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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. A Low Cost Sensor for Mid-Chord Offset Measurements

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: 141FR1

    This Phase I SBIR project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing low cost and high accuracy local position sensors and transmitters to autonomously estimate Mid-chord offset in rails. The two innovative parts of the proposed system are (1) a set of miniature and highly accurate local position sensors and transmitters for estimating the absolute positions of the mid point and end points of a 62 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Nanostructured ZnO for Rad-Hard Microelectronics Components

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA133001

    ABSTRACT: This project is aiming at developing basic semiconductor components (field-effect transistors) that will be deployed in highly radioactive environment (nuclear plants, space, radioactive waste storage facilities). Radiation Monitoring Devices (RMD), Inc. BENEFITS: ANTICIPATED BENEFITS This new concept of radiation-hard microelectronics will be compatible with recent IC technology in ter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Chemical and Laser Damage Resistant, High Performance AR Microstructures For DPALs

    SBC: TELAZTEC LLC            Topic: MDA11008

    Compact, efficient, mega-watt power level lasers are being developed by the MDA for the mission of destroying targets over a range of many hundreds of kilometers. A candidate laser technology with the promise of meeting this mission goal is based on alkali gas that is optically pumped by multiple, electrically driven diode lasers. One current problem limiting the potential operational lifetime o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Corrosion-Resistant Anti-reflection (AR) Coating of High Energy Alkali Laser Components Using Refractory Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA12016

    Realization of high-performance compact lasers will require the development of substrates and advancements in optical coatings that can withstand the harsh environments of corrosive gases, high temperatures, and high energy densities. Toward this end we intend to undertake the development of novel optical coatings that will simultaneously provide the necessary protection and maintain the optical ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Optimizing Weapons System and Sensor Pairing Through Efficient Binary Polynomial Optimization

    SBC: DYNAMIC IDEAS LLC            Topic: MDA12004

    Exact formulations of weapon-to-threat assignment problems have long been identified as binary polynomial optimization problems which are theoretically difficult (Non-deterministic polynomial-time-hard or NP-hard), thus previous research for implementation in the area has focused on heuristic solution methods or methods which compromise full formulation with limits on assignment. The introduction ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Ultra-Low Power Sensor for Missile Defense Applications

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA12006

    During Phase I, Triton Systems demonstrated proof-of-concept for new methods developed for a near zero power advanced senor to detect X-rays. Triton Systems performed design analysis and limited bench level testing to demonstrate the sensor. During Phase II, Triton Systems will further develop and refine the methods designed in Phase I, and evaluate their effectiveness utilizing relevant prototy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Lightweight Hydrogen/Oxygen Thermal Generators for Fuel Cell Power

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: MDA12024

    An enhancement opportunity exists in current systems where weight reduction may be achieved by utilizing rocket thermal energy to provide recharge power to onboard batteries. In this proposal, Giner, Inc. and Purdue University describe an approach for a thermal power generation system that exploits the rocket waste heat to provide reactant gases from solid storage to an efficient, power-dense fue ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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