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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System

    SBC: NLA DIAGNOSTICS LLC            Topic: A12aT013

    During covert operations, the U.S. Army may be required to breach a concrete structure using a controlled explosion. When choosing the most effective charge size and placement, it is vital to perform a rapid field assessment of the material and structural properties of the target structure. However, recent advances in manufacturing high strength concrete materials (such as Ductal) may increase the ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Highly Efficient Engineered Obscurant Nanomaterials

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A12aT024

    Obscurant materials are used by the Army to protect both the soldier as well as military physical assets. Several obscuration systems have been developed over the years to defeat threats in all areas of the electromagnetic spectrum. Current obscurant materials typically consist of off-the-shelf or processed metal particles or flakes in which key properties such as particle size and aspect ratio ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System

    SBC: FDH Engineering Inc.            Topic: A12aT013

    With the advent of very high strength concrete, such as that manufactured by LaFarge, calculations that have been used historically to determine the explosive content needed to breach concrete structures have been compromised. As a result of this and other mission critical issues, the Army has indentified a need to develop a man-portable device capable of estimating the thickness and strength of ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Using Biomineralization Sealing for Leakage Mitigation in Shale during CO2 Sequestration

    SBC: Montana Emergent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 17a

    Montana Emergent Technologies, Inc., (MET) in conjunction with the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, proposes to investigate the feasibility of using biomineralization-based technology to seal unwanted leakage pathways relative to carbon dioxide stored in deep geologic formations. The title of this Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase I project is Using Bio ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Laser Cladding Applied to the Construction of PFCs with Integral Tritium Diffusion Barriers

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: 27b

    Selection of the Plasma-Facing Component (PFC) material composition is a primary consideration in future fusion reactor design. The PFC materials must not only withstand the harsh operating conditions of the reactor, but the amount of tritium uptake experienced by the PFC during operation is a significant factor. Proper operation, safety and environmental impact mandate that t ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Rotating Liner Engine: Improving Efficiency of Heavy Duty Diesels by Significant Friction Reduction, and Extending The Life of Heavy Duty Engines.

    SBC: Rotating Sleeve Engine Technologies Inc.            Topic: 06h

    The ultimate goal of the project is to demonstrate that the rotating liner engine (RLE) can increase fuel efficiency in heavy duty vehicles by about 3.5-4% at full load, about 25% at idle, and about 10% for an average duty cycle, can reduce CO2, NOx and PM and reduce engine wear. Design already completed. The face seal is the only technical challenge of the concept, and the main design features pe ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Carbon Nanotube-based Solar Water Heater

    SBC: SOLARNO, INC            Topic: 03e

    Solar water heaters are a well-established renewable energy technology that has been widely adopted outside of the United States. Here we propose to significantly improve the evacuated solar tube collectors (ETC) by utilizing the dry-drawable carbon nanotube (CNT) sheets for solar energy absorption and CNT multifunctional nanocomposites with functional layers of heat accumulators and heat transpo ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  8. High Efficiency Thin Film Thermoelectric Generators (HiE TFTEGs) for Vehicles

    SBC: Sheetak Inc.            Topic: 06f

    A significant portion of the waste heat from engine exhaust can be recovered using thermoelectric generators to achieve up to 10% gain in automotive mileage. There have been several efforts underway on this front but most have focused on demonstrating thermoelectric generators using bulk materials that consume significant amount of raw materials and are prone to failures due to thermal expansion, ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  9. Construction of 3-D Terrain Models from BIG Data Sets

    SBC: Scalable Algorithmics USA            Topic: A13AT005

    The objective of this proposal is to design, analyze, and implement scalable algorithms for analysis-driven construction of high-resolution 3D terrain models from BIG terrain data sets, and to build a software infrastructure for making analysis-prepared terrain models available to data consumers on multiple platforms. Analysis-driven modeling means that the construction of the model is influence ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Solar Blind MgZnO Photodetectors

    SBC: Agnitron Technology            Topic: A13AT006

    This Phase I program is focused on enhancement of the performance of MgZnO based solar blind detectors. MgZnO alloys have superior optoelectronic properties with bandgaps suitable for solar blind detection. Issues related to doping and miscibility will be addressed. This will involve the use of advanced MOCVD and MBE growth techniques and consideration of both Schottky and p-n junction devices. No ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
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