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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 April, 2020.

  1. Deformation Measurement for Conformal Loadbearing Antenna Structure Arrays Using Fiber Optic Grating Strain Sensors

    SBC: BLUE ROAD RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    This program develops a system that s capable of measureing to high accuracy and at high speeds two dimensional deformations of structural panels supporting antennas. The development of this system will serve to enhance imaging capabilities of radars.The system relies upon single and multi-axis fiber grating strain and temperature sensor technology that can be interrogated by high speed, high sen ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Optical Cable Plant for Fly-by-Light Applications

    SBC: BLUE ROAD RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    Structural monitoring systems installed on marine and waterfront structures experience accelerated corrosion rates and failures associated with premature degradation. Fiber optic sensors can be packaged in housings that offer the ability to be embeddeddirectly into composite and concrete structures allowing for very long lifetimes. This program will develop, fabricate and install structural moni ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. In Situ Evaluation of Composite Structural Performance in Presence of High Stress/Strain Gradients using Multiaxis Fiber Grating Strain Sensors

    SBC: BLUE ROAD RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    In order to measure multi-axis strain fields and strain field gradients interior to composite materials, it is necessary to be able to measure both transverse axes of strain and axial strain. In addition, these sensors should be capable of measuringstrain gradients. Blue Road Research has developed a multi-axis fiber optic grating sensor that can be used to meet these requirements. This proposa ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Life Cycle Performance Screening Using Fiber Optic Grating Sensor System for Composite Cryogenic Tankage

    SBC: BLUE ROAD RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I SBIR will develop a methodology for monitoring the performance of composite cryogenic tanks through a system consisting of fiber grating strain sensors that will be integrated into the tank. The methodology will be developed through analysis,experimental testing of a demonstration article and subsequent evaluation of the results to check analysis. Blue Road Research will employ tech ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Fiber Grating Sensor System to Determine Motor Case Damage

    SBC: BLUE ROAD RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I SBIR will develop a fiber grating sensor system that is capable of locating and assessing damage on a composite rocket motor casing. Blue Road Research will use arrays of single and multi-axis fiber grating strain sensors to perform bothlocalization and detailed assessment of the damage using a series of fiber grating demodulation methods that allow multiplexing of large number of se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Fiber Optic Grating Strain Field Measurement for Aging Aircraft

    SBC: BLUE ROAD RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    A system is proposed that has the capability of being able to measure hundreds of fiber gratings in a single line. By combining this technology with the multi-axis fiber grating strain sensors developed by Blue Road Research as well as fiber pressure,temperature and moisture sensors effective health monitoring systems for aging aircraft can be realized. Blue Road Research intends to use this tech ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Photoactivated Naphthalimide Compounds for Tissue Bonding

    SBC: BLUE ROAD RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    Identifying crack initiation in an aircraft structure through acoustic emission monitoring has been extensively used to predict the onset of damage. Currently, this technique is only applicable to external tests, as it requires ultrasonic transducers, noteasily embedded into the structure. There is a need for in-situ acoustic emission monitoring to further enable effective and objective maintena ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. WeatherWeb Sub-Web Meteorological Sensor Array by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

    SBC: CLOUD CAP TECHNOLOGY            Topic: N/A

    The Office of Naval Research has recognized that small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are particularly useful for obtaining meteorological and environmental observations in the battle space. The Aerosonde UAV has for several years provided meteorologicalobservations to the global weather community, and in February of 1999 provided observations in support of Second Fleet wargames. The meteorologic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Small Thermoelectric Generators

    SBC: IPM Development Company Inc.            Topic: N/A

    IPM Technologies, Inc. has successfully attained the objectives of Phase I research by producing a trial formulation containing a host-produced chemical that will attract adults of two species of medically important tick to a toxic attractant\acaricidematrix in laboratory bioassays. Ticks that contact the matrix become quickly intoxicated and die within 24 h.Also, IPMT has extracted a tick arrest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. DEP-Enhanced Micro-Injector Array for Liquid Fuel Atomizer

    SBC: MICROENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    MicroEnergy Technologies, Inc. (mET), collaboratively with Technology Assessment and Transfer, Inc. (TA&T) proposes to develop an injector array for liquid fuel atomization. This development effort hinges upon the application of a novel system of parallelensemble of dielectrophoretically (DEP) enhanced micro-injectors. Using an electric field, the spray process is controlled precisely to match t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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