Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will further develop the IBUCS' Utility Accountant electrical load disaggregation system and conduct performance trials in small commercial settings. Utility ratepayers need granular information to more effectively identify and… more
Abstract:Thermal energy storage for load smoothing can be beneficial in applications having large transient heat load compared to steady-state heat rejection. Laser weapons and high-power microwave generators are examples where TES can help. Ammoniated complex compound systems can provide heat absorption… more
Abstract:Proposed is the development of a High Efficiency Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM) for the Army that is capable of integrating DC power from solar PV cells. The proposed ice maker will include a variable capacity vapor compression system with variable air flow as per ambient temperatures. The Performance of… more
Abstract:To improve the predictive capabilities of solid rocket motor end-of-burn phenomena, two analysis tools will be further developed. An existing engineering tool will go through continued development and validation, while an existing solid rocket ballistics model, built and demonstrated within a… more
Abstract:A new, improved fidelity solid rocket ballistics model is being built on a commercial CFD platform. The CFD platform includes a coupled solid mechanics solver, allowing for tight coupling between the grain burnback and the motor gas dynamics. An aeroacoustic component of the platform will be used to… more
Abstract:The ultimate objective of the work outlined in this proposal is to develop, demonstrate and commercialize a new technology for accurate, rapid, low-cost tooling for discreet parts manufacturing of high-performance composite components. This tooling results from a new tool-production process and is… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Flow Modeling and Simulation proposes to develop a code designated Scramjet Simulation Tool (SCRAMSIM) to provide a powerful multi-level tool suitable for tight integration into the design, test and evolution cycle. The code will be based on the HEAT3D code. SCRAMSIM will be designed to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is a strong need for the development and dissemination of effective prevention programs for mental health problems with college students, who are at risk for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, a
nd many other difficulties (American… more
Abstract:The remarkable sensitivity, compactness, low cost, low power-consumption, scalability, and versatility of microcantilever sensors make this technology possibly the best solution for container screening. In Phase I, Nevada Nanotech Systems (NNTS) successfully demonstrated all components of a… more
Abstract:With the increase in the utilization of intermittent renewables such as wind and solar PV, integration of these resources into the existing grids requires a means of leveling the output. Batteries have been targeted as one possible means of achieving this, requiring increases in cycle and calendar… more
Abstract:New and emerging threats are requiring that even boost phase propulsion become both more powerful, and more agile/flexible for improved target interception capabilities. At the same time these new boost propellants must also be safer to make and use, without increasing production costs dramatically… more
Abstract:We will use our newly developed smart energetic materials to eliminate flame sensitive pyrogens and the bridge-wire connections for thermal ignition within initiators/squibs which will improve safety for Mil. Std. 1901A compliance. Unlike conventional materials, new pyrogen materials are… more
Abstract:CPU technology has progressed to a point of diminishing marginal returns in its current direction. The great success of the highly pipelined sequential processor has now become a hindrance to the efficient scalability for the evolutionary escape route of cookie-cutter chip multi-processor (CMP)… more
Abstract:This project describes research that will lead to the commercialization of the Tool Dashboard, a new technique for pre-process milling parameter selection. In this approach, dynamic models of the cutting tool and holder will be analytically coupled to spindle-machine measurements to predict the tool… more
Abstract:Existing machine tool metrology methods measure the quasistatic errors of a machine tool and, thus, evaluate its static positioning accuracy. Yet machine tools are dynamic, they do not stop and pause in an effort to reach a programmed position. Additionally, current techniques do not identify all of… more
Abstract:The objective of this Air Force SBIR Phase II proposal is to optimize and develop an environmentally friendly replacement for the carcinogenic hexavalent chromium based conversion coatings on AMS 4434 Magnesium and Zinc-Nickel plated AISI 4130 and 4340 steel substrates. The proposed research is a… more
Abstract:In modern battlespace, deployment of chemical and biological agents by our adversaries is a threat that needs to be addressed. These agents are cheap to manufacture and easily available. Their effects can be devastating to our troops. Detecting chemical and biological agents often require bulky… more
Abstract:This Phase II proposal intends to design and develop a robust wireless video image sensor system capable of long term reconnaissance and surveillance deployment. Video images of targeted object would be captured via an all-weather, low-light, high resolution camera and broadcast to locations… more
Abstract:An effort is underway by the U.S. DOE to develop cost-effective and environmentally sound technologies in order to help to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There is a significant need for economical methods to characterize potential sequestration… more
Abstract:The goal of the proposed Phase II effort is to transition the optical router and switch design investigations in Phase 1 to a demonstrable hybrid router/switch design that incorporates Spacewire Router (or similar) control plane logic into a compact, multi-gigabit optical interconnect for satellite… more
Abstract:Proposed is continuation of the development of a Universal Modular Electronics Cooler (UMEC) for the Army that is applicable to cooling of high density electronics components used in Signals Intelligence and Electronics Warfare. The proposed cooler will include a variable capacity vapor compression… more
Abstract:The proposed project addresses the need for an efficient cost-effective building cooling system which is powered by solar heat collected using low to medium temperature solar collectors. Such a system avoids the need for expensive high-temperature solar collectors and has potential to result in a… more
Abstract:The proposed project is for the development of a low cost, high efficiency solar cooling system. The system makes use of novel low cost mid temperature solar collectors in conjunction with a unique solar driven continuously variable speed absorption chiller to provide cost effective air conditioning… more
Abstract:The ability for engineers to assess the impact of their preliminary design of solid rocket motor (SRM) performance and combustion stability is the focus of this proposal. The SRMs of the future will be designed for increased performance. Since ballistic excursions, instabilities, and sporadic forces… more
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