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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 September, 2020.

  1. Compact Laser Shearography System for Crack Detection

    SBC: Laser Technology Inc.            Topic: 05FH1

    Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) proposes a Phase II SBIR research project to further develop a Compact Shearography System, Analysis Method and Software for micro-crack detection in concrete. There is an urgent need to detect and characterize fine cracks in concrete that form because of various damage mechanisms including alkali-silicate reaction, delayed ettringite formation or frost damage. Fine s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  2. Low Cost Transverse Rail Defect Detector

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: 02FR1

    Development of the basic EMAT based transverse rail defect detector has progressed toward finished form, as envisioned in the original solicitation. This modification is intended to produce a demonstratable version of a 2-rail detection system with automated signal interpertation. The objectives of this work are to: a. Further develop the system into a functioning 2-rail detection system, as ori ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  3. Aerodynamic/Structural Mistuning Technologies for Assessing IBR/Blisk Repairs

    SBC: Blade Diagnostics Corporation            Topic: N06T015

    Blade-to-blade variations in frequencies lead to the phenomenon of mistuning. Even very small amounts of mistuning can cause some blades to vibrate much more than others. Mistuning can cause an amplification of resonant response by up to 400 percent, and has been identified as a primary factor in HCF failures. One issue in setting blend limits is whether or not the blending operation will exacerba ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. A Common, Low-Cost HF Submarine Sonar Projector

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: N07066

    TRS Technologies, Inc. and Nothrop Grumman Undersea Systems (NGUS) propose to develop and test a single crystal sonar array that adds transmit capability to the currently proposed receive array for the Virginia-class submarine. The goal of this program will be to adapt the added capability to the current form factor, thereby getting maximum return for minimal modifications and interface changes. B ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Single Crystal 1-3 Composite Projectors for MCM Applications

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: N07076

    TRS Technologies and the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State propose to build on high frequency (>100 kHz) single crystal, 1-3 composite projector work developed in the Phase I program for sonar in unmanned vehicles. The high bandwidth exhibited by the composite, and potential for increased source level could greatly improve data collection, while limiting impact on vehicle volume. In the Ph ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Cost-Effective Fabrication of Piezoelectric Single Crystals Device Elements

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: N06083

    For this Phase II effort TRS Technologies, Inc., in collaboration with Rochester University, the Pennsylvania State University Electro-Optics Center and Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, will develop manufacturing processes to fabricate single crystal piezoelectric components with Zero Surface Defects (ZSD). During Phase I we showed that such crystals have 3 times the mechanical strength of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Submarine Launched Acoustic Communication Buoy using Single Crystal Sonar

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: N07076

    For this Phase II SBIR program, TRS Technologies and Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems (UEOS) will team to design, build and test a buoy system for acoustic communications. Segmented single crystal rings for a 3" form factor will be made to provide a wide bandwidth for operation at two distinct frequency bands. TRS and UEOS will also team with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to integrate the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Autonomous UAV Aerodynamic Performance Analysis for the Near-Ship Environment

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N07T004

    The overall goal of this STTR program is to develop an efficient, high-fidelity, CFD-based design tool for the simulation of ship-board flight testing of autonomous UAV systems. In Phase I, an overall flight simulation framework that employs a modular approach to the flight simulation problem was developed. The effort was successful in demonstrating a lower-cost aerodynamic modeling approach tha ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Inlet Design and Performance for Supersonic Cruise/Hypersonic Operation Vehicles

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N07T011

    The inlet section of a high speed supersonic (Mach 2 to 5+) missile captures and compresses the free stream flow, slowing it down to subsonic speeds (through a normal shock) where it is fed into the combustor section. Through the use of design optimization and high-fidelity CFD analysis, CRAFT Tech and University of Minnesota are developing a new tool for high-speed inlet design that will evaluate ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Energetic Secondary Fuel Injection for Propulsion System Performance Improvement

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N07082

    A joint analytical/experimental program to develop technologies to improve thermal output from combustors in propulsion systems while ensuring their stable operation is proposed. The program will exploit the use of energetic materials as secondary fuels to be injected suitably into the combustors to both increase their thermal output and ensure the mitigation of any instability that may arise in t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
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