Abstract:This Phase II SBIR Program will investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of extending OptiComp's (OCC) intelligent distributed data communications architecture and optoelectronic (OE) interconnect technology to inter-satellite data communication systems. OCC's proprietary optoelectronic… more
Abstract:This proposal describes two potential methods to replace the Electronic Function Selector (EFS) currently used to program a sonobuoy. Quoin proposes to develop a Handheld Remote (HR) programmer unit through one of two proposed approaches. Either of these modifications to the sonobuoy will make it… more
Abstract:New requirements for modern gun systems have greatly increased the propellant flame temperature and reactivity of the combustion products. As a result, thermochemical erosion can greatly reduced the service life of the gun tubes in these systems. Coatings, liners, additives, and deterred… more
Abstract:The demand for higher performance rocket motors at a reduced cost requires continuous improvements in understanding and controlling propellant combustion. Numerous examples are available where seemingly minor modifications and improvements to existing solid rocket systems have caused previously… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to determine the feasibility of developing a hydrodynamic combustion stability analysis design tool for rockets, gas turbines, and large engines. As combustors are run at leaner mixture ratios to avoid NOx pollutant issues, vortex… more
Abstract:A modeling and experimental program is proposed with the goal of reducing the mean size of metal oxide droplets in the exhaust of solid propellant rocket motors (SRMs). The proposed effort looks at all aspects of metal combustion and discrete phase dynamics which occur in SRMs and offers approaches… more
Abstract:Sierra Engineering Inc. (Sierra) believes that the subject triaxial liquid propellant swirl injector has the potential to meet many of NASA's Earth-to-Orbit (ETO) propulsion systems goals. The triaxial swirl injector is ideally suited to a wide range of liquid oxidizers and fuels, including hydrogen… more
Abstract:Sierra Engineering and Purdue University propose to leverage combustion stability testing, already funded and planned for the second and third quarters of next year at Purdue, by developing a non-intrusive plume instrument capable of detecting combustion instability and testing it during combustor… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project investigates the commercial and technical feasibility of a new microencapsulation process capable of incorporating multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) into microcapsules containing a phase change material (PCM). The main objective is to… more
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Abstract:The goal of the project is research and development of methods for application of the Hybrid FE-SEA method to aircraft vibro-acoustic problems. This proposal discusses the development and application of new methods of structural-acoustic analysis in order to address existing problems in aircraft… more
Abstract:In a CDC-sponsored SBIR Grants 2000 Phase I Solicitation, proof-of-concept of the patented wearable Eye Com-6 Biosensor-Communicator-Controller (EC-6) as a reliable drowsiness-detection tool was demonstrated. Consisting of 2 IR-sensitive microcameras, IR eye-illuminating LED's and detectors affixed… more
Abstract:The company's reformable, reusable tooling tooling will be provided within a complete composites manufacturing cell that can substantially reduce the time, cost and effort associated with conventional or alternative tooling while providing the flexibility for repair, design and prototyping, and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Project will result in the generation of a new nano-technology specifically tailored to increase the efficiency of the boiling processes used in heat exchangers and electronics cooling hardware. Unlike traditional flat surfaces and previously… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project develop a new generation of proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology. The proposed project will investigate processing techniques for synthesizing polyphosphazine membranes, which are hydrogen bonded to form supramolecules. Such… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will demonstrate superior power-delivery, rapid-charge, and long cycle-life performance of prototype carbon-coated, nanoparticle-based electrodes for use in inherently safe, moderate-to-large sized lithium ion batteries of various… more
Abstract:The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and TrailWare, software for UTAP data, were developed to obtain objective trail information. Over 700 people within Federal, State, local and non-profit agencies have been UTAP trained throughout the US. Requiring 9 to 15 person hours per mile of trail… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There, is a high incidence of overuse injuries among manual wheelchair users. One method to prevent the development or delay the onset of injuries is to reduce the physical demand on the user during wheelchair propulsion. Configuration of the wheelchair can have… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People with disabilities have increased health risks as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. Limited access to fitness equipment is a primary barrier to physical activity and a significant environmental barrier to the health and well-being of people with… more
Abstract:People with mobility impairments are excluded from trails, shared-use paths, parks and other public areas where barriers are erected to prevent access by motorized trail vehicles (MTVs). To ensure the safety of trail users and the integrity of the natural environment, many recreation and/or… more
Abstract:76166B Although permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) are an important treatment option for groundwater remediation, no reliable methods are available to monitor or predict their long-term behavior. The large-scale implementation of reactive barriers will require a means of monitoring their long-term… more
Abstract:78301S One of the most widely used geophysical methods for monitoring flow within the shallow subsurface is Electrical Resistively Tomography (ERT). The latest generation of ERT systems can monitor data to a precision of around 1%, allowing in situ changes to be interpreted within a few percent. … more
Abstract:78644S The widespread use of mercury (Hg) in products, along with the equally widespread release of mercury to the environment as a result of manufacturing operations, presents a serious health risk. Mercury contamination is also a significant issue at several government sites, ranging from trace… more
Abstract:The goal of this Phase II STTR program is to develop photonic crystal (PC) technologies which can enable photonic lightwave circuits (PLCÂ¿Â¿s) that are monolithically integrable with optoelectronic devices and wafers, thereby providing a new technology platform for the heterogeneous integration… more
Abstract:OCC's monolithically integrated, WDM, optoelectronic module technology offers numerous advantages over traditional approaches to space-based communication systems. The advantages of this integrated solution include small size and weight, low power consumption, scalability, and radiation hardness,… more
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