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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Demonstration of SOFC Operation on JP-8 Reformate Produced by a Cold Plasma Process

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Ceramatec Inc. and Synergy Technologies Corporation have teamed to demonstrate Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)operation on JP-8 reformate produced using a cold plasma process. SOFC stacks, installed in a test stand originally designed for use with a thermallyintegrated natural gas steam reformer, will be fueled instead with JP-8 reformate produced through a cold plasma process. The patented SynGen c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Multifunctional Fuel Additives for Reduced Jet Particulate Emissions

    SBC: Reaction Engineering International            Topic: N/A

    REI has assembled a team to develop and validate screening tools for 1) assessing different additive functionalities on soot emission, 2) relating these tools to additive performance in engines, and 3) applying the validated tools to nominate additives.This will be accomplished through the following technical tasks: 1) Nomination of additives of known chemical composition (with the assistance of R ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Low-Cost Enamel Coatings on Stainless Steel Foils for Thin Film Photovoltaics

    SBC: Sommer Materials Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    An inexpensive method to insulate the CIGS thin-film from the stainless steel substrate is needed to make monolithic production of lightweight CIGS-based photovoltaics feasible. This coating must allow good foil flexibility and exhibit high breakdownvoltages. The coating must also be compatible with the CIGS and metal substrate layers, both thermophysically and chemically. An inexpensive method ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Assimilating Physics-Based Model for High-Latitude Electrodynamics Specifications and Forecasts

    SBC: Space Environment Corporation            Topic: N/A

    We propose to construct a physics-based, Kalman filter, data assimilation model of high-latitude electrodynamics. Our new model will provide accurate specifications and forecasts for convection electric fields, particle precipitation, conductances, Jouleheating rates, field-aligned and ionospheric currents, and ionospheric densities in the D, E, and F regions. High-resolution patterns of the ele ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Reconfigurable Computing Applications for Aircraft, Munitions and Dispensers

    SBC: STAR BRIDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Reconfigurable computing using FPGAs offers the opportunity for increased performance and capability in a reduced size with reduced power consumption. There is a need for a standardized high-level programming language that will efficiently and effectivelyprogram FPGAs, making it possible that code can be reused for different applications and hardware platforms. Star Bridge Systems' reconfigurabl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Power Efficient Space Computer

    SBC: STAR BRIDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Power consumption in microprocessors is repidly increasing. Reconfigurable computing using FPGA chips offers the opportunity for increased performance and capabilitiy at reduced power consumption. Star Bridge Systems is producing reconfigurable hardwareand a high level object oriented programming language to effectively and efficiently program FPGA and/or microprocessor systems. Honeywell Space ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Performance Based Support Model

    SBC: TOTAL QUALITY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    For several years, since Defense policies have promoted Performance Based Acquisition (PBA) instead of traditional Military Specification definition of requirements, logistic support teams have struggled with the realities of applying revolutionaryconcepts to fielded weapon systems. Historically when a part or assembly failed often, the government usually bought more identically configured items ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 2730 Wh/kg Chemical Hydride Based Hydrogen Storage/Generator

    SBC: TRULITE TECHNOLOGY            Topic: N/A

    The biggest problem with fuel cells is now the fuel storage issue. Fuel cells function most efficiently (>50%) when supplied with pure hydrogen. Unfortunately, storing large quantities of hydrogen in a compact, lightweight form has proven to be verydifficult. Most of the hydrogen storage methods available do not come close the matching the energy density of gasoline. However, chemical hydrides ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Nickel Nanostrand Additives for Conductive Resins and Composites-Phase 2

    SBC: Conductive Composites Company, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    A new form of small diameter, high aspect ratio nickel, known as nickel nanostrands, has been created and evaluated. The unique material exhibits a complex geometry, small diameter, high aspect ratio and high conductivity. It appears to provide anexcellent nanostructured three dimensional conductive lattice in a polymer, or acts as an interconnecting conductive lattice in composites whose reinforc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force

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