Abstract:… is acquired most effectively when the brain is in certain synchronous states. Specifically, receiving new information when brainwaves are in a Gamma state seems to improve working memory encoding, while a Theta brainwave state seems to enhance long-term storage of new… more
Abstract:Icing is among aviation"s most serious weather hazards because it renders aircraft unflyable before flight and severely reduces aircraft performance during flight. Existing approaches for mitigating ice accretion on leading edges, such as the inflatable boot and liquid deicer can significantly… more
Abstract:… are thin enough to be rolled up has the potential to revolutionize power sources for satellites. For this potential to be realized, similarly flexible materials which serve the protective and efficiency-enhancing functions of the solar cell stack (radiation protection, … more
Abstract:A number of present and planned military satellite payloads simultaneously require significant waste heat mitigation, and high pointing accuracy. The challenge posed by these requirements stems from Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)-induced changes in the size or geometry… more
Abstract:… into minimum signature propellant formulations to improve their physical properties. The propellant physical properties (burn rate and burn rate exponent, specific impulse and sensitivity) will be measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermal gravimetric… more
Abstract:Individual protection is a high priority mission for the United States Army. Flame and heat resistant protective clothing systems are required to ensure the safety of military personnel in deployed and other hazardous environments. Its low flammability, self-extinguishing nature… more
Abstract:Navy shipboard and cargo shipment and transfer operations generate large quantities of bulk waste and non-biodegradable waste products that (a) utilize valuable storage space aboard ship before it can be disposed of in port and (b) cannot be disposed of overboard within littoral… more
Abstract:The selected approach has been devised with the objective of fabricating an anti-tamper stretch wrap material that preserves the essential optical, mechanical, and thermal properties of existing wrap products, while providing a very effective and easily detectable method for… more
Abstract:A novel lithium battery has the potential to form the basis of a very high specific energy, rechargeable battery for shipboard wireless sensor systems. We propose to investigate a variety of approaches to develop this new battery design and optimize the cycle life, reliability, and safety. Our work… more
Abstract:…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:… efficiency and safe operation. By employing microarray reactors, a high surface area catalyst can be employed without localized high pressure and temperature zones that are usually associated with conventional pack bed reactors. The specific energy of this storage method… 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… 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… more
Abstract:… be modified to accommodate an operation temperature down to -400C. For the pump lasers' driving current and TEC controllers, we will use our patented ultralow power consumption circuitry designs as means to minimize required operation power and associated thermal management… more
Abstract:… in which hands need to function. We have developed and demonstrated the basic feasibility of
novel biomimetic tactile sensors that provide wide dynamic range sensing of normal and shear forces, microvibrations associated with slip and texture, and temperature and heat… more
Abstract:… before diagnosis, and has limited sensitivity. The Company's approach is based on the prior identification of three cell wall proteins of M. tuberculosis (PTRP, PE-PGRS51 and LipC) that are highly immunogenic in TB subjects, but not in individuals with latent TB infection… more
Abstract:… is to develop a UC cell product that can be used allogeneically in off-the-shelf products for a number of regenerative medicine applications. Here, we will demonstrate the product compliance with the FDA's regulatory framework for the collection, processing, storage,… more
Abstract:…rt, ATA began the development of a 5"space qualified, fast steering mirror (SQ_FSM) by demonstrating a breadboard version of a radiation hardened, high accuracy position sensor; ATA also began developing and analyzing an innovative mechanical design that addresses thermal… more
Abstract:…, or COMMUTER, that can estimate the geo-location and orientation of an air vehicle in real time given an onboard library of shape-based landmark features, and a real-time stream of images from an onboard camera. The system uses an onboard processor and data … more
Abstract:…solution will allow the soldier to manage their own SA needs through simplistic user interfaces driven by programmatic SDK Libraries that can be incorporated into any common operational picture; (2) our solution will provide real-time processing, management, and storage of… more
Abstract:… Nanofluids for thermal control. Data produced during Phase I testing showed the ThermoWeb Nanothermovalve (NTV) works and is a solid baseline for Phase II optimization. Our NTV is configured to maintain temperatures between components or between components and heat sinks by… more
Abstract:… gap-fillers fits within the Air Force's goal of investing in low observable maintenance improvements that will decrease sustainment costs and reduce aircraft downtime. Commercially available gap-fillers are initially effective, but performance degrades under thermal… more
Abstract:… that offer a considerable degree of thermal protection from high heat fluxes. However, because of ergonomic considerations select areas of the body including the face and the hands may not be covered during operations. What is desired is a comfortable hypoallergenic heat… more
Abstract:…llenges have plagued F-35 coated composites because of operating at 450 F (232 C) for extended periods of time while being abraded as the aft elevators are adjusted. Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI) proposes an innovative coating approach to utilize a thermally stable… more
Abstract:The ultimate goal of the Phase I effort is to research the most common failure modes of small implodable volumes in order to determine characteristics of the resultant shock wave and determine what hazards this shock wave represents to divers. Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) will… more
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