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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. A 10-20 K Cryocooler for Cooling Electro-Optical Payloads

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093083

    ABSTRACT: Advanced space-borne infrared detectors require cooling in the 10 to 20 K temperature range. Cooling loads will be approximately 0.25 W to 1.0 W for the detectors, with additional loads at higher temperatures for other subsystems. A multistage cooler, capable of providing refrigeration at more than one temperature simultaneously, can provide the greatest system efficiency and lowest m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Fuel System for Low-Bandwidth Screech Suppression

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF103197

    ABSTRACT: Combustion stability is critical to the performance of augmented military jet engines. Instabilities such as screech can result in reduced augmentor performance, blowout, or even catastrophic failure. Screech remains a difficult problem to predict and mitigate, and its occurrence can limit the operational flight envelope of military systems. Many of the passive techniques used to sup ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A Hybrid Thermal Management System for Space Electro-Optical Payloads

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF103072

    ABSTRACT: Advanced space-borne electro-optical payloads require cooling at temperatures of 10 to 20 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 W to 1.0 W at the primary load site, with additional loads at higher temperatures. During this program, we propose to build and test a multi-stage hybrid cryocooler that is optimized for cooling at a primary load temperature of 10 to 20 K. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Passive Optical Sensor for Real Engine Diagnostics

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF103219

    ABSTRACT: Combustion instabilities, such as screech, are an ongoing challenge for augmented military propulsion systems. Diagnostics that elucidate the mechanism(s) of combustion instability are needed to increase the robustness of current engines and to develop improved design rules for future systems. Diagnostic measurements in augmentors are challenging due to the hostile environment and lim ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Density Solid Hydrogen Storage for Long-Duration Soldier Power

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: A10099

    Providing power for dismounted soldiers on long-duration missions remains a critical technical challenge. Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells convert hydrogen fuel directly to electric power and offer a lightweight and efficient power source for individual soldiers. However, technology for storing the hydrogen fuel is still too heavy to meet the Armys mission requirements. We propose to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Neurological Head Simulator for In-the-Field EEG Recordings

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: A10066

    Neuroscience is rapidly expanding beyond its traditional role in the clinic to a practical method of evaluating cognitive performance in the field. The transition of clinical neuroscience tools into operational environments is of particular interest to the military due to the need for soldiers to perform increasingly complex tasks under extremely difficult conditions. Successful transition into op ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Advanced Refrigerator for Cooling Cryo-Electronics

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N102178

    Superconducting electronics have the potential to revolutionize digital communications and to improve real-time situational awareness in the battlefield environment, but must operate at cryogenic temperatures. Commercial cryogenic refrigerators are large and inefficient and are unable to meet typical field requirements. Our approach is to develop a tactical hybrid cryocooler that is optimized for ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Protective Suit Environmental Control System (PSECS)

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N093160

    Protective suits that isolate a marine from the environment can also build up excessive internal heat and humidity, impairing performance and possibly leading to heat casualties. We propose to develop an innovative environmental control system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside protective suits. There are two key innovations: (1) a novel cooling process that provides very high effic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Flight Hearing Protection System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N111011

    Creare proposes a cost-effective upgrade to the Navy"s helmet for helicopter aircrews that will improve the hearing protection provided by this device. The upgrade will be engineered for the higher noise levels expected in the new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter. We will focus on maximizing the passive attenuation provided by the helmet rather than introducing additional active electronics. We will a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Turbo-Rankine Power System for Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N111071

    Hydrothermal vents emit large amounts of hot water, which has the potential to produce electric power. This type of power source can enable remote sea sensors, recharge autonomous underwater vehicles, and facilitate a variety of deep sea activities. Developing a power system for this application is challenging because the environment is extremely corrosive, mineral precipitation and biological act ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy

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