Abstract:We propose to develop a T/R module housing that incorporates two-phase thin-film evaporators adjacent to each T/R module in order to increase greatly the lateral spreading within the housing. Our unique thin-film evaporators remove large amounts of heatvia ultra thin-film evaporation of a working… more
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Pressure ulcers affect approximately 1.7 million patients in the U.S. The overall cost to the healthcare industry for treating pressure ulcers in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $7 billion, and it is well established that the cost of preventing a pressure ulcer… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Combined gene therapy (Herpes Simplex Virus Thymidine Kinase + Anti-herpetic Prodrug) and radiation therapy (TKR therapy) is a novel approach in the armamentarium against cancer. This radio-gene therapy combination creates a new spatial co-operation whereby two… more
Abstract:A lidar laser transmitter useful for profiling of clouds, aerosols, and differential absorption measurements of atmospheric trace constituents such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and ozone is proposed. The proposed laser transmitter is based on a master tunable external cavity diode laser (ECDL)… more
Abstract:This SBIR effort will develop advanced mode-matching structures for highly efficient electro-optic amplitude modulators in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP). The intended application for these modulators is in intra-satellite fiber-optic data buses andother satellite communication and data-handling… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to investigate the feasibility of fabricating large-aperture, periodic ferroelectric domain gratings for quasi-phase matched laser frequency conversion. The key innovation in this effort is the use of low temperature… more
Abstract:The proposed Phase 2 program will accelerate the development and commercialization of the Traveler-ARM isolation system conceptualized during the Phase 1 program. The Phase 1 program has established the technical feasibility and requirements compliance ofthe Traveler-ARM isolation system. The… more
Abstract:The proposed innovative solar array is based on combining two cutting edge technologies, the SquareRigger solar array structure and the Stretched Lens Array (SLA), to produce an extremely lightweight, high efficiency, high power, high voltage and low stowed volume solar array suitable for very high… more
Abstract:ABLE?s Phase 1 proposal objective is to engineer a perfect electrostatic clean solar array (ESCA) based on an innovative design solution, as presented herein, and ready this technology for commercialization and use on the NASA MMS and GED missions. ABLE?s ESCA design uses flight proven… more
Abstract:The success of SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) illustrates the utility of radar interferometry from space. The intent of the proposed work is to develop system capability to deploy a one-kilometer baseline radar interferometer launched in a single mission from a standard launch vehicle. This… more
Abstract:This Research and Development (R&D) effort will produce an architecture and prototype for performing quick-look analysis of Electromagnetic (EM) Compatibility (EMC) using Modeling and Simulation (M&S) technologies. The target domain will be aircraftsustainment and will focus on the insertion of… more
Abstract:Weight reduction for present and future armor systems is critical to rapid deployment of military contingencies, and ultra-light weapon platforms will be the cornerstone for dominating the future battlefield. In general, Al-based alloys are the materialcandidate for structural applications where… more
Abstract:This project is to develop a near net-shape spray forming process of NiTi shape memory alloy, which enables the shape-memory behavior to be more closely controlled, and provides a more reliable actuation service. The near net-shape spray forming will offerthe NiTi shpae memory alloy with refined… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Phase I. In the treatment of cancer, radiation therapy has been limited by the tolerance of the surrounding normal tissues, such as lung or mucosa. Until now, there have been no compounds available that protect the normal tissues without reducing the tumor… more
Abstract:The goal of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to improve the way in which Geographic Information System (GIS) databases are created, updated and utilized. Software systems will be built that enable users to rapidly and inexpensively generate, update, analyze and… more
Abstract:A new Plasma Radar Effects Simulation (PRES) is proposed. The objective is a software tool that predicts radar observables for general three-dimensional plasma volumes (plumes/wakes are special cases). PRES requires an imported flowfield containingcharged species and condensed phase particulate… more
Abstract:A data-driven model of missile exhaust plume intensity fluctuations near launch is proposed. The model provides the rms magnitude, frequency dependence and spectral band dependence of the intensity fluctuation power spectral density (PSD). Itsapplication is the missile signature component of the… more
Abstract:A new Plume Laser Radar Effects Simulation (PLRES) is proposed. The objective is a software tool that predicts observables resulting from laser illumination of missile exhaust plumes and wakes. PLRES requires an imported flowfield that prescribesproperties of molecular and condensed phase… more
Abstract:The exhaust flow from a turbofan engine operating at typical cruise conditions generates noise as turbulent flow interacts with the basic shock cell pattern. This can be a significant source of noise within the aircraft cabin. The proposed innovation is a new method for testing the acoustics of… more
Abstract:The thermal protection system (TPS) community is in critical need of a newdesign paradigm if the vision of low maintenance, high sortie rate spacevehicles is to be realized. A revolutionary change is needed in the TPSdesign approach and in the use of innovative materials that can survive… more
Abstract:Flightline Ground Support Equipment (GSE) must meet ever increasing technical requirements while reducing emissions. Pressure is on to consolidate many sizes into fewer standard models and to convert to electric or hybrid-electric operation. As part ofthis movement, the need has arisen for a DC… more
Abstract:On-orbit servicing and logistics support spacecraft could greatly enhance the flexibility and functionality of many future MDA space assets by providing, refueling, diagnostic, or component replacement services. AeroAstro proposes to take the first stepstowards achieving an affordable on-orbit… more
Abstract:A significant problem for stakeholders in large satellite systems is the difficulty in getting data about these systems when it is most needed - in orbit and during critical anomalous situations. Near-field diagnostic measurements - including visual andinfrared images and close-range RF… more
Abstract:AeroAstro and the University of Colorado propose to develop an autonomous satellite power control system to dynamically monitor, schedule and distribute power resources on microsatellites , while remaining sensitive to the mission objectives. The Autonomous Power Scheduler (APS) will maximize power… more
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