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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. A 10 Kilowatt, Rankin Cycle Agricultural Waste to Energy Conversion Module Utilizing Ultra Micro Turbo-Alternators

    SBC: Fluidic microControls, Inc.            Topic: H

    In 2011, there were 60,000 dairy farms in the US. Of there, 56,600 had herds of fewer than 500 animals. Currently, manure digester installations are only considered economical for herds of at least 500 animals. There require turbine or diesel generator sets of 100 Kilowatt size and larger. The need exists for a smaller waste to energy conversion approach for implementation on small farms were ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. A Novel Advanced Propulsion System for Large Class Unmanned Aerial Systems

    SBC: Peregrine Turbine Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF131160

    ABSTRACT: The steadily rising cost of fossil fuels together with a heightened sensitivity to emissions has created a new backdrop against which the performance of traditional aircraft powerplant technology is no longer acceptable. Thermal efficiencies of current offerings hovering around 30% and below indicate that even modern turbine/turboprop engines are ready for game changing improvements. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Development of Self-Healing Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Repaired Aluminum Components Following Dimensional Restoration

    SBC: Autonomic Materials, Inc.            Topic: AF131126

    ABSTRACT: Chrome-based coating systems are being phased out of most applications due to the toxicity of chromium compounds. Emerging coating technologies designed to replace chrome systems exhibit a glaring technical shortcoming, which is that hey fail to replicate the self-healing functionality that stems from the reduction of Cr [VI] present in chrome-based systems to a Cr [III] oxide layer, wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Dynamic Aircraft Energy Management Optimization Tools

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF131165

    ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of energy management optimization tools based upon existing UIUC and CUA expertise to expand the operational envelope of military and commercial vehicles (aircraft and automobiles). Such a subsystem control methodology will optimize aircra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Field Assessment of Materials for Use in Ultra-High-Performance Concrete

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: AF12BT04

    ABSTRACT: IllinoisRocstar LLC and Purdue University propose a framework that enables field assessment of particle size and shape for use in ultra-high performance concrete. We will implement portable scanning approaches for particle size measurement and combine this with high performance computer modeling to optimize altering particle size proportions. Critically, the framework will be implemente ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            Topic: 1

    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 (VJFETs) with high breakdown voltage (greater than 1,200 V) and high current capability (greater than 100 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0000941

    "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 (VJFETs) with high breakdown voltage (greater than 1,200 V) and high current capability (greater than 100 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  8. Integrated Micro-Inertial Sensors For GPS Denied Navigation Using Fast-Light Enhanced Ring Laser Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF131065

    ABSTRACT: For navigation of space platforms under GPS denied conditions, there is a need for micro-inertial sensors, with better accuracy and smaller volume and weight than the state of the art. We at Digital Optics Technologies (DOT) have been developing a superluminal ring laser gyroscope (SRLG) that can improve the accuracy of rotation sensing by nearly six orders of magnitude. Alternativel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Large Eddy Simulations of Acoustic Combustion Phenomena Inherent to Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: AF131181

    ABSTRACT: Development, implementation and validation of a computational model to simulate combustion processes coupled with acoustic phenomena is critical to quantitatively predict acoustic waves inherent to gas turbine engines, i.e. screech and rumble. For a rigorous high-fidelity numerical model for acoustic combustion in engine augmentors, we identified several critical technology components. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Low Cost, Efficient Microchannel Plasma Ozone Generator for Point of Use Water Treatment

    SBC: EP Purification, Inc.            Topic: A

    A team of EP Purification and the University of Illinois engineer and chemists is pursuing the commercialization of low cost microchannel plasma modules capable of efficiently producing ozone for water treatment. The conservation of water resources for human consumption is a growing national priority. Contamination of ground municipal water by animal manure, fertilizer and pharmaceuticals, for e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
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