Abstract:This STTR Phase I project proposes to develop an automated design optimization tool for electromagnetic flow control based on the gas-kinetic BGK scheme and the adjoint optimization method. A non-equilibrium BGK solver will be generalized to explicitly take into account the acceleration and… more
Abstract:ZONA proposes to investigate a novel family of algorithms designed to solve the boundary condition identification problem (BCIP) to extract accurate multi-dimensional heat transfer coefficient maps that are required for the design of advanced/revolutionary turbomachinery components. ZONA will… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project will develop an innovative unified coordinates approach to gridless computation. Instead of using the spatially fixed Eulerian coordinate system as in most Computional Fluid Dynamics (CFD) computation, the proposed unified… more
Abstract:75547-Seismic modeling is a core component of petroleum exploration and production today. Potential applications include modeling the influence of dip on anisotropic migration; source/receiver placement in deviated-well three-dimensional surveys for vertical seismic profiling (VSP); and the… more
Abstract:75969-Some natural gas reservoirs (such as those of the Jonah field, Pinedale Anticline, or Bossier field) are composed of thin discontinuous lenticular sands ranging in length from tens to thousands of feet. Ultimately, production from these wells is controlled by the volume of sand that can be… more
Abstract:Currently, people use man-operated heavyweight deflectometer to detect the void under runway and use large cone penetrometer to measure the soil stiffness. It is expensive, slow, and destructive. During the wartime, the operator will involve the risk from enemyÂ¿_s land mine, sniper, and artillery… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States today. High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides have been identified as major contributing factors to heart disease. Furthermore, lipid-lowering drugs such as statins and fibrates… more
Abstract:NASA requires dramatic advancements in material properties to improve launch vehicles, spacecraft, and the space station?s performance. Our plan is to provide: 1) Continuous carbon nanotube (CNT) composite fibers stronger than 10 GPa and tougher than any known material. 2) CNT fiber composites… more
Abstract:This program will provide a key manufacturing breakthrough for high-performance inexpensive miniature SEMs. We plan to develop a MEMS, microassembly-based, fully functional mini-SEM having 1/10,000 the volume of current units. Zyvex is a dynamic small firm with a highly qualified technical team,… more
Abstract:76336-Research in nanotechnology has grown at an astounding rate in the last few years and is expected to accelerate even more in the next decade. However, tools to characterize materials, structures, and devices at the nanometer scale have not kept pace. For example, the nanomanipulation tools… more
Abstract:The proposed research is to develop an overall system design for a power- and bandwidth efficient satellite communication modem, a communication waveform and an associated Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol to realize efficiency improvements. In currently deployed networks a single modulation… more
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Because of high morbidity and mortality of open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), an endovascular approach to bypassing AAAs with supported (stented) endografts inserted via femoral artery sheaths has been developed. Three major complications occur… more
Abstract:The proposed research seeks to test the feasibility of integrating on-line coaching and technical assistance into the Collaborative Reform Model, a school improvement and community involvement program of the Louisiana Alliance for Education Reform. The Alliance has worked with school districts in… more
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Prostate cancer continues to be a significant health problem, being the second most common cause of cancer-related death among American men. Local recurrence of prostate cancer is the most frequently detected failure of primary treatment, which propels… more
Abstract:In this Phase I program, Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing will develop a processing method to manufacture ceramic propulsion components. ACM will demonstrate the utility of a high temperature hot isostatic pressing (HIP) consolidation process to manufacture carbide propulsion components. Low cost… more
Abstract:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified the need to protect buildings from chemical/biological assaults. Science, Math & Engineering, Inc., proposes to develop innovative, self-regenerating filters that combine filter media and ultraviolet radiation to neutralize and remove both… more
Abstract:The proposed work focuses on an improved armor system based on the use of a new and innovative ceramic/metal composite material (ONNEXT) combined with high performance polymer composite backings. The key element in this study is a unique class of tough ceramic-metal composite materials that contain… more
Abstract:The Phase I effort began with a survey of 42-Volt research and development. All vehicle and top-tier component manufacturers recognize the numerous benefits of 42-Volt electrical systems for improved performance, fuel efficiency, packaging, and emissions. However, it was quickly determined that… more
Abstract:ASTI proposes to identify and evaluate the most promising new oil condition measurement techniques and develop sensor device concepts that can be used in point of use on-board and/or hand-held oil condition analyzers. ASTI now believes the best options for new oil condition sensors are mid-infrared… more
Abstract:Since the Vietnam War, military forces of the United States have had to contend with a highly effective and lethal weapon originally developed by the Russians as a shoulder-mounted rocket propelled grenade designated the RPG-7. The weapon was licensed for manufacture to allies and clients of the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will have a novel approach for the rapid fabrication of low-cost and net-shape, silicon carbide components with specifically tailored multifunctional properties. These materials will be produced by microwave-induced pyrolysis of an… more
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