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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. Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N07178

    A major barrier to the widespread adoption of wireless sensors for structural health monitoring is the requirement to power the network of wireless nodes. Batteries have a limited lifespan, adding significant size, weight, and costs to the wireless sensor network,and may represent a long term environmental problem. Battery maintenance can be eliminated by harvesting energy from the environment. Fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N091013

    Structural monitoring of Navy aircraft is of critical importance as the fleet ages. One critical area includes the control surfaces, which are subject to intense, dynamic buffet loading which can lead to structural cracking. The highly transient nature of buffet loading makes it difficult to measure using conventional sensors. We propose to solve this problem by combining a network of time-synchro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Ultra-High Heat Flux Condenser for Electronics Coo

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: OSD08EP7

    Temperature control systems for high-power electronics in future military platforms will need two-phase cooling systems, either in the form of two-phase pumped loops or vapor compression refrigeration systems. Either type of system will require a compact condenser to reject heat. We propose to develop an innovative heat exchanger that couples an extremely compact, microchannel condenser with a ver ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Compact, Efficient Water Recovery for Advanced Fuel Cell Power Systems

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: OSD07ES6

    Fuel cell power systems that run on common, high-sulfur logistic fuel have the potential to meet future demands for distributed, shipboard power generation and to generate power at forward deployed bases. A key practical problem with this technology is the need for a continuous supply of high-purity water for the fuel reformer. We propose to develop a compact, efficient, and simple water recover ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Diver Health Monitoring System (DHMS)

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N08T025

    Divers operate in a hostile environment that is physically stressful and mentally demanding. They must also function autonomously as communications are very limited during the dive. Each diver must be responsible for his/her own safety, as well as accomplishment of mission objectives. For some time, dive computers have been used to monitor dive profiles (depth and dive duration) and equipment (tan ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Systemic Safety Improvements for Aircraft Carrier Launch Operations

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N08015

    During the preparation to launch aircraft from a carrier, deck crews must work very close to the aircraft to complete their tasks. The area near the aircraft presents a number of dangers, especially for modern aircraft such as the Joint Strike Fighter, which has very powerful engines and extremely high noise levels. Creare proposes to improve safety in the launch operations area by developing syst ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. A Laser-Assisted Machining Approach for the High Performance Machining of CMCs

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N08036

    Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials are desirable for high performance missile components due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio and their ability to withstand high temperatures. However, CMC materials are expensive to machine due to their low thermal conductivity, high hardness, and abrasiveness. Creare’s innovation is a novel Laser-Assisted Machining (LAM) system for high perform ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Measurement/Control System for On-Machine Inspection and Tool Path Correction

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N08011

    Current practice for machining ceramic radomes used in millimeter wave missiles relies on 20-year-old technology. The result of these antiquated processes is that the yield of machined radomes is unacceptably low and the time required to machine the parts is exceedingly long. These result because of the need for in-process part inspections that require the part to be removed from the machine tool, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Turbocharger and Electrically Buffered Control System for Military Generators

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N08105

    Diesel generators that operate at partial power can experience wet stacking, low efficiency, and poor exhaust emissions. These problems create excessive maintenance, reduced lifetime, high fuel consumption, and poor air quality. Although exhaust treatment systems can improve air quality, most technologies are impeded and/or damaged by high sulfur fuels used in some areas. The costs associated with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Low Maintenance, Low Cost Cryocooler for HTS Degaussing Systems

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N091051

    High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cables offer major advantages over the conventional copper cables currently used to reduce the magnetic signatures of Navy ships. A degaussing system utilizing HTS cables would be smaller, lighter, and cost less to install than current systems. However, the cryogenic operating temperature of the HTS cables requires the use of a cryogenic refrigerator (cryocoo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy

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