisor that will support the virtualization of satellite payloads, systems and software modules on a full range of satellites including CubeSATs and MicroSATs to large satellites… more
Abstract:Alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar are inherently variable. Steady power to the grid can be achieved by the use of redox flow batteries to store and release power. Redox flow batteries are batteries that use a solution of redox active material that can flow past the electrodes,… more
Abstract:PowerTHRU Corporation proposes to meet or exceed the requirements of this STTR by utilizing its extensive experience in carbon fiber based high speed flywheel systems, to design and build a 100K RPM flywheel system. Unlike steel flywheel technologies that are limited by the speed in which they can… more
Abstract:nanoRETE is a developing a nanoparticle-based biosensor technology platform that has the ability for real-time detection of pathogens. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that primarily affects the lungs. In Phase I research, nanoRETE demonstrated… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This project has been investigating the feasibility of converting carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuel using solar energy and the same thermodynamic principles that enable biological photosynthesis; however, existing industrial technologies and processes… more
Abstract:This project will develop a low-cost Li-ion battery (LIB) anode material to enable electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EVs). XG Sciences (XGS) will develop an xGnP graphene nanoplatelet-based silicon (Si) nanocomposite LIB anode material to demonstrate the feasibility of 200 Wh/kg, 600 mAh/g and… more
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