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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. Improving the Performance of High Temperature Power Electronic Devices

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093170

    Power conversion Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) used on advanced tactical aircraft use liquid cooling and complex packaging geometries to provide adequate thermal management. Typical LRUs could have cooling loops operating at 70 deg C inlet temperatures, enclosures which dissipate hundreds of watts of electrical power, and which have silicon based semiconductors rated for operation at a maximum te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A High-Performance, High Capacity Turboalternator for Cooling Electro-Optical Payloads

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093083

    Future Department of Defense (DoD) space-borne electro-optical payloads will require reliable, efficient, and lightweight cryocoolers for sensor cooling. Turbo-Brayton cryocoolers are ideal candidates for these payloads. The technology is reliable and space proven with one unit having provided over 6 years of successful operations on the Hubble Space Telescope without any change in performance. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A 10-20 K Cryocooler for Cooling Electro-Optical Payloads

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093083

    Advanced space-borne infrared detectors require cooling at temperatures of 10 to 20 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 W to 1.0 W at the primary load site, with additional loads at higher temperatures. A multistage cooler, capable of cooling multiple loads, will offer large potential gains in system efficiency and weight. Turbomachine-based Brayton cryocoolers are ideal c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Density Solid Hydrogen Storage for Long-Duration Soldier Power

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: A10099

    Providing power for dismounted soldiers on long-duration missions remains a critical technical challenge. Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells convert hydrogen fuel directly to electric power and offer a lightweight and efficient power source for individual soldiers. However, technology for storing the hydrogen fuel is still too heavy to meet the Army’s mission requirements. We propo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Innovative Cooling Technologies for FADEC Electronics

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093175

    Gas turbine engines rely on internal controllers to achieve efficient operation over a wide range of operating conditions. These Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) are located within the engines in an environment characterized by high temperature and high vibration. Cooling the electronic components inside the FADEC is a tremendous challenge. We propose to apply innovative thermal m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Compact Microclimate Control System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: A09160

    Protective garments that isolate a dismounted soldier from the environment can also build up excessive internal heat and humidity, impairing performance and possibly leading to heat casualties. We propose to develop an innovative microclimate control system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside protective garments. There are two key innovations: (1) a novel cooling process that enables ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. An Advanced Battery Management System for Lithium Batteries

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: A09200

    Lithium batteries have excellent capacity, although they require careful management to avoid catastrophic damage. As a result, there is extreme interest in developing a Battery Management System (BMS) to take advantage of the positive attributes of lithium chemistries. Most of the lithium battery manufacturers have developed various forms of BMSs, each with individual strengths and weaknesses. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Thin-Film Sensor Suite for Measuring Detonation Properties

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: A09129

    The dynamics during the early stages of detonation of energetic materials determine the development path of the explosion. These dynamics are extremely difficult to measure, however, since the entire event may last of order a microsecond and the temperature and pressure conditions are characteristic of extreme shock. Fast, high-resolution diagnostic tools are needed to characterize these early sta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Portable Mass Spectrometer with Disposable Mass Analyzer

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: A09144

    Analysis of chemical samples in the field and in confined areas has many advantages over laboratory analysis. Laboratory analyses can be slow, involve increased expense, lead to additional waste generation and disposal problems, and may introduce errors due to sample degradation or mishandling. In situ analysis mitigates all of these problems. The specific aim of this project is the development of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. High-Reliability Gas-Bearings for Military Air Cycle Machines

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N093184

    Air cycle machines (ACM) are critical components that provide refrigeration in military and commercial aircraft. These systems extract bleed air from the aircraft’s engines or an auxiliary power unit, and refrigerate it for cooling the environment or electronics. Currently, ACMs utilize hydrodynamic foil-bearings to support the expansion turbine at high operating speeds. These bearings have exhi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy

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