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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 June, 2020.

  1. Early Damage State Detection in Gearbox Components Via Acoustic Emission

    SBC: AbM Engineering, LLC            Topic: N12AT007

    The objective os this work is to utilize acoustic emission for early detection of cracks in helicopter gearboxes. Cracks will be identified including their location and extent, the system is envisioned to communicate this information as well as the remaining life of the part. Statistical signal processing and conditioning will be a vital part of the work. AbM Engineering, LLC is partnering with Em ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Computing With Chaos

    SBC: NUGENT, MICHAEL ALEXANDER            Topic: N12AT013

    We propose a self-organized chaotic attractor based CMOS/Memristor circuit framework called Self-Evolvable-Logic-Fabric (SELF) for autonomous motor control. We propose to demonstrate SELF's ability to spontaneously evolve algorithmic pathways to control a robotic arm to catch a ball utilizing visual and proprioceptive feedback while varying parameters that increase the complexity and difficul ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Expendable Acoustic Source for AUV Based Geoacoustic and Geotechnical Survey Operations


    Our team proposes a unique expendable acoustic source comprised of flexural disc technology in a close packed arrangement that allows for a reduction in resonant frequency and an increase in useful bandwidth. This array will be designed to couple as much energy as possible into the bottom sediments, while coupling as little energy as possible directly into the surrounding water column. This is a d ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. High-Power Semiconductor Laser in the 3.0- to 3.5-um Spectral Range

    SBC: SDPHOTONICS LLC            Topic: N12AT003

    High quality laser materials based on InP, InGaAs, InAlGaAs, and InAs are proposed to develope high power 3 to 3.5 m diode lasers. An adiabatically broadened amplifying section is proposed to reach high power with high beam quality. The active material uses strained layer epitaxy to rely only on high quality laser materials that can be grown by molecular beam epitaxy, and with high quality on InP ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Meter-Scale Self-Assembly of Dense&Oriented Nanomaterials for Double Layer Capacitors


    Capacitive energy storage is a critical technology for advanced electronics as well as a necessary technology for the implementation of intermittent, renewable power generation. Innovative and scalable nanofabrication techniques are required to enhance the performance and energy density of capacitors as well as many other energy storage and conversion technologies. Mainstream"s nanostructure array ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. The Characterization and Mitigation of Radiation Effects on Nano-technology Microelectronics

    SBC: Defense Electronics Corporation            Topic: DTRA121002

    Defense Electronics Corporation (DEC) proposes an innovative radiation hardened by design (RHBD) and reliability improvement solution for silicon, III-V compounds (e.g. SiGe, SiC, GaN, InP, GaAs,), carbon nanotubes (CNT), and graphene. The method is based on analyzing chip-partitioned quiescent current signatures associated with failure modes common to these process technologies. Furthermore, the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. Development of an Approach for Multi-axis Assessment for Diagnosticity Enhancement in Individualized Training (MADE-IT)

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc            Topic: OSD11CR1

    Design Interactive (DI) proposes the Multi-axis Assessment for Diagnosticity Enhancement in Individualized Training (MADE-IT). MADE-IT will be a trainee model development approach and software tool that will support a user in developing a domain-specific individualized trainee model for integration into an ITS. MADE-IT will enhance current trainee modeling approaches in the following by 1) incor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. High Voltage Actuator Battery Development

    SBC: ENSER Corporation, The            Topic: N112091

    Since 1997, The ENSER Corporation has been the sole-source supplier to Raytheon Missile Systems for both the AIM-9X CAS and AIM-9X GS (Guidance System) batteries. Initially, both of these batteries employed the legacy lithium-silicon alloy (LiSi) / FeS2 (naturally-occurring iron pyrite) electrochemistry. In 2006, Raytheon communicated the need to significantly upgrade the performance capabilities ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Innovative Heat Sink Technology for Application to Aircraft Systems

    SBC: Spiritech Advanced Products, Inc.            Topic: N112093

    This Phase I program proposes use of a Heat Exchanger / Reactor (HEX Reactor) to address thermal management challenges for next generation fighter aircraft. In the proposed application, a HEX Reactor converts excess heat energy into storable energy by harnessing the large energy requirements of endothermic decomposition reactions. The HEX Reactor is scalable and may be employed within current cool ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Reduced-Cost Grinding and Polishing of Large Sapphire Windows

    SBC: Sinmat Inc            Topic: N112105

    Sinmat Inc., in collaboration with Exotic Electro-Optics, Inc. proposes to investigate grinding and polishing of large sapphire windows using slurries based on unique nanoporous silica particles. Due to light transparency and high mechanical hardness and inertness, sapphire window materials find immense application in reconnaissance, navigation, surveillance, and thermal imaging systems used in su ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
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