Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal outlines potential systems for efficiently distributing power to tactical shelters. One system, automatic load balancing, consists of a system of microcontroller controlled semiconductor switches and power sensors. The loads are transferred automatically to ensure phase… more
Abstract:A 5 degree farenheit decrease in cooling temperature within the E-2D Liquid Cooling System (LCS) would translate to an additional 15 kW capacity to remove electronic waste heat. For this, thermoelectric cooling represents a compact, minimally intrusive method for achieving the desired augmentation… more
Abstract:This proposal addresses the single largest consumer of ground-based power at Forward Operating Bases and conservatively results in annual fuel savings greater than $150 million. U.S. forces currently consume about 300,000 barrels of petroleum-based fuels per day. During wartime OPTEMPO, generators… more
Abstract:The thermal management system (TMS) within the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) can experience thermal overload during certain flight segments. During these segments it would be advantageous to store some of the excess thermal energy, and reject it via the normal heat rejection avenues at a later time… more
Abstract:With the reduced emphasis on ram-air and the disadvantages of using engine fan-bypass air as heat sinks, onboard fuel has become increasingly popular to deposit waste heat. However, with advanced aircraft, such as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), replacing traditional hydraulic-, mechanical-, and… more
Abstract:Advancement of thermoelectric (TE) technology has been a major research area for over a century, yet most compositional materials research has not produced TEs with a figure of merit (zT) greater than unity. New methods of enhancing TE efficiency are needed and have been realized through structural… more
Abstract:This proposal outlines a comprehensive research program to study and apply electron beam technology to a number of beneficial applications. Breaking down the key aspects which are unique to FEL injector Ebeam technology and evaluating them with respect to current technology or emerging technological… more
Abstract:The United States Navy is seeking a compact, flexible power conductor capable of handling the high magnitude, high transient pulsed loading required by a Naval Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG.) Very high current levels (up to 6 mega-amps) carried over a compact cross-sectional area will result in… more
Abstract:Fuel cell technology has progressed to the point where fuel reforming and desulfurization has become the limiting factor. The platinum catalysts used in fuel cells are poisoned by sulfur compounds in the fuel. The proposed effort will develop a compact, rugged, in-line sensor for measuring total… more
Abstract:Currently, all ice used on Forward Operating Bases is transported in, putting soldiers in harm"s way during transport and using large quantities of fuel in the process. Mainstream proposes a vapor compression ice making system that will produce ice during the night and store during the day.… more
Abstract:A new family of non-precious metal catalysts is proposed for the oxidation of ethylene glycol in an alkaline anion exchange membrane direct ethylene glycol fuel cell (AEM-DEGFC). The new catalysts proposed by Mainstream combine the most desirable characteristics of some already demonstrated… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Phase I SBIR project, Parabon NanoLabs, Inc. (PNL) will produce a novel, nano- pharmaceutical compound that preferentially selects and destroys brain tumor stem cells (BTSCs) to aid the treatment of glioblastomamultiforme (GBM), one of the most lethal… more
Abstract:Beginning from an advanced stage of development, this Phase I STTR project will produce designs and prototypes for a ricin-specific artificial antibody constructed using DNA origami. These novel constructs will provide both a capture function (mimicking the properties of an antibody) and intrinsic… more
Abstract:Beginning from an advanced stage of development, this Phase I SBIR project will produce design automation software for creating DNA nanostructures for a wide variety of applications, remedying a deficit that has stymied advancement in this promising field. Building atop an established grid… more
Abstract:OBJECTIVE: Develop a Forensic DNA Analysis Kit for Genetic Intelligence that can be used on unknown human DNA samples collected from the battlefield to provide information about the individual who deposited the sample, such as potential ethnicity, height, eye color, hair color, age, sex, and/or… more
Abstract:In this project, Parabon NanoLabs (PNL) will demonstrate the feasibility of extending its Essemblix(tm) Drug Development Platform, a combination of computer-aided design (CAD) software and DNA nano-fabrication technology, to produce Essemblix-V, a platform for creating artificial vaccines from a… more
Abstract:The original Sublimator Driven Coldplate (SDC) design sought to provide significant mass savings over a traditional pumped fluid loop by combining the functions of a cold plate and a sublimator and eliminating the fluid loop (Leimkuehler, et. al., "Design of a Sublimator Driven Coldplate… more
Abstract:Extended duration missions to the Moon and Mars will require the use of In-situ resources to generate propellants and life support consumables. Many of the processes for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) produce water, along with a variety of acid gases and other water soluble contaminants. … more
Abstract:An inflatable habitat is a pressure vessel with flexible shell. Notable features such as low weight, large inflated operational volume, and small pre-deployment volume offer significant advantages over traditional rigid metallic and composite habitat structures. Conventional designs suffer from… more
Abstract:Paragon Space Development Corporation proposes the use of an microporous-ionomer membrane pair to improve the robustness and effectiveness of membrane-based water separation processes. Improved robustness and effectiveness will be evident through (1) reduced loading on the downstream post processor… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The ORS program is designed to field a customizable satellite that can be assembled in a few days. Unfortunately, the TCS is typically custom built around the heat loads and operating environments. For an ORS mission, both the heat load and the operating environments will be unknown… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a new adaptive optics imaging approach to high- speed 3D-retinal mapping with enhanced Fourier Domain Mode-locked (FDML) swept-source technology. PSI is currently engaged in ongoing development of high… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Improper or incomplete sterilization of manufacturing facilities is a major cause of pharmaceutical product recalls. The economic and societal impact of these recalls is significant and difficult to quantify. Many pharmaceutical companies use vapor phase hydrogen… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) together with the University of Connecticut (UCONN) proposes to demonstrate the improved fuel cell catalyst support durability offered by directly incorporating nitrogen functionality into graphitic carbon supports. In Phase I, PSI will utilize the functionalized carbon… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. and AMPAC In-space Propulsion propose to develop a unique chemical propulsion system for the next generation NASA science spacecraft and missions that is compact, lightweight, and can operate with high reliability over extended periods of time and under wide range of thermal… more
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