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  1. Locking Mechanism for Rotating Seats

    SBC: Kustom Seating Unlimited Inc. (KSU)            Topic: 07FR1

    Research is proposed to develop a locking mechanism for intercity (Amtrak) rotating seats that can be retro-fit to existing seats. Current intercity rail seats, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), present a safety hazard to the riding public. Post accident investigations show that passenger rail seats were found to have been uncontrollably rotated even though current se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  2. Advanced Truck for High Speed Freight Operations

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 01FR1

    During Phase 1 of the project, Sharma & Associates, Inc. developed a concept for high speed freight truck intended for 70-ton, regular freight and bi-modal operation, at speeds up to 150 mph. The truck uses a rigid frame and an indpendent, compliant, primary suspension for its basic architecture. Constant contact side-bearings and yaw dampers were also added to improve dynamic performance. Vehi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  3. Inorganic Radiation Resistant Solar Cell Coverglass Adhesives

    SBC: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.            Topic: AF073095

    The USAF is seeking to replace UV-susceptible adhesive that bonds the solar cell to a cover glass for enhancing conversion efficiency and to improve durability. Adhesives used for space solar modules need to meet many critical requirements including adhesion strength, optical transparency, thermal stability, and resistance against a broad range of radiation present in space environments includin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Charged Micro Fuel Injection for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines


    Charged fuel injection accelerates the fuel vaporization process to the point that heavy fuels can be efficiently combusted at significantly reduced ambient air temperatures and pressures in engines that range in horsepower from below 5 to around 200. Phase I will focus on analytically and experimentally demonstrating charged fuel injection within an off-the-shelf 8.5 hp Lombardini 6LD 400 direc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Self-Healing Adhesives and Composites for Aerospace Systems

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF06T025

    Self-healing composites and adhesives would alleviate longstanding problems in aerospace structures associated with multiple types of damage mechanisms such as mechanical/thermal fatigue, microcracking, and debonding. For example, a self-healing composite cryogenic tank would prevent leakage by sealing microcracks throughout the lifetime of the tank and enable the use of composites in this critica ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Enhancing FPGA Performance Through Integrated Optical Interconnects

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF06T006

    FPGAs have attracted a great deal of attention over the past decade because of their performance, scalability, and cost relative to traditional hardware platforms. However, one of the most significant disadvantages of FPGAs is based on the underlying architecture on which they are built. Specifically, routing delay through the chip is one of the largest bottlenecks in developing FPGA-based appli ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Solid Rocket Motor Propellant Characterization and Material Reconstruction Using High Resolution Tomography

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: OSD08PR2

    Material characterization and volume imaging of as-produced solid propellant grains are important issues in the design process of solid rocket motors. In particular, it is critical that the ballistician have tools that will enable him/her to understand any defects or morphological changes in a grain that might be caused by the manufacturing process, as well as the determination of bulk thermomecha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low Cost Titanium Refinement and Processing

    SBC: INTERNATIONAL TITANIUM POWDER, L.L.C.            Topic: AF081035

    The Armstrong Process produces titanium by the reduction of titanium tetrachloride through reaction with sodium. The process allows continuous production by injecting gaseous titanium tetrachloride into a flowing stream of liquid sodium. The process can produce metals and alloys of any composition provided that the constituents have volatile compounds. Because of the nature of the reaction the A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Micro Fuel Injection (FI) for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

    SBC: KINETIC BEI LLC            Topic: OSD08UM1

    Kinetic BEI intends to design, build and test MicroJectors during this SBIR Phase I contract. A first generation prototype of the MicroJector currently exists. This SBIR would provide the opportunity to expand on previous work, fine-tuning the mechanical design of the miniature fuel injection system and bench testing second-generation prototypes. During this effort, spray patterns will be evalua ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Micro Fuel Pumps for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

    SBC: KINETIC BEI LLC            Topic: OSD08UM4

    Kinetic BEI and Beginning Technologies Inc. have designed a very compact and simple micro-injection pump. This SBIR Phase I will provide the opportunity to further advance this emerging technology for use on several current miniature/micro engine development programs for the military and commercial worlds. The pump was designed to provide high pressure supply to common rail type injectors on a 1 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

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