Abstract:In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors… more
Abstract:Robust and high-temperature-capable fiber optic temperature sensors are needed to improve the efficiency and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in power generation using fossil fuels. While these devices are commercially available, their costs are too high. A novel design for the thermal probe… more
Abstract:The program leverages on our extensive expertise in developing high-performance driver ASICs for deformable mirror systems and seeks to expand the capacities of the proposed novel ASIC technology to beyond what have been possible by using traditional techniques. The overall goal of the SBIR program… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Specific Aim of this proposal is to test the feasibility of using a novel method of enhancing neuroplasticity for the purpose of producing clinically significant improvements in the ability of stroke patients to perform their activities o daily living (ADLs)… more
Abstract:Retractable mooring fixtures are a critical component on the flight deck of a DDG51 class Navy ship. The chocks and bitts must be recessed below the deck level for helicopter operations, while reliably and easily deployed for mooring situations. The current mooring fixtures do not stand up to the… more
Abstract:Arrays of vector velocity sensors have exhibited major system improvements over traditional omnidirectional hydrophones in undersea acoustic sensing. Compact accelerometers made from relaxor piezoelectric crystals are the key element which allow for the improved functionality of the vector velocity… more
Abstract:The goal of this project was to help reduce or eliminate the potentially catastrophic effects of a failed hose/drogue system during aerial refueling. Failures can arise in certain situations when the receiver aircraft engages the hose at too high of a speed cause a wave to be generated in the hose.… more
Abstract:The Mide/University of Colorado - Boulder team is proposing to use Boulder"s modeling capabilities to model the unsteadiness of the pulse generated pressures, temperatures and swirl to provide the flow information needed to optimize the turbine stages for
Abstract:The Navy is seeking a new light-weight Atmospheric Diving Suit (ADS) design. This suit must be less than 400 lbs; at this weight a diver will be able to self-propel using his legs and fins. The system must ensure the divers safety at a working depth of 1000 ft of sea-water; protecting the body from… more
Abstract:Naval ships require several thousand valves ranging in size from½"to 10"in pipe diameter. Many of these valves carry seawater or other corrosive fluids. The valve packing gland is used to prevent water from leaking past the stem. The corrosion occurring on the valve stem can compromise… more
Abstract:Image processing methods have been studied and implemented for the vehicle classification over the past decades. The most dominant approach is the use of vehicle dimension, which requires complex processes of sensor calibration as the vehicle dimensions shown in the imagery are heavily dependent on… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In the current security environment, violent extremist organizations are comprised of global networks of loosely connected cells marked by centralized decision making but decentralized execution of operations, where individuals are increasingly adept at leveraging various forms of… more
Abstract:We propose to develop an innovative Autonomous Flight Safety Inference Engine (AFSIE) system to autonomously and reliably terminate the flight of an errant launch vehicle. This proposed phase 1 research is innovative in that it combines proven NASA-developed AFS algorithms, real-time hazard… more
Abstract:This proposal presents a method and technology for continuous ionization of bio-aerosols and airborne particles in building protection applications to enable effective removal of the ionized particles from the air flow by an electrostatic collection device. The proposed ionization method is based on… more
Abstract:This Phase IIB proposal will accelerate the commercialization of the Phase II project that developed the Vohrtex insulator cleaner. The Phase II cleaner used self-spinning nozzles which require oversized offset jets to provide sufficient reaction force to make the nozzle spin. The oversized jets… more
Abstract:The Department of Defense is continually looking for opportunities to reduce the weight of fixed-wing aviation assets. Reduced weight translates to a number of significant economic and operational benefits. One area of significant opportunity for increased weight savings is wiring, which is based on… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Researchers and contractors are under increasing pressure to produce rapid turnaround times for data releases and publications. Inadequate data management is a common threat to good research and impedes the quick release of high value data. Despite its importance… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: MLB Co is leading a team that includes industry and university partners to deliver a VTOL vehicle that can perform long endurance missions in accordance with the Air Force requirements for Tier 2 class vehicles. Maximum mission flexibility requires that small UAVs be able to operate… more
Abstract:There is great demand for low energy dewatering technologies to harvest very fine particulate, such as microalgae. Current dewatering methods (e.g. centrifuge, press filter) consume much energy and are less effective for separating high value micro-particulate. One promising method for very low… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. Although parameters can be optimized for lowest cost, highest precision, or optimum microstructure, these optimizations require… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. These powders can have an associated cost as much as an order of magnitude greater than the bulk material. Although less costly powders… more
Abstract:The innovation is a software engine that empowers emergency managers to analyze and process the high volume of incoming citizen messages (e.g., inquiries, calls for help, etc.) on the emergency manager's social media site(s) (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), typically experienced after an emergency… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project is aimed at demonstrating that acyl glycinate surfactant can be produced by a novel bacterial fermentation route. The objective of this project is to construct a bacterial strain that produces acyl glycinate, and to provide a sample of that… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Quantitative characterization of tissue structure and function is one of the most challenging problems in Medical Imaging. Field of view, depth of interrogation, and resolution are critical features that dramatically impact image quality and information content.… more
Abstract:The basic need in a crisis situation, whether it is a natural or unnatural disaster, political or social unrest, or some combination, is relevant, timely and accurate information, filtered to present the most pertinent data to the decision makers. Commanders have unique information requirements due… more
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