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  1. Ultra High Repetition Rate Multi-Parameter Imaging Diagnostics for Reacting Flows

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF11BT16

    ABSTRACT: Study of non-stationary phenomena in turbulent combusting flows requires spatial measurements of a set of parameters at kHz rates. Ideally these parameters would include the velocity , temperature, and a relevant species concentration. In response to this need, ORBITEC and the University of Wisconsin-Madison propose to develop a technique to measure velocity, temperature, and OH conce ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Volume Charge Distribution Measurement in Thin Dielectrics

    SBC: CoMMET, LLC            Topic: AF11BT20

    ABSTRACT: An instrument measuring volume charges in thin dielectric films is proposed. The instrument utilizes an enhanced Pulsed Electro-Acoustic (PEA) technique and delivers submicron spatial and at least 0.1 micro-Coulombs per cubic centimeter resolutions of the charge density. Traditional PEA instruments suffer from significant signal loss due to acoustic mismatches between the testing materi ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Selective Solar Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Dimethyl Ether (DME) Using Unique-Architectured Nanotubular Semiconductors

    SBC: EMD Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF103252

    ABSTRACT: Carbon dioxide feed stock can be converted into fuels of solid, liquid or gas phase by chemical, electrolytic, photocatalytic and photo-electrocatalytic methods. Reduction of CO2 to fuel form of any phase requires energy. The reduction process should be energy efficient so that we do not spend more energy and emit more (indirect) CO2 in the process of converting CO2. From this point of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Highly-Reliable, Radiation-Hard Laser Diode Active Materials

    SBC: Alfalight, Inc.            Topic: AF112056

    ABSTRACT: Quantum-dot gain medium in semiconductor lasers exhibit higher resistance to radiation induced damage. Irradiated diode lasers comprising quantum-dot gain medium demonstrated lasing two orders of magnitude beyond the maximum dose sustainable by quantum-well semiconductor lasers. These studies point to the strong potential for achieving a radiation resistant diode laser. Additionally, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Cooling Channel Diagnostic System (CCDS)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF112185

    ABSTRACT: ORBITEC proposes to develop the Cooling Channel Diagnostic System (CCDS), a diagnostic tool for assessing the condition of rocket engine cooling channels. This system will be used to detect and locate any deposits which inhibit heat transfer between cooling channels and the hot-gas wall of the combustion chamber. The CCDS will detect and characterize any barriers to heat transfer whic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High Performance Hybrid Cycle for Advanced Upper Stage Engines

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF121189

    ABSTRACT: ORBITEC proposes to develop a hybrid cycle to improve the overall performance and reduce the cost of advanced upper stage engines. Upper stage engines using the High Performance Hybrid Cycle (HPHC) will have the benefits of compact design, high thrust-to-weight, and high Isp. Once matured, such engines are expected to display low cost and high reliability. In Phase I, we will conduct ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Energy Density and High Power Density Thermal Energy Storage

    SBC: Rocky Research            Topic: AF103163

    ABSTRACT: Thermal energy storage for load smoothing can be beneficial in applications having large transient heat load compared to steady-state heat rejection. Laser weapons and high-power microwave generators are examples where TES can help. Ammoniated complex compound systems can provide heat absorption due to exothermic dissociation of the complex compound. Very high energy density and powe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Performance Low Integration Cost Magnetometer System

    SBC: A&E INNOVATION            Topic: AF083218

    An innovative data collection and analysis approach is proposed to enable body mount magnetometers for space application. In order to achieve high accurate magnetic field measurement in space, the magnetometer has to be located in a âmagnetically cleanâ place, where the magnetic field from spacecraft is negligible. Usually, the magnetometers are placed on deployable booms, so that the field sens ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Accelerated Development of High-Performance Mo-Si-B-X Alloys via an Approach of Integrating Thermodynamic Modeling with Experimental Study

    SBC: Computherm, LLC            Topic: AF07T003

    The proposed study aims at accelerated development of Mo-Si-B-X (X=Ti, Zr, Hf, Re, Mn) alloys with an optimized balance of properties, via an approach of integrating thermodynamic modeling with experimental study.   On the basis of the Mo-Si-B-X (X=Ti, Zr, Hf) database developed in Phase I, a thermodynamic database of the Mo-Si-B-O-X (X=Ti, Zr, Hf, Re, Mn) system will be developed using the Calp ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A Modeling Tool for Predicting the Durability of Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBC) for Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)

    SBC: Computherm, LLC            Topic: AF083070

    CompuTherm, LLC proposes a pilot project to develop a modeling tool that can be used to assess the durability of environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) for ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) under combustion environment. The modeling tool includes a thermodynamic database for the gas phase, a thermodynamic database for the silicate system (EBCs), and a computer software package that deals with thermo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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