Abstract:ABSTRACT: Quantum key distribution (QKD) is an exciting application of quantum theory to the important real-world problem of secure communication. Specifically, QKD may allow for provably secure key distribution. These random keys can then be used either in a one-time pad style encryption system… more
Abstract:The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on monolithically integrated ultra-high-resolution super-compact grating (UHR-SCG) technology that has been developed in OptoNet.… more
Abstract:The intent of this research is to define a new era in array handling technology. The technical objective of this research is to design new concept Towed Array Handler System primary units, namely a capstan and interdependent stowage reel, and then test scaled prototypes of these primary units to… more
Abstract:A notable failure mechanism in thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) is the attack by calcium-magnesium-alumino silicate (CMAS) deposits resulting from the ingestion of siliceous minerals with the intake of air. Existing TBC systems such as yittria partially stabilized zirconia (YSZ) are highly… more
Abstract:The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is actively funding research to significantly enhance the thermal efficiency of coal-fired steam boilers for power generation through the use of advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) steam temperatures and pressures. Since coal fired power plants are the dominant… more
Abstract:The development of a reliable and safe fusion energy source will require advances in a number of technological areas, including high temperature materials with good mechanical properties that are also resistant to radiation embrittlement. Because tungsten has the highest melting point (3410C) and… more
Abstract:Under this SBIR program, QuesTek Innovations LLC will apply its computational alloy design methodology and experience with high-Cr stainless ferritic alloy and oxidation modeling to create a novel low-cost alloy for SOFC with low Cr volatility and high oxidation resistance that is also weldable, to… more
Abstract:High performance gear and bearing materials are necessary to achieve long life and efficient operation of aerospace drive system turbine machinery operating in a marine environment. Current materials capable of providing fatigue and pitting resistance do not provide the desired corrosion resistance.… more
Abstract:High-performance, stainless bearing steel is needed to achieve long life and efficient operation of aerospace drive system turbine machinery operating in a corrosive environment. Available aerospace gear alloys such as Pyrowear 53, 9310, and Ferrium C64 are not corrosion resistant. Other options may… more
Abstract:A high-performance, stainless bearing steel is needed to reduce maintenance inspection intervals and increase life of MH-60S hanger bearings operating in a corrosive environment. Available bearing alloys such as 440C, Pyrowear 675, etc. provide some level of corrosion resistance, but ultimately,… more
Abstract:Turbo-shaft engines operating in desert environments are continuously exposed to erosive media, such as sand particles. This environment leads to compressor airfoil erosion resulting in significant performance loss of the engine, reducing fleet readiness and increasing maintenance costs.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop a large, high performance X-ray detector system for protein crystallography at synchrotron beamlines, using Active Pixel Matrix Sensor CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) technology. Itwill be a 47.05cm x 44.32cm (4700 x 4428… more
Abstract:Migration of the vehicle fleet from the current, pneumatic-only, automatic air brake (AAB) system to ECP presents a significant challenge due to the systems’ inherent operational incompatibility. This project will investigate the feasibility of devices that can help to ease this transition by… more
Abstract:The need to optimize gas turbine engine performance, coupled with"electrification"of aircraft systems, as on the Lockheed F35 and Boeing 787 , in order to maximize efficiency and flexibility, created an opportunity to develop a"smart"electrically driven lubrication system for gas… more
Abstract:This SBIR project will fabricate and characterize no-power sensors to enable self-protection mechanisms to prevent an adversary from accessing or reverse-engineering sensitive military electronics containing critical program information (CPI). Due to the wide number of threat channels and intrusion… more
Abstract:The goals of reducing total cost and increasing reliability and safety of access to space continue to be top priorities for NASA. The most immediate propulsion launch challenge involves increasing lift weight from 70 to 130 metric tons by developing the heavy lift Space Launch System (SLS). Solid… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Tezzaron proposes to develop and demonstrate a 64Mb 3D integrated MRAM device comprising one non-volatile memory cell layer and one radiation hardened I/O logic and control layer. This memory device will address the industry"s next generation needs for nonvolatile memory density and… more
Abstract:Emerging platforms such as stealth aircraft have three to five times the heat load of legacy platforms while being limited in their ability to reject heat to the environment due to the reduction of vents, grills and inlets that create radar and infra-red hotspots. This increased heat load is the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Turnkey Design Services of Blue Island IL proposes to develop and demonstrate that a gearbox driven, positive displacement variable delivery fuel system pump can be produced that will reduce thermal output by 35% and be comparable in weight/size to baseline aerospace centrifugal fuel… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Family caregiving is a growing public health concern and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias need appropriate, timely, and ongoing training to successfully meet their caregiving responsibilities. Well-designed interventions can… more
Abstract:We propose a smart ROIC design where one ROIC unit cell may service two FPA unit cells instead of the normal one-to-one relationship. This proposed approach, supported by Lockheed Martin, is based on a novel dual pixel design that consists of using pairs of adjacent FPA pixels connected in a… more
Abstract:Future particle physics experiments at the high energy frontier, such as LHC, HL-LHC, ILC, CLIC or Multi-TeV Muon Collider, will all require silicon detectors capable of reconstructing charged particle trajectories with high accuracy in the presence of significant high occupancy. These experiments… more
Abstract:Laser diode arrays are a major component cost for advanced high-power laser systems such as the Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser, and numerous other military and industrial laser systems. The most critical design feature of diode pump arrays for Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers is the wavelength match of the… more
Abstract:Problems of large-scale nonlinear optimization are central to the solution of difficult and novel problems that arise from the need to distribute electric power in the most efficient and reliable way. In recognition of the importance of optimization in this area, DOE & apos;s Office of Advanced… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ultimate goal of the proposal presented herein is to use E. coli as whole cell biocatalysts for the production of a wide variety of TDP-deoxysugars including di- and tri-deoxysugars, amino sugars and branched-chainsugars. These specialized activated hexoses… more
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