Abstract:Built upon our prior efforts and existing industry/academia relationships, our research and development efforts in this Phase II will develop and commercialize an innovative high performance spectrally compliant waveform generator not only for communication waveforms but also for other naval RF… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objectives of this project are to: (1) conduct feasibility study of technologies and policies and determine if the technology and policy exist to deploy a secure authenticated Air Force Weather (AFW) application (app); (2) identify and evaluate potential solution sets if there is a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: PolymerPlus proposes to fabricate nonlinear optical (NLO) material by stacking NLO dye doped polycarbonate (PC) films to achieve aberration-free gradient index (GRIN). The current NLO GRIN optics fabrication proposal leverages advances, understanding, and facilities developed in these… more
Abstract:Current state-of-the-art biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) polymer film capacitors exhibit excellent room temperature performance, but show significant deterioration in properties above 85 f°C. In Phase I, poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and polycarbonate (PC) multilayer films were found to… more
Abstract:Linear colliders based on two-beam wakefield acceleration have a modular design. A fundamental requirement of two beam wakefield acceleration that has yet to be demonstrated is the staging of sequential accelerating modules. For a successful staging demonstration two key things have to be… more
Abstract:Most time resolved studies of processes in materials to date have made use of readily available visible and near-visible pump sources to trigger the events and, thus were able to study only a small subset of phenomena. Recently, investigations of the dynamics stimulated by THz pulses have led to… more
Abstract:Solid mass flow rate is a critical parameter of Circulating Fluidized Bed combustors that are deployed in many energy generation processes. Available devices that can accurately measure the mass flow rate are very limited. Next generation power systems require such measurements for greater… more
Abstract:Advanced power plant instrumentation is being developed here to help increase efficiencies and lower emissions of power generation processes. This instrumentation is based on developing capacitance sensors, which can withstand harsh conditions, to provide 3D imaging of flow characteristics in high… more
Abstract:Historically, companies that fabricate structural parts/pieces that include welding as part of their fabrication process have relied on an iterative trial-and-error method to establish manufacturing and fabrication processes for new products. This approach is inefficient. A few US Industries that… more
Abstract:This Phase I SBIR program will investigate the ignition and combustion of engineered metal and nanocomposite particles in high pressure and heating rate conditions. Metallic and nanocomposite particles of Zr and Al and Zr-W and Al-W nanocomposite particles with various surface modifications and… more
Abstract:The CBD is seeking innovative approaches for improving the sensitivity of chemical/biological detection systems. Our proposed solution entails a novel, high-frequency approach utilizing nano-size graphene as the sensing material, which provides an excessively large-surface area and high electrical… more
Abstract:Vector ElectroMagnetics, LLC and The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory propose to adapt design modifications to existing AFSCN ground site SATCOM antenna systems in order to reduce radio frequency interference (RFI) from various sources in L and S bands. The proposed modifications… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force's Information Technology Systems require modernization in order to meet the growing need of standards-based, service-oriented architectures. Recognition and emphasis on improving the data quality used in operational systems has increased over the past several years.… more
Abstract:Waste heat recovery has the potential to provide up to 20 percent of the U.S. electricity demand with no direct fuel consumption, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent. This enormous potential continues to go unrealized due to various technical and financial obstacles with traditional… more
Abstract:Over the past fifteen years, the demand for improved battery performance has increasingly focused on the development of battery chemistries based on lithium, due to their advantages over alternate battery chemistries. Among various alternative anodes, one thrust has been the use of materials that… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Current composite USAF platforms suffer damage during media blast stripping operations. This is a pervasive issue, with repair being laborious and costly, a material solution is needed to fill in existing damages to the composite skin and provide a protective barrier against future… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an Electronic-Photonic System on Chip (EPSOC) for millimeter wave imaging. Millimeter-wave (mmW) imaging is an enabling technology for imaging and detection in degraded visual environments. However, the energy emitted in the mmW… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: High temperature applications of titanium alloys are limited by their affinity to oxygen. In these alloys, oxygen absorption results in a brittle surface layer that has a deteriorating effect on the mechanical properties of the material. Reducing oxygen ingress into these alloys at high… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is focused on development of a scalable and economical process for production of non-precious metal electro-catalysts, and electrodes based on these materials. The reliance on precious electrode catalysts currently hinders broader… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop an artificial trachea made from synthetic nanofibers that is seeded with the patient?s own stem cells in the operating room using a disposable, closed system seeding chamber. There currently are no commercially… more
Abstract:The Phase 2 effort will be used to advance the material and design technologies that were explored in the Phase 1 study of hybrid gears. In this hybrid approach, the conventional metallic web is replaced with a composite element. This alternative design generates a significant weight reduction and… more
Abstract:The research objective of this proposal is to perform computational alloy development to enhance the Ti-6Al-4V chemistry for direct digital manufacturing (DDM). The new alloy will be designed to attain the following attributes: (1) isotropic behavior with mechanical properties on par with the upper… more
Abstract:The Phase II objective is to demonstrate the vision that the reuse of knowledge gained from known designs for Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) of building blocks in a laboratory can be leveraged in order to produce and rapidly qualify complex DDM parts whose geometry can be expressed as union of… more
Abstract:The Army is seeking to implement composite materials to replace aluminum in missile structures, but the limitations in composite thermal conductivity pose a threat of overheating on the electronics. To solve this problem, Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) proposes to develop an advanced carbon nanofiber… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) will develop lightweight, isotropic, continuous carbon nanofiber sheetgood (CNF Mat) featuring tailored-Z materials. This will allow military aerospace assets to survive comprehensive natural and hostile threats, including flash x-rays, nuclear electromagnetic… more
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