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  1. Fabrication of ZrC, HfC, TaC-based Fibrous Monolithic Ceramics for Rocket Propulsion Systems

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this program is to develop a low cost, flexible manufacturing method for the production of high temperature ceramic composites for rocket propulsion systems. The matrix materials selected for this program will be ZrC, HfC, and TaC. These-materials have good oxidation/corrosion and ablation resistance at elevated temperatures, but typically do not possess the thermal shock resistance an ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Titanium-Composite Body Armor Plates

    SBC: Advanced Protection Products,            Topic: N/A

    Advanced Protection Products, Inc. (APPI) will use advanced materials and processes to develop and certify Very Light Body Armor (VLBA) plates that are capable of defeating a variety of ballistic threats. The VLBA plates will be designed using a titanium allow based metallic-composite armor system to provide cost-effective, lightweight protection. Composite facing and backing materials will be u ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Co-Injection Resin Transfer Molding (CIRTM)

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

    Shipboard structures employing composites typically use glass/vinyl ester (VE) manufactured with vacuum assisted RTM. This composite system offers reduced weight, no corrosion and improved signature performance but lacks the fire performance characteristics required for shipboard use. Phenolic resins (PH) provide outstanding fire performance but are difficult to process and offer lower structur ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Instructor's Associate for Rating Aircrew Teamwork

    SBC: APPLIED HUMAN FACTORS INC            Topic: N/A

    Effective aircrew teamwork is critical for insuring mission success and reducing accidents. There is a requirement for a tool that helps aircrew trainers conduct standardized evaluations of teamwork performance. In the proposed research, a portable Instructor's Associate will be designed and constructed to help standardize the measurement process and provide assistance to the instructor. A vari ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Electrically Pumped Type-II Quantum Well Lasers at 4um


    We will develop high-temperature high-power mid-infrared (2-5 micron) diodes based on InAs/InGaSb/InAlSb type-II quantum wells. In pulse mode operation, we will investigate the pulse-to-pulse reproducibility with repetition rates > 50 KHz. Recently, we have demonstrated room-temperature optically pumped lasers from 2.8 to 4.5 microns based on InAs/InGaSb/InAs/AlSb type-II quantum wells. For 4.5 ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Multi-color Quantum Cascade Mid-Infrared Sources at 2.5 to 5 ym


    We propose to develop multi-color mid-infrared (IR) sources at 2.5 to 5 um based on InAs/InGaSb type-II quantum cascade (QC) structures. A compact mid-IR dual wavelength source could be extremely useful for the environmental gas and pollutant sensing, such as differential absorption lidar, where the light scattering has to be evaluated and compared at two different wavelengths. Recently, we have d ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High Temperature Solar Cell Contacts

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: N/A

    Inexpensive solar cell contacts can be made using silicone or epoxy materials with carbon nanostructure additives to improve electrical conductivity at high temperature. This overcomes the problems associated with metal-additive silicones and epoxies, which tend to lose their electrical conductivity enhancements as the temperature increases, thereby diminishing; their usefulness as a solar cell el ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Obscurant Coatings

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: N/A

    A very lightweight, low-outgasing coating is proposed for obscuration of radar and other electromagnetic signatures. The result is a low-cost method which can greatly reduce observable signatures of space based assets.

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Knowledge-Based Doctrine Tool

    SBC: AUSTIN INFO SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Soldiers using the ABCS systems do not have on-line access to doctrinal publications and context sensitive tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPS) to aid them in their mission planning process. These TTPs should support the users current task by retrieving information based on the force affiliation and situation. Doctrine, missions, policies, and strategies are some of the considerations in g ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Object-Based C2 Visualization Workstation Architecture

    SBC: AUSTIN INFO SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The command and control (C2) architecture is currently a static client-server environment allowing applications to communicate with their data and in some cases with other applications. The C2 architecture of tomorrow needs to be more diverse, providing for distributed objects to interact with many plug-and play applications. Each platform should be capable of being dynamically configured to run ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy

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