Abstract:This proposal presents a hardware design to implement a next-generation secure digital communication system that uses chaotic signals. The use of chaotic signals in digital communication systems offers several advantages. First, the noise-like properties of chaotic signals prevent them from being… more
Abstract:This NAVY Small Business Technology Transfer project is directed toward the development of a novel hydrogen generator that employs nanostructured metal foam catalysts. Special coating and form factor will also be employed to the hydrogen generating materials to ensure the safety of storage and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is directed toward development of a novel microfiltration filter that has distinctively narrow pore size distribution, low flow resistance, low pressure drop and simple regeneration process. The regeneration process, which requires minimal… more
Abstract:Development of a static vapor feed electrolyzer utilizing an advanced bipolar plate that produces sub-saturated H2 and O2 is proposed. This novel bipolar design can greatly simplify electrolyzer systems, as it eliminates the need for water/gas phase separation, which is particularly challenging in… more
Abstract:Development of an improved water management membrane for a static vapor feed electrolyzer that produces sub-saturated H2 and O2 is proposed. This improved membrane can increase the performance and especially the durability of static vapor feed electrolyzers. Static vapor feed electrolyzers greatly… more
Abstract:Giner Electrochemical Systems (GES) proposes to develop a cathode liquid feed, proton-exchange membrane electrolyzer stack and system capable of producing 3,600 psi oxygen. In preparation for this Phase I effort, we propose to collaborate with Hamilton-Sundstrand Human Space Systems (H-S) to share… more
Abstract:This NAVY Small Business Innovation Research project is directed toward the development of a novel oxygen generator that employs microarray reactors to achieve high energy density, controllable gas release rate, high conversion efficiency and safe operation. By employing microarray reactors, a high… more
Abstract:Development of a regenerative fuel cell/electrolyzer is proposed. GES will size two of their advanced technologies; a high-pressure electrolyzer that can directly fill hydrogen and oxygen storage vessels up to 3000 psi; and a dead-ended fuel cell that can use these gases directly and remove the… more
Abstract:U.S. automakers have invested significant resources in the research and development of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. However, to enable their widespread use, an additional major investment will be required to construct an infrastructure for hydrogen production and delivery to fueling stations. In… more
Abstract:The Goleta Star LLC team proposes to develop improved change detection algorithms that are well suited to applications that use persistent RF sensors for detecting, tracking, locating, and identifying targets in urban areas. We plan to develop advanced change detection algorithms that specifically… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Heart disease frequently leads to cardiac fibrosis. In almost all cases of chronic heart disease, the myocardium exhibits fibrosis developed by activated cardiac fibroblasts. These fibroblasts are quiescent in the healthy heart. Interstitial fibrosis due to… more
Abstract:Crop growers in the United States, and in developed countries worldwide, apply large amounts of phosphate fertilizers to their fields. In the US for example, growers annually apply over 4,000,000 tons of phosphate fertilizer. Fertilizer rates are typically applied in excess of the crop need, since… more
Abstract:Nitrogen affects proteins, enzymes and metabolic processes and is essential for crop growth. While annual usage varies based on world economic conditions, approximately 80,000,000 metric tons of fertilizer N are applied annually in the world, of which more than 10,000,000 tons are applied annually… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aims of the Phase II research are the development and testing in an animal model of minimally invasive microwave balloon catheter instrumentation for producing biological stents in pancreatic ducts and bile
ducts and for producing biological… more
Abstract:The Electromagnetic Plasmoid Thruster (EMPT) is a revolutionary electric propulsion thruster and power processing (PPU) system that will allow a dramatic decrease in system mass and increase in thrust efficiency over traditional 500-1000 W propulsion systems. The high specific power (>700 W/kg) and… more
Abstract:A new thruster technology, the Electrodeless Lorentz Force (ELF) thruster, has been designed and tested at MSNW that has the capability to address the demanding combined requirements of high specific power, high efficiency, a large Isp range, and T/P in a single, lightweight device. The ELF thruster… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Typhoid fever is a major cause of morbidity worldwide with an estimated incidence of 16 to 33 million infections and 500,000 to 600,000 deaths annually. It is caused by Salmonella typhi (S. typhi). The Vi capsular polys
accharide of S. typhi is the protective… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application is a Phase I SBIR grant application. One of the major causes of morbidity and mortality of low birth weight neonates relates to injury, inflammation, perforation and obstruction of the lower GI tract, w
hich can be manifest in the related… more
Abstract:NuGen Mobility, Inc. (NuGen) is proposing an innovative solution for future combatant craft generators based on its patented axial flux PM motor technology and a novel high efficiency three-chamber internal combustion engine. While it has been recognized that permanent magnet motors offer higher… more
Abstract:Command and control battle maps and mission planning can be greatly enhanced by the representation of the battlefield in 3 dimensions. Showing perspective views, depth and occlusions allows for a better understanding of the situation, and assists in avoiding error when interpreting the terrain. Such… more
Abstract:As the power demands of airborne sensor platforms increase there is a growing need for improved capacitor technologies for compact energy storage. While progress has been made on electrolytic supercapacitors as well as nanocomposite composites, an ultrahigh dielectric strength capacitor with high… more
Abstract:The Numerical Technology Company and North Star Imaging (NSI) team in this project to develop and verify a Computed Tomography (CT) based technology for accurate three-dimensional measurement and characterization of fiber waviness (wrinkles) in fiberglass/epoxy and carbon/epoxy composite structures.… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to develop innovative highly reliable High Power Optical Amplifier (HPOA) modules for optical satellite communications (SATCOM) operating over broad ranges of temperatures (i.e. from -40 to +80 0C) and of radiation environment (i.e. total dose of 300krads with a… more
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