Abstract:ABSTRACT: The widespread use of thermoelectric devices to scavenge waste heat is currently limited due to two major reasons low ZT and the incompatibility of the material or process to form high-density thermojunctions needed for high-efficiency thermoelectric power generators… more
Abstract:Leveraging on Agiltron"s extensive experience in fiber sensor development, we propose to develop a customized sensing system with the ability to measure fuel quantity in a collapsible tank. Based primarily on mature technologies and commercially available components, the proposed sensor system… more
Abstract:Degradation of reactor components, heat exchangers, and piping systems in nuclear power plants subjected to heat, high pressure and corrosion has been estimated to cost the electric power industry $17.3 billion dollars annually. Eddy current testing is a widely practiced, and… more
Abstract:…nd Locate (TTL) portfolio to combat weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The specific innovations sought under this topic are improved technologies that advance the state of the art for energy scavenging or capture from the ambient environment and high energy density storage. … more
Abstract:… simple to use and compatible with existing ECT systems. Eddy current testing is the most widely used NDE technique with a market value in excess of $200M/year in the US alone. Some of the commercial market areas where the new technology has promise include: pipelines, heat… more
Abstract:… e.g. high power ADT/RF, are typically powered cyclically and intermittently with peak requirement reaching upwards to 200 kW per system; with substantially lower average thermal dissipation requirement during normal operation. Water and ammonia offer highest latent … more
Abstract:Active Denial Technology (ADT) and RF Vehicle Stopper devices need compact, light weight and low cost thermal management systems to meet mission goals. Heat exchangers strongly contribute to system volume, weight and cost. Innovative heat exchanger concepts have been identified… more
Abstract:Heat recovered from Navy ship gas turbine engine exhausts could significantly reduce shipboard fuel use by providing heating, cooling or additional power output at no increase in fuel use. However, current heat recovery heat exchangers have durability problems, are too large for… more
Abstract:Airborne high energy laser systems need lightweight and compact thermal management systems. Innovative heat exchanger concepts have been identified, which can help reduce thermal management system weight and volume to below 100 lbs and 8 cubic feet, respectively, while also… more
Abstract:….g., 50 to 150 tsi) will be developed to obtain projectiles of controlled porosities as an integral part of Phase I, Phase I option and Phase II. Key CDC process optimization, suitable as-pressed higher density parts and /or any other less thermal processing sintering/heat… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In our proposed Phase II effort, we will be demonstrating long-lived aqueous aluminum heat pipes. The work will directly demonstrate the corrosion inhibition character of two different aqueous work fluids and the long-term heat flux performance of our heat pipe… more
Abstract:Flux measurements of trace gases and other quantities, such as latent heat, are of great importance in scientific field research. One typical flux measurement setup involves placing measurement equipment (sonic anemometers and associated sensors or samplers)… more
Abstract:…. Based on specific early customer measurement requests, we anticipate significant downstream benefits in areas including the development of block co-polymers, advanced polymer nanocomposites, functional nanostructures, catalysts, materials for energy generation and storage,… more
Abstract:…profitable for commercial production. Commercially viable prototype membranes will be produced and tested in practical RFB settings. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Redox flow battery (RFB) is one of potential technologies for stationary electrical energy storage. … more
Abstract:Applied Colloids proposes the use of a unique heating method to degass cryomilled powders for use in Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs). This method is low-cost and scaleable to production quantities. Phase I of this program will degass nanostructured aluminum-boron carbide… more
Abstract:… fixed design eliminates any moving parts. The second configuration involves a moving antenna part that has a target volume of 4"by 3"by 0.25". When the receiver is not operated, the antenna part would be collapsed as a cover or simply folded back for storage.… more
Abstract:…posal is to validate design and material and process engineering that demonstrated feasibility of processing the adaptive thermal control material system (TCMS) that is capable of providing a radiation hardened space stable performance along with the needs of the charge storage… more
Abstract:…rial. An improved DDM Process Design will be developed in order to match the mean thermal cycling path in the deposit with the path designed using the microstructure model. A fine control of the thermal cycling will be obtained by designing auxiliary devices that act as heat… more
Abstract:… into this technology is focused on developing lower cost materials for the consumer electronics market, and not on high reliability or long life. As a result, the materials developed do not meet the needs of the aerospace industry in terms of mass and volume specific … more
Abstract:…, unmanned aircraft systems, and directed energy systems are increasing the demand for battery power needed for mission operations. The dramatic evolution in the inventory and use of these electrically-powered systems has stimulated new thrusts in energy harvesting and storage,… more
Abstract:…nt): AquaMost is developing a water treatment device based on a technology called photoelectrocatalytic oxidation (PECO). The focus for this project is using PECO systems to treat groundwater contaminated with organic pollutants released from leaking underground storage tanks.… more
Abstract:…, and reliability of these modules have been plagued due to limitations in power amplifier packaging designs. Currently, a cavity-mount approach is utilized that minimizes parasitics and reduces thermal resistance from the power amplifier to cold plate using a heat… more
Abstract:Variable-emittance materials are in high demand for applications ranging from manned and unmanned space platforms (e.g. in radiators at the Moon's poles where damage could be prevented during times of low heat load) to spacecraft thermal control (especially for micro-,… more
Abstract:This project develops a small mobile personal cooling system that can be worn conveniently by individuals with heat-related disabilities. The successful development of this mobile technology: (1) supports access, promotes integration, and facilitates the independence of… more
Abstract:… form particles with a more narrow size distribution when compared to traditional spray drying techniques. The spray-dryed particles will be analyzed for particle size, morphology, composition and thermal stability. These Mo-Si-B alloy premixed powders will be subsequently heat… more
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