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  1. Structured Waveform, Magnetic Field (SWMF) PIG Development for Cracks and Corrosion

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: 132PH1

    Multiple major pipeline failures have been caused by seam weld defects not detected by available ILI technology [August 16, 2013 WSJ]. Phase I will demonstrate a game changing capability to deliver internal and external corrosion mapping and seam weld crack detection in a low-cost tool that “encourages more repetitive ILI runs and wider use.” JENTEK’s new through wall imaging method called S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  2. Mid-chord Rail Offset Measurement Systems (McROMS)

    SBC: TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.            Topic: 141FR1

    What is needed is a lightweight system that can be deployed and used by one person that will measure and compile the track geometry data and compute the MCO for a rail section in real time without reliance on any external reference. Such a device, the Mid-chord Rail Offset Measurement System (McROMS) is the subject of this proposal. But MCO is not the only rail geometry data of interest. If this s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  3. Integrated Tracking and Guidance (I-TAG) System for Trenchless Utility Relocation

    SBC: White River Technologies Inc.            Topic: 141FH3

    Trenchless excavation methods, such as horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations, offer the potential for significant cost savings on many utility relocation projects; however, these methods require extremely accurate drill head navigation in addition to precise knowledge of existing utility location in order to ensure boring operations do not interfere with existing pipelines or conduits. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  4. Ultra-High Precision Laser Isotope Monitor for 13CO2, CO180 and CO170

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 83

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere are primary drivers of global climate change and hence there is a crucial need to quantify their sources and sinks. A general technique to constrain source and sink strengths is the analysis of the relative proportions of isotopic variants of GHG's. These measurements must be performed with extremely high precision. The gold standard technique, i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Multipurpose Atmospheric/Underwater Expendable Dropsonde

    SBC: Boston Engineering Corporation            Topic: 84

    There are currently no inexpensive observing systems that detect temperature, salinity and currents under the ocean's surface - all important factors in predicting the intensity of hurricanes. Boston Engineering proposes to develop the Multi-Purpose Above Surface/Below Surface Expendable Dropsondes (MASED). Our design builds on the highly successful air dropsondes already in use, combined with a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Surveying Earth's Gravity with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: 91

    During the Phase I program, Aurora conducted a comprehensive survey of potential platforms that included government owned and furnished UAVs and manned aircraft as well as Aurora’s Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA). The survey concluded, in part, that UAVs offer a significant improvement in data collection capability when compared to manned aircraft that are currently fielded by NOAA. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Low Cost Production of Carbon Monofluoride (CFx) for Lithium Batteries

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: DLA122002

    Li/CFx primary batteries are considered to be a superior choice for military applications that require long life, light weight and very low self-discharge. The high cost of current carbon monofluoride materials, however, adds significantly to the total cost of the battery. Reactive Innovations, LLC (RIL) proposes to develop a method to produce CFx materials with over a 50% cost saving. The process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  8. An Integrated Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Process for Improved Safety and Decreased Battery Cost

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: DLA122002

    Commercial separators for Li-ion battery applications consist of microporous membranes that prevent contact between electrodes and enable free ion flow in the cell. Major drawbacks of these separators include their complex manufacturing process which adds cost to the battery and insufficient protection against thermal runaway reactions at elevated temperatures. This project addresses these limitat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  9. Development of Advanced Battery Manufacturing Techniques

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: DLA142001

    Physical Sciences Inc. together with EaglePicher Technologies will demonstrate that PSIs proprietary coating techniques can be employed to reduce the cost of producing lithium ion cells while improving the energy density and safety. Testing will clearly demonstrate the ability to increase the active material content and electrode density, provide in-situ short circuit protection, and reduce both ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  10. Logistically Robust, Long Life, High Power Rechargeable Battery

    SBC: CAMX Power LLC            Topic: DLA142001

    CAMX Power proposes to develop a high power, long life lithium-ion (Li-ion) vehicle battery that can be completely de-energized for logistical transportation and storage purposes, giving it exceptional shelf life and making it intrinsically safe under conditions of relaxed environmental controls and with no or minimal state-of-health monitoring. This novel battery, based on CAMX Powers proprietar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency

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