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  1. DETERMINATION OF OPTIMAL BLEND RATIOS OF CNG AND GASOLINE FOR IMPROVED FUEL ECONOMY AND TORQUE IN ON-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

    SBC: Badillo Engineering, LLC            Topic: 08c

    State of the art modern gasoline drivetrains have seen improvements in fuel economy thru common methods that include increased static compression ratios, Direct injection, reduced pumping work thru variable cam timing, improved Knock Sensing approaches, engine downsizing, variable displacement, increased transmission gear ratios, & amp; lower numerical axle ratios. Unfortunately, fuel economy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  2. Capability of Rolling Efficiency for 100M High-Speed Rails

    SBC: OG Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 02b

    Development of high-speed rail services in the US is one of the priorities of the current administration. High-speed rails have the potential to change the nations energy consumption landscape in transportation at a time when both the highway and railroad capacities are being saturated with increased demand. In preparation to expand the transportation infrastructure for the coming decades, railro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  3. Current Energy Harnessing using Synergistic Kinematics of Schools of Fish-Shaped Bodies

    SBC: VORTEX HYDRO ENERGY LLC            Topic: 09a

    Renewable energy generation is one of todays most challenging global dilemmas. The energy crisis requires tapping into every source of energy and developing every technology that can generate energy at a competitive cost within the next 50 years. Development of the FiSH-MHK transformative technology on top of the verified and pilot-tested VIVACE technology will bolster domestic energy security and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  4. HPC Modeling to Aid Accelerator Component Manufacturing

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 02a

    Electromagnetic and particle modeling is an important part of the design and manufacturing of accelerator components, such as electron beam sources and RF accelerating cavities. The premier electromagnetic and particle modeling tools today allow users to exploit parallel computing resources, both distributed memory CPU and multi-threaded GPU. However, these premier parallel modeling ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Development of a High-brightness Field-Emission Superconducting RF Gun

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 05a

    Field emission cathodes are well known in the field of electron microscopy and extensively used because their very small source size (e.g.: sharpened end of a needle) can lead to very high- brightness electron beams. Recently, important developments in field-emission arrays have made them a viable option for the generation of high-quality beams with improved current as compared to a single tip ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Development of a Superconducting RF Harmonic Cavity for eRHIC

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 41a

    In the proposed collider eRHIC, hadrons from one of the RHIC storage rings will interact with electrons accelerated in a six-pass energy recovery linac (ERL). The maximum energy of protons will be 250 GeV and the maximum energy of electrons will be 30 GeV. The machine will heavily rely on SRF technology. One accelerator physics issue being considered in the design is that the nonlinearities of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Antenna Design in the Plasma Environment Using Coupled CEM and CFD Modeling

    SBC: VIRTUAL EM INC.            Topic: MDA12010

    A coupled CEM and CFD modeling is proposed for prediction of antenna performance in plasma environment with particular application to reentry vehicles. The degree of coupling between the fluid dynamics and the electromagnetics will be investigated as well as identification of the parameters that relate the two modeling processes. End product is a hybrid computational tool with a complete GUI that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Autonomous Decision Support for Unmanned Vehicle Control in a Multi-vehicle, Multi-domain Environment

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N122124

    SoarTech will research technologies to address a fundamental problem in current unmanned vehicle operations reduction in the amount of operator attention required to control a team of unmanned vehicles (UVs). We call our approach Lucid, and the Lucid system will monitor the mission and behavior of a team of heterogeneous UVs and 1. automate the presentation of salient information to the user 2. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Advanced Ballistic Shielding for Crew Served Weapons Stations

    SBC: GS Engineering Inc.            Topic: N122132

    The Navy in support of the sailor has identified the need for an advanced ballistic shield for Crew Served Weapons Stations that will allow for a required level of ballistic protection without interfering with other shipboard duties that need to be performed. This proposed system will protect the sailor from the increased asymmetric threats that are faced on the high seas as well as during close s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Piezocrystal Gyroid Transducer

    SBC: Btech Acoustics, LLC            Topic: N122142

    We propose the design and development of a novel gyroid transducer comprised of piezocrystal ring elements. The Phase I effort covers the modeling and demonstration of the gyroid transducer and comparison of performance with several piezocrystal and piezoceramic materials. The electroacoustic performance will be estimated for several designs and a prototype element will be built and laboratory tes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy

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