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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. Low-Leakage Brush Seals for Rocket Turbopumps

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: N/A

    It has been proven, for gas turbines, that brush seals exhibit substantially lower leakage in close clearance areas than conventional labyrinth seals. Direct efficiency gains from reducing seal leakage losses in turbopumps with brush seals potentially amounts to several percent of the total pump power consumption. As such, the case for transitioning brush seals to rocket turbopumps is compelling ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. High Pressure Compressor Using an Axial-Flow, Mixed-Flow, and Centrifugal Stage with Interstage and Disc

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: N/A

    High Pressure Compressor (HPC) pressure ratios of up to 40:1 are required to achieve 100:1 cycle pressure ratios. A multi-stage axial HPC configuration will be too long and heavy and too inefficient in later stages (at these higher pressure ratios). Increased tip clearance to span ratio will also lead to low efficiency and surge margin for the axial HPC. The innovations of the proposed work inc ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Multiple-Channel Holographic Cinematography (MHC)

    SBC: North Dancer Labs, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The ability to store and analyze a continuous sequence of high resolution images of a ballistic event has tremendous benefits in determining the ballistic limits for laminated carbon fiber materials. When the ability to store these images in a 3-D format is introduced, the volume of data that can be extracted from each image is far more than any single photograph. Unlike photography or direct di ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Innovative Compressor Core Cooling Methods

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The ability to reduce total coolant flows to meet increased cooling and life requirements in gas turbines is crucial to improving future aircraft propulsion capability. Existing compressor core cooling (CCC) techniques concentrate on rotor and casing thermal deflection matching during transients, but give limited compressor bore and cavity cooling. The proposed innovative CCC systems ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. DEVELOPMENT OF PENETRATION ENHANCEMENT FOR THE CONE PENETROMETER USING SONIC DRILLING TECHNOLOGY

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    IN THIS PROJECT, THE FEASIBILITY OF COMBINING SONIC DRILLING AND CONE PENETRATION TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE EVALUATED AND A SET OF PRELIMINARY DESIGN DRAWINGS DEVELOPED. SONIC DRILLING TECHNOLOGY HAS RECENTLY BEEN DEMONSTRATED AT THE HANFORD SITE, WA. THE RESULTS OF THE DEMONSTRATION PROVED THAT SMALL DIAMETER MONITORING WELLS COULD BE INSTALLED TO THE DESIRED DEPTH IN A RAPID MANNER USING THIS TECHN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  6. HIGH RESOLUTION MAPPING OF MECHANICAL AND FLOW PROPERTIES OF SUBURFACE STRUCTURE FROM NEW METHODS FOR ACOUSTIC LOGGING DATA PROCESSING

    SBC: New England Research Institutes, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    IN THE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION OF OIL AND GAS RESERVOIRS AND IN GROUNDWATER STUDIES, THERE IS A NEED FOR HIGH RESOLUTION MAPPING OF FLUID FLOW CHANNELS IN THE SUBSURFACE FORMATION. THE INCREASED RESOLUTION PROVIDES ACCURATE LOCATIONS OF THE FLOW CHANNELS AND HELPS ENHANCE THE RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON RESOURCES. FOR ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS, THE ACURATE MAPPING OF THE FLOW CHANNELS WILL HELP ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  7. Advanced Determination and Control of Steady and Dynamic Excitations for Turbopumps Using Magnetic Bearings

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The design, fabrication, and testing of a pump rig supported by a magnetic bearing system is described. This rig will boost pump technology by: (1) permitting accurate determination of impeller force and moment coefficients by electromagnetic impulse excitation, orbit control, and bearing force and displacement measurement during operation, and (2) use of control theory to suppress cavitation-surg ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Hypervelocity Projectile Balloting Model

    SBC: Arrow Tech Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Existing balloting codes do not consider all of the forces and interactions that contribute to balloting of hypervelocity projectiles. This effort will result in the definition of a complete mathematical model and the design of an appropriate, user friendly, computational model to predict hypervelocity projectile balloting. Arrow Tech, whose engineers are well known for the development and applica ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. ANALYSIS OF BALLISTIC RANGE DATA USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    SBC: Arrow Tech Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE ANALYSIS OF AEROBALLISTIC RANGE DATA IS A TEDIOUS AND TECHNICALLY CHALLENGING TASK. THE SOPHISTICATED ANALYSIS PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED SOFTWARE (COMPUTER PROGRAMS) HAVE BEEN REFINED EXTENSIVELY DURING THE PAST FIFTEEN TO TWENTY YEARS WITH THE ADDITION OF THE SIX-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM CODES EMPLOYING THE MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD METHOD. THE REQUIRED PROFICIENCY TAKES BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE YEARS UNDER TH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR HIGH-DATA-RATE NONDENIABLE COMMUNICATIONS

    SBC: Green Mountain Radio Research Company            Topic: N/A

    MAINTAINING COMMAND-AND-CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIVITY CONTINUOUSLY THROUGH PRE-, TRANS-, AND POST-ATTACK PERIODS IS ESSENTIAL. COMMUNICATION LINKS FOR THIS APPLICATION SHOULD BE NONDENIABLE (BY NUCLEAR DETONATION) AND NONINTERRUPTABLE, AND SHOULD ALSO ALLOW COMMUNICATIONS WHILE IN MOTION AND HIGH DATA RATES. HOWEVER, CONVENTIONAL COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES ARE ILL SUITED FOR USE IN THIS APPLIC ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of DefenseAir Force

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