Abstract:Proliferation of nuclear weapons is a serious threat in the world today. One way to
determine the presence of nuclear weapons is to detect neutrons emitted by special
nuclear material (SNM) such as highly enriched uranium and weapons grade plutonium.
The purpose of this project is to develop… more
Abstract:Current state-of-the-art X-ray imaging detectors use energy integration, where the simple integration of X-ray events during the exposure period forms images. Unfortunately, such indiscriminate operation is sub-optimal for digital radiography or CT imaging because of its inability to reject scatter… more
Abstract:The crude oil will be depleted within 40 years, alternative fuels have to be developed to drive our transportation systems, and biodiesel appears to be the most promising fuel of the future. Biodiesel is renewable, non-toxic, and biodegradable, it can be used in existing diesel engines without… more
Abstract:The team of Velox Semiconductor Corporation (Velox) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of using a single, monolithic, all-GaN integrated Diode(s) Driven Gate (DDG) HFET to achieve normally-off device operation with specifications required for Navy… more
Abstract:GaN (Gallium Nitride) High Electron Mobility Transistor (HFET) devices face severe thermal control problems as a result of high power densities which result from the need for more power and the ongoing reduction in geometries of individual devices. The device lattice temperature increases under high… more
Abstract:Currently there is no affordable military band on-the-move non-line-of-sight (NLOS) or beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS)communications capability available for land vehicles, helicopters, boats or small UAVs. The current state-of-the-art in Satellite-On-the-Move (SOTM) terminals for Blue Force Tracking… more
Abstract:High capacity Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems that can rapidly absorb peak waste heat using phase change, liquid to vapor, dissipating it gradually during normal operation, are the most ideal and most compact Thermal Management (TM) systems possible for advanced weapon systems. such as. These… more
Abstract:Open cell foam, which provides the highest heat transfer surface areas per unit volume, is considered as an excellent heat exchanger core material. Pyrolytic Carbon coated reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC) foam, developed by Allcomp, which offers highly conductive foam ligaments and is available in… more
Abstract:The next generation of silicon-based detectors for tracking charged-particles in high energy physics experiments will impose demanding requirements. One of these requirements involves the need for thermally efficient, low mass, dimensionally-stable support structures exposed to high radiation… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this proposal is to develop ultra-sensitive ELISA (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) methods for quantification of HIV p24 antigen. At present, the p24 antigen test is relatively insensitive, being abl
e to detect only 5- 10 pg/ml. This quantity… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently buprenorphine (BUP) is used in the treatment of opioid abuse and for pain management. It can also be used improperly and abused as an opioid. In the United States, buprenorphine is marketed in sublingual and i
njectable forms. While the drug provides… more
Abstract:The objective of this Phase II SBIR effort is to develop and demonstrate a low cost, lightweight, two independent simultaneous transmit beam antenna for use in SATCOM systems like the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) downlink. The current MILSATCOM system supports one… more
Abstract:Recent developments of advanced hybrid metallic structural concepts have been extremely promising for durable light-weight and ultra-long fatigue life large transport aircraft. The Alpha STAR team (Alcoa, SWRI, and Virginia Tech) proposes to extend the validated Fiber Metal Laminate (FML) high… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Awareness of the enormous advantages of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) in an item response theory framework (IRT) is growing rapidly in the behavioral research community. CAT has the capacity to significantly reduc
e respondent burden without losing… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Targeted Pb-212 therapy in preclinical animal tests has shown a cure in groups receiving the highest dose of this therapy. Scaling the dose that was most efficacious in animal studies to people would bring the human dos
e required from 50 to 100 mCi. This… more
Abstract:In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) detail the development of a novel noninvasive microwave sensor to quantify the DoS in marine aluminum alloys. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) DoS quantifications based on the… more
Abstract:In this proposal, Alphasense, Inc. details the development of a novel microwave NDE sensor for defect inspections in silicon nitride bearing balls. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) the use of the spherical bearing ball as a dielectric resonator, thus enabling us to… more
Abstract:In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative real time probe for online monitoring of plastic bonded explosive manufacturing process. Key innovations of the proposed sensor probe include: a) the use of a white light interferometer (WLI) to form real time images of the… more
Abstract:The SBIR Phase I proposal is designed to improve the high end temperature performance of Altairnano''''s nano Lithium titanate batteries and will develop an equivalent circuit model capturing the transient dynamics of Altairnano's 50 Ah cell. Altairnano will study the effects of various materials… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Organ transplantation is one of the great success stories of modern medicine. However, the supply of suitable organs lags far behind the need and many patients die while waitlisted for organs. Current practice involves
donor preconditioning to stabilize organs… more
Abstract:UVCleaning Systems will develop a greywater remediation and recycling system for Army kitchen sanitation centers by combining COTS pre-filtration and ultrafiltration technologies, to reliably reduce all greywater contaminant concentrations except BOD to within the requirements of the solicitation,… more
Abstract:Aircraft avionics equipment must be cooled to maintain component reliability and longevity, particularly in high ambient temperature environments. Conventional cooling approaches fall short of performance, weight, compactness and cost requirements. Altex has identified an advanced air cooling… more
Abstract:To support tactical fuel requirements at forward sites, biomass wastes from operations and those locally available need to be converted into viable military fuels. Conventional approaches cannot produce military type fuels using compact and mobile reactors. Through recent efforts, Altex and PSU… more
Abstract:More compact and efficient cooling coils are needed to address increased heat management loads on Navy systems. Altex has identified an advanced cooling coil approach that can achieve the needed cooling, at half the typical cooling water flow, at face velocities exceeding 1000 fpm, without… more
Abstract:Conventional biomass densification and energy enhancement equipment is too costly for use in upgrading feedstocks for biofuels plants. Therefore, this project will develop an innovative biomass blending and densification system (BBADS) to densify biomass and upgrade the energy value. In Phase I,… more
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