Award Data

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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Fatigue Resistant Martensitic Steel for Rotorcraft Drive Train Components

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: A10035

    Under this SBIR program, QuesTek proposes to develop novel thermo-mechanical processing techniques to enhance the bending and contact fatigue resistance of high strength secondary hardening matensitic steels such as Ferrium® C64 for rotorcraft drive train components. A systems-engineering approach will be followed to identify key microstructure attributes (e.g., nonmetallic inclusions) controll ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Benign, Inexpensive Simulant for testing of Biological Standoff Sensors

    SBC: Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.            Topic: A10AT017

    The goal of this Phase I proposal is to develop a synthetic, low cost, and benign simulant for biowarfare agents (BWA) to be used in the testing of standoff sensors. Orono Spectral Solutions Inc. (OSS) has performed preliminary work leading to the identification of benign ingredients that, when combined in a predefined mass ratio, mimic UV-Vis and infrared signatures of BG spores. This work was pe ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. High surface-area, mesoporous oxide adsorbent sampling system.

    SBC: Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.            Topic: A10AT018

    The overall goal of this Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an infrared transparent, micro-fluidic sampling system that will lead to a field-deployable detection system capable of detecting low ppb levels of chemical warfare (CW) agents in water. To accomplish this goal, the proposed detection system will combine high surface area, organically modified mesoporous oxide absorptiv ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Passive Infrared Detection of Aerosolized Bacterial Spores

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A10AT019

    The capability to reliably and remotely detect, identify and track biological aerosols is a critical need for the United States military. EPIR Technologies proposes to improve this capability by making use of the infrared signatures from biological aerosol broadband Mie scattering, comprising both mid and long wavelength infrared (MW/LWIR) components, as well as a potential polarization component. ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Innovative Annealing Apparatus for Mercury-Based, Compound Semiconductors

    SBC: SOAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: A10022

    Our proposed large wafer re-usable annealing system (RAS) will significantly increase temperature stability, uniformity, and control – increasing the yield of high quality MCT devices. Provided in this proposal is a detailed process for engineering an advanced annealing system, that begins with identifying key annealing parameters. SOAL has been developing RAS for over one year and has a stron ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Photovoltaic cells integrated with thermoelectric coolers for critical electronic equipment cooling and thermal management of base camps

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A10AT024

    Present thermoelectric devices operate at about 10% of the Carnot efficiency, whereas the efficiency of compressor-based refrigerators is larger than 30%. An increase in the thermoelectric figure of merit ZT above 3 is needed before thermoelectric technology can replace current air conditioning technologies in many applications. Recent models have predicted that ZT can reach 6 in metal/HgCdTe supe ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. In-Vacuo Passivation of High Aspect Ratio HgCdTe Surfaces

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A10018

    As HgCdTe technology has evolved, many of the devices used in infrared detector applications have required the creation of high-aspect-ratio morphologies. Therefore, equally important to the creation of these high-aspect-ratio geometries is the ability to subsequently deposit the necessary materials on these surfaces. To ensure ideal device performance, the material deposition must be uniform, c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. FPGA Low Power Design Rules

    SBC: BINACHIP, INC.            Topic: A09127

    Commercial FPGA programming software tools use logic synthesis tools to route the connections between logic gates, look-up tables, and memory units. Current commercial tools, however, are optimized to maximize operation speed and minimize area and memory utilization. This proposal addresses the needs of the Department of Defense for a solution that provides a means of reducing FPGA power consumpti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Behavior of Minimum Signature Propellants During Impact ITests on Insensitive Munitions

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: A09128

    Predicting the violent behavior of energetic materials in accident scenarios is an important issue for the analysis of the performance of explosives and solid rocket propellants. We propose a computational program to predict the shock initiation behavior and subsequent energy release that leads to violent reaction of minimum signature propellants under several impact threat conditions. The modelin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Early Detection of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    SBC: Activas Diagnostics, LLC            Topic: OSD09H08

    Early detection of positive mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) status is difficult in the post-trauma period and efficient, noninvasive screening methods are needed. Brain injury from trauma and other neurological conditions frequently escapes detection using current imaging technology such as magnetic resonance (MRI) and computer-assisted tomography (CAT). mTBI is associated with cognitive impa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
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