Abstract:Traditional dark-colored roofs create high heat loads in warm/hot climates due to their strong absorption of solar radiation. White or metallic painted roofs provide a good technical solution but are unlikely to be adopted by consumers for aesthetic and other objections. New pigments that provide… more
Abstract:Columbia Power has identified a highly effective wave energy converter that efficiently converts wave motion into rotary motion for conversion to electric power. Prior research by Columbia Power has identified that a power take off (PTO) utilizing rotary direct drive electric generation will provide… more
Abstract:Columbia Power has identified a highly-effective wave energy converter that efficiently converts wave motion into rotary motion for conversion to electric power. Prior research by Columbia Power has identified that a power take off (PTO) utilizing rotary direct drive electric generation will provide… more
Abstract:Utilities are facing the significant challenges of improving energy efficiency while maintaining sufficient generation capacity during times of increasingly high peak demands. Air conditioning is a major component of many utility
Abstract:Ocean Pacific Technologies (OPT) is proposing to develop a high pressure pump and energy recovery device uniquely suited for shipboard seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) systems. The proposed device will require a unique integration of pumping and energy recovery technologies that are not currently… more
Abstract:Current semi-active laser (SAL) seeker systems pose an eye hazard due to 1.06 um designation wavelength. Penn Semiconductor will develop a SAL seeker readout integrated circuit (ROIC) and focal plane array (FPA) compatible with both eye-safe and eye-hazardous laser designators and compatible with… more
Abstract:SCI (Space Coatings Inc.) shall leapfrog the performance of latex concrete with the development of an advanced lightweight synthetic composite system. The system will provide a featherweight yet extremely durable level working surface for shipboard ordnance handling and stowage. This decking system… more
Abstract:Diesel engines are widely used in commercial and military vehicles, as well as some light duty vehicles. The compression ratio is a compromise between power, economy, and cold startability. The optimum ratio for economy is near 14:1 to 15:1, whereas the necessary compression ratio for cold starting… more
Abstract:The overall objective retrofits a set of production engines with D-Cycle technology, demonstrating in dynamometer testing, simultaneous improvements of at least 50% fuel efficiency increase, 100% boost in low-end torque, 15% reduction in engine-out emission. The heart of the D-Cycle engine is the… more
Abstract:Today's riverine forces employ combatant patrol/assault craft that rely on speed, acceleration, and maneuverability for survivability and multi-mission success. These capabilities are at risk because of the increasing demand to carry more extensive payloads. Current diesel fuel propulsion systems… more
Abstract:Current methods used to determine the shape of towed sonar arrays are limited to basic models that use data from heading and depth sensors. These sensors are prone to measurement noise especially during maneuvers. The research team recognizes that neither a fiber optic measurement system nor a… more
Abstract:Aither's proposed solution will examine the development of an innovative fiber optic hull shape sensing system based on a hybrid sensing scheme to allow for the extremely large number of measurement points required for the submarine structure. During Phase I, Aither will determine the required… more
Abstract:Drawing from existing COTS/MOTS systems, we propose to develop a broad tool kit of undersea, in-air, and satellite communications systems that are tailored to the unique capabilities and constraints of the autonomous, mobile, and persistent Wave Glider wave-propelled unmanned surface vehicle (USV).… more
Abstract:Currently there are no software platforms for developing and evaluating reusable, virtual, communicative spatio-temporal agents. This makes rapid development and meaningful comparative evaluation, critical requirements for military and non-military applications, infeasible. Lack of such a platform… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of using MOSFET-embedded cantilevers for integrated electronic detection of cantilever deflection for scanning near-field ultrasound holography (SNFUH). This synergistic combination of the scanning probe… more
Abstract:This SBIR project proposes to develop a novel bioreactor that will contain biocatalytic coatings for the desulfurization of petroleum products. A biodesulfurization microorganism will be immobilized at the interface of a two-phase membrane with a biocatalytic coating. Biodesufurization technology… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes novel MEMS and electro-optical system designs and manufacturing processes to create world's first high definition video micro-projectors that are so miniaturized, low-cost, and low power consuming that they can be integrated in… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a data mining system to analyze semi-continuous GPS data generated by consumer mobile devices. The system will thereby detect emergent patterns and draw inferences about each consumer's behavior, preferences, and… more
Abstract:This project addresses the problem of increasing biomass feed to electricity-generating power furnaces with the goal of reducing GHGs. Currently wood pellets are burned, but the ash content and lower energy density limit their use. Lignin pellets have approximately the same energy content as coal,… more
Abstract:This project allows pulp and paper mills to extract a purified lignin stream from their recovery process. By making up the fuel value of this extracted lignin the mill remains carbon neutral. A power company that can replace coal with lignin achieves a significant GHG reduction. The sequential… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop software to prevent the manipulation of consumer reviews of websites and online businesses. Consumer reviews are a vital component in educating consumers about the trustworthiness of websites. However, any platform that… more
Abstract:The Smart Grid opens the door to the development of many companion devices which will in turn enable the development of a variety of devices for household electricity-consuming appliances that can communicate with it; especially, many major appliance manufacturers (such as Whirlpool and General… more
Abstract:SK Infrared LLC, a spin-off from the Krishna INfrared Detector (KIND) laboratory at the UNM (www.chtm.unm.edu/kind) is proposing to develop a dual band SLS based imager using an nBn based heterostructure design in collaboration with Raytheon Vision Systems (letter attached). The proposed effort… more
Abstract:BST Systems proposes a development program that will result in the elimination of the deficiencies of the silver zinc chemistry: Specifically, the program will result in large format silver zinc cells and batteries that have longer life, longer cycle life, are sealed and will require minimal… more
Abstract:The Comtech Bidirectional Acoustic Air Meter uses tuned piezoelectric transducers to send pulse trains of approximately 250 cycles of ultrasonic (40-100 kHz, typ.) acoustic energy diagonally across the air stream. Every ~10 ms, the transducers change roles and send the same acoustic energy in the… more
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