Abstract:… energy density of any rocket fuel, and are used in most NASA and commercial launch vehicles to power their ascent. Cryogenic propellants must be kept cold to preserve them and prevent loss via boil off, therefore cryogenic launch vehicles and spacecraft must have thermal… more
Abstract:… lower mass and a more robust structure than current MLI. IMLI could use a conformal blanket design with IMLI panels and temperature-matched layer panel seaming.This proposal is for the design, fabrication, testing and evaluation of novel conformal high-performance IMLI thermal… more
Abstract:… for spacecraft, space stations and orbiting fuel depots is critical to mission safety. MMOD penetration is a risk for spacecraft and instruments; spacecraft designers must provide protection to minimize MMOD damage. Cryogenic propellants, and their thermal insulation,… more
Abstract:In this proposed Phase II SBIR program, QuesTek Innovations will work to qualify its advanced, secondary-hardening steels for demanding Navy arresting gear tailhook applications (without the requirement for specialized coatings that provide thermal/wear resistance).
Abstract:… millimeter-wave frequencies such as E-band (81-86 GHz). Linearity (high OIP3) is required in order handle advanced spectrally efficient modulation schemes such as QAM16, and low power is required both for power consumption reasons and to reduce self heating. In… more
Abstract:… chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA). OPCPA is a technique ideally suited for production of ultrashort laser pulses at the center wavelength of 2-5 m. Some of the key features of OPCPA are the wavelength agility, broad spectral bandwidth and negligible thermal load. In… more
Abstract:…ations and Other Benefits: Practical realization of the proposed device will significantly surpass state-of-the-art and offer an ideal solution for the next generation of compact X-ray light sources, as well as for some of the most demanding applications at conventional storage… more
Abstract:… currently operating (SNS), and under development (RHIC ERL and Cornell ERL), require ancillary components, such as the fundamental power coupler (FPC), to handle hundreds of kW of average power. These high average power levels, and their associated high thermal loads,… more
Abstract:…ve typically either produced very low currents or are prone to damage and are unable to directly produce short pulses. This proposal addresses these issues with two innovations: the use of robust carbon nanotube films capable of producing good current density with low thermal… more
Abstract:By virtue of their extremely short pulses, typically less than a picosecond, ultrashort pulse (USP) lasers have unique interactions with matter, interactions that include the ability to ablate materials without introducing heat to the target, surface texturing and diagnostic,… more
Abstract:… 1 billion tons per year. In addition, the oil refineries also emit significant amounts of heavy metals (such as mercury and arsenic), through stack emissions. CO2 emissions at refineries can be reduced through a number of routes, including carbon capture and storage… more
Abstract:… research. The joints formed so far either require extremely high temperatures to manufacture or result in unsatisfactory mechanical properties. TDA is herein proposing a route that will result in a pure SiC bond, and will achieve it without requiring any external heat source.… more
Abstract:The United States needs efficient and cost-effective methods to convert biomass into liquid transportation fuels. Thermochemical gasification of biomass into synthesis gas followed by catalytic conversion into liquid fuels is a promising approach. One particularly attractive… more
Abstract:… associated with waste disposal, and the risk of accumulation of persistent chemicals. It will give future generations alternative materials to make plastic, fibers and coatings when oil will become scarce.
Fast pyrolysis is one of the thermal processes… more
Abstract:…lability. A major contributor to the poor performance has been fouling of the syngas cooler located downstream of the gasifier. The fouling is due to vaporized ash from the coal gasification process depositing on the fireside surface of the tubes in the fire tube heat exchanger… more
Abstract:…m Reaction Engineering International (REI) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). The activities proposed will build on the previous collaboration between REI and UB in modeling and simulation of advanced computational frameworks for abnormal thermal and… more
Abstract:… address the TMS requirement of handling data from a distributed network as a ubiquitous service. RTI proposes to develop a coherent cloud-based data management infrastructure to fulfill the key needs of TMS: predictable data dissemination, fault-tolerant scalable storage for… more
Abstract:…ses a novel metallized ceramic substrates that could potentially withstand these temperature extremes and serve as reliable packaging platforms. Phase I research will be aimed at confirming this - new metallized ceramic substrates will be subjected to severe thermal cycling… more
Abstract:Phase change materials (PCMs) are a class of materials that use phase changes (e.g., melting) to absorb or release relatively large amounts of latent heat at relatively constant temperature. Applications include such things as clothing, building air… more
Abstract:… Robustness and this is handled using an extension of Bayesian Network analysis. The result of this SBIR Program will be a much more accurate and modern alternative to determining system reliability in the presence of LRU degradation from actual environmental effects (heat,… more
Abstract:…ir Force SBIR topic"AF103-144: Fault Tolerant Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Detector". It is well recognized that operational optical sensor systems are susceptible to unfriendly laser sources that can seriously damage or even render a FPA useless through heating and… more
Abstract:In today"s composite aircraft structures, bolted joints are frequently subject to abuse, overloads, heat damage, or lightning strikes which can damage both the fastener and the surrounding composite material. This damage, when detected, must be repaired. However, little… more
Abstract:Thermal energy storage for load smoothing can be beneficial in applications having large transient heat load compared to steady-state heat rejection. Laser weapons and high-power microwave generators are examples where TES can help. Ammoniated complex… more
Abstract:…rom solar PV cells. The proposed ice maker will include a variable capacity vapor compression system with variable air flow as per ambient temperatures. The Performance of the high efficiency cycle will be enhanced by the use of advanced variable speed drive and pulsating … more
Abstract:New, patented highly advanced thermo-chemical processing (LINTERPROCESS) and heat-treatment (LINHEAT) technologies were developed by SANOVA to address and solve metal and alloy performance deficiencies. Based on these innovative technologies, SANOVA has… more
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