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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 High T/W, Low Cost VTOL Propulsion System for Transformer (TX) Applications

    SBC: Metis Design Corporation            Topic: SB091014

    To-date, the realization of VTOL personal air vehicles capable of executing agile missions has largely been limited by the availability of high T/W, low fuel-consumption propulsion systems with minimal noise and IR signatures. Metis Design proposes the development of an innovative, high T/W, low-TSFC turbofan in the 200-1,000 lbf thrust-class for a variety of air-vehicle applications. The proposed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. A Novel MHD Power Generation and Energy Storage Concept for Re-Entry Vehicles

    SBC: LYTEC LLC            Topic: SB093014

    An innovate re-entry power system is proposed for development which collects the re-entry energy for a vehicle/module entering the atmosphere for LEO using an MHD power generator that is configured on the exterior surface of the vehicle nose to utilize the heated air sheath as the plasma for promoting the MHD power process. The MHD power produced is collect in an internal energy storage system tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. A Protoflight High Specific Power Electric Propulsion System

    SBC: MSNW, LLC            Topic: SB101012

    The Electromagnetic Plasmoid Thruster (EMPT) has demonstrated the ability to ionize, electromagnetically accelerate, and eject a broad range of complex and chemically-reactive molecular gases, including monopropellants. EMPT has the potential to dramatically increase the operational range of existing electric propulsion (EP) systems in both power density, power throttling, and propellant choice. P ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. A System for Automated Real-time Collaboration Assessment for Distributed Environments (ARCADE)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: SB093007

    As mission needs evolve, specialties and resources can be brought to bear through cross-agency or coalition collaborations. Each collaborator who joins the team brings along his or her training, doctrine, and processes, which introduces collaboration challenges. An automated capability to assess the effectiveness of collaboration in real time would help to ensure that command teams are collaborati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. A Tool for Agent-Based System Produced Emergent Networks (ASPEN)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: SB112004

    Social network analysis is a powerful method for making sense of an increasingly interconnected world. Developing social network analysis tools requires datasets with which to test them, but sharing datasets is problematic because of privacy issues. Initial attempts to anonymize network datasets proved ineffective due to de-anonymization attacks that leveraged publically available information to i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Adaptive Multi-Media Streaming for Android (AMMSTAR)

    SBC: MZEAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.            Topic: SB102002

    Use of"Smartphones"and cellular networks is becoming an increasing priority for military applications. By placing the source of information directly with the solider on the ground via a Smartphone, the vision of"every soldier a sensor"becomes attainable. mZeal proposes to facilitate this vision with the Adaptive Multi-Media Streaming for Android (AMMSTAR) system. AMMSTAR will capture photographic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Advanced Low Thermal Resistance, Large Heat Capacity Coolers For Semiconductor Devices

    SBC: SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY, INC            Topic: DARPA05D03

    There is a critical need for revolutionary approaches for thermal management of 21st century semiconductor devices and hardware, such as advanced high performance computers, high-power laser diodes and solar cells for the conversion of sun light to renewable energy. The one limiting factor for all of the above extremely important and compelling technologies is waste heat management that can remove ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Advanced Low Thermal Resistance, Large Heat Capacity Coolers For Semiconductor Devices

    SBC: SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY, INC            Topic: OSD05D03

    There is a critical need for revolutionary approaches for thermal management of 21st century semiconductor devices and hardware, such as advanced high performance computers, high-power laser diodes and solar cells for the conversion of sun light to renewable energy. The one limiting factor for all of the above extremely important and compelling technologies is waste heat management that can remove ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. ALD for H2O and O2 Barriers for Flexible OLEDs

    SBC: Cambridge NanoTech, Inc.            Topic: SB101001

    Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) has been widely studied for water permeation barriers for flexible OLED displays. Inorganic films of approximately 100nm have been demonstrated to reduce the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) to 6e-7 g/m^2/d at room temperature. However, these films crack at less than 2% strain. Inorganic ALD films cannot withstand the required 5% strain until their thickness is re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Anti-Fog Superhydrophobic Coating from Ultrastrong Nanocomposites

    SBC: Nico Technologies Corp.            Topic: SB101010

    Superhydrophobic nanostructured coating will be developed from transparent ultrastrong materials. The coatings will be scalable, inexpensive, mechanically robust and thermally resilient. We will initially design such coatings using layered nanocomposites. Then it will be optimized for different surfaces. In the final stages of the project we will demonstrated scaled up version of the coatings lead ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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