Abstract:ABSTRACT: A chip carrier for high power density electronics made from low CTE materials and embedded with an oscillating heat pipe will be applied to a real world satellite electronics device to transform high heat flux (e.g. 100-300W/cm2) at the device package to a lower heat flux at the heat sink… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Phase I project will be a feasibility study to develop a standard method, new image quality indicators (IQI"s) and software algorithms to automatically verify computed radiography (CR) image quality for nondestructive testing (NDT) of military airframes. Compared to existing… more
Abstract:Most liquid high-level nuclear waste is currently being immobilized to a solid form as a borosilicate glass by vitrification. However, many nuclear wastes have complex and diverse chemical compositions that reduce their compatibility with borosilicate glass. The current baseline spent nuclear fuel… more
Abstract:Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) require robust seals that can prevent intermixing of air and fuel, remain inert in reducing and oxidizing environments while in contact with SOFC materials, and maintain their effectiveness through repeated thermal cycles. Recent research has focused on compliant (or… more
Abstract:The objective of all Phases of Loki"s current and proposed research and development work under Topic A12-064, Multi-Pulse Single Shot Explosive Power Supplies is to create new types of compact, autonomous multi-pulse single-shot power supplies that are capable of producing a series of high… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): CD47 has emerged as a novel therapeutic target in hematologic cancers. Leukemias expressing the highest levels of CD47 have the worst prognosis. Increased CD47 expression is thought to protect cancer cells from phagocytic clearance by sending a don't eat me… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Organ transplantation is a lifesaving option for those with end stage renal disease. In spite of many improvements in organ procurement, transplant procedures and immune suppression, the damage done by ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) remains problematic,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Bone metastasis is common in patients with advanced breast, prostate, and lung cancers as these tumors have a remarkable ability to metastasize to bone. Two-thirds of patients with metastatic bone cancer experience severe pain which is usually described as dull… more
Abstract:An oscillating heat pipe (OHP) embedded substrate made from low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) material(s) will be designed, simulated, optimized, fabricated, and empirically tested to demonstrate the OHP technology's ultra-high heat transfer rates under real-world microchip operating… more
Abstract:ThermAvant Technologies, LLC and University of Texas at Arlington propose to design, model, fabricate and empirically test conformal fitting cylindrical energy storage heat cooling packages. ThermAvant will optimize cylindrical battery array cooling solutions that balance size, weight, coolant flow… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: High Energy X-ray computed tomography (CT) is used to inspect the integrity of solid rocket motors. The purpose of this proposal is to improve the detection of defects when they are obscured due to physical limitations of CT. Lickenbrock has developed an advanced variant of the… more
Abstract:Nuclear power is a key component in the strategy to meet the countrys energy goals and technologies are needed to improve the reliability of current reactors and disposing safely of nuclear wastes. Vitrification is considered the preferred process
for nuclear waste disposal and the U.S. Department… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The broad, long-term objective of the proposed research is to develop and market a commercial software product that can be used to facilitate the analysis of genetic changes in order to elucidate chromosomal abnormalities that underlie diseases such as autism… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Under this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, Innovative Technology Applications Company (ITAC), LLC and the University of Notre Dame (UND) are working to develop new optical instruments that will enable nonintrusive, off-body measurements of flow parameters in hypersonic… more
Abstract:The objective of the proposed research and development work is to create non-lethal munitions that generate high-power microwave (HPM) pulses to defeat the electronics used to activate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) or to attack blasting caps to pre-detonate IEDs. To provide the best Phase I… more
Abstract:QM Power will design, build and test a high performance 3kW alternator using Parallel Path Magnetic Technology (PPMT) with no at risk rare earth magnet materials that is smaller, lighter and more efficient than the existing alternator that uses rare earth magnets. The Parallel Path Magnetic… more
Abstract:A major component of airframe noise for commercial transport aircraft is the deployed landing gear. The noise from the gear originates due to complex, unsteady bluff body flow separation from gear components and the subsequent multiple interactions of unsteady wakes with downstream undercarriage… more
Abstract:In this program, Innovative Technology Applications Company (ITAC), LLC and collaborators propose to advance "synthetic phased array" technology to improve understanding of noise from landing gear. The technology, initially developed in a previous NASA SBIR project for trailing edge noise,… more
Abstract:The main objective of this work is to develop and commercialize light-weight transparent composites with high tensile strength, toughness and impact resistance. Novel techniques will be developed for the design and manufacturing of these lightweight composite materials with improved blast resistance… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project applies a novel design to pneumatic solenoid valves that allows 20-25% of compressed air to be recycled. Given compressed air is one of the most expensive forms of stored energy, this energy-efficient design provides manufacturers with… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physicians, no matter how well prepared, generate an average of two clinical questions per every three patient encounters. In 2009, the 1.3 billion visits to physicians' offices, hospital outpatient departments, and hospital emergency departments produced… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to improve academic advisement for seven million community college students. Advisement is a major weakness in student progress toward degree completion. The research determines whether an Internet-based advisement instrument that… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer in the US. Treatment options for this disease are extremely limited and prognosis is poor. At present, less than 6% of PC patients are alive afterfive years with an average survival time… more
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