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  1. Xenon Production by Iodine Transmutation

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Electrostatic thrusters are the likely choice for station keeping of the new generation of small communication satellites. Xenon is the fuel of choice for these thrusters because of its high mass and low ionization potential. Existing worldwide xenon production will not permit fueling of more than a small fraction of the projected satellite population unless significant price increase of Xe is rea ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. High Power Hall Thruster Development

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The electric power capacity of military and commercial satellites, especially those intended for communication is rapidly increasing. Transponder power requirements and ever increasing number of channels drives commercial satellite designs to 20 kw levels with higher power designs to come. The beneficiary of this trend is electric propulsion, in particular Hall thrusters, who's role is expanding ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Improved Mid-Frequency Statistical Energy Analysis Modeling Procedures


    Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA)is currently used to predict high-frequency airborne and structureborne noise and vibration for ships, aircraft, aerospace systems, and automobiles, while finite element analysis (FEA) is used for low-frequencies. A mid-frequency region exists where neither technique gives accurate predictions. The study being proposed will develop modeling procedures that a ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Self-Cleaning Filter for Pretreatment of Seawater

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination plants provide fresh water for the Navy. However, occasional high concentrations of colloidal solids and plankton/small animal matter can virtually disable the RO system from operating. A lightweight self-cleaning filter is proposed for this RO application. Phase I develops a design and demonstrates the feasibility of the concept. Tests are planned that consid ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  5. Dual-Cure Resins for Rapid Composite Repair and Fabrication

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    A new family of dual-cure thermoset resins is proposed for formulating adhesives that can be processed at room temperature for bonding composite materials and metals. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying convertional thermoset resins such as polyepoxides with other compatible and complementary curing polymers to produce new classes of UV light initiated, ambient temperature ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. New Thermoplastic Elastomer Matrix Resins for Advanced Aircraft Sealants

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    Military aircraft require conductive sealants around fuel tanks and structural gaps to prevent fuel leaks, water ingress, corrosion and to provide electrical continuity. Limitations of conventional polyether and polysulfide-based sealants include: the slowness of cure below room temperature, solvent thinning and degradation at elevated temperature. A novel gap sealant based on conductive particle ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Polymer-Modified Ceramics for Composite Airframe with Improved Ballistic Resistance

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    A new type of ceramic-thermoplastic material is proposed for fabricating composite armor. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying sukucate-based ceramics with thermoplastic toughening agents to produce a new class of composite matrix resins. The novel gradient morphologies predicted for these hybrid systems will be used to improve matrix-reinforcement compatibility and overal ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Microwave New Emission Control Technology for Hydrazine Fuels

    SBC: CHA CORP.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed program has the potential to completely eliminate water-borne hydrazine using a new and novel approach. Currently, wet air oxidation is the most popular method used. This novel approach uses 2450 MHz microwave energy to decompose hydrazine and related compounds in a water solution. We have discovered that microwave energy couples directly to hydrazine in water solution resulting in ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Cognition-driven Tool for Visual Countermeasure Evaluation

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to design a model of visual target acquisition that can predict human performance in detecting low-contrast targets in complex scenes. This model will build on current state-of-the-art computational models of early human vision and visual search, and use proven cognitive modeling methods (belief networks for situation assessment and expert systems for knowledge-based reasoning) to mode ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. C2WARS: Command and Control Warfare Agent-based Reasoning System

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I effort proposes to prototype and demonstrate a Case-Based Reasoning Tool for Command and Control Warfare (C2W) Strategy Development. Our effort is motivated by the need to thoroughly understand and graphically depict vulnerabilities in the information battle space since Intelligence Preparation of the Battle Space (IPIBS) is the fundamental basis for successful execution of C2-attack ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseArmy

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