Abstract:TRS Technologies proposes to develop high duty cycle, compact single crystal transducers for vector projectors. TRS will work with Penn State ARL in evaluating new single crystal compositions for high temperature and drive, as well as evaluate passive materials used in transducer construction under… more
Abstract:The advanced relaxor-PT piezoelectric crystals, Mn:PIN-PMN-PT (manganese doped Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)O3-Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3), were initially developed by TRS and immediately attracted broad attention for the next generation of high power SONAR transducers due to their greatly improved… more
Abstract:TRS Technologies has developed high energy density materials and components for Ferroelectric Generators (FEGs). Our technology is based on advanced materials and processing resulting in high quality ferroelectrics with high mechanical and electrical strength. For this program, we will use these… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project highlights a strategy for the development of the first integrated high throughput pipeline to synthesize and evaluate novel sugar-drug conjugates. The core innovation of this proposed phase I study is an enzyme catalyzed one-step glycosylation… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is among the most common and lethal cancers yet, the current standard of care for advanced stage NSCLC provides only modest improvements in overall survival or quality of life. Thus,there exists a significant unmet need for new… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an innovative, cost-effective, oil quality sensor that can detect when and how engine oil becomes degraded, as an integral part of a smart engine health monitoring system. Current sensors typically work only with a specific… more
Abstract:The United States is currently faced with unprecedented energy challenge. Petroleum prices have skyrocketed due to rising competition for energy resources from emerging economies. There is a significant need for processes that can produce hydrocarbons from renewable resources rather than petroleum.… more
Abstract:The Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) is currently seeking a small semi-autonomous, very high speed maritime surface munition that is capable of speeds of 100 knots or greater in sea state 4 or above. The system must have the capability to track, differentiate and intercept a target… more
Abstract:The goal of this SBIR project is to develop a predictive computational tool for the aerothermal environment around ablation-cooled hypersonic atmospheric entry vehicles. This tool is based on coupling the relevant physics models to the LeMANS code for hypersonic flows and to the MOPAR code for… more
Abstract:CFDRC and TRLA are proposing to develop, design and test a highly scalable, mass-optimized inflatable structure that makes maximum utilization of materials in providing tailored stiffness and rigidity for hypersonic entry vehicles. The proposed inflatable structure is a hybrid pressure restraint… more
Abstract:Thermal analysis is increasingly used in the engineering of spacecrafts at every stage, including design, test, and ground-operation simulation. Currently used high-fidelity modeling and simulation tools at NASA are computationally prohibitive and not fully compatible with integrated analysis of… more
Abstract:NASA space exploration missions require the electronics for avionic systems, components, and controllers that are capable of operating in the extreme temperature and radiation environments of space and planetary surfaces. To design wide-temperature, radiation-hardened (rad-hard) electronics and… more
Abstract:Accurate real-time microbial monitoring of water environment is of paramount importance to crew health as well as to ensure proper functioning and control of the life support system during space exploration. The existing methods are time-consuming and labor-intensive, and the devices used are bulky,… more
Abstract:The high-intensity level acoustic load generated by large launch vehicle lift-off propulsion is of major concern for the integrity of the launch complex and the vehicle payloads. The currently practiced computational methods are unable to offer the reliability of both the noise generation mechanism… more
Abstract:Combustion instabilities pose a significant technical risk in the development of liquid and solid rocket motors. Much of the effort in modeling combustion instabilities has focused either on systems-level tools, or use of detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate all the involved… more
Abstract:This proposal presents a stand-alone implicit high order temporal differencing solver concept that will interface with research and commercial numerical analysis codes to provide unlimited temporal accuracy. While the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) market has mature products that solve a large… more
Abstract:Accurate and efficient computational modeling of free-surface flows has numerous applications of current and future relevance to NASA. At present, NASA engineers use several commercial codes for modeling cryogenic fluids. However, the free surface modeling technologies in these codes need… more
Abstract:Recent technological advances continue to accelerate the rate of data availability from a number of omics platforms such as genomics, proteomics, metabonomics and metabonomics. This has served as a driving force in efforts to develop novel predictive software tools that can model the underlying… more
Abstract:A novel process is proposed which will allow continuous dewatering of algae growth culture in a device which is robust (no moving parts) and readily scalable through process parallelization. The process makes use of innovative passive (low energy input) flow control and does not need any chemical… more
Abstract:Existing thermal analysis tools for optical signature generation are employed in an off-line manner, and are inadequate for new closed-loop real-time system simulations being pursued by MDA. This STTR project aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative simulation tool for the automatic generation… more
Abstract:The MDA is developing satellite based systems that could benefit from ongoing developments in advanced materials for lithium ion batteries. Unfortunately, the driving applications for much of the new materials research have less abusive operational cycles than the frequent cycling, and sporadic… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Traditional multidisciplinary solvers function by solving the individual governing equations on computer clusters. In the case of aero-elastic Fluid-Structures Interaction (FSI) simulations, individual solvers have disparate requirements for optimal performance. CFD codes use iterative… more
Abstract:The overall objective of this work is to develop and integrate comprehensive modeling tools for virtual warfighters and personal protective equipment (PPE) to improve PPE designs. The integrated tools enable assessment of the impact of PPE on the mobility and survivability of warfighters. The focus… more
Abstract:CFDRC proposes the development of methodologies and tools for the integration of weather with multiple components of the hypersonic munitions life cycle process. The impact of weather on high speed projectiles is a complex multidisciplinary problem that can only be accurately estimated in operations… more
Abstract:CFDRC proposes to develop new acoustic metamaterials, more specifically Locally Resonant Sonic Materials (LRSM), to be used in passive Hearing Protection Devices (HPD). LRSM derive their unique properties from resonators contained within each unit cell. Sound attenuation of finite size of LRSM is… more
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