Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on a novel carbide-bonded graphene coating technology to modify the surface of silicon wafer based molds through vacuum-assisted thermal exfoliation of functional graphene nanopaper. The graphene coating exhibits a unique combination of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our overall objective is to develop a novel monitor, OptiSED, for the precise and continuous assessment of sedation in the ICU. The specific Phase I goals of this 12-month project are to: 1) develop an objective score for continuous monitoring of sedation status… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Among the technical challenges associated with current Air Force scramjet technology development is coupling between the combustor and isolator that leads to isolator unstart. Performance is currently restricted because the engine is not actively controlled. While simple passive… more
Abstract:The proposed work focuses on implementing fast-response pressure-sensitive paint for measurements of unsteady pressure in rotorcraft applications. Significant rotorcraft problems such as dynamic stall, rotor blade loads in forward flight, and blade-vortex interaction all have significant unsteady… more
Abstract:Our long-term objective is to create a new class of electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs) having electrical performance like aluminum electrolytic capacitors but with smaller size and higher reliability. Restated, we intend to create a smaller and more reliability replacement component that can… more
Abstract:The innovation is the development of a new class of devices known as eWriters for classroom use as both a sustainable paper replacement technology and an effective tool for student/teacher interaction. These devices address the problem of achieving a sustainable world by satisfying the human need… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Terahertz (THz) spectroscopies offer unmatched non-contact probing of low-energy excitations underlying electronic transport and magnetism in a wide range of novel materials. To-date, expensive and complex THz Time Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) systems are the most common THz source used… more
Abstract:Composite structures are the future of aviation. They reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. Composite structures are now incorporated into aircraft by all major aerospace manufacturers. Many composite structures are assembled with fasteners, but, to meet future design requirements,… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This SBIR Phase I program is to develop and transition a lightweight shielding material technology for wideband electromagnetic shielding and high power microwave hardening of aircraft signal and power cables. Materials Research Institute proposes to use metalized nanometric and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: It is well known that wind turbine clutter (WTC) presents a significant challenge to detecting targets in civilian and military applications. The large radar cross section (RCS) of wind turbines, combined with their significant range of Doppler spread, make traditional clutter mitigation… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop innovative methods for deriving a sparse set of physical target features that can be used for exploitation of air to ground signature data collected from sensor systems including electro-optical, infrared, and laser radar. Current classification… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Matrix Research, Inc. proposes to prototype, test, analyze, and demonstrate novel feature representations in multi-agent simultaneous localization and mapping (MA-SLAM) systems for enhanced navigation accuracy/reliability. The objective of this effort is to develop a framework to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this Phase II SBIR topic is to develop and demonstrate an automated move-stop-move combat identification system under realistic scenarios. In addition, we require the resulting system must work on bistatic radar data. This additional requirement is applied so that our… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Interest in bistatic radar, where the transmitter and receiver are not collocated, has historically waxed and waned, and is once again enjoying a resurgence. A multistatic system is one where multiple transmit sites or multiple receive sites, or both, are used to construct the radar… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Modern Air Force vehicles employ specialized coatings to enhance signature performance by attenuating surface traveling waves. Maintenance of these coatings has been historically difficult. Specialized aircraft coatings can degrade over time and compromise desired performance.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Martix Research proposes to develop a new SATCOM antenna for the Wideband Gapfiller link for use aboard the Predator class UAV. The proposed antenna is a dual-band, full-duplex, mechanically scanned, array antenna that has very low loss and is much more compact than the reflector antenna… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop an algorithmic framework for joint utilization of GPS/INS/SAR in order to simultaneously improve the localization accuracy and integrity of an airborne sensor system's navigation system. The primary challenges from a SAR-processing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Composite materials are becoming more prevalent on military aircraft such as the F-22, F/A-18E/F/G, and the F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter. Polyimide carbon fiber composites offer performance benefits and tremendous operational cost savings for the DoD due to their superior… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The goal of this Phase I is to demonstrate the feasibility of a ICME-based approach to the design of thermal barrier coating architectures and processes to guide the design and selection of a newly defined material/coating system, and to demonstrate this systems'ability to survive… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Aircraft hydraulic systems have traditionally been required to operate down to -65F. However, with the advancement of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), operating envelopes at high altitudes are evolving. UAVs are loitering at high altitudes for upwards of 24 hours. As a result, sections of… more
Abstract:The primary objective of this SBIR program is to develop and demonstrate a lightweight, modular fuel tank design that meets the desired level of threat protection and operational performance, and is readily adaptable to future vehicle designs. In addition to the potential weight savings associated… more
Abstract:The objective of SBIR topic N112-102 is to develop a vacuum bagging system compatible with deep draw composite structures to support autoclave and vacuum-bag-only curing processes in a more cost effective manner compared with conventional nylon bagging techniques. The Phase I program efforts focused… more
Abstract:There is great demand for low energy dewatering technologies to harvest very fine particulate, such as microalgae. Current dewatering methods (e.g. centrifuge, press filter) consume much energy and are less effective for separating high value micro-particulate. One promising method for very low… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. Although parameters can be optimized for lowest cost, highest precision, or optimum microstructure, these optimizations require… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. These powders can have an associated cost as much as an order of magnitude greater than the bulk material. Although less costly powders… more
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