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SBC: IRGLARE LLC Topic: N19AT004
The development of a catastrophic optical damage model for quantum cascade lasers describing instantaneous laser damage at high optical power levels is proposed. The model will be validated by comparison to experimental data. Based on obtained results, changes to laser design and laser fabrication resulting in an increased damage threshold will be implemented. The work will ultimately result into ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: MIRIOS, INC. Topic: N19AT005
Mirios Inc., in collaboration with UCSB and NRL, proposes to construct a high-brightness MWIR (~4.5-4.9 µm) light source, consisting of a single silicon chip with an array of Quantum Cascade Lasers which are fully-integrated with wavelength beam combiners.STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: VESCENT PHOTONICS LLC Topic: N19AT006
Vescent Photonics and MIT Lincoln Labs (MIT-LL) propose to develop a quantum-based vector magnetometer with low size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP+C) for Navy applications. The proposed system will rely on probing magnetically-sensitive, atomic-like transitions of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond to provide stable, high-bandwidth readout of the vector magnetic field with sub-picotesla sen ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: CONTINUOUS SOLUTIONS LLC Topic: N19AT007
The primary objective is to develop electric machine/drive topologies and power architectures that achieve the power densities required for 50% more power without the increase in weight or space requirements. In addition to PMSM-based designs, two new machine topologies will be considered. The first is a trapped flux coreless (TFC) machine that utilizes superconducting pucks made of YBCO to produc ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: McCoy Consulting, LLC Topic: N19AT007
The objective of this proposed effort is to increase the power and torque density of rotating electric machinery for Naval applications by up to 50%. This aggressive goal will be achieved by developing the novel homopolar AC machine (HAM) topology. This relatively un-studied topology relies on solenoidal field and armature coils, making manufacturing simpler than traditional machines. The HAM elim ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: Arete Associates Topic: N19AT010
Areté Associates, along with STTR partner Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), are proposing a comprehensive software capability for scene generation, object insertion, and performance modeling for passive and active EO COBRA sensors over the surf zone. The Surf Zone Modeling Tool (SZT) will incorporate several technologies, including: open-source and Areté-designed SZ ocean physics models, ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: VALOR ROBOTICS, LLC Topic: N19AT011
The objective of the Phase I proposal is to investigate the application of controlled cavitation cleaning technology in conjunction with gecko-inspired mechanical adhesion and soft elastomeric applicators for use in non-intrusive EOD operations. This investigation requires the proof-of-concept testing and validation of a controlled cavitation cleaning mechanism, and a soft robotic gecko-inspired m ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: REAL-TIME INNOVATIONS, INC. Topic: N19AT012
We propose to develop an open, highly scalable, extensible and secure unified logging architecture for performance and cybersecurity monitoring for Naval Control Systems (NCSs). The primary goal of this architecture is to realize a centralized logging infrastructure for monitoring the status of the entire NCS through collecting and aggregating logs from all subsystems. It will be built upon widely ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: MANTEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Topic: N19AT013
The U.S. Navy seeks methods to improve the fuel economy of marine diesel engines through utilization of waste heat. Low temperature engine jacket water, lubrication oil, and aftercooler air are largely untapped streams of thermal energy on these ships, but their utilization circumvents many operation challenges associated with exhaust gases. For example, variable and high exhaust gas temperatures ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
High Speed Spinning Scroll Expander (HiSSSE)- Organic Rankine Cycle for Increased Naval Ship Power Density and Fuel EfficiencySBC: Air Squared, Inc. Topic: N19AT013
Waste heat from Naval diesel generators provides significant opportunity to introduce organic Rankine cycles (ORC) to increase their fuel efficiency. The objective of the proposed effort is to design and demonstrate a high-speed, spinning scroll expander (HiSSSE) ORC as a power dense waste heat recovery system for diesel generators on ships. The system will leverage Air Squared’s spinning scroll ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy