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Company Information:

Company Name: Creare
City: Hanover
State: NH
Zip+4: 03755-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.creare.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $44,819,382.60 561
SBIR Phase II $176,430,105.47 278
STTR Phase I $2,776,788.00 31
STTR Phase II $8,621,849.00 11

Award List:

HIGH SPEED MOTOR FOR APPLICATION IN MINIATURE GAS BEARING CRYOGENIC PUMPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixthsmith
Award Amount: $29,000.00

TURBOEXPANDER FOR CRYOGENIC HELIUM REFRIGERATORS AND LIQUIFIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixthsmith
Award Amount: $47,000.00

AN EDUCATIONAL DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR USE IN SECONDARY SCIENCE COURSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe
Award Amount: $39,000.00

AN EDUCATIONAL DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR USE IN SECONDARY SCIENCE COURSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe
Award Amount: $210,802.00
Abstract:
Creare will design a complete educational data acquisition system (edas) that indcludes instrumentation, hardware, and software for a series of experiments to be run on microcomputers in secondary school science laboratories. in its simplest form, this system will provide the teacher and students a… More

HIGH SPEED MOTOR FOR APPLICATION IN MINIATURE GAS BEARING CRYOGENIC PUMPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixthsmith
Award Amount: $486,261.00
Abstract:
Small commercial centrifugal pumps and compressors for circulating liquid or supercritical helium do not exist. this proposal describes a development program to produce a centrifugal pump capable of providing reliable, continuouscirculation of helium at liquid helium temperatures. the pump design is… More

LIQUID HYDROGEN COOLED CONDUCTORS FOR PULSED HIGH POWER APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. James A. Block
Award Amount: $49,137.00
Abstract:
There are numerous applications where the thermal and electromagnetic performance of pure metal conductors can be appreciably enhanced by cooling with liquid hydrogen. one such application involves cooper and tungsten conductors of electromagnetic launch systems commonly known as rail guns. this… More

DIRECT CONTACT CONDENSATION OF VAPOR ON LIQUID IS A COMPACT AND POWERFUL MEANS TO TRANSFER ENERGY.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr.paul h. rothe , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $38,000.00
Abstract:
Direct contact condensation of vapor on liquid is a compact and powerful means to transfer energy. the proposed research will develop unifying concepts and general methods for the analysis of direct contact condensation and related two-phase flows and processes. during phase i, creare will describe… More

A RELIABLE, LONG-LIFETIME CLOSED-CYCLE CRYOCOOLER FOR SPACE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: H. Sixsmith , Investigator
Award Amount: $47,147.00

LIQUID HYDROGEN COOLED CONDUCTORS FOR PULSED HIGH POWER APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. James A. Block
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
There are numerous applications where the thermal and electromagnetic performance of pure metal conductors can be appreciably enhanced by cooling with liquid hydrogen. one such application involves cooper and tungsten conductors of electromagnetic launch systems commonly known as rail guns. this… More

GAS BEARING TURBOEXPANDERS FOR SHIPBOARD NITROGEN/OXYGEN LIQUEFIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr herbert sixsmith
Award Amount: $49,051.00
Abstract:
Shipboard liquefiers in use by the navy for producing liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen employ high-speed turboexpanders with oillubricated bearings. mechanical shaft seals with buffer gas stages are used in these machines to prevent contamination of the system by the lubricant. successful… More

IN CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR METHODS WHICH WOULD QUANTITATIVELY IDENTIFY REGIONS OF HIGH SHEAR STRESSES IN THE FLOW (HEMOLYTIC FACTOR), REGIONS OF HIGH AND LOW STRESSES AT THE WALL (ATHEROMATIC LESIONS), AND SEPARATED OR REVERSE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Arkady s. dvinsky , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $42,000.00
Abstract:
In cardiovascular research there is an urgent need for methods which would quantitatively identify regions of high shear stresses in the flow (hemolytic factor), regions of high and low stresses at the wall (atheromatic lesions), and separated or reverse flow regions (thrombogenic factors). a… More

WIDESPREAD CONTROVERSY CURRENTLY EXISTS REGARDING METHODS USED IN THE IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF GIFTED CHILDREN.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul h. rothe , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $46,364.00
Abstract:
Widespread controversy currently exists regarding methods used in the identification and assessment of gifted children. research indicates that teacher nominations, the most widely used method, fail almost 50% of the time to identify the truly gifted.this proposal recommends the development of an… More

THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES PHASE I OF A THREE-PHASE PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AND COMMERCIALIZE A RESPONSE TESTER (RESTER) TO DETERMINE ALCOHOL-INDUCED IMPAIRMENT OF DRIVING SKILLS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bharatan r. patel , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,682.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes phase i of a three-phase program to develop and commercialize a response tester (rester) to determine alcohol-induced impairment of driving skills. impairment will be assessed using cognitive functions that require responses to visual display. the device will pair critical… More

A WET TURBOEXPANDER FOR CRYOGENIC HELIUM REFREIGERATORS AND LIQUEFIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,439.00

COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR MODELING FLOW IN BLOOD VESSELS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Arkady S. Dvinsky , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,536.00

LOW TEMPERATURE LOW PRESSURE WATER SEPARATOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Bharatan R Patel
Award Amount: $78,086.00

The neutrophil leucocyte is a key cell in the body's host- defense mechanism, especially the acuteinflammatory response. Mobilization of the neutrophil can be achieved by stimulating a variety of cereceptors, including the formyl peptide receptor. While t

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,128.00

GENERALIZED MODELING OF CONDENSATION FOR REACTOR APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe
Award Amount: $49,960.00

CLOSED-CYCLE CRYOCOOLER FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,915.00

THE AKL SPATIOTEMPORAL REPRESENTATION IN A TACTILE AID FOR T

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Grayson D. Abbott , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,184.00

MAGNETIC PUMP FOR THERMAL LOOPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J Crowley
Award Amount: $48,087.00

AN ALL-METAL COMPACT HEAT EXCHANGER FOR SPACEBORNE CRYOCOOLERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,300.00

TURBOEXPANDER FOR CRYOGENIC HELIUM REFRIGERATORS AND LIQUIFIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixthsmith
Award Amount: $490,635.00
Abstract:
Turboexpanders which operate in gas bearings are frequently used in laboratory size helium liquifiers and refrigertors where extended operation without maintenance is desired. unfortunately, cryogenic systems employing these expanders are subject to start-up and shut-down transients and to system… More

MAGNETIC PUMP FOR THERMAL LOOPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J Crowley
Award Amount: $343,000.00
Abstract:
The context of the proposed work is thermal transport in spacecraft. reliable pumps are needed for long term missions. a wide range of adjustment and control of the flow rate is needed to respond to changing heat loads. in the approach to be investigated, magnetic fields would be used to drive a… More

A RELIABLE, LONG-LIFETIME CLOSED-CYCLE CRYOCOOLER FOR SPACE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: H. Sixsmith , Investigator
Award Amount: $489,653.00
Abstract:
There is a strong need for simple, reliable closed-cycle cryocoolers capable of providing approximately 5 watts of refrigeration at temperatures near 65-75 k. the most prominent example of current approaches is the linear stirling cycle under sponsorship of nasa. recent technological developments in… More

LOW TEMPERATURE LOW PRESSURE WATER SEPARATOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Bharatan R Patel
Award Amount: $337,000.00
Abstract:
The present aircraft environmental control system (ecs) cannot operate at temperatures below or near freezing. this is due to the presence of submircon water droplets that freeze and form ice on any surface on which they impinge. if it were possible to remove these water droplets from the ecs, the… More

GENERALIZED MODELING OF CONDENSATION FOR REACTOR APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe
Award Amount: $208,233.00
Abstract:
A constitutive package will be developed for the modeling ofdirect contact condensation in advanced computer codes for nuclear reactor analysis. since curent approaches are built upon flow regime maps which do not account for con densation effects, present advanced thermal/hydraulic codes are unable… More

CLOSED-CYCLE CRYOCOOLER FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $494,000.00
Abstract:
The possibility of noninvasive biochemical analysis provided by the measurement of spectra of phosphorous and other nuclei has motivated the increasing use of high field superconducting magnets in magnetic resonance imaging (mri) systems. a large fraction of the operating cost of a superconducting… More

THE AKL SPATIOTEMPORAL REPRESENTATION IN A TACTILE AID FOR T

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Grayson D. Abbott , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $492,995.00
Abstract:
Creare will evaluate the akl representation, from auditory modeling and speech recognition research, for application to tactile aids for the deaf. the representation is characterized by a small number of information channels which are statistically optimized for representing speech. in phase i we… More

A WET TURBOEXPANDER FOR CRYOGENIC HELIUM REFREIGERATORS AND LIQUEFIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $484,000.00
Abstract:
Helium refrigerators and liquefiers are widely used in high energy physics research in the united states and throughout the world to provide cooling for super- conducting magnets in particle accelerators. conventional helium refrigerators employ a joule-thomson expansion valve to expand the helium… More

CREARE WILL EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOFTWARE, IN THE FORM OF AN EXPERT ASSISTANT, TO ENHANCE THE FUNCTIONALITY OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) SOFTWARE.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr bharatan patel
Award Amount: $55,545.00
Abstract:
Creare will evaluate the feasibility of using knowledge-based software, in the form of an expert assistant, to enhance the functionality of computational fluid dynamics (cfd) software. we will examine various aspects of cfd and identify areas in which human expertise can make a significant… More

BLIND

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Javier a valenzuela , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $47,000.00
Abstract:
With the advent of vlsi circuits and the increasing minia- turization of computer and video systems, it is now possibleto develop small, lightweight, truly wearable sound or vision sensing aid systems. tactile perception provides a versatile communication channel between a sensory aid systemand the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE AND EXTENDABLE MLAB

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Matthew J Miller , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,000.00

WET TURBOEXPANDER FOR CRYOCOOLERS OF SPACEBORNE SURVEILLANCE SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith Phd
Award Amount: $64,153.00

MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR PULSED CONDUCTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe Phd
Award Amount: $53,973.00

A CLEAN HELIUM COMPRESSOR/EXPANDER FOR LONG LIFE CRYOGENIC SERVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,876.00

ALL-METAL, DEMOUNTABLE CRYOGENIC SEAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,985.00

A CLEAN HELIUM COMPRESSOR/EXPANDER FOR LONG LIFE CRYOGENIC SERVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $243,755.00
Abstract:
Cryogenic helium refrigerators and liquifiers conventionallyemploy oil lubricated positive displacement compressors at the warm end and frequently use piston type expansion engines at the cold end. these systems require extensive and vigilant maintenance to control contamination from lubricating oil… More

ALL-METAL, DEMOUNTABLE CRYOGENIC SEAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $240,166.00
Abstract:
In most cryogenic systems, the piping joints in cold regionsof the system are made by welding or soldering. this is essential because existing designs of cryogenic pipe seals cannot be relied on not to leak. any such leaks into the cold box reduce the effectiveness of the insulation, thereby… More

AN ALL-METAL COMPACT HEAT EXCHANGER FOR SPACEBORNE CRYOCOOLERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $218,000.00
Abstract:
The overall cycle efficiency (hence, input power requirements) of reverse-brayton cryocoolers for space applications is highly sensitive to the thermal effectiveness of the heat exchangers. applications for these cryocoolers in space dictate that these heat exchangers be as small and light as… More

MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR PULSED CONDUCTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe Phd
Award Amount: $340,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will develop materials and supporting thermal technology leading to design of high power pulse conductors for space applications. in phse i we will evaluate an em gun system, identify alternative materials and thermal approaches for selected components, and identify technology… More

WET TURBOEXPANDER FOR CRYOCOOLERS OF SPACEBORNE SURVEILLANCE SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith Phd
Award Amount: $267,000.00
Abstract:
The need for increasing the sensitivity of space-borne sensors will require development of long-life, highly efficient helium liquifiers. conventional helium liquifiers employ a joule-thomson expansion valve to expand the helium at temperatures below about 10 deg k. it has been shown that gains of… More

HIGH HEAT FLUX DROPLET IMPINGEMENT HEAT TRANSFER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
During the last 25 years the density of computer electronic circuitry has increased by five orders of magnitude. this drive toward more densely packaged microelectronics has resulted in a dramatic increase in the amount of waste heat which must be dissipated. heat flux rates in current lsi circuitry… More

SELF-CONTAINED CIRCULATOR FOR PORTABLE PERSONAL COOLING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter l swift
Award Amount: $49,969.00
Abstract:
Personal cooling systems require portable compact pumping units which provide moderate differential pressures at low flow rates. such circulators do not presently exist. this proposal describes a development program to produce a self-contained circulator complete with its own power unit. this… More

A RAINFALL MEASUREMENT DEVICE USING UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC SIGNALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr frederic laville
Award Amount: $49,173.00
Abstract:
Measurements of rainfall over large bodies of water such as large lakes or oceans are made infrequently because of the lack of an accurate measuring device. a large portion of the earth's precipitation falls over the oceans; therefore, it is essential for understanding global climate to have… More

ADAPTIVE GRID GENERATION FROM HARMONIC MAPS ON RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Arkady s. dvinsky
Award Amount: $39,000.00
Abstract:
The results obtained to date by various authors indicate clearly that numerical solutions are more accurate and re quire much less computer time and storage when the grid points are properly located. the development of the solu- tion over a real time path or iterative process (false time path)… More

HIGH-SPEED TURBINE-DRIVEN HANDPIECE WITH AIR BEARINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Herbert sixsmith phd
Award Amount: $44,000.00
Abstract:
This phase i program addresses the technological and economic feasibility of developing a high-speed dental handpiece using a radial inflow turbine operating in gas (air) bearings. recent technological developments in the miniaturization of gas bearings and turbines indicate that faster speeds and… More

MINIATURE ELECTROMAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR CRYOGENIC APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $49,902.00

DESIGN METHODS FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN MICROGRAVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J Crowley
Award Amount: $56,964.00

A LONG-LIFE CENTRIFUGAL PUMP FOR HELIUM II TRANSFER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,766.00

NUMERICAL MODELING TOOLS FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,970.00

LOW FILM RESISTANCE CONDENSER FOR OPERATION IN A GRAVITY-FREE ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,305.00

CONTINUOUS CASTING OF METALLIC NUCLEAR FUEL WITHOUT CONTAINMENT CONTACT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $49,658.00

COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR HYPERTHERMIA TREATMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Arkady S Dvinsky Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00

The neutrophil leucocyte is a key cell in the body's host- defense mechanism, especially the acuteinflammatory response. Mobilization of the neutrophil can be achieved by stimulating a variety of cereceptors, including the formyl peptide receptor. While t

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00

COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR MODELING FLOW IN BLOOD VESSELS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Arkady S. Dvinsky , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Epidemiologic data processing and subsequent statistical analysis to obtain estimates of the measures of interest can now be done for relatively large series by microcomputers. microcomputers allow an inexpensive, fast, and theoretically valid analysis of data. however, the programs that are… More

NUMERICAL MODELING TOOLS FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $498,000.00
Abstract:
The microgravity environment of earth orbit has the potential to improve the quality and increase the yield of materials grown by chemical vapor deposition (cvd). the development of cvd in space would benefit greatly from the capability to predict the important process hehavior, especially under the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE AND EXTENDABLE MLAB

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Matthew J Miller , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $483,000.00
Abstract:
Creare will design and prototype a portable, extended version of the mlab modeling laboratory to be implemented inthe c programming language in a 32-bit unix environment. inphase i, the mlab functionality will be redesigned for the new system, along with extensions for more robust optimization… More

LOW FILM RESISTANCE CONDENSER FOR OPERATION IN A GRAVITY-FREE ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,000.00
Abstract:
Two-phase thermal transport loops offer significant weight and performance advantages over conventional single-phase spacecraft thermal management systems. key components in two-phase thermal management systems are the condensing and evaporating heat exchangers to couple the loads to the two-phase… More

COMPUTATIONAL MODEL FOR THRUST REVERSING/VECTORING JET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bharatan r patel
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
Computational fluid dynamics (cfd) offers significant opportunities in the design of v/stol fighter aircraft. there is enormous scope for a synergism between cfd and wind tunnel testing, affording greater efficiency in the reduction of data and a quicker grasp of its significance. moreover, cfd… More

HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS FOR EM LAUNCH COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul h rothe
Award Amount: $49,816.00
Abstract:
This project will assess the feasibility of application of high temperature superconductors to em launch components. the project will study pulsed high repetition rate, high current superconducting components such as busbars, inductors, augmenting rails, etc. to evaluate pulsed heat loads which… More

DESIGN METHODS FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN MICROGRAVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J Crowley
Award Amount: $568,000.00
Abstract:
An important result of this project will be documented methods for determining flow regimes, calculating the heat transfer coefficients, and structuring the momentum and energy equations to determine presure drops and energy transport for two-phase flows in microgravity. experiments will be… More

CONTINUOUS CASTING OF METALLIC NUCLEAR FUEL WITHOUT CONTAINMENT CONTACT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $491,000.00
Abstract:
The integral fast reactor concept has the potential to provide substantial improvements in the safety and efficiency of nuclear power production. metallic nuclear fuel in the shape of long, thin rods is the fuel used by theintegral fast reactor. the metallic nuclear fuel rods are presently… More

MINIATURE ELECTROMAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR CRYOGENIC APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
There is a strong need for high efficiency cryogenic compressors, which can pump modest vacuum levels to reduce the temperature of the liquid helium used in cooling superconducting magnets below 4.2 k. although highly reliable and contamination free, self-acting gas bearings cannot operate reliably… More

KAYAK MODIFICATIONS FOR THE DISABLED

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: William e. nutt , ENGINEER
Award Amount: $30,000.00
Abstract:
Millions of individuals in the united states have severe lower body disabilities. these people are cut off from manyof the activities of society. in no area is this more truethan in the area of phusical recreation. the opportunities for the physically handicapped are limited, and with few exception… More

CRYOGENIC PUMP FOR THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: W dodd stacy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There is a need for reliable, high efficiency pumps to circulate helium through superconducting magnets in the proposed superconducting super collider (ssc). the pumps must be capable of operating over a range of conditions to accommodate a variety of system operations. this project isaimed at the… More

A COMPACT HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAT EXCHANGER FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF HYPERSONIC AEROSPACE VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Javier a valenzuela
Award Amount: $49,394.00
Abstract:
Thermal management systems for hypersonic aerospace vehicles must simultaneously meet three challenging requirements: (1) heat must be removed at very high heat fluxes from surfaces such as the combustion chamber wall and aerodynamically heated surfaces, (2) the propellant must be preheated to very… More

COMPACT HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR SPACE STATION THERMAL CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier Valenzuela
Award Amount: $49,881.00

FLUID FLOW MODELING CODE FOR NAVAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Arkady S Dvinsky
Award Amount: $49,899.00

DESIGN MANUAL FOR MICROGRAVITY TWO-PHASE FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J Crowley
Award Amount: $49,324.00

ELECTROMAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR MINIATURE HIGH SPEED TURBOEXPANDERS IN SPACE-BORNE CRYOCOOLERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $49,736.00

A HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAT EXCHANGER FOR HIGH HEAT FLUX COMPO- NENTS OF FUSION REACTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MULTIGRID SOLUTION OF INTERNAL FLOWS USING GENERALIZED SOLUTION ADAPTIVE MESHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Smith
Award Amount: $49,998.00

THREE PHASE INVERTER FOR ULTRA HIGH SPEED MOTOR DRIVE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $49,784.00

AN ULTRASONIC DEVICE FOR DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF LARGE AMPLI- TUDE MOTIONS IN SEISMIC TESTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Matthew Miller
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A LONG-LIFE CENTRIFUGAL PUMP FOR HELIUM II TRANSFER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,810.00
Abstract:
Nasa currently has several astrophysics missions planned in which helium replenishment is important. one of the two leading candidate replenishment systems requires a mechanical pump. this program is intended to develop a long-life centrifugal pump to meet these requirements. in phase i, a… More

COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR HYPERTHERMIA TREATMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Arkady S Dvinsky Phd
Award Amount: $488,000.00
Abstract:
Strong evidence exists that elevated temperatures, in the range of 42 to 45 degrees(c) (hyperthermia), are an important factor in the destruction of cancer cells, especially when combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. producing a controlled-temperature distribution of a given magnitude is… More

MULTIGRID SOLUTION OF INTERNAL FLOWS USING GENERALIZED SOLUTION ADAPTIVE MESHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Smith
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
In this project, we propose to develop a multigrid solver for internal flows using generalized solution adaptive meshes composed of triangular or tetrahedral mesh cells. the resulting computer program will permit the solution of three-dimensional transonic viscous flows in stationary and rotating… More

A HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAT EXCHANGER FOR HIGH HEAT FLUX COMPO- NENTS OF FUSION REACTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $499,978.00
Abstract:
Active cooling is essential for fusion reactor components exposed to high heat flux levels over long pulse durations. existing water cooling concepts face a potential problem with tritium permeation. helium gas cooling concepts now being considered suffer from low heat transfer coefficients and high… More

THREE PHASE INVERTER FOR ULTRA HIGH SPEED MOTOR DRIVE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $491,293.00
Abstract:
Several of the long-lifetime cryocoolers being developed for space sensor applications are based on the reverse-brayton cycle. an attractive implementation of the cycle would use high-speed, miniature centrifugal compressors and turboexpanders running on gas bearings to provide reliable and… More

COMPACT HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR SPACE STATION THERMAL CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier Valenzuela
Award Amount: $499,823.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a novel concept for a single-phase heat exchanger which attains very high heat transfer rates with very low pressure losses. the new heat exchanger offers potential benefits to the space station thermal control system, particularly the living module to thermal bus heat… More

AN ULTRASONIC DEVICE FOR DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF LARGE AMPLI- TUDE MOTIONS IN SEISMIC TESTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Matthew Miller
Award Amount: $499,647.00
Abstract:
Seismic tests provide important data for improving the safety of piping designs and the cost-effectiveness of design standards. unfortunately, displacement measurements at low frequencies from such tests are generally unavailable, either because double integration of accelerometer signals causes… More

FLUID FLOW MODELING CODE FOR NAVAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Arkady S Dvinsky
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work (phase i and ii) is to develop a computer program for modeling complex three-dimensional flows encountered in naval applications. the software will be built on creare's fluid flow modeling code fluent/bfc. in phase i, we will develop the specifications for the… More

LOW OBSERVABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR INFRARED SUPPRESSION ON AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Bharatan R Patel
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work (phase i and ii) is to develop a computer program that will aid in the design of exhaust cooling systems for infrared suppression on aircraft. the code will be capable of modeling complex three-dimensional flow and heat transfer and will be general enough so as to… More

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR SENSOR SYSTEM CRYOCOOLERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $69,886.00

A THERMALLY EFFECTIVE REGENERATOR FOR LOW TEMPERATURE CRYOCOOLERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: W Dodd Stacy
Award Amount: $49,628.00

HIGH TEMPERATURE MAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR TURBINE ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Victor Iannello
Award Amount: $49,966.00

MINIATURE GAS BEARING TURBOEXPANDER FOR AIRCRAFT ON-BOARD OXYGEN GENERATING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walter L Swift
Award Amount: $49,772.00

DESIGN MANUAL FOR MICROGRAVITY TWO-PHASE FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J Crowley
Award Amount: $264,158.00
Abstract:
The next generation of innovativve concepts for thermal devices for power systems and thermal loops in spacecraft involve two-phase flow. these devices utilizes the liquid-vapor phase change in boiling and condensing processes in order to take advantage of the higher heat transport rates, lower… More

ELECTROMAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR MINIATURE HIGH SPEED TURBOEXPANDERS IN SPACE-BORNE CRYOCOOLERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $482,000.00
Abstract:
Cryogenic cooling of advanced sensors is being investigated, particularly cryocoolers that use miniature high-speed turboexpanders.a minature electromagnetic bearing (emb) design for cryogenic turbines is being undertaken to overcome the limitations of gas bearings. the proposed emb, because it is… More

A THERMALLY EFFECTIVE REGENERATOR FOR LOW TEMPERATURE CRYOCOOLERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: W Dodd Stacy
Award Amount: $491,273.00
Abstract:
Small stirling cryocoolers are limited in the attainment of very low temperatures by the adverse trend in the ratio of volumetric heat capacity between gaseous helium and regenerator matrix materials below about 40 k. the proposedconcept for a thermally effective regenerator overcomes thislimitation… More

HIGH TEMPERATURE MAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR TURBINE ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Victor Iannello
Award Amount: $182,000.00
Abstract:
A significant gain in performance and reduction in weight is afforded by increasing the operating temperatures of turbine engines. present liquid-lubricated bearings are a major obstacle in achieving this goal due to temperature limitations of the oil lubricant. magnetic bearings offer an attractive… More

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR SENSOR SYSTEM CRYOCOOLERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $167,266.00
Abstract:
The overall cycle efficiency (hence, input power requirements) of reverse-brayton cryocoolers for space applications is highly sensitive to the thermal effectiveness of the heat exchangers. applications for these cryocoolers in space dictate that these heat exchangers be as small and light as… More

MINIATURE GAS BEARING TURBOEXPANDER FOR AIRCRAFT ON-BOARD OXYGEN GENERATING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walter L Swift
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project addresses the need for efficient and effective supply of oxygen on board combat and transport aircraft. the proposed effort specifically involves the development of a miniature high speed turboexpander for a hybrid oxygen system for on-board oxygen generation and storage. the… More

ADVANCED MODELLING OF COMBUSTION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $49,957.00
Abstract:
The accurate prediction of flow, species concentration and temperature is essential to the characterization and design optimization of combustors. to this end, it is essential to include the effects of non-gray radiation and finite rate chemical kinetics in combustion modelling. the proposal… More

REMOTELY OPERATED AND MAINTAINED CASTING MACHINE FOR METALLIC NUCLEAR FUEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,666.00
Abstract:
The fuel recycle process for the integral fast reactor (irf)requires casting of metallic nuclear fuel into rods. currently, a mold casting process is used. associated with the operation of this method are features which are problematic for the remote operation of the casting process. for example,… More

CONDENSER COMPONENT DESIGN FOR OPTIMUM EFFICIENCY IN ALKALI METAL THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION (AMTEC) SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $49,901.00
Abstract:
This project relates to power or energy conversion systems utilizing liquid metals with condensation phase change. theapplication addressed here is alkali metal thermoelectric conversion (amtec) systems, thermally regenerative electrochemical devices for the direct conversion of heat toelectrical… More

NUMERICAL MODELING OF PARTICLE FORMATION AND GROWTH DURING CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Jasinski , Engineer
Award Amount: $49,919.00
Abstract:
There is strong potential for improving the quality of thin films grown by chemical vapor deposition (cvd) through processing in the microgravity environment of space. numerical modeling tools which can predict important cvd process behavior would accelerate achievement of this potential through… More

SYNTHESIS OF ORIENTED FERROELECTRIC BISMUTH TITANATE BI4TI3O12 THIN FILMS ON SILICON SUBSTRATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kent Goeking
Award Amount: $69,853.00
Abstract:
Advanced ferroelectric memory devices combine the fast access time of semiconductor rams with the nonvolatility of magnetic storage to create an ideal storage medium. recent attemps to realize such devices have been only partially successful; limited switching lifetimes caused by fatigue in the… More

MAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR MINIATURE HIGH SPEED TURBOMACHINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jayathi Y. Murthy , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $49,436.00

THIN FILM GROWTH OF BI-CA-SR-CU-OXIDE SUPERCONDUCTORS ON LAGAO3 SUBSTRATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kent Goeking
Award Amount: $49,683.00

CRYOGENIC GAS BEARINGS FOR MINIATURE TURBOMACHINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $67,887.00

PC-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM FOR THERMAL ANALYSIS OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr James J Barry
Award Amount: $49,039.00

DOPED DIAMOND QUANTUM WELLS FOR FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $66,708.00

AN OIL FREE REGENERATIVE COMPRESSOR FOR CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,516.00

AN OIL FREE REGENERATIVE COMPRESSOR FOR CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,616.00
Abstract:
There is a need for the reduction in contamination of cryogenic helium refrigerators and liquefiers used in high energy accelerators and in other applications throughout the country. one of the main sources of contaminants is the compressor systems currently in use. these machines typically rely on… More

MAGNETIC BEARINGS FOR MINIATURE HIGH SPEED TURBOMACHINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jayathi Y. Murthy , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $499,342.00
Abstract:
This program is aimed at the development of a novel electromagnetic (e-m) bearing system specifically for miniature high-speed turbomachines used in spaceborne turbo-brayton cryocoolers. compared with gas bearings currently in use, the e-m bearings provide greater ruggedness and will allow for… More

PC-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM FOR THERMAL ANALYSIS OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr James J Barry
Award Amount: $338,000.00
Abstract:
Thermal evaluation of electronic modules and systems for reliability in the early stages of design would provide cost and time savings by avoiding redesign or modification of completed designs. system and reliability engineers need a thermal analysis tool that does not require heat transfer… More

TWO-PHASE COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $49,890.00
Abstract:
Modern cfd methods will be applied to calculate multiphase flows. the focus in phase i is on separated flows in pipelines, including stratified and slug flows, where the individual gas or liquid phases are well represented as continua. the cfd calculations will be performed in regionswhere one phase… More

ADVANCED MICRODRILLING PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Javier A. Valenzuela , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $48,924.00
Abstract:
There is an increasing need for improvements in the fabrication of small diameter orifices in hardened metal components. this need is particularly acute in the fabrication of fuel injectors for gasoline and diesel engines. in those engines, the injectors are used to both meter and atomize the fuel.… More

AN INNOVATIVE VUILLEUMIER HEAT PUMP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: W. Dodd Stacy , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,967.00
Abstract:
A uniquely constructed and configured vuilleumier cycle machine to provide heat-driven heat pumping is being studiedin this project. the design eliminates the friction, wear, contamination, and seal leakage problems classically found in isothermal air-cycle machines and will provide high reliability… More

SPACECRAFT MULTIPHASE FLOW EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,597.00
Abstract:
Phase i of this project will define multiphase flow experiments critical to ensuring the reliable operation of spacecraft multiphase flow systems for nasa missions. the objectives of this work are to design critical experiments to use effectively the facilities at nasa/lerc in phase ii, and to… More

ON-LINE HELIUM AND ETHYLENE MIXING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard Driscoll , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,796.00
Abstract:
The development and testing of advanced chemical lasers which use an ethylene/helium mixture as a fuel would be considerably enhanced by on-line mixing of the reactants. an innovative means to meet this need is proposed based on technology that has been successfully used at smaller scale. the… More

HIGH CAPACITY HEAT PIPE RADIATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,809.00
Abstract:
The heat rejection requirements of future space systems are projected to increase by an order of magnitude over the comming decades, to meet the needs of manned planetary missions and bases. the space station freedom alone will require 75 kw of heat rejection at assembly complete (ac) and three to… More

CLOSED LOOP BLEED AIR DRIVEN CYCLE FOR ON-BOARD OXYGEN GENERATING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Walter L Swift , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,094.00

CRYOGENIC FLUID MANAGEMENT FOR SPACECRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,105.00

ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE CLEANING PROCESSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Paul H Rothe , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,863.00

FABRICATION OF TUNGSTEN AND TUNGSTEN-MOLYBDENUM ALLOY TUBING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas J Jasinski , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,716.00

PASSIVELY COOLED HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVE BUS FOR SPACE POWER SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,434.00

CRYOGENIC HEAT PIPE DIODE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael G Izenson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $62,068.00

DOPED DIAMOND QUANTUM WELLS FOR FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $458,375.00

INNOVATIVE STIRLING CYCLE REFRIGERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wdodd Stacy , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,951.00

A SOFTWARE MODELING ENVIRONMENT FOR VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING OF SEMICONDUCTOR FABRICATION EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Barry , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,681.00

FABRICATION OF TUNGSTEN AND TUNGSTEN-MOLYBDENUM ALLOY TUBING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas J Jasinski , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $498,555.00
Abstract:
This project is to develop a new method of fabricating long lengths of pipe from exotic metals. the method is particularly attractive for metals that are difficult to work with because of brittleness or extremely high softeningtemperatures. for doe, the new technique is to be applied to the… More

INNOVATIVE STIRLING CYCLE REFRIGERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wdodd Stacy , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $555,249.00
Abstract:
We propose using an innovative stirling cooler for shipboard refrigeration. this design eliminates the frictton, wear, and seal leakage problems of current stirling coolers, and will provide a high reliability, long-life refrigerator. the use of near ambient pressure air as the working fluid makes… More

CRYOGENIC HEAT PIPE DIODE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael G Izenson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $495,000.00
Abstract:
Satellite-borne infrared sensors play a key role in any strategic defense architecture. our concept for a cryogenic heat pipe diode transfers heat from a cryogenic focal plane array to active cryocoolers or a cryogenic radiator. the heat pipe diode contains an innovative micromachined wick which… More

PASSIVELY COOLED HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVE BUS FOR SPACE POWER SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $498,510.00
Abstract:
As space systems tend toward higher power levels (10 to 100 kw), the bus connecting the power source with the spacecraftbecomes a very significant power distribution component in terms of weight, reliability, and efficiency. present approaches use either massive, high-voltage, conventional copper… More

CRYOGENIC FLUID MANAGEMENT FOR SPACECRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,852.00
Abstract:
This project, in phase i, will develop theory and define therequirements of engineering software and an engineering manual for the more challenging design aspects of cryogenic-fluid management systems. particular attention will be given to fluid- and thermal-management issues, giventhat the… More

A NOVEL AUXILIARY BEARING FOR TURBINE ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Victor Iannello
Award Amount: $49,302.00
Abstract:
The auxiliary bearings will be critical component of advanced gas turbine engines that use magnetic bearings to support and position the engine spools. because of the high temperatures in the bearing compartments, conventional oil lubricated bearings cannot be used either as the main or auxiliary… More

CASTING OF METALLIC NUCLEAR FUEL PINS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop a casting machine for metallic nuclear fuel pins suitable for remote operation and maintenance in an integral fast reactor (ifr) fuel cycle facility. the machine uses an innovative casting process that continuously solidifies molten fuel discharged from a… More

HIGH OUTPUT THERMOCOUPLES FOR CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis X. Dolan
Award Amount: $49,918.00
Abstract:
Thermocouples are not frequently used for cryogenic temperature measurements due to lack of calibration data and poor accuracy of common thermocouple junction materials at low temperatures. in this project we will develop thermocouples with high output sensitivity for improved accuracy at cryogenic… More

A HIGH EFFICIENCY ATOMIZER FOR COAL SLURRY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Coal-based mixtures can replace oil and gas in the utility, industrial, commercial, and residential markets. a coal-based mixture consists of fine particles of coal suspended in a liquid to form a slurry that is easily transported, stored, and burned. however, the use of coal-based mixtures is… More

COLLABORATION TECHNOLOGY FOR CONCURRENT ENGINEERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Barry
Award Amount: $49,972.00
Abstract:
Concurrent engineering (ce) provides the means for shortening product development schedules, reducing acquisition cost, and improving product quality by enabling simultaneous, integrated, and parallel efforts on research, design, development, manufacturing, and other support processes. the proposed… More

HIGH PERFORMANCE THERMOELECTRIC HEAT SINK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $49,945.00
Abstract:
1An innovative approach for increasing the cooling capacity and efficiency of miniature thermoelectric coolers is proposed. Compared with current thermoelectric coolers, the proposed device will have three major advantages: (1) almost a factor of two increase in maximum cooling capacity, (2) several… More

Capillary Evaporator for Thermal Management of High Power Density Electronic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Javier Valenzuela, Phd
Award Amount: $49,671.00

Biaxially Oriented YBCO Thin Films on Non-Lattice Matched Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kent Goeking, Phd
Award Amount: $69,433.00

SPATIAL/IR SPECTRAL SENSOR FOR MICROGRAVITY COMBUSTION EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley
Award Amount: $49,833.00

ZERO-G CONDENSATE MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR AMTEC CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,966.00

IMPACT MECHANISM FOR SEAWATER ROCK DRILL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul H Rothe
Award Amount: $49,484.00

HIGH-TEMPERATURE, CONTAINERLESS, THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS IN MICROGRAVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. James J. Barry
Award Amount: $48,665.00

CLOSED LOOP BLEED AIR DRIVEN CYCLE FOR ON-BOARD OXYGEN GENERATING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Walter L Swift , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $558,019.00
Abstract:
This project addresses the need for efficient and effective supply of oxygen on board combat and transport aircraft. the proposed effort specifically involves the development of a closed loop bleed air driven cycle for a hybrid oxygen system for on-board oxygen generation and storage. a closed loop… More

ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE CLEANING PROCESSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Paul H Rothe , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,686.00
Abstract:
The proposed project addresses the replacement of cfc-113 (freon) as a cleaning agent, both generally and with specific attention to the cleaniug of metals and composites. the phase i work will provide a comprehensive characterization of cleaniug requirements and known methods. the approach is… More

A SOFTWARE MODELING ENVIRONMENT FOR VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING OF SEMICONDUCTOR FABRICATION EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Barry , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $255,445.00
Abstract:
Application of simulation and modelling to the design of semiconductor fabrication equipment will reduce development time and costs and promote innovation in semiconductor manufacturing. this project proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative software environment for virtual… More

IMPACT MECHANISM FOR SEAWATER ROCK DRILL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul H Rothe
Award Amount: $202,485.00
Abstract:
An innovative pistonless impact mechanism for a seawater hydraulic rock drill is proposed. Compared to the current poppet-kicker port cycle, and poitentially higher impact energy. The proposed mechanism eliminates heavily loaded sliding elements, a chief problem in current mechanisms. The pistonless… More

Biaxially Oriented YBCO Thin Films on Non-Lattice Matched Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kent Goeking, Phd
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
Creare is developing a novel technique for forming biaxially oriented thin and thick films of high temperature superconductor YBa(2)Cu(3)O(x) on non-lattice matched substrates. These films should display high critical current densities because they will avoid the weak link problem that occurs… More

Capillary Evaporator for Thermal Management of High Power Density Electronic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Javier Valenzuela, Phd
Award Amount: $590,402.00
Abstract:
Creare is developing an innovative capillary-based evaporator component for direct cooling of advanced electronic modules and for interfacing with capillary pumped thermal management loops for spacecraft. A reentrant capillary structure design will increase by an order of magnitude the pumping… More

Compact Thermal Energy Recovery System for Fighter Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Christoper J. Crowley
Award Amount: $74,642.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative system for recovering waste heat from fighter aircraft. The system will tap the large quantities of available heat from the engine or airframe and use a Rankine cycle to generate useful power for the aircraft electrical systems. The innovative aspect of this power conversion… More

INTEGRAL COOLING MICROSYSTEM FOR HIGHER POWER ELECTRONICS MODULES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $74,958.00
Abstract:
Future multi-chip modules (MCMs) for radar and power electronics will need to operate at higher power densities. However, current power electronics modules are approaching operating limits due to the limited effectiveness of conventional techniques for heat removal via backside cooling. We propose… More

A Low Cost Compressor for Spacecraft Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. W. D. Stacy
Award Amount: $59,736.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed project is to reduce by more than an order of magnitude the cost of reliable and contemination-free hermetically sealed compressors for long life Stirling and Pulse Tube Cryocoolers for spacecraft. State-of-the art compressors use unlubricated flexure bearings and… More

Advanced Gas Injector for MOCVD Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Jasinski, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $72,857.00
Abstract:
Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) of III-V semiconductor thin films will be improved through the development and application of unique gas injection hardware. The innovative hardware utilizes the vertical showerhead-type reactor configuration. It will enable for the first time detailed… More

Miniature Compressor for Low Capacity Reverse Brayton Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Mccormick
Award Amount: $74,944.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a miniature centrifugal compressor, a critical component for a low capacity, vibration free, long life cryocooler. Key features of the development include innovative fabrication methods to produce a unique rotor and impeller that allows the machine to… More

A WASTE HEAT POWERED STIRLING TRUCK REFRIGERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Martin A Shimko
Award Amount: $74,942.00
Abstract:
An innovative waste heat powered duplex stirling cooler for heavy duty truck refrigeration is planned. the machine will exploit a portion of the waste heat energy contained in the diesel engine exhaust to power the stirling engine component of the refrigerator. a unique design provides high… More

A HIGH PERFORMANCE WINDOW EDGE AND FRAME DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr William E Nutt
Award Amount: $74,973.00
Abstract:
An innovative high performance window edge and frame design will be developed. the project objectives are to demonstrate that the design is reasible from heat transfer, structural, and economic perspectives. additionally, the design must be compatible with standard architectural and building… More

AN ULTRA-HIGH SPEED MAGIC ANGLE SAMPLE SPINNER FOR NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $49,953.00
Abstract:
Current sample spinners for nmr spectroscopy are generally limited in rotational speed to about 10 khz. researchers expect to demonstrate a sample spinner that is capable of stable operation at speeds to 40 khz. the device will significantly improve the resolution capability of solid state nmr by… More

INDIUM PHOSPHIDE BULK CRYSTAL GROWTH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas J Jasinski/k W Goe
Award Amount: $49,952.00
Abstract:
Improvement in the quality, size, and cost of indium phosphide (inp) single crystals in necessary in order to realize the high performance benefits of inp-based microwave and millimeter wave monolithic integrated circuit technology. to meet this need, researchers are developing a novel modification… More

RELIABLE CENTRIFUGAL MACHINES FOR HELIUM CIRCULATION IN CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $71,906.00
Abstract:
This phase i project addresses the need for robust, contamination-free circulators to distribute liquid or suercritical helium through superconducting magnets. an advanced centrifugal machine suitable for liquid or gas circulation at cryogenic temperatures will be developed. the machine incorporates… More

Long-Duration Open-Circuit Respirator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $49,998.00

High-Performance, Regenerative Sorption Compressor Element

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William E. Nutt
Award Amount: $49,893.00

HELIUM-COOLED DIVERTORS WITH LOW ACTIVATION MATERIALS AND SIMPLE FABRICATION TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael G Izenson
Award Amount: $74,990.00

A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CRYOGENIC HEAT EXCHANGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $74,988.00

Advanced Software for Soot Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry
Award Amount: $40,950.00

Minature, Cryogenic Turboalternator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $49,971.00

Micromachined Evaporator for Wicked AMTEC Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley
Award Amount: $48,477.00

Quick-Disconnect Cryogenic Joint

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William E. Nutt
Award Amount: $49,484.00

Electrochemical Manufacture of Metal Laminations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Javier Valenzuela
Award Amount: $71,000.00

ZERO-G CONDENSATE MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR AMTEC CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,776.00

Unstable Flow Experiments on Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe
Award Amount: $49,969.00

HIGH-TEMPERATURE, CONTAINERLESS, THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS IN MICROGRAVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. James J. Barry
Award Amount: $495,500.00

Diaphragm defined Malone Cycle Refrigerator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Mark R Kennedy
Award Amount: $49,970.00

SPATIAL/IR SPECTRAL SENSOR FOR MICROGRAVITY COMBUSTION EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley
Award Amount: $499,982.00

A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CRYOGENIC HEAT EXCHANGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Javier A Valenzuela
Award Amount: $599,756.00
Abstract:
Recuperative heat exchangers are key components in refrigeration systems used to cool superconducting devices in high energy physics research. present plate-fin heat exchangers have effectiveness of around 0.97 and pressure drops of several percent of the stream pressure. approximately half the… More

HELIUM-COOLED DIVERTORS WITH LOW ACTIVATION MATERIALS AND SIMPLE FABRICATION TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael G Izenson
Award Amount: $599,918.00
Abstract:
Helium cooling is attractive for high heat flux components in tokamak fusion reactors because there are large safety advantages compared to water coolant. however, current technology for helium cooling is hampered by the complexity of the housing required to provide helium to the normal flow heat… More

MULTI-STAGE, NON-CONTAMINATING COMPRESSOR FOR CLOSED-CYCLE J-T CRYOCOOLER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Javier Valenzuela
Award Amount: $59,965.00
Abstract:
J-T cryoccolers potentially offer the best solution for sensor cooling applications. Because of the high cooling capacity per unit mass flow, the heat exchangers and J-T cryocoolers can be significantly better than that of other mechanical coolers. Despite these benefits, closed-cycle J-T… More

Wet Process for Highly Uniform Oxide Etching

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson
Award Amount: $103,447.00
Abstract:
Wet etching for oxide thin films is superior to dry processes because it has extremely low contamination, eliminates water markes from the wafers, provides a high degree of process flexibility and control, has better cleanliness, and the equipment is compact. However, wet etching has had limited… More

Transient Computer Code for Two-Phase Systems in Microgravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley
Award Amount: $69,926.00
Abstract:
Current two-phase computer codes for modelling of spacecraft thermal management systems or experiments are inadequate in many respects. Their multiphase models are inaccurate, outmoded, or poorly implemented. They are difficult to use without extensive training, and computation times are measured in… More

Error Analysis for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Rothe
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
Present CFD software provides only crude or no estimates of uncertainty in the calculated results. To bring error analysis in CFD to the level of development achieved for experimental data requires a systematic application of error analysis principles. This project proposes to develop an error… More

Processes for Manufacturing and Recharging Lithium Polymer Batteries to Extend Life Cycle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Crowley
Award Amount: $102,180.00
Abstract:
Our goal is a major advancement in the life cycle of rechargeable, solid-state lithium/polymer batteries -- a factor of ten improvement to 1000's of recharge cycles. We will achieve this goal by attacking various problems of degradation at the electrode/ electrolyte interfaces, a primary factor in… More

Efficient Cooling of Turbine Disks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $69,958.00
Abstract:
In this program Creare will develop test data and design methods for confident design of efficient cooling systems for turbine disks in aircraft gas turbine engines. Cooling systems must prevent ingress of hot combustion gases into the cavity between the turbine disk and its stator when there is an… More

FABRICATION OF SILICON SHEET FOR ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Jasinski
Award Amount: $64,920.00
Abstract:
Single crystal silicon wafers are essential for integrated circuit (ic) manufacturing. researchers are developing a method to fabricate these wafers directly in sheet form in contrast to cylindrical boules currently utilized. the technique reduces the complexity and cost of the crystal growth… More

Automated Pre-Admission Medical Insurance Eligibility and Coverage Verification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Barry
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
The cost of processing erroneous or incomplete medical care claims, or of non-reimbursed services due to incorrect, unknown or incomplete insurance information, represents a considerable out-of pocket expense for every health care provider. The proposed project will develop a system for providing… More

Quick-Disconnect Cryogenic Joint

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William E. Nutt
Award Amount: $489,780.00

Advanced Software for Soot Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry
Award Amount: $499,931.00

An innovative approach to cost effective superplastic forming of precision MMW components on production quantities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. W.d. Stacy
Award Amount: $68,976.00

R.D.F.-Fired Gas Turbine with a Thermal Efficiency of 50%

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas S Beck Phd
Award Amount: $59,531.00

Micromachined Evaporator for Wicked AMTEC Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley
Award Amount: $496,892.00

Portable, User-Friendly, Uniform Temperature Heat Blanket System for Composite Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William E. Nutt
Award Amount: $89,255.00

Minature, Cryogenic Turboalternator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Herbert Sixsmith
Award Amount: $494,541.00

Intelligent Heat Flow Control for (Cd,Zn)Te Crystal Growth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kent Goeking
Award Amount: $98,377.00

Non-Invasive In Vivo Bubble-Sizing Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Kennedy
Award Amount: $69,612.00

Heat Exchanger and Reactor for Endothermic Fuels in Hypersonic Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $69,950.00

Diaphragm defined Malone Cycle Refrigerator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Mark R Kennedy
Award Amount: $613,199.00
Abstract:
Vertical Line Arrays (VLAs) have the potential of significantly improving the performance of underwater acoustic systems in shallow water scenarios. Realizing this improved performance in a low storage volume, cost effective system is dependent on an Integrated Hydrodynamic Deployment System which… More

Heat Exchanger and Reactor for Endothermic Fuels in Hypersonic Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $599,986.00
Abstract:
Aircraft which travel at high Mach numbers require a very large internal heat sink to protect the engine and airframe from high heat loads. Endothermic fuels are attractive for hypersonic propulsion systems because they increase the fuel heat sink capacity. We propose to develop a compact and… More

R.D.F.-Fired Gas Turbine with a Thermal Efficiency of 50%

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas S Beck Phd
Award Amount: $485,954.00
Abstract:
We propose development of an innovative system for converting the energy content of refuse to electricity. The key element of the system is a supplementary-fired exhaust-heated gas turbine that has a thermal efficiency of 50%. The engine has two combustors: (1) an exhaust-heating combustor that is… More

Long-Duration Open-Circuit Respirator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a long duration, open circuit respirator with several key advantages over existing technology: it provides cool, fresh breathing air for long periods (potential up to 2 hours) with an open circuit system, it assures positive faceplate pressure, and it is very lightweight.… More

Non-Invasive In Vivo Bubble-Sizing Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Kennedy
Award Amount: $599,866.00
Abstract:
Decompression sickness (DCS) presents a risk of serious injury or death and affects the operational readiness and capabilities of NASA military and civilian astronauts, aviators and divers and other individuals who are exposed to moderate environmental pressure transients. During this project,… More

Reliable Capillary Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $77,265.00
Abstract:
Future spacecraft will require reliable, passive thermal control systems. Capillary pumped loops (CPLs) are currently limited by the performance of conventional capillary evaporators because their heat transport capacity and their heat flux capability are low. We propose to develop a reliable CPL… More

A Miniature Permanent Magnet Motor for Low Capacity Reverse-Brayton Cyle Cryocoolers for Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Sixsmiththoma
Award Amount: $77,488.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a novel permanent magnet motor for a miniature centrifugal compressor. The compressor is a critical component in a low capacity, vibration free, long life cryocooler. Key features of the development include the incorporation of a permanent magnet in a… More

Refrigeration Cycle for Thermal Management Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: W. Dodd Stacy
Award Amount: $79,814.00
Abstract:
Recent developments in orifice pulse tube refrigerator (OPTR) technology have made these devices competitive with Stirling cycle cryocoolers for long-life spacecraft service, but further improvements in efficiency, capacity, miniaturization, and reliability are required. We propose an innovative and… More

An innovative approach to cost effective superplastic forming of precision MMW components on production quantities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. W.d. Stacy
Award Amount: $593,857.00
Abstract:
Current fabrication techniques for millimeter wave (MMW) waveguide assemblies are inherently costly and poorly suited to realizing economies of scale. Improved processes for manufacturing these components at reasonable costs are required to exploit recent advances in MMW technology. In this project… More

Object-Oriented Robot Control and Development Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
The use of robot technology in many military and private sector applications has been limited due to the application-specific nature of available robot hardware and control software. the use of robots with multiple sensors, kinematic redundancy, and mobile bases has been restricted because of the… More

Low-Cost, High Performance Cryogenic Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier A. Valenzuela , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,874.00

A Semiconductor Oxygen Sensor for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline Schoder
Award Amount: $74,367.00

A High Efficiency Dynamic Isotope Power Conversion System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Martin A. Shimko
Award Amount: $74,632.00

A Vibrationless Long Life Pulse Tube Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: W.d. Stacy , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,846.00

Reliable Capillary Pumping For High Efficiency Amtec Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,865.00

Innovative Fabrication of 2D Ultrasonic Imaging Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark R. Kennedy
Award Amount: $42,000.00

Multiphase Method for Highly Efficient Mixing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson
Award Amount: $64,994.00

Compact Thermal Energy Recovery System for Intercooled Gas Turbine Incorporated

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Christopher J. Crowle
Award Amount: $69,717.00

Advanced Mathematical Codes For Casting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry , Project Director
Award Amount: $69,694.00

A Practical Real-Time Wavelet Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Miller , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,946.00

Rugged Recess Drive System for Flathead Threaded Fasteners

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: W. D. Stacy
Award Amount: $79,884.00

A Piezoelectric Driven Peristaltic Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jerry L. Martin , Engineer
Award Amount: $68,825.00

Rotary Dampers For Deployable Space Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier A. Valenzuela , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,938.00

Rugged Recess Drive System for Flathead Threaded Fasteners

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: W. D. Stacy
Award Amount: $648,240.00
Abstract:
One hundred degree flathead recess machine screws used to secure aircraft panels suffer unacceptable failure rates during removal for maintenance and repair activities. We propose an innovative recess drive system, including the fastener recess and mating tool bit, which greatly increases removal… More

Intelligent Heat Flow Control for (Cd,Zn)Te Crystal Growth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kent Goeking
Award Amount: $381,026.00
Abstract:
Improvement in the quality, size and cost of cadmium zinc telluride, (Cd,Zn)Te, substrates is necessary in order to realize the high performance benefits of HgCdTe based infrared devices. To meet this need we propose an innovative feedback control strategy for vertical Bridgman (VB) crystal growth.… More

Low Weight Cryocooler For High Temperature Superconductor Antenna Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ms. Christine M. Martin
Award Amount: $69,672.00
Abstract:
Advanced anti-radiation missiles using large, high temperature superconducting antennas will require cryocoolers that can cool the antenna quickly with a minimum mass and volume penalty. We will develop a mixed gas Joule-Thomson (J-T) cryocooler with the load heat exchanger integral to the antenna… More

Innovative Fabrication of 2D Ultrasonic Imaging Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark R. Kennedy
Award Amount: $276,000.00
Abstract:
Current ultrasound images in mine warfare, biomedical imaging and non-destructive testing are limited by the use of linear transducer arrays which result in thick image "slices", errors from phase aberrations and primitive volumetric scanning capability. Two-dimensional arrays will overcome these… More

Compact Thermal Energy Recovery System for Intercooled Gas Turbine Incorporated

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Christopher J. Crowle
Award Amount: $596,545.00
Abstract:
Our objective is to develop an innovative thermal management system for recovering waste heat from engines. The proposed system will tap the large quantities of waste hat from the intercooler of gas turbine engines and use a Rankine cycle to increase the power of core gas turbine, or to drive an… More

Low-Cost Cascade J-T Cryocooler with an Oil-Free Compressor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,649.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an inexpensive, high performance closed-cycle cascade J-T cryocooler. The cryocooler will be based on a high pressure ratio, oil-free, metal diaphragm compressor. This innovative compressor will be compact, inexpensive and extremely reliable. The compressor can either be … More

Imaging IR System for NDE of GaAs Wafers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jerry Martin
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
The performance of lasers, solar cells, and other devices fabricated from doped GaAs wafers depends strongly on the quality of the underlying wafer. For best performance, the wafers must have uniform carrier concentration and low defect density. GaAs wafer manufacturers and users currently… More

LOW WEIGHT, HIGH PERFORMANCE CRYOGENIC HEAT EXCHANGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Jasinski , Engineer
Award Amount: $69,824.00

PLASMA-SPRAYED THIN-FILM SELECTIVE EMITTER FOR THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC POWER CONVERSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,775.00

Micromachined Substrates with Thin-Film Base to Improve Power Density in Alkali Metal Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley
Award Amount: $76,201.00

DIAMOND COATING FOR LONG-LIFE MECHANICAL INTERFACES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shinzo Onishi , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,905.00

A Vibrationless Long Life Pulse Tube Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: W.d. Stacy , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $597,533.00

Low-Cost, High Performance Cryogenic Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier A. Valenzuela , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $592,432.00

LIGHTWEIGHT RECUPERATIVE RADIATOR FOR SPACECRAFT THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier A. Valenzuela , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,644.00

CRYOTHERMAL MAPPING CARDIAC CATHETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $98,838.00

AN ADVANCED MODELING CODE FOR TRANSIENT TWO-PHASE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,652.00

ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW-DRAG HEAT EXCHANGER FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jerry L. Martin , Engineer
Award Amount: $69,987.00

A Practical Real-Time Wavelet Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Miller , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $597,000.00

Reliable Capillary Pumping For High Efficiency Amtec Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $593,157.00

MINIMALLY INVASIVE CARDIOVASCULAR MANOMETRY INSTRUMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,727.00

An Advanced Distillation Oxygen System for Aircraft Oxygen Supply Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrick J. Magari
Award Amount: $79,800.00

ON-BOARD REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Miller , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,808.00

A Piezoelectric Driven Peristaltic Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jerry L. Martin , Engineer
Award Amount: $556,819.00

Portable, User-Friendly, Uniform Temperature Heat Blanket System for Composite Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William E. Nutt
Award Amount: $599,348.00
Abstract:
Existing heat blankets for composite bonded repair are unsatisfactory because they are incapable of preventing large temperature variations over the surface. Creare proposes to develop a heat blanket that will maintain a constant uniform temperature over the entire surface. More specifically, we… More

Micromachined Substrates with Thin-Film Base to Improve Power Density in Alkali Metal Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley
Award Amount: $759,378.00
Abstract:
Our innovation is a composite component, consisting of a micromachined metal substrate overlaid with solid electrolyte, that will greatly increase the power density of AMTEC and sodium sulfur battery systems. The approach is to uniquely fabricate a porous substrate in part by micromachining with a… More

An Advanced Distillation Oxygen System for Aircraft Oxygen Supply Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrick J. Magari
Award Amount: $749,863.00
Abstract:
Current military aircraft oxygen supply systems are suboptimal in that they require a great deal of logistical support, do not provide sufficient oxygen purity level for all applications, do not respond well to varying levels of demand, are coupled directly to the engine bleed air supply,… More

Freezing Tolerant Lightweight Radiator for CPLs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Christopher J. Crowle
Award Amount: $99,831.00
Abstract:
We propose a lightweight radiator with an innovative fluid/thermal configuration that provides: (1) PASSIVE ability to accommodate freezing of the working fluid at deployment or during reduced heat load and (2) constant heat rejection temperature over a wide range of heat loads and heat sink… More

Impedance Control Design System for Teleoperated Microsurgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $98,726.00
Abstract:
The design and fabrication of milli-teleoperated robots for remote surgery requires the development of new design concepts which are different from those employed in macro-scale systems. Two key differences are the scale of the interaction forces and the required response characteristics of the… More

Controlled Energetic Deposition of Tertiary Compounds for Graded Index of Refraction Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shinzo Onishi
Award Amount: $78,270.00
Abstract:
Our innovation is a sputter-deposition process to create optical coatings with a well-controlled, selectable index of refraction. The fixed index of refraction in available materials severely constrains the design of coatings. Optical filters use two materials of different indices of refraction in… More

Haptic Display Software for Hiqh Level Architecture Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $98,049.00
Abstract:
Future High Level Architecture (HLA) simulations will incorporate non-visual stimuli. One such stimulus will be force feedback that is provided using haptic displays. Force feedback will be instrumental in o btaining high fidelity information exchange between the simulation and the user. However,… More

Electrostrictive Polymers for Deformable Mirror Actuation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Shinzo Onishi
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Next generation high performance electromechanical actuators will enable the fabrication of new military and commercial devices. Traditionally, the piezoelectric and electrostrictive effects of ferroelectric ceramics have been exploited to fabricates electromechanical actuators. These ceramic… More

A Prediction/Analysis System for the Ducted Rocket Test Facility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry
Award Amount: $99,614.00
Abstract:
Calculations for both pre-test prediction and post-test data reduction at the Army's Ducted Rocket Test Facility (DRTF) require a large number of engineering hours to complete, increasing the cost of tests and reducing the productivity of the facility. We propose to develop an automated… More

Gas Film Bearings For Reverse-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Jasinski , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $68,888.00

ULTRASOUND PROBE FOR PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kynor, david b
Award Amount: $99,933.00

IN SITU, HIGH SPEED SCANNING ACOUSTIC MICROSCOPE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kline-schoder, robert j
Award Amount: $99,750.00

LIGHTWEIGHT RECUPERATIVE RADIATOR FOR SPACECRAFT THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier A. Valenzuela , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $592,090.00

Single Machine For Cryocooling, Refrigeration, And Heat Pumping Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Martin A. Shimko , PROJECT ENGINEER
Award Amount: $69,900.00

Multiphase Method for Highly Efficient Mixing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson
Award Amount: $298,681.00

ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW-DRAG HEAT EXCHANGER FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jerry L. Martin , Engineer
Award Amount: $597,000.00

NONINVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kynor, david b
Award Amount: $99,410.00

AN ADVANCED MODELING CODE FOR TRANSIENT TWO-PHASE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $598,833.00

Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Pressure Measurement Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari , PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
Award Amount: $69,845.00

NOVEL ENDOCARDIAL MAPPING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kynor, david b
Award Amount: $96,099.00

Haptic Displays For Real-Time Immersive Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $69,847.00

HIGH FREQUENCY, TWO-DIMENSIONAL, ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kline-schoder, robert j
Award Amount: $99,164.00

NEW TECHNIQUE FOR QUANTIFYING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kynor, david b
Award Amount: $95,010.00

OXIDE FILM CATHODES FOR IMPROVED RECHARGABLE BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Crowley, christopher j
Award Amount: $94,818.00

A Miniature Turbomolecular Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jerry L. Martin , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $69,815.00

REGULATOR FOR IMPROVED RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WITH SCBAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Izenson, michael g
Award Amount: $99,434.00

ON-BOARD REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Miller , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $595,000.00

PLASMA-SPRAYED THIN-FILM SELECTIVE EMITTER FOR THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC POWER CONVERSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,968.00

LOW WEIGHT, HIGH PERFORMANCE CRYOGENIC HEAT EXCHANGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Jasinski , Engineer
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Freeze-Tolerant, Lightweight, Flexible Radiator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Christopher J. Crowle
Award Amount: $737,664.00
Abstract:
We propose a lightweight radiator with an innovative fluid/thermal configuration that provides: (1) PASSIVE ability to accommodate freezing of the working fluid at deployment or during reduced heat load and (2) constant heat rejection temperature over a wide range of heat loads and heat sink… More

Impedance Control Design System for Teleoperated Microsurgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $746,074.00
Abstract:
The design and fabrication of milli-teleoperated robots for remote surgery requires the development of new design concepts which are different from those employed in macro-scale systems. Two key differences are the scale of the interaction forces and the required response characteristics of the… More

Haptic Display Software for High Level Architecture Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $738,242.00
Abstract:
Future High Level Architecture (HLA) simulations will incorporate non-visual stimuli. One such stimulus will be force feedback that is provided using haptic displays. Force feedback will be instrumental in o btaining high fidelity information exchange between the simulation and the user. However,… More

Secure, Data Intensive Collaborative Infrastructure for Multi-Site Coordinated Real-Time and Archived Data Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Matthew J. Miller , Engineer
Award Amount: $74,771.00
Abstract:
50745-98-I Secure, Data Intensive Collaborative Infrastructure for Multi-Site Coordinated Real-Time and Archived Data Analysis--Creare, Inc., Etna Road, P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH 03755-0071; (603) 643-3800 Mr. Matthew J. Miller, Principal Investigator Mr. Robert A. Hickin, Business Official DOE… More

Refractory Metal Wicks for Extended Lifetime in AMTEC Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael G. Izenson , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $74,955.00
Abstract:
51029-98-I Refractory Metal Wicks for Extended Lifetime in AMTEC Power Systems--Creare, Inc., Etna Road, P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH 03755-0071; (603) 643-3800 Dr. Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator Mr. Robert A. Hickin, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82559 Amount: … More

Recovery and Recycle of Xenon Isotopes for High Resolution MRI and SPECT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael G. Izenson , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $74,754.00
Abstract:
50348-98-I Recovery and Recycle of Xenon Isotopes for High Resolution MRI and SPECT--Creare, Inc., Etna Road, P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH 03755-0071; (603) 643-3800 Mr. Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator Dr. W. Dodd Stacy, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82558 Amount: … More

Cryogenic Cooling for Vertically Arrayed HTS Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $68,698.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop practical, cryogenic packaging technology for HTS devices that are packaged in rigidly bonded, vertical arrays. The approach is to develop uniform-temperature cooling planes that can be integrated directly with an array of HTS substrates. In Phase I we… More

Breath-Hold Diver Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $68,693.00
Abstract:
Military breath-hold divers are at risk for shallow water blackout. We plan to develop a Diver Monitoring System that will warn the diver when he is a risk of losing consciousness. The system will monitor the diver's blood oxygen level and dive profile so that the warning provides the diver with… More

Compact, Reliable Compressor For Closed-Cycle JT Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $63,729.00
Abstract:
Cryogenically cooled, infrared sensors are a vital component in military targeting and guidance systems. Existing coolers cannot meet the needs of future systems, particularly in applications where high reliability, continuous cooling, and rapid cooldown are essential. We propose an innovative… More

A Micromachined High-Output Aerosol Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry
Award Amount: $99,848.00
Abstract:
Existing aerosol generators cannot meet the Army's need for sufficiently high output, monodisperse aerosols for use in room-size test chambers. We propose an innovative aerosol generator that will produce aerosols of the required size and at production rates that meet (or can far exceed, if… More

Ceramic Oxygen Generating Sys(COGS) for Aircraft Breathing Oxy Supplies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Phd
Award Amount: $99,766.00
Abstract:
The team of Creare, Litton Life Support, and UCLA will develop and construct a Ceramic Oxygen Generation System (COGS). The system constructed during Phase I will be capable of generating 2 LPM of 99.9% purity oxygen using exclusively electrical power. Creare has considerable experience in thermal… More

Low Cost Precision Forming of Discontinuously Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite Aerospace Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Baschnagel
Award Amount: $99,369.00
Abstract:
This project will demonstrate the feasibility of netshape forming complex multifeatured precision aluminum matrix composite aerospace components at a fraction of the cost of current techniques. The Creare superplastic compression forming technology combines the cost and production rate advantages… More

Feedforward Active Noise Reduction for Effective Audio Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes an innovative design for audio command, control, and communication systems. The Creare auditory system employs active noise reduction (ANR) that will reduce the harmful effects of high noise levels on personnel while simultaneously enhancing the speech intelligibility of electronic… More

A Stand Alone Environmental Corrosivity Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari
Award Amount: $69,948.00
Abstract:
Corrosion problems experienced by military equipment are severe and expensive; estimates for the Navy alone are more than $1 billion annually. To reduce these costs it is imperative that equipment be monitored for exposure to corrosive environments. Quantitative monitoring programs will help to… More

Haptic Displays For Real-Time Immersive Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $597,108.00

A Miniature Turbomolecular Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jerry L. Martin , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $599,956.00

NEW TECHNIQUE FOR QUANTIFYING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kynor, david b
Award Amount: $706,235.00

HIGH FREQUENCY, TWO-DIMENSIONAL, ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kline-schoder, robert j
Award Amount: $749,577.00

MULTIFREQUENCY ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER ARRAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kline-schoder, Robert J
Award Amount: $99,417.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Matthew J Miller , Engineer
Award Amount: $749,636.00

Miniature High Efficiency Piezoelectric Motor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson
Award Amount: $98,951.00
Abstract:
Not Available Large-scale software systems are often highly complex, rigid structures, which makes them difficult to adapt to dynamically changing requirements. The overwhelming complexity and high rigidity of present systems stems from their underlying architectures (or lack thereof), which are… More

Diesel Fueled Linear Actuator for Exoskeleton Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: W Dodd Stacey
Award Amount: $98,926.00
Abstract:
Not Available The objective of this effort is to develop a conceptual design for a broadband binaural biomimetic sonar system that will scan in three dimensions and approximate the scanning behavior and success rate of echolocating dolphins. Current sonar systems, including those based on dolphin… More

Compact, Omni-Directional Materiel Handling System for Shipboard Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: W Dodd Stacy
Award Amount: $69,524.00

An Optical Sensor for Verifying Launch Bar Seating Alignment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait PhD
Award Amount: $69,174.00

Thermal Spray Process for Manufacturing Thin-Film Electrodes in Thermal Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Crowle
Award Amount: $69,996.00

Flexible Corrosion Preventative Coverings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nabil Elkouh
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A Micromachined Device for Precision Atomization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,755.00

System for Optimization of Very Low Frequency Audio Signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Predicting Performance of Protective Clothing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: James Barry
Award Amount: $69,725.00

Plasma-Sprayed, Non-Skid, Wear, Erosion, and Corrosion Resistant Ship Deck Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick Magari PhD
Award Amount: $69,984.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael G Izenson
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kynor david b
Award Amount: $749,545.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Izenson michael g
Award Amount: $749,840.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kynor david b
Award Amount: $740,094.00

A Standardized Battery Charger with Rapid Recharge Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait
Award Amount: $98,648.00

Control Software for High Performance Bilateral Telerobots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,632.00

HEAT EXCHANGER/REACTOR FOR ENDOTHERMIC FUELS USING ZEOLITE CATALYSTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,223.00

Augmenting a Commercial Spreadsheet to Support Design, Analysis, and Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marc A. Kenton, Engineer
Award Amount: $68,943.00

Noninvasive Extravascular Bubble Detector and Sizing Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Ph.D., Project Director
Award Amount: $69,863.00

Gas Film Bearings for Reverse-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John A. McCormick, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,875.00

Highly Reliable Piezoelectric Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,699.00

Lighter, Cheaper, Better Long-Life Cooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: W Dodd Stacy, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,355.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold Greeley
Award Amount: $99,674.00
Abstract:
Not Available Micro Analysis & Design, Inc. (MA&D) and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) Human Factors Group have teamed to conduct innovative research and development aimed at demonstrating methods and tools for evaluating training effectiveness and assessing human warfighter… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert J Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $741,277.00

An Innovative Data Server for Real-Time Test Operations Management, Data Capture and Distribution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matthew Miller
Award Amount: $99,643.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $746,599.00

THREE DIMENSIONAL OCULAR IMAGING USING ULTRASOUND

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $99,631.00
Abstract:
Not Available Virtual collaboration has transitioned from a laboratory exercise into an accepted new means of communication. TARDEC is interested in exploring technologies that allow crew members to control various ground vehicle functions from a remote location. To facilitate these remote-driving… More

RECYCLE OF 3HE FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION LUNG IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $99,639.00

A NOVEL CERAMIC OXYGEN GENERATOR FOR HOME OXYGEN THERAPY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari
Award Amount: $99,819.00

MINIATURE ELECTRICAL POWER SOURCE TO ENHANCE SCBA SAFETY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $99,800.00
Abstract:
Not Available This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project proposes to develop a novel and advanced laser pumped Helium Triaxial Gradiometer (HTG) for use in future Closed-Loop Degaussing Systems. Improved gradiometer performance will be achieved by the use of laser pumped helium… More

CATHETER-MOUNTED INTRA-CARDIAC ULTRASOUND IMAGING ARRAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $99,728.00
Abstract:
Not Available Few automated tools are currently available to rapidly analyze a potential course of action to determine a plan's weakness and strengths. The proposed effort seeks to identify artificial intelligence type tools/techniques that can be used within a planning system to enable a better… More

High Resolution Subsurface Acoustic Soil Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Kynor
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
Not Available Next-generation RF and microwave antenna arrays are expected to possess much advancement beyond existing antenna designs. In particular, improved range and cross-range resolution and new beam capabilities would be made possible with a wideband true-time-delay antenna feed. Several new… More

Plasma-Sprayed Fluxes for Welding of Titanium in Air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nabil Elkouh
Award Amount: $118,988.00
Abstract:
Not Available This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is proposed to identify and develop new robust buffer layers for superconducting YBCO-coated metal tape technology. The approach is to develop a new conducting buffer layer which we have identified as an excellent template for… More

Hybrid Convector/Radiator for High Altitude UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael izenson
Award Amount: $99,830.00
Abstract:
Not Available The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative design that combines centrifugal separation, cross-flow filtration (CFF), Dean flow surface cleaning, and back-flush techniques into an effective micro-filtration unit. The centrifugal separation is… More

Thermal Spray Process for Manufacturing Thin-Film Electrodes in Thermal Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley
Award Amount: $744,590.00

Flexible Corrosion Preventative Coverings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $599,909.00

Predicting Performance of Protective Clothing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry
Award Amount: $729,925.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold P. Greeley, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,706.00

An Innovative Data Server for Real-Time Test Operations Management, Data Capture and Distribution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Miller
Award Amount: $749,709.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $99,237.00
Abstract:
Not Available Laser-induced thermal acoustics (LITA) is a nonintrusive, transient-grating optical technique that provides simultaneous high-accuracy measurements of sound-speed/temperature and velocity (0.02% is readily achieved) and thermal diffusivity and density (

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William R. Baschnagel
Award Amount: $69,988.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Marc A. Kenton, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,976.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,780.00
Abstract:
Not Available Not Available

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,573.00
Abstract:
Not Available Not Available

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,775.00
Abstract:
Not Available Not Available

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,834.00
Abstract:
Not Available Not Available

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,966.00
Abstract:
Not Available Not Available

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,725.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Jaeger
Award Amount: $99,781.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari
Award Amount: $99,924.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Joel L. Berg, Engineer
Award Amount: $98,808.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry
Award Amount: $99,542.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $99,913.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,625.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $409,748.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,532.00
Abstract:
Not Available This project addresses the development of novel atmospheric retrieval and corrections methodology for air- or space-borne hyperspectral imaging that is based on a robust physical propagation model. Atmospheric retrieval is a classical inverse problem that

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,835.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Engineer
Award Amount: $588,500.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Ph.D., Project Director
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Ph.D., Project Director
Award Amount: $599,033.00

Plasma-Sprayed Fluxes for Welding of Titanium in Air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh
Award Amount: $724,535.00

Fiber Optic Grating Depth Sensor for Towed Array Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nabil Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $600,251.00
Abstract:
This project is directed towards the refinement and demonstrationof a robust high-temperature nonskid coating that can withstandrepeated flight operations associated with the AV-8B Harrieraircraft on the decks of Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ships(LHDs). The Fleet has filed a series of Quality… More

Electrostatic Atomization Insertion into Compression Ignition Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Engineer
Award Amount: $729,417.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is development of an acoustic system for imaging buried objects and underground geological features like bedrock layers, underground stream channels, and fracture zones. Current technology for imaging these features relies on theuse of electromagnetic radiation and suffers… More

A Practical Fuel Tank Inerting System for Commercial Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Martin Shimko, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,882.00
Abstract:
The ultimate objective of the proposed project is to develop a practical onboard, inert-gas generation system for fuel tank inerting on commercial aircraft. The system would operate autonomously and provide inert gas on demand to the fuel tank ullage. The proposed system would be based upon Total… More

Extremely Miniaturized, Turbomolecular Pump-Based Vacuum System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marc 1. Kenton, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,829.00
Abstract:
NASA and commercial industry both have a pressing need for miniaturized high vacuum pumps. Recent advances in sensor technology at NASA laboratories have led to the development of very small mass spectrometer detectors as well as other instruments such as scanning electronic microscopes. However,… More

A Low-Cost IR-Enhanced Video System for Early Obstacle Warning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,761.00
Abstract:
More than 6,000,000 auto accidents occur in the U.S. each year, with about one third resulting in injury and 40,000 resulting in fatality. Approximately thirteen percent of these crashes involve pedestrians. A much broader group of generalized roadway obstacles including pedestrians, other… More

Zero-Venting Regenerable Lightweight Heat Absorber for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,925.00
Abstract:
Future manned space exploration missions will require life support systems that conserve resources while meeting extremely challenging requirements for light weight and small size. We propose to develop an innovative heat absorber for the thermal control system in EVA suits that is non-venting,… More

Variable Structure Robot Control Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,706.00
Abstract:
Robot technology is not fully utilized in many NASA, military, and commercial applications because of the application-specific nature of available robot hardware and control software. The use of efficient, operationally flexible robots with multiple sensors, kinematic redundancy, and mobile bases… More

Low Temperature Plasma Source for Chemical and Biological Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Jaeger, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The excited or dissociated gaseous species created in non-thermal glow discharge plasmas are effective agents for killing or neutralizing certain biological or chemical warfare agents. For decontaminating sensitive equipment or personnel, the effluentfrom such plasmas must be near room temperature… More

System for Localization Tumor Margins During Surgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): Recent technological developments and increased public awareness of the need for routine mammographic screening have resulted in a dramatic increase in the detection of small, often nonpalpable breast lesions. Unfortunately, the pace of… More

System for Localization Tumor Margins During Surgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $310,846.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): Recent technological developments and increased public awareness of the need for routine mammographic screening have resulted in a dramatic increase in the detection of small, often nonpalpable breast lesions. Unfortunately, the pace of… More

Recycle of 129Xe for High Resolution Lung Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $0.00

Recycle of 129Xe for High Resolution Lung Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $499,333.00

A Multivariable Remaining Useful Life Prognosticator for Hydraulic Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,501.00
Abstract:
To avoid catastrophic failure of aircraft hydraulic pumps, scheduled maintenance procedures often call for their replacement even though significant useful life may remain. Creare proposes to develop a Remaining Useful Life (RUL) prognostication tool thatfacilitates the move toward more cost… More

RECYCLE OF 3HE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION LUNG IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $0.00

RECYCLE OF 3HE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION LUNG IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $492,936.00

Large Caliber Gun Tube Erosion Mitigation Coating Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nabil Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,752.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop an innovative thermal-spray coating system to coat the interior of large caliber extended-range gun tubes to extend their service life by ten to twenty times. The coating system is comprised of an innovative thermal spraytechnique using novel refractory materials. Our… More

Human Amplification System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: W. Dodd Stacy, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,888.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop an intelligent, powered load handling system adapted to the rapid transport of artillery rounds between a support vehicle and a firing platform, or between vehicles. The semi-autonomous system mounts to the support vehicle andtransfers loads directly between one crew… More

Disorientation Analysis and Prediction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,764.00
Abstract:
Spatial disorientation is a significant problem in military aviation that has resulted in loss of life and aircraft. Creare proposes to develop a Disorientation Analysis and Prediction System that can be used in laboratory research, pilot training, andaccident investigation. The system consists of… More

Hearing Protection System for Extreme Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,956.00
RI Contact: Nancy Wray
Abstract:
Creare and Dartmouth College propose to design, fabricate, and test a safe and effective system for hearing protection in very high noise level environments. Current Air Force ground crews are forced to work in close proximity to aircraft engines thatproduce in excess of 150 dB of noise, which can… More

MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SURGICAL PLANNING AND TRAINING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $99,826.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): We propose to develop a novel system for planning minimally-invasive surgical procedures that integrate existing imaging technology with innovative data processing and visualization. The system will allow the surgeon to… More

Technology for Shipbuilding Affordability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,204.00
Abstract:
Military divers and medical patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy may breathe pure oxygen. The elevated ambient pressure levels in these circumstances lead to high partial pressures of oxygen which can become toxic. The goal of this programis development of a Diver Warning System… More

Reliable, Efficient, Lightweight Cryocooler for ISRU

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,541.00
Abstract:
Future planetary exploration missions will require technology for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) to minimize launch mass, risk, and cost. We propose an innovative cryocooler for in-situ separation of gases and production of cryogens. Key applications will be production and storage of liquid… More

A Micro Power Physical Activity Telemetry System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold P. Greeley
Award Amount: $97,794.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: The physical activity of a free-living elderly individual is often assessed using continuous heart rate monitoring. A limitation of such a measure is that it provides little or no insight into the body segments used, types of movements, or even activities involved. Such… More

Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers for Space-Borne Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Low-temperature cryocooler systems need recuperative heat exchangers with extremely high-thermal effectiveness (0.997 or greater) to achieve cooling in the 10 K range. For space-borne cryocoolers for sensor cooling, these recuperators must also be compact, lightweight, and cause minimal pressure… More

A Fault-Tolerant Heat Exchanger for Manned Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The specific proposed innovation is a compact, fluid-to-fluid heat exchanger that is fault tolerant because the working fluids cannot come into contact even if there are large internal leaks. Manned spacecraft typically use water-based, secondary coolant loops to isolate the crew from toxic or… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold Greeley
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold Greeley
Award Amount: $462,556.00

Safe, Low-Cost Anesthesia Using Recycled Xenon Gas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): Xenon gas is a very attractive anesthetic agent because of its minimal effects on the cardiovascular system and rapid induction and emergence. However, xenon is used only rarely because of its high cost compared… More

Reliable, Efficient, Lightweight Cryocooler for ISRU

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Future planetary exploration missions will require technology for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) to minimize launch mass, risk, and cost. We propose an innovative cryocooler for in-situ separation of gases and production of cryogens. Key applications will be production and storage of liquid… More

Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers for Space-Borne Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,870.00
Abstract:
Low-temperature cryocooler systems need recuperative heat exchangers with extremely high-thermal effectiveness (0.997 or greater) to achieve cooling in the 10 K range. For space-borne cryocoolers for sensor cooling, these recuperators must also be compact, lightweight, and cause minimal pressure… More

A Fault-Tolerant Heat Exchanger for Manned Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $597,753.00
Abstract:
The specific proposed innovation is a compact, fluid-to-fluid heat exchanger that is fault tolerant because the working fluids cannot come into contact even if there are large internal leaks. Manned spacecraft typically use water-based, secondary coolant loops to isolate the crew from toxic or… More

Ultra-High Resolution RF Probe for MR Histology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Magnetic resonance histology to image the brains of small animals is a critical technology for biology, toxicology, and drug discovery research. To achieve high-resolution, the radio frequency (RF) probes used to obtain the images must have a very high signal-to-noise ratio. We… More

Ultra-High Resolution RF Probe for MR Histology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $152,702.00
Abstract:
Magnetic resonance histology to image the brains of small animals is a critical technology for biology, toxicology, and drug discovery research. To achieve high-resolution, the radio frequency (RF) probes used to obtain the images must have a very high signal-to-noise ratio. We… More

A High-Capacity Turboalternator for Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Engineer
Award Amount: $739,471.00
Abstract:
Future DoD cryogenic cooling applications include space missions with relatively large cooling demands. These include space-based lasers, orbital transfer vehicles requiring cooling of stored fuels, and space-based platforms using large arrays of infrareddetectors. Loads for these applications… More

INTRA-LUMENAL ROBOT FOR MINIMALLY-INVASIVE GI PROCEDURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: W. D. Stacy
Award Amount: $99,497.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): This Phase I SBIR application seeks support to develop and evaluate the use of an extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffold derived from the urinary bladder-extracellular matrix (UBM) for the repair and reconstruction of… More

A High-Capacity Turboalternator for Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Future DoD cryogenic cooling applications include space missions with relatively large cooling demands. These include space-based lasers, orbital transfer vehicles requiring cooling of stored fuels, and space-based platforms using large arrays of infrareddetectors. Loads for these applications… More

Coronary Artery Visualization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Heart disease is the cause of more deaths in America than any other disease. Coronary heart disease occurs when the walls of coronary arteries that carry blood to the heart are clogged with fatty deposits. A primary treatment for coronary heart disease is the coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).… More

System for Optimization of Very Low Frequency Audio Signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $593,514.00
Abstract:
"Very low frequency (VLF) sonar signals are advantageous because target detection and tracking can occur at very large distances. Visual displays which transform the time-domain signals into the frequency domain and which average over time are currentlyused for target detection and tracking. … More

Disoriented Analysis and Prediction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Engineer
Award Amount: $746,685.00
Abstract:
Spatial disorientation is a significant problem in military aviation that has resulted in loss of life and aircraft. Creare is developing a Disorientation Analysis and Prediction System for use in pilot training, accident investigation, spatialdisorientation research, and ultimately as a… More

Low Temperature Plasma Source for Chemical and Biological Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Jaeger, Engineer
Award Amount: $749,929.00
Abstract:
The excited or dissociated gaseous species created in non-thermal glow discharge plasmas are effective agents for killing or neutralizing certain biological or chemical warfare agents. For decontaminating sensitive equipment or personnel, the effluentfrom such plasmas must be near room temperature… More

In-Line Health Monitoring System for Aircraft Hydraulic Pumps & Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,119.00

Remote Cognitive State Assessment Using Voice Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold P. Greeley, Engineer
Award Amount: $98,702.00
Abstract:
"Military and civilian experience has shown that long-duration assignments present increased risk of performance failures as the mission progresses. This is due to interruption of normal sleep cycles and to the psychological pressures of the living andworking environment. The overall objective of… More

Advanced Multistage Technology for 10-Kelvin Space-Borne Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,188.00
Abstract:
"Advanced space-borne infrared sensor technology requires cooling at temperatures near 10 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 to 1.0 W. The satellites carrying these sensors also have additional cooling loads at differenttemperatures. A multistage cooler capable of cooling… More

A Practical Fuel Tank Inerting System for Commercial Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Martin Shimko, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The ultimate objective of the proposed project is to develop a practical onboard, inert-gas generation system for fuel tank inerting on commercial aircraft. The system would operate autonomously and provide inert gas on demand to the fuel tank ullage. The proposed system would be based upon Total… More

Extremely Miniaturized, Turbomolecular Pump-Based Vacuum System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marc A. Kenton, Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
NASA and commercial industry both have a pressing need for miniaturized high vacuum pumps. Recent advances in sensor technology at NASA laboratories have led to the development of very small mass spectrometer detectors as well as other instruments such as scanning electronic microscopes. However,… More

Extremely Miniaturized, Turbomolecular Pump-Based Vacuum System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marc A. Kenton, Engineer
Award Amount: $592,742.00
Abstract:
NASA and commercial industry both have a pressing need for miniaturized high vacuum pumps. Recent advances in sensor technology at NASA laboratories have led to the development of very small mass spectrometer detectors as well as other instruments such as scanning electronic microscopes. However,… More

Zero-Venting Regenerable Lightweight Heat Absorber for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Future manned space exploration missions will require life support systems that conserve resources while meeting extremely challenging requirements for light weight and small size. We propose to develop an innovative heat absorber for the thermal control system in EVA suits that is non-venting,… More

Zero-Venting Regenerable Lightweight Heat Absorber for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,942.00
Abstract:
Future manned space exploration missions will require life support systems that conserve resources while meeting extremely challenging requirements for light weight and small size. We propose to develop an innovative heat absorber for the thermal control system in EVA suits that is non-venting,… More

A Practical Fuel Tank Inerting System for Commercial Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Martin Shimko, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,586.00
Abstract:
The ultimate objective of the proposed project is to develop a practical onboard, inert-gas generation system for fuel tank inerting on commercial aircraft. The system would operate autonomously and provide inert gas on demand to the fuel tank ullage. The proposed system would be based upon Total… More

Passive Inertial Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,880.00
Abstract:
"GPS-based inertial navigation systems provide a very accurate and cost-effective means of augmenting traditional inertial measurement units. However, the GPS signal is subject to jamming which can render the navigation system useless.The objective of this project is to design, fabricate, and test… More

Reliability of Space-Borne Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
"The Department of Defense (DoD) will require cryocoolers for future missions to cool space-based infrared sensor arrays, space-based lasers, and orbital transfer vehicles. Turbo-Brayton cryocoolers are ideal candidates for these missions because they areefficient, lightweight, highly reliable,… More

Advanced System for Clothing Swatch Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,798.00
Abstract:
The current methodology for testing the penetration resistance of textile materials to various chemical agents has a number of drawbacks, including significant uncertainties in the resulting data, inefficiency and expense, risk to test personnel, andlimited range of test conditions. The objective… More

Development of a High Capacity 35 K Multistage Turbo-Brayton Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,937.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop an innovative high capacity multistage cryocooler for dual cooling loads at temperatures of 85 K and 35 K. The cooler is based on proven turbo-Brayton technology that has been flight demonstrated and qualified for use on the HubbleSpace Telescope (HST). This technology will… More

Ring Buffered Network Bus (RBNB) Core Technology for Implementing Network-Centric Interoperability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William R. Baschnagel, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,891.00
Abstract:
"In order to realize the potential of Network-Centric Warfare through Network-Centric Interoperability (NCI), a high performance information grid is essential. We propose to demonstrate that our patented Ring Buffered Network Bus (RBNBr) technology, asimplemented in the commercial Java based… More

Model-Based Design of a Steam/Heat Fabric Test Apparatus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,245.00
Abstract:
Conditions of convective heat and steam pose serious threats to Navy fire fightingand damage control personnel, but the only test environments available for testingof protective clothing for such conditions are large and very costly to use. Theproposed convective heat and steam test apparatus will… More

Lightweight, Rugged, Portable Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
"To operate sensors to verify future arms control agreements, inspectors will need a portable power source. The power source must be rugged, lightweight, reliable, adaptable to a variety of different sensor applications with different current/voltagerequirements, and simple to refuel in the field. … More

Low-Cost Machining Without Cutting Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi
Award Amount: $69,891.00
Abstract:
Cutting fluids have been used in machining processes for many years to increase lubricity by decreasing the cutting temperature and thereby increasing tool life and part quality. These fluids are environmentally unfriendly, potentially toxic, and costly to manage. In recent years, the high-volume… More

System for Enhanced Communications in High Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,788.00
Abstract:
"Creare proposes to design, fabricate, and test a system that will simultaneously protect personnel working in extremely high noise environments and enhance voice communications. Current Air Force ground crews are forced to work in close proximity toaircraft engines that produce in excess of 150 db… More

High Performance, Microfabricated Converters for Space Science Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,957.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for the efficient conversion of thermal energy from a radioisotope heat source to electrical energy for space science missions. We propose to develop a miniature Turbo-Brayton Power Unit (TBPU) using a closed-loop Brayton cycle to provide approximately 55 We at a… More

High Performance, Microfabricated Converters for Space Science Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,918.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for the efficient conversion of thermal energy from a radioisotope heat source to electrical energy for space science missions. We propose to develop a miniature Turbo-Brayton Power Unit (TBPU) using a closed-loop Brayton cycle to provide approximately 55 We at a… More

ALERTNESS MONITORING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold Greeley
Award Amount: $0.00

ALERTNESS MONITORING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold Greeley
Award Amount: $308,144.00

Ultra Compact, Lightweight, Space-Borne Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,941.00
Abstract:
Future space-based astronomical observatories will require long-life, vibration-free mechanical cryocoolers for sensor cooling. Of the candidate mechanical cryocoolers, the turbomachine-based reverse-Brayton cryocooler (TRBC) exhibits the most attractive combination of low vibration, high… More

A Small Transport Aircraft Fuel Tank Inerting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
The ultimate objective of the proposed project is to develop a practical onboard, inert-gas generation system for fuel tank inerting on small transport aircraft (e.g. Boeing 737). The system would operate autonomously and provide inert gas to the fuel tank ullage, maintaining an inert environment in… More

A Low-Cost In-flight Deicing System for Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $99,763.00
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a deicing system for aircraft leading edges using a high-efficiency, electrically actuated thin-film elastomer. The entire aircraft industry needs this technology to improve safety while minimizing the overall impact on aircraft weight and fuel consumption. We propose to… More

A High-Efficiency Actuator for Aircraft Deicing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,669.00
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is an efficient deicing system for aircraft leadingedges using polycrystalline piezo-electric-based active-fiber composites.NASA and the entire aircraft industry need this technology to improve thesafety of aircraft operations under icing conditions while minimizing theimpact… More

Low-Cost Machining Without Cutting Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Cutting fluids have been used in machining processes for many years to decrease the temperature during machining by spraying the coolant into the machining zone, directly on the cutting tool and the part. This has the effect of decreasing the tool temperature, which increases tool life and improves… More

Rugged High-Vacuum System for a Spacecraft Mass Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marc Kenton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,106.00
Abstract:
NASA has a pressing need for cost-effective and rugged mass spectrometers to detect hazardous gases on and around space vehicles during launch and flight. Recent advances in sensor technology have led to the development of very small detectors for mass spectrometers. However, the vacuum systems… More

Rugged High-Vacuum System for a Spacecraft Mass Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marc Kenton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,447.00
Abstract:
NASA has a pressing need for cost-effective and rugged mass spectrometers to detect hazardous gases on and around space vehicles during launch and flight. Recent advances in sensor technology have led to the development of very small detectors for mass spectrometers. However, the vacuum systems… More

High Bandwidth, Large Dynamic-Range Sensor for Controllable Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,580.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to design, fabricate, test, and deliver a high bandwidth, large dynamic-range sensor for controllable optical elements. Active mirrors and other active optical elements are used in advanced imaging systems to improve overall performance of the imaging system. For… More

Object-Oriented, Network-Based, Health Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,205.00
Abstract:
The safety and efficiency of transportation will be enhanced by revolutionary systems that provide on-line health management of vehicle systems. Creare's Online Health Management (OHM) Toolkit facilitates the assembly of a such a system, through the creation of a distributed network-based data… More

Object-Oriented, Network-Based, Health Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,476.00
Abstract:
The safety and efficiency of transportation will be enhanced by revolutionary systems that provide on-line health management of vehicle systems. Creare's Online Health Management (OHM) Toolkit facilitates the assembly of a such a system, through the creation of a distributed network-based data… More

VIRTUAL REALITY-ENHANCED PHYSICAL THERAPY SYSTEM FOR TREATING JOINT PAIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Low-Cost Machining Without Cutting Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi
Award Amount: $224,865.00
Abstract:
Cutting fluids have been used in machining processes for many years to decrease the temperature during machining by spraying the coolant into the machining zone, directly on the cutting tool and the part. This has the effect of decreasing the tool temperature, which increases tool life and improves… More

Combined Shock and Vibration Isolation Mounts Incorporating Novel Shock Dissipation Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel L. Berg, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,564.00
Abstract:
"A critical need exists for improved shock mounts to assure that equipment being developed under the Navy's Advanced Damage Countermeasures (ADC) program are well isolated and shock tolerant. These mounts must minimize shock transmission during extremecatastrophic events while retaining excellent… More

Improved Primary Battery Reliability Via Non-Destructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $68,430.00
Abstract:
"We propose a comprehensive non-destructive evaluation approach to primary battery quality management that takes into account (1) batteries in the weapons stockpile, (2) batteries in production, and (3) next generation batteries. Current evaluationpractices are limited to expending batteries and… More

Active and Passive Reduction of Noise Caused by Bone Conduction to the Head of U.S. Navy Deck Crew Personnel with Helmets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this project is to characterize the magnitude and transmission paths of bone-conducted noise, and then to use this information to design an effective Noise Reduction System (NRS) for use in crew helmets. US Navy personnel working on the decksof aircraft carriers operate in a very high… More

Improved Thermal Battery Assembly Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $68,521.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop new thermal battery assembly techniques that will replace many of the manual assembly techniques currently in place at thermal battery manufacturing facilities. While it is realized that the manual assembly techniques are the causeof most battery quality issues and are… More

Bone-Conducted-Noise Measurement Technique and Noise-Reduction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,306.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this project is to characterize the magnitude andtransmission paths of bone-conducted sound to the cochlea and touse this information to design an effective noise-reductionsystem for crew helmets. The need for improved hearingprotection is critical, given the scale of noise-induced… More

Compact, Highly Reliable, Zero-Maintenance Cryocoolers for Submarine-Based High-Temperature Superconducting Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,771.00
Abstract:
"The U.S. Navy requires a reliable, low-maintenance, long-life, vibration-free cryocooler to enable the use of High-Temperature Superconducting (HST) systems on submarines. The cryocooler must be integrated within an antenna mast or periscope imposingtight physical constraints on the cooler. … More

A Tactile-Based Alert Device to Improve Safety Around High-Risk Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel L. Berg, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,253.00
Abstract:
Aircraft carrier personnel are exposed to additional risks when working around propeller-driven aircraft such as the E-2C and C-2A. To avoid injury from rotating propeller blades, an alert system is needed that performs even under conditions of poorvisibility or high noise. Creare proposes a… More

NARROW-BAND ACTIVE NOISE REDUCTION FOR DPOAE MEASUREMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $103,954.00
Abstract:
The aim of this project is to enable accurate acquisition of distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) measurements in relatively high noise environments for use in hearing evaluations and screening. DPOAE measurements have been shown to be an effective and efficient method for screening… More

A PRACTICAL, LOW-COST XENON ANESTHESIA CIRCUIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $99,690.00
Abstract:
Xenon gas is a very attractive anesthetic agent because of its minimal effects on the cardiovascular system, lack of metabolism, and rapid induction and emergence. However, xenon is used only rarely because of its high cost compared to common inhaled anesthetic agents. The long- term objective of… More

SHAPE CONTROL OF FREEZE ZONES IN PROSTATE CRYOSURGERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry
Award Amount: $99,763.00
Abstract:
The recent trends toward early detection, image-guided surgery, and preference for minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer have fostered continuing interest in cryotherapeutic approaches to prostate cancer. Cryosurgical treatment has fallen in and out of favor, due at least in part to the… More

A Cryogenic Heat Transport Loop for Space-Borne Gimbaled Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
"A high-performance cooling system for gimbal-mounted infrared sensors is a critical need for future space-based target acquisition and tracking systems. The optimal approach uses a high performance cryocooler remotely located on the spacecraft platformcombined with a high conductance, cryogenic… More

Reduction of Motion Side Effects and After Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,917.00
Abstract:
"Motion sickness has long been a problem during the deployment of military forces. The increased speed and agility of today's transports makes this problem even more acute. For the special forces who undertake rapid insertions using a variety of vehiclesin all weather, the incidence of motion… More

An Autorotating Air Cargo Delivery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,844.00
Abstract:
A precision air-drop capability is required to allow the re-supply of Special Operations Forces (SOF) behind enemy lines. The covert nature of these operations makes it important that the drop occur with low visibility. Furthermore, a wide range of dropparameters will give the drop-aircraft the… More

ULTRA-HIGH RESOLUTION RF PROBE FOR MR HISTOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Avaialble

ULTRA-HIGH RESOLUTION RF PROBE FOR MR HISTOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $1,457,946.00
Abstract:
Not Avaialble

Low-Cost Machining Without Cutting Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi
Award Amount: $69,891.00
Abstract:
Cutting fluids have been used in machining processes for many years to decrease the temperature during machining by spraying the coolant into the machining zone, directly on the cutting tool and the part. This has the effect of decreasing the tool temperature, which increases tool life and improves… More

A Posture Awareness Training Suit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
"Special forces personnel are often subjected to physically abusive conditions during transit to and from operation sites. At best, these conditions result in accelerated fatigue and reduced mission performance, and at worst, in injuries such as musclestrain or stress fractures. It is our… More

Hearing Protection System for Extreme Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $499,725.00
RI Contact: John F. Kavanagh, Ph.D.
Abstract:
Creare and Dartmouth College propose to design, fabricate, and test an effective system for hearing protection in extreme noise environments. Current Air Force ground crews work in close proximity to aircraft engines in sound environments that can resultin noise-induced hearing loss after brief… More

Prediction of Hyperbaric Oxygen Toxicity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $449,948.00
Abstract:
Military divers, technical scuba divers, and medical patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy may breathe pure oxygen under pressure. The elevated pressure leads to high partial pressures of oxygen (PO2) which can become toxic. While theeffects of moderate oxygen toxicity are… More

Remote Cognitive State Assessment Using Voice Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold P. Greeley, Engineer
Award Amount: $746,493.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to characterize changes in human voice characteristics as the speaker becomes fatigued and to use this information to design an effective, remotely monitored, fatigue assessment system. The need for remote, near-real-timeassessment of personnel during ongoing operation… More

Ring Buffered Network Bus (RBNB) Core Technology for Implementing Network-Centric Interoperability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Baschnagel, Operations Manager
Award Amount: $729,579.00
Abstract:
Numerous Defense Department initiatives promise globally interconnected information on-demand by leveraging modern Internet-Protocol (IP) network technologies. A primary challenge is managing the transition from the current suite of independent, non IPsystems to a fully integrated system of… More

SBIR Phase I: A WebTurbine for Lightweight, Ubiquitous Internet Publishing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Matthew Miller
Award Amount: $99,356.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation and Research Phase I project will design and develop an innovative technology that enables those at the edge of the Internet to easily and efficiently become Web publishers. The solution is a compatible enhancement to the existing Web that counters the notion that all… More

Advanced Fabrication Techniques for High Precision Rotors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John A. McCormick, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
An advanced fabrication technique is proposed to improve producibility, performance, and reliability of low vibration turbo-Brayton cryocoolers. The fabrication process will improve dimensional control in sub-miniature, high-speed precision rotors,allowing for further reductions in size without… More

Lithium Compound Powder Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,781.00
Abstract:
Battery customers increasingly require higher power density because of new demanding applications and missions. Higher power density is also required because of the severe space limitations imposed on battery placement. Lithium compound powders used toform the active electrodes are often the most… More

Void Fraction Sensor for Packed-Bed Reactors in Microgravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,283.00
Abstract:
The innovative product resulting from this project is an instrument to measure void fraction in packed-bed reactors. As NASA pursues long-duration crewed missions, it will be necessary to adapt packed-bed chemical processing methods to reduced gravity to minimize the mass and volume of consumables… More

Low-Cost Machining Without Cutting Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi
Award Amount: $224,865.00
Abstract:
Cutting fluids have been used in machining processes for many years to decrease the temperature during machining by spraying the coolant into the machining zone, directly on the cutting tool and the part. This has the effect of decreasing the tool temperature, which increases tool life and improves… More

Optical Sensor for Precision Fast Steering Mirror Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,376.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to design, fabricate, test, and deliver a high bandwidth, large dynamic range optical sensor for precision fast steering mirror (FSM) control. FSMs are used in laser-based communications systems to enable the requiredhigh accuracy pointing systems that are needed… More

Nonhazardous Plasma Decontamination for Consequence Management and Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Jaeger, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,915.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop technologies that greatly improve the applicability of plasma technology as a chemical and biological warfare agent (CBWA) decontamination method for forward-deployed Navy forces. The effluent from glow discharge plasmas offers thepotential to decontaminate sensitive equipment… More

Guided Metal Cutting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
The NSRP Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) Strategic Investment Plan identifies the major initiatives that are required to promote commercial competitiveness and thereby reduce the cost of military ships. An important research area that is identifiedin the Strategic Investment Plan is… More

A Device for Stereotype Quantification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold P. Greeley
Award Amount: $99,867.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stereotypy, describing motor behavior that is repetitive, rhythmical, and non-goal directed, is commonly observed in persons with autism and other developmental disabilities. For some children with autism or other developmental disabilities, stereotypy may be a… More

MR Elastrography for Breast Cancer Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $99,820.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Early diagnosis, which is critical for favorable clinical outcomes, is complicated by the difficulty of detecting small tumors. One physical property that clearly distinguishes healthy from… More

Three-Dimensional Ocular Imaging Using Ultrasound

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is development of an ultrasonic imaging array capable of providing detailed images of the anterior segment of the eye. The array will be used to create anatomic images used for sizing of intraocular lens implants and treating pathological… More

Continuous Intraocular Pressure Sensing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $222,407.00
Abstract:
Continuous monitoring of intraocular pressure would be a significant advance in management of glaucomateous patients. Continuous monitoring would allow the clinician to detect and quantify diurnal fluctuations in patients with progressive visual field loss. By optimizing control of lOP, retinal… More

Transient Thermal Modeling and Simulation Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh
Award Amount: $99,708.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many biomedical applications involve the use of energy deposition into in homogeneous structures, such as laser surgery, cryosurgery, and RF ablation. In many cases, numerous advantages can be realized when the energy source is pulsed. No commercial software… More

Three-Dimensional Ocular Imaging Using Ultrasound

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $749,923.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is development of an ultrasonic imaging array capable of providing detailed images of the anterior segment of the eye. The array will be used to create anatomic images used for sizing of intraocular lens implants and treating pathological… More

Combined Shock and Vibration Isolation Mounts Incorporating Novel Shock Dissipation Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel Berg, Engineer
Award Amount: $575,659.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort focused on the design and testing of the combined shock and vibration isolation mounts incorporating novel shock dissipation mechanisms. Phase II will yield convincing evidence that these mounts can provide important benefits tocritical ship systems. Phase II efforts will also… More

Field Cooling System for Therpeutic Hypothermia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $137,018.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recent clinical research indicates a significant benefit to neurological outcomes associated with mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Presumably, the sooner such treatment can begin, the greater the potential benefit and the greater the number… More

Advanced Multistage Technology for 10-Kelvin Space-Borne Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,933.00
Abstract:
Advanced space-borne infrared sensor technology requires cooling at temperatures near 10 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 to 1.0 W at 10 K, with additional loads at higher temperatures. A multistage cooler, capable of coolingmultiple loads, will offer large potential gains… More

Electronic Communication and Dosimetry System for High Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $119,776.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to design, fabricate, and test a system that will simultaneously enable full duplex voice communication while monitoring sound exposure to the ear for soldiers working in high noise environments. Current Army artillery crews are forced towork in close proximity to cannons that… More

Methanol Concentration Control for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,921.00
Abstract:
Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) can provide a very lightweight and compact source of electric power for individual soldiers if they can be fueled with pure methanol. Used as a charger for rechargeable Li-ion batteries, they promise an attractive hybridpower source for future soldier systems. A… More

Advanced Multistage Technology for 10-Kelvin Space-Borne Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Advanced space-borne infrared sensor technology requires cooling at temperatures near 10 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 to 1.0 W at 10 K, with additional loads at higher temperatures. A multistage cooler, capable of coolingmultiple loads, will offer large potential gains… More

Spaceflight Urine Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,762.00
Abstract:
Extended exposure to microgravity during spaceflight can result in excessive bone loss. Efforts to monitor bone loss during flight, to monitor astronaut health and guide the development and use of countermeasures, are limited by the lack of real-time biosensors for bone loss. This proposal addresses… More

Environmentally Benign Polymer Coatings for Enhanced Corrosion Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,845.00
Abstract:
Aircraft radar antenna systems pose unique challenges to protective coatings. Coatings must not interfere with radar operation, must provide a high level of corrosion protection, and not adversely affect the environment. We propose to develop a novelpolymer coating system that simultaneously… More

Minimally Invasive Surgical Planning and Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is development of an interactive, image-guided surgery (IIGS) system for use in laparoscopic liver surgery and ablation. This system will permit clinicians to use preoperative volumetric images obtained using computed tomography (CT)… More

Minimally Invasive Surgical Planning and Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $872,426.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is development of an interactive, image-guided surgery (IIGS) system for use in laparoscopic liver surgery and ablation. This system will permit clinicians to use preoperative volumetric images obtained using computed tomography (CT)… More

Combined Shock and Vibration Isolation Mounts Incorporating Novel Shock Dissipation Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel Berg, Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort focused on the design and testing of the combined shock and vibration isolation mounts incorporating novel shock dissipation mechanisms. Phase II will yield convincing evidence that these mounts can provide important benefits tocritical ship systems. Phase II efforts will also… More

A Modular Steam/Heat Test Apparatus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Convective heat and steam pose serious threats to Navy personnel during fire fighting and damage control, but the only test environments available for testing of protective clothing for such conditions are large and very costly to use. The proposedconvective heat and steam test apparatus will… More

A Modular Steam/Heat Test Apparatus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $601,612.00
Abstract:
Convective heat and steam pose serious threats to Navy personnel during fire fighting and damage control, but the only test environments available for testing of protective clothing for such conditions are large and very costly to use. The proposedconvective heat and steam test apparatus will… More

Quantification of Alcohol Impairment by Voice Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold P. Greeley
Award Amount: $93,415.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall objective of this project is to improve public safety and provide alcohol researchers with a quantitative measurement capability that is not presently available. We will provide a means to remotely and accurately determine an individual's level of… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-schoder
Award Amount: $749,507.00

Morphological Lesion Detection in CT Colonography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $125,716.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in industrialized nations. Current screening techniques lack sufficient sensitivity or are expensive and require patient sedation. This project aims to develop a new set of tools to assist… More

Gastrointestinal Transit Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $99,404.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Gastrointestinal motility disorders are a significant health problem accounting for millions of physician visits each year. In many patients, measurement of gastrointestinal transit can provide important diagnostic information. However, current transit… More

A Novel Ceramic Oxygen Generator for Home Oxygen Therapy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari
Award Amount: $810,312.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently in the United States, approximately one million people use Home Oxygen Therapy (HOT), and yearly expenditures on HOT exceed 1.5 billion dollars. Most HOT patients use in-situ oxygen generation systems, and the majority of these systems are based on… More

Passive Inertial Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,724.00
Abstract:
GPS-based inertial navigation systems provide a very accurate and cost-effective means of augmenting traditional inertial measurement units. However, the GPS signal is subject to jamming which can render the navigation system useless. The objective of this project is to design, fabricate, and test… More

Development of a High Capacity 35 K Multistage Turbo-Brayton Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Engineer
Award Amount: $745,388.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative high-capacity multistage cryocooler for dual cooling loads at temperatures of 85 K and 35 K. The cooler is based on proven turbo-Brayton technology that has been flight demonstrated and qualified for use on the Hubble Space Telescope. This technology will be… More

Improved Thermal Battery Assembly Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $749,936.00
Abstract:
Current production of thermal batteries relies heavily on touch labor practices. The assembly of the battery stack relies exclusively on touch labor, which has been shown to be the major insertion point for battery defects that are discovered during post-production evaluations of batteries. In… More

Void Fraction Sensor for Packed-Bed Reactors in Microgravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,989.00
Abstract:
The innovative product from this project is an instrument to measure void fraction in packed-bed reactors using an impedance-based approach. As NASA pursues long-duration crewed missions, it will be necessary to adapt packed-bed chemical processing methods to reduced gravity to minimize the mass and… More

Improved Primary Battery Reliability Via Non-Destructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $749,846.00
Abstract:
Reliable and accurate thermal battery nondestructive evaluation during production and as part of pre-acceptance qualification procedures is central to ensuring that the quality of thermal batteries remains high. Current production inspection practices are inadequate because not only batteries with… More

Guided Metal Cutting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $447,805.00
Abstract:
The NSRP Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) Strategic Investment Plan identifies the major initiatives that are required to promote commercial competitiveness and thereby reduce the cost of military ships. An important research area that is identified in the Strategic Investment Plan is… More

Electronic Communication and Dosimetry System for High Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,958.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to complete the development of a system that will simultaneously enable two-way voice communication while monitoring sound exposure to the ear for soldiers working in high noise environments. Current Army artillery crews are forced to work in close proximity to cannons that produce… More

Spaceflight Urine Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $591,264.00
Abstract:
Exposure to microgravity results in a number of physiological changes including loss of bone and increased risk of kidney stone formation. Long duration spaceflight requires a near real-time of monitoring bone loss during flight to alert astronauts to the potentially debilitating problems and direct… More

Real-Time Robotic Control System for Titanium Gas Metal Arc Welding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,851.00
Abstract:
Titanium addresses the Army's need for high strength-to-weight characteristics and can meet the performance and transportability requirements of future lightweight systems. There are initiatives to develop low-cost titanium materials supplies, however, low-cost and high-rate fabrication processes… More

Real-Time Robotic Control System for Titanium Gas Metal Arc Welding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $119,504.00
Abstract:
The Army is working to satisfy the demands of a future force that will be organized, manned, equipped, and trained to be strategically responsive, deployable, agile, versatile, lethal, survivable, and sustainable. Titanium addresses the Army's need for high strength-to-weight characteristics and… More

Reliable Electronics for Space Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,946.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop and demonstrate advanced cryocooler compressor drive and control electronics suitable for high radiation space cryocooler applications. These electronics will be configured to provide high efficiency in a low-mass package, meeting ionizing radiation requirements typical of DOD… More

Rapid Heating of Lithium Oxyhalide Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Engineer
Award Amount: $98,010.00
Abstract:
Lithium oxyhalide batteries offer energy densities several times higher than thermal batteries. Like thermal batteries, lithium oxyhalide batteries have unactivated storage lives in excess of 20 years and are mechanically rugged. Some of the main advantages that lithium oxyhalide batteries offer… More

Advanced Bubble Detection for Decompression Sickness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,937.00
Abstract:
Despite decades of research, there are numerous unanswered questions regarding the genesis, evolution, prevention, and treatment of decompression sickness (DCS), a serious risk for individuals exposed to large environmental pressure changes such as divers, rescued submariners, aviators, and… More

A Device for Sterotypy Quantification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold P. Greeley
Award Amount: $749,165.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stereotypy, describing motor behavior that is repetitive, rhythmical, and non-goal directed, is commonly observed in persons with autism and other developmental disabilities. For some children with autism or other developmental disabilities, stereotypy may be a… More

A Low-Power Micro-Atomizer for Logistics Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $119,908.00
Abstract:
Soldiers in the field require compact portable combustion-fired devices for cooking and heating, but existing hardware is not capable of using the heavy logistics fuels (JP-8 and diesel) that are most readily available in forward locations due to their atomization and evaporation characteristics. … More

An Advanced Water Filter for the Soldier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $119,874.00
Abstract:
Provision of clean drinking water poses a significant challenge to Army units in the field. Due to the quantity of water required and its substantial weight, soldiers can only carry a limited supply, and sustainment of soldiers through centralized resupply poses major logistical hurdles in many… More

Portable, Re-Usable, Non-Electric Beverage Chiller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $119,452.00
Abstract:
Soldiers must drink over a gallon of water a day to operate safely and effectively in hot climates. We propose to develop an individual cooling element that can cool an individual soldier's drinking water to boost consumption. The unit is portable, re-usable, requires no electric power, and can… More

Portable, Re-Usable, Non-Electric Beverage Chiller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,852.00
Abstract:
The Army needs to maintain the health and effectiveness of soldiers in hot environments. We propose to help soldiers drink enough by providing them with individual cooling elements (ICEs) to chill beverages. The innovation is a lightweight ICE based on a regenerable absorption refrigeration… More

Low-Power Atomization/Vaporization System for Logistics Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,816.00
Abstract:
Soldiers in the field require compact portable combustion-fired devices for cooking and heating, but existing hardware is not capable of using the logistics fuels (JP-8 and diesel) that are most readily available in forward locations due to the atomization and evaporation characteristics of these… More

Lightweight Power Source for Heart Assist Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $140,452.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long term objective is to enable greater mobility and quality of life for patients who require ventricular assist devices. The approach is to develop direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) technology that will provide power for much longer periods at a fraction… More

Cryogenic Cooling System for Zero-Venting Storage of Supercritical Air Packs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,751.00
Abstract:
Supercritical air at cryogenic temperature is an attractive source of breathing air because of its very high density and low pressure. However, heat leak into the cryogenic tank causes the stored air to expand and vent, thus limiting the storage life of a charged system. We propose to develop a… More

Thermal Management of Superconducting Electromagnets in VASIMR Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,943.00
Abstract:
Future manned space exploration missions will require high power electric propulsion. VASIMR thrusters are the most attractive option because they offer short transit times and low propellant usage. A key component in VASIMR thrusters is the cryogenic electromagnets. Cooling systems for the magnets… More

High-Speed Machining of Titanium Alloys Using Indirect Cutting Tool Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,924.00
Abstract:
The complexity of titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) firewalls and bulkheads for the V-22 rotorcraft demand the development of new, innovative fabrication technologies that enable high-speed machining (HSM) for affordability. Creare proposes to develop a novel, indirect cutting tool cooling system that will… More

Demonstration of a 10 K Multistage Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,862.00
Abstract:
Advanced space-borne infrared detectors require cooling at temperatures near 10 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 to 1.0 W at 10 K, with additional loads at higher temperatures. A multistage cooler, capable of cooling multiple loads, will offer large potential gains in… More

Innovative Uncertainty Analysis Techniques for MDA Simulation Codes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marc A. Kenton, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,349.00
Abstract:
Progress in missile defense relies heavily on large software packages such as BEST. BEST creates scene simulations for modeling sensor response in the battlespace environment. Sensitivity analysis of the package's predictions is essential due to uncertainties associated with the input parameters. … More

Improved Sensitivity MR Microscopy for Cancer Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $102,164.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): High-resolution, in vivo imaging of mice is a critical tool for pre-clinical cancer research. The overall objective is to improve the resolution available from in vivo MR microscopy by a factor of three or more using a simple system that enables routine use in… More

Neuroprotection for Stroke Victims Using Xenon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson
Award Amount: $134,602.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall, long-term objective is to improve the outcomes for hundreds of thousands of stroke victims each year. The approach is to (1) demonstrate the effectiveness of xenon as a neuroprotectant and determine the optimal treatment protocol, and (2) develop a… More

Next-Generation Catapult Slot Width Measuring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,731.00
Abstract:
Aircraft carrier catapults must be routinely inspected to ensure the safety of the aircraft being launched and the ship itself. One of the key inspection parameters is the slot width (¿¿ 1.4") in each of the two steam driven piston cylinders, which must be measured to an accuracy of better… More

A Precision Height and Velocity Sensor for Airdrop Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,039.00
Abstract:
Accurate estimations of the height and velocity of precision airdrop systems are required to control final deceleration maneuvers. Airdrop systems have a limited deceleration window, so robust and reliable estimations are required. Radar, sodar, and lidar sensors have been evaluated for this role… More

A Precision Height and Velocity Sensor for Airdrop Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,698.00
Abstract:
Accurate estimations of the height and velocity of airdrop payloads are required to trigger soft-landing systems. These systems have a limited deceleration window, so robust and reliable estimations are required. Current systems rely on a 24-foot stick to trigger the deceleration. This approach… More

Advanced Helmet for Maintainer Head and Hearing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,528.00
Abstract:
Improved head and hearing protection is required for aircraft maintainers working on a carrier flight deck during launch and recovery operations. The current head protection is inadequate in many aspects including impact protection, hearing protection, cleaning, comfort, and compatibility with… More

Lightweight, High-Temperature Radiator Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,080.00
Abstract:
Lightweight, high-temperature radiators are needed for future, high-efficiency power conversion systems for Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP). Creare has developed flexible radiators that are extremely lightweight, stowable in small volumes, and deployable with small forces and incorporate… More

The Affordable Production of Hypersonic Missile Ogives Using Innovative Processing Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $78,185.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop a super-hard, optical quality tangent ogive from polycrystalline alumina (PCA) using innovative sintering techniques and a novel laser-assisted, ultra-precision machining system. Contrary to sapphire blanks, which are costly to grow, PCA near-net shape parts are made using… More

Model-Based Design of Test Systems for Chemical Protective Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The current methodology for testing the penetration resistance of textile materials to various chemical agents has a number of drawbacks, including significant uncertainties in the resulting data, inefficiency and expense, risk to test personnel, and limited range of test conditions. The objective… More

Miniature, Efficient, Low-Vibration Cryocooler for Gamma Ray Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson
Award Amount: $99,473.60
Abstract:
Hand-held gamma ray spectrometers are a vital tool for detecting and identifying nuclear materials to counter the threat of radiological and nuclear terrorism. The HPGe crystals in these detectors must operate at cryogenic temperatures to achieve good energy resolution. We propose to develop an… More

Compact, Lightweight Water Filtration for the Soldier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,837.00
Abstract:
Provision of clean drinking water poses a significant challenge to Army units in the field. Due to the quantity of water required and its substantial weight, soldiers can only carry a limited supply, and sustainment of soldiers through centralized resupply poses major logistical hurdles in many… More

Cryogenic Cooling System for Zero-Venting Storage of Supercritical Air Packs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,960.00
Abstract:
Supercritical air at cryogenic temperature is an attractive source of breathing air because of its very high density and low pressure. However, heat leak into the cryogenic tank causes the stored air to expand and vent, thus limiting the storage life of a charged system. We propose to develop a… More

Thermal Management of Superconducting Electromagnets in VASIMR Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Baschnagel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,940.00
Abstract:
The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) engine currently being developed at NASA Johnson is an attractive technology for minimizing transit time and crew harm during future space exploration missions. One of the critical challenges in developing a flight engine is thermal… More

Morphological Lesion Detection in CT Colonography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $549,921.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this project is development of a suite of novel methods to facilitate the use of CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death, can be largely prevented by early… More

Gastrointestinal Transit Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $749,177.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Gastrointestinal motility disorders are a significant health problem accounting for millions of physician visits each year. In many patients, measurement of gastrointestinal transit can provide important diagnostic information. However, current transit… More

Demonstration of a 10 K Multistage Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,813.00
Abstract:
Advanced space-borne infrared detectors require cooling at temperatures near 10 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 W to 1.0 W at 10 K, with additional loads at higher temperatures. A multistage cooler, capable of cooling multiple loads, will offer large potential gains in… More

Borazane Hydrogen Generator for Portable Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,905.00
Abstract:
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 propose to… More

Laser-Assisted Seamless Joining of Ceramic Gun Barrels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in armament munitions technology driven by increased muzzle velocity and range specifications require the consideration of silicon nitride ceramic materials for the inner bore of gun barrels. While this material is an excellent candidate, the tight dimensional tolerances required… More

Two-Way Bone Conduction Communication System for High Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,740.00
Abstract:
Bone conduction communication has the potential to offer many advantages for communication between Army personnel carrying out their missions. This will be especially important for the Future Force Warrior (FFW) where stealth operations, hearing protection, or environmental noise will make… More

A Java API for Low-Level Socket Network Access

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Kaszeta, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
Modern military computer applications are increasingly using the Java computer language. While Java provides a versatile cross-platform computing environment with strong security and ease-of-use (java.net.Socket), this support is limited to traditional TCP/IP socket-style communications, and lacks… More

Advanced Helmet for Maintainer Head and Hearing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $746,475.00
Abstract:
Improved head and hearing protection is required for aircraft maintainers working on a carrier flight deck during launch and recovery operations. The current head protection is inadequate in many aspects including impact protection, hearing protection, cleaning, comfort, and compatibility with… More

Lightweight, High-Temperature Radiator Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Crowley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,949.00
Abstract:
Lightweight, high-temperature radiators are needed for future, high-efficiency power conversion systems for Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP). Creare has developed flexible radiators that are extremely lightweight, stowable in small volumes, and deployable with small forces, but are limited by… More

Faster-Than-Real-Time Model for Predicting the Spread of Smoke in Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc A. Kenton, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,891.00
Abstract:
A new generation of Navy ships needs innovations to enable effective damage control with greatly reduced manning. A particular need is software to predict the spread of fire, smoke, radioactive materials, and other toxic agents in real time. Such software could take immediate actions to reduce the… More

Compact Water Recovery for Fuel Cell Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
Compact, efficient, and sustainable generators are needed to provide electric power for deployable military bases. Fuel cells with fuel processors that run on logistic fuel are attractive candidates due to their high efficiency. For good sustainability, these systems require compact water recovery… More

Microchannel Heat Exchangers for Aircraft Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $79,950.00
Abstract:
Thermal loads from electronics and advanced weapons systems have increased the cooling required from environmental control systems (ECS) in state of the art fighter aircraft. Future aircraft will require advanced heat exchanger technology to minimize the size and weight of the ECS. Microchannels… More

Talk Through Noise and Dosimetry System for Carrier Deck Crews

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,866.00
Abstract:
Face-to-face communication between crew members launching and recovering aircraft on a carrier deck is impaired by the high-noise environment. High-noise levels also mask the various audio cues that provide situational awareness. Yet effective communication and good situational awareness are key… More

Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly Beryllium Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,864.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop a novel Beryllium Machining System (BMS) that is comprised of highly efficient, indirect cooling of the cutting tools and a particle control system to dramatically reduce the costs associated with beryllium machining and improve worker health and safety. Beryllium is an… More

Smart Snap Hook

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John M. Wilson, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
U.S. Army mass tactical airborne operations occasionally experience the accidental towing of a parachutist due to improper parachute deployment and/or entanglement with the static line. This event sometimes goes undetected for long periods of time after the affected jumper has left the aircraft. … More

Laser-Assisted, Ultra-Precision Manufacturing of Polycrystalline Alumina

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,044.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop a laser-assisted, ultra-precision machining system. Our innovation will enable the affordable single-point turning of polycrystalline alumina (PCA) from a near-net shape blank to a optical quality missile ogive in a single processing step. We will use our extensive… More

Flight Test Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,788.00
Abstract:
Flight testing relies on accurate records of aircraft, system and environmental data. However, custom instrumentation extracts a high cost in both time and money due to modification approval, installation, calibration, and post-test removal tasks. Tests in uninstrumented aircraft require a high… More

Rapid Heating of Lithium Oxyhalide Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Lithium oxyhalide batteries offer energy densities several times higher than thermal batteries. Like thermal batteries, lithium oxyhalide batteries have unactivated storage lives in excess of 20 years and are mechanically rugged. Some of the main advantages that lithium oxyhalide batteries offer… More

Rapid Heating of Lithium Oxyhalide Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nabil A. Elkouh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,854.00
Abstract:
Lithium oxyhalide batteries offer energy densities several times higher than thermal batteries. Like thermal batteries, lithium oxyhalide batteries have unactivated storage lives in excess of 20 years and are mechanically rugged. Some of the main advantages that lithium oxyhalide batteries offer… More

A Novel Liquid Oxygen Recharger for Home Oxygen Therapy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi
Award Amount: $99,801.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this research program is to develop and transition a low-cost, liquid oxygen (LOX) generation system to support ambulatory patients using Home Oxygen Therapy (HOT). Currently in the United States, yearly expenditures on HOT are nearly two… More

Narrow-Band Active Noise Reduction for DPOAE Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $719,749.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aim of this project is to enable accurate acquisition of distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) measurements in relatively high noise environments for use in hearing evaluations and screening. DPOAE measurements have been shown to be an effective and… More

Reliable Electronics for Space Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,965.00
Abstract:
Our overall objective is to improve the performance of turbo-Brayton space cryocoolers by reducing mass and increasing reliability in high-radiation environments. To achieve this objective, we will develop and demonstrate advanced cryocooler compressor drive and control electronics suitable for… More

Miniature, Efficient, Low-Vibration Cryocooler for Gamma Ray Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $904,621.26
Abstract:
Hand-held gamma ray spectrometers are a vital tool for detecting and identifying nuclear materials to counter the threat of radiological and nuclear terrorism. The HPGe crystals in these detectors must operate at cryogenic temperatures to achieve good energy resolution. We propose to develop an… More

High-Speed Machining of Titanium Alloys Using Indirect Cutting Tool Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $744,776.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop a novel indirect cutting tool cooling system (ICTCS) that will enable the high-speed machining (HSM) of titanium alloys. Titanium aerospace components are notoriously expensive and difficult to machine. Currently, only light finishing cuts of titanium can be completed at… More

Two-Way Bone Conduction Communication System for High Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Vice President
Award Amount: $705,129.00
Abstract:
Bone conduction communication has the potential to offer many advantages for communication between Army personnel carrying out their missions. This will be especially important for the Future Force Warrior (FFW) where stealth operations, hearing protection, or environmental noise will make… More

Next-Generation Catapult Slot Width Measuring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $1,795,972.00
Abstract:
Our objective is to improve aircraft carrier operability and safety while reducing maintenance efforts and costs. We will achieve this objective by completing development of an improved method for measuring the catapult slot width. Creare's next-generation catapult slot width measuring system… More

Talk Through Noise and Dosimetry System for Carrier Deck Crews

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Engineer
Award Amount: $746,412.00
Abstract:
Face-to-face communication between crew members launching and recovering aircraft on a carrier deck is impaired by the high-noise environment. High-noise levels also mask the various audio cues that provide situational awareness. Effective communication and good situational awareness are keys to… More

Smart Snap Hook

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John M. Wilson, Engineer
Award Amount: $729,904.00
Abstract:
U.S. Army mass tactical airborne operations occasionally experience the accidental towing of a parachutist due to improper parachute deployment and/or entanglement with the static line. This event often goes undetected for long periods of time after the affected jumper has left the aircraft. This… More

Laser-Assisted, Ultra-Precision Manufacturing of Polycrystalline Alumina

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,961.00
Abstract:
Creare's overall objective is to develop and transition a technology that will enable the single-point diamond turning of super-hard ceramics into optical quality missile ogives. Aerodynamic missile ogives will offer a less restricted view than traditional hemispherical optics and reduce drag. To… More

Compact Water Recovery for Fuel Cell Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,924.00
Abstract:
Compact, efficient, and sustainable generators are needed to provide mobile electric power for deployable military bases. Fuel cells with fuel processors that run on logistic fuel are attractive candidates due to their high efficiency. For good sustainability, these systems need to be… More

Flight Test Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, PhD, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $591,666.00
Abstract:
The recent development of fully capable pocket size computers and miniature inertial sensors and GPS receivers has created a real opportunity for innovation in the conduct of flight tests. Creare's Flight Test Assistant (FTA) takes full advantage of these new technologies to address issues of… More

A Superconducting Fault Current Limiter for Shipboard Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
As the U.S. Navy moves toward greater shipboard electrical loads, advances in transmission, distribution, and protection technologies are becoming more important. In particular, as fault currents increase due to the use of generators with greater voltage and fault currents, circuit breakers with… More

A Portable Swaging Machine for Aircraft Carrier Purchase Cable Terminals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: U. OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,892.00
RI Contact: Robert P. Boehmer
Abstract:
The Navy is interested in a swaging tool that can be used to attach arresting gear purchase cable terminals on ship. Swaging is a well understood process, and there are many suppliers of adequately powerful machines. In fact, a large swaging machine is used at Lakehurst NAS to attach terminals to… More

Visual Vestibular Test Device for Screening and Desensitization Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,879.00
Abstract:
The maneuvers and vibrations of modern military vehicles result in accelerations that can affect the ability of operators and occupants to read platform-fixed displays. Reflexive interactions between the visual and vestibular systems and pathology that affects these reflexes can affect dynamic… More

High-Conductance Thermal Interfaces Based on Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jay Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a novel thermal interface material (TIM) that is based on an array of vertical carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for high heat flux applications. For high precision, spaceborne lasers and other high power devices critical to NASA's Science Mission Directorate, heat flux levels are… More

Bone-conducted Sound Transmission and Attenuation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT U-C
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,865.00
RI Contact: William O'Brien
Abstract:
Hearing protection for personnel working in high-noise environments remains an important challenge for the scientific and engineering community. The sound levels close to certain modern military weapons platforms approach 150 dBA. At these levels, the attenuation provided by hearing protection… More

Highly Effective Thermal Regenerator for Low Temperature Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Future missions to investigate the structure and evolution of the universe require highly efficient, low-temperature cryocoolers for low-noise detector systems. We propose to develop a highly efficient low-cost regenerator for regenerative cryocoolers with cooling temperatures in the range of 15 K… More

Advanced Aircrew Personnel Lowering Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $97,849.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for a modern aircrew personnel lowering device (PLD) to help parachutists extricate themselves from trees. The existing PLD design is over three decades old and is large and cumbersome. A more compact and streamlined device is desired as a future replacement. … More

Automated Dielectric Model Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,556.00
Abstract:
Dosimetry studies require detailed knowledge of tissue dielectric properties. Previous studies have relied on slice-by-slice segmentation of organs from magnetic resonance images; a time-consuming process that limits application of the method to a wider variety of anatomic data sets. We propose to… More

An Advanced Machining System for the Improved Manufacture of Aerospace Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
Advanced propulsion systems for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft require the use of advanced materials for longer life, reduced weight, and increased performance. Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials have the potential to realize these benefits; however, the high cost of finished CMC… More

Reconfigurable Shock and Vibration Isolator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: B. S. May, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,936.00
Abstract:
Navy ships, including the new DD(X), engaging in challenging missions, such as littoral and ASW operations, require greater vibration isolation and shock mitigation than is available with mounts that are currently available. Creare proposes an innovative mount that can achieve unsurpassed… More

Liquid-Liquid Heat Exchanger With Zero Interpath Leakage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
Future manned spacecraft will require thermal management systems that effectively and safely control the temperature in inhabited modules. Interface heat exchangers will be required that isolate the heat transfer fluid in the spacecraft thermal bus from the circulating water used to cool inhabited… More

A Cryogenic Heat Transport Loop for Space-Borne Gimbaled Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,855.00
Abstract:
A high-performance cooling system for gimbal-mounted infrared sensors is a critical need for future space-based target acquisition and tracking systems. A candidate approach uses a high performance cryocooler remotely located on the spacecraft platform combined with a high conductance, cryogenic… More

Enhanced DCE-MRI Imaging of Ovarian Cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
The recent introduction of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) permits noninvasive imaging of vascular function and characterization of angiogenesis. This emerging capability is critically important in staging disease and screening for cancer. The primary goal of this… More

A High-Temperature Battlefield Fuel Vaporization Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Jaeger, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,952.00
Abstract:
The Army seeks to standardize all equipment on its battlefield logistics fuel, JP-8. JP-8 is difficult to use for small-scale, low-power applications, however, since its low vapor pressure and complex composition inhibit complete vaporization. Existing methods for vaporizing logistics fuels… More

High Temperature Superconductor Quick Disconnect

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Superconducting degaussing, propulsion and power systems offer potential weight, size and performance advantages over conventional systems. High temperature superconductors enable superconducting operation at higher temperatures, reducing the size and complexity of the cooling system. Many of the… More

Novel Tooling for High Speed, Precision Machining of CMCs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: PURDUE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,928.00
RI Contact: Ken Suter
Abstract:
Advanced propulsion systems for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft require the use of advanced materials for longer life, reduced weight, and increased performance. Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials have the potential to realize these benefits; however, the high cost of finished CMC… More

A Novel Liquid Oxygen Recharger for Home Oxygen Therapy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi
Award Amount: $1,017,379.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this project is to develop and demonstrate a low-cost, liquid oxygen (LOX) generation system to support ambulatory patients using Home Oxygen Therapy (HOT). Currently in the United States, yearly expenditures on HOT are nearly two billion… More

An Intelligent Physical Activity Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harold P. Greeley
Award Amount: $122,046.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is a recognized need for specific and reliable information regarding the dose/response relationships between physical activity and health for all segments of the population. New methods for assessing physical activity and energy expenditure (EE) in… More

Hemodynamic Assessment of Renal Artery Disease

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIV OF MED/DENT OF NJ-NJ MEDICAL SCHOOL
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry
Award Amount: $133,862.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this research is the development of a diagnostic methodology for predicting whether treatment of atherosclerotic stenoses in the renal artery will provide sufficient benefit in controlling hypertension or maintaining renal function to offset… More

Scalable Time-Space Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Miller, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,788.00
Abstract:
Surveillance systems record spatially and time-referenced sensor data, such as video imagery. With a growing need to monitor larger regions for longer intervals, there is a corresponding geometric growth in the size of the four-dimensional time-space surveillance recording. Tools that allow… More

In-Line Air Sensor for Hydraulic Fluid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,773.00
Abstract:
Air in aircraft hydraulic systems can cause cavitation, higher oil operating temperatures, oxidation, noisy operation, vibration, and changes in system natural frequency. To address this problem, the Air Force has developed purification systems to remove both free and dissolved air. The problem is… More

A Novel Caries Prevention and Treatment System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi
Award Amount: $137,018.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this research program is the development of a low-cost, laser-based caries prevention and treatment system to effectively reduce or eliminate caries in children and adults. Even with the substantial decline in caries that has occurred over the… More

Reactor Network Modeling of Augmentors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,486.00
Abstract:
Augmentor stability is critical to the operational performance of numerous military systems. Current predictive tools for augmentor performance and stability are based on decades-old empirical correlations that do not provide reliable estimates for advanced augmentor designs. Recent advances in… More

Cargo Restraint System with Central Tensioning and Load Attenuation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,621.00
Abstract:
Aircraft without modern cargo handling systems, such as the V-22 tiltrotor, must rely on a large number of chains and straps to adequately restrain internal cargo loads. Loading and unloading such aircraft is a complex and time-consuming task. Creare proposes a lightweight, compact, high-strength,… More

Colocated Earphone/Microphone for Active Noise Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to design, fabricate, and test colocated earphones/microphones for use in in-ear active noise reduction (ANR) systems. Our innovation is based on a silicon micromachined membrane that se rves as both the sensing element for a… More

Continuous-Flow Joule-Thomson Cryocoolers for Distributed Heat Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,625.00
Abstract:
Future space applications will require low capacity mechanical cryocoolers for distributed cooling of small arrays of infrared detectors, high-temperature superconducting electronics, or payload thermal management. Creare proposes to develop an innovative Joule-Thomson (JT) cryocooler that utilizes… More

CFD Toolkit for Modeling Parachutists in Freefall

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,870.00
Abstract:
A recent increase in the occurrence of pilot parachute deployment hesitation events during training has focused attention on the flow about parachutists in freefall. An improved understanding of this flow will contribute to better equipment and improved safety. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)… More

Advanced In-Flight Rebreather

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,808.00
Abstract:
Flight crews require supplemental oxygen for emergency high cabin altitude operations. Some flight crews require a walk-around oxygen supply to move freely throughout the cabin until the altitude is reduced to a safe level. Current low-pressure bottles cannot supply oxygen for an adequate duration… More

Microburner for Deployed Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,455.00
Abstract:
Compact, efficient, and sustainable electric power generators are needed to provide mobile electric power for deployable military bases. Fuel cells with fuel processors that run on logistic fuel are attractive candidates due to inherent efficiency, practicality, sustainability, and safety. In… More

Seismic Perimeter Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,818.00
Abstract:
Maintenance of a secure perimeter around military camps is a significant problem. Visual surveillance and electronic imaging currently serve as the primary surveillance modalities. However, in using these methods, it is often extremely difficult to detect insurgents making effective use of stealth… More

Composite Spray Model for Augmentor Fuel Distribution Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,478.00
Abstract:
Augmentor static stability is critical to the operational performance of military systems that rely on gas turbine propulsion. Compared to early augmentor designs, the distance between the point of fuel injection and the reaction zone has become progressively shorter for modern augmentor designs,… More

An Advanced Compressor for High-Capacity Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
STSS and future DOD infrared sensor missions will require reliable, efficient and lightweight cryocoolers. A prior program at Creare resulted in the design of a two-stage turbo-Brayton cryocooler for load temperatures of 85 K and 35 K. The cryocooler is comparable in mass and efficiency with… More

Compact and Lightweight Cooling System for Emergency Responders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,382.00
Abstract:
Navy and Marine Corps emergency responders must wear personal protective equipment for long periods in all types of environments. The personal protective equipment isolates the wearer from the environment, and in hot environments the interior of a HAZMAT suit can become very hot and potentially… More

Flame Holder Designs for Improved Augmentor Stability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,982.00
Abstract:
Augmentor stability is critical to the operational performance of military aircraft that rely on gas turbine propulsion. Compared to early augmentor designs, the distance between the point of fuel injection and the flame holder has become progressively shorter in modern augmentors. These so called… More

Demonstration of Inter-Turbine Burners for Part-Power Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Roger W. Hill, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
Conventional gas turbine engines are often optimized for a specific narrow range of the flight envelope and perform much less efficiently at off-design conditions. Introduction of an inter-turbine burner (ITB) into a gas turbine design can add a level of adjustability to the engine performance that… More

Improved Heat Release Models for Augmentors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,792.00
Abstract:
Combustion stability is critical to the operational performance and safety of military jet engines. Dynamic instability results from positive feedback coupling that can occur between heat release (combustion) and pressure oscillations (acoustics) in the augmentor. Dynamic instabilities are poorly… More

Compact Refrigeration System for Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,696.00

Compact, Efficient Water Recovery for Advanced Fuel Cell Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Fuel cell power systems that run on common, high-sulfur logistics fuel have the potential to meet future demands for distributed, shipboard power generation and generate power at forward deployed bases. A key practical problem with this technology is the need for a continuous supply of high-purity… More

Catapult Elongation Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $149,474.00
Abstract:
Average catapult power cylinder temperature is currently inferred from elongation of the cylinder row, as measured by comparing the position of a pointer attached to the vented power cylinder relative to a graduated scale located on the flight deck. The Bow Safety Observer (BSO) must repeatedly… More

Advanced Thermal Management for Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,954.00
Abstract:
Future weapons systems on advanced aircraft will generate large amounts of heat at intense heat fluxes. Advanced thermal management technology is needed to control the temperatures of these components with systems that are compact enough for service on aircraft. We propose to develop a thermal… More

Lightweight, Efficient Blower for Personal Air Ventilation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,499.00
Abstract:
A personal air ventilation system (PAVS) has the potential to dramatically improve the environment inside chemical/biological protective clothing. However, existing air blowers that can produce the flow rate and pressure drop required for a PAVS are too heavy and inefficient for use in a… More

A Hand-Held, Non-Contact Wire Stripper

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,984.00
Abstract:
Mechanical wire stripping is completed on a daily basis throughout the military to support modifications or repairs to electrical equipment. In some cases, the ends of conductors need to be stripped, but the most challenging wire stripping occurs when a section of wire must be stripped that is… More

Content-Based Multimodality Image Class

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $79,929.00
Abstract:
Current military surveillance platforms carry a wide range of sensor systems to permit target imaging under a wide variety of operational and atmospheric conditions. These disparate image sensors provide markedly different depictions of the same target, placing severe demands on the image analyst… More

A Universal Tactical Cryocooler Drive

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,795.00
Abstract:
Superconducting MicroElectronic (SME) systems are becoming commonplace due to their substantial benefits in performance and cost when compared to traditional, semiconductor-based components. To achieve widespread adoption of SME systems, low-cost and rugged cryocoolers are needed. This need also… More

Multi-Fuel Burner for Stirling Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,166.00
Abstract:
Compact, efficient, and sustainable electric power generators are needed to provide mobile electric power for deployable military bases. Stirling engines are attractive candidates to meet the Army's future deployed electric power needs because they are quiet, efficient, and have the potential to be… More

Lightweight Magnetic Cooler with a Reversible Circulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Weibo M. Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
NASA's future missions to investigate the structure and evolution of the universe require highly-efficient, very low temperature coolers for low-noise detector systems. We propose to develop a highly-efficient, lightweight, space magnetic cooler that can continuously provide remote/distributed… More

Lightweight, Flexible, and Freezable Heat Pump/Radiator for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael S. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,626.00
Abstract:
Manned lunar exploration will require extravehicular activity (EVA) suits that surpass existing technology. We propose an innovative thermal control system for EVA suits that uses an absorption heat pump with a flexible radiator that offers reduced size, lighter weight, conformability, rugged… More

Efficient, Long-Life Biocidal Condenser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael S. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
Environmental control systems for manned lunar and planetary bases will require condensing heat exchangers to control humidity. Condensing surfaces must be hydrophilic to ensure efficient operation and biocidal to prevent growth of microbes in the moist, condensing environment. The coatings must… More

Reduced Order Augmentor Static Stability Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $747,786.00
Abstract:
Augmentor static stability is critical to the operational performance of numerous military jet engines. Current predictive tools for augmentor performance and static stability (i.e., lean blowout) are based on decades old empirical correlations that do not provide reliable estimates for advanced… More

High-Conductance Thermal Interfaces Based on Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jay K. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,982.00
Abstract:
The new devices and missions to achieve the aims of the NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) are creating increasingly demanding thermal environments and applications. A key element that drives the design of thermal management systems in these demanding applications is the thermal interface… More

An Advanced Machining System for the Improved Manufacture of Aerospace Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,917.00
Abstract:
Advanced propulsion systems for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft require the use of advanced materials for longer life, reduced weight, and increased performance. Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials have the potential to realize these benefits; however, the high cost of finished CMC… More

Microchannel Heat Exchangers for Aircraft Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $598,532.00
Abstract:
State-of-the-art fighter aircraft face challenging cooling requirements and severe limitations on heat exchanger size and weight. Current and future aircraft will require advanced heat exchanger technology to minimize mass, increase the cooling available from bleed air, and/or reduce pressure… More

A Novel, Ultra-Light, Heat Rejection System for Nuclear Power Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jay L. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,969.00
Abstract:
For lunar-based fission power systems that will support In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) or Mars robotic and manned missions, power requirements may vary from 10s to 100s of kWe to support initial human missions and longer term lunar bases. Due to the large amounts of waste heat generated by… More

An Advanced Compressor for High-Capacity Turbo-Brayton Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger W. Hill, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,933.00
Abstract:
Future DoD infrared sensor missions will require reliable, efficient, and lightweight cryocoolers. A prior program at Creare resulted in the design of a two stage, high-capacity turbo-Brayton cryocooler. The cryocooler is comparable in mass and efficiency with competing cryocooler technologies and… More

Enhanced DCE-MRI Imaging of Ovarian Cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,692.00
Abstract:
The recent introduction of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) permits noninvasive imaging of vascular function and characterization of angiogenesis. This emerging capability is critically important in staging disease and screening for cancer. The primary goal of this… More

Advanced Aircrew Personnel Lowering Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for a modern aircrew personnel lowering device (PLD) to help parachutists extricate themselves from trees or other elevated obstructions. The existing PLD design is over three decades old and is large, cumbersome, difficult to use and has significant thermal control… More

Non-Invasive Bubble Detection in Tissue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,902.00
RI Contact: Jay C. Buckey
Abstract:
Despite decades of research, there are numerous unanswered questions regarding the genesis, evolution, prevention, and treatment of decompression sickness (DCS), a serious risk for individuals exposed to large environmental pressure changes such as divers, rescued submariners, aviators, and… More

Bone-Conducted Sound Transmission and Attenuation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT U-C
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,951.00
RI Contact: Kathy Young
Abstract:
Hearing protection for personnel working in high-noise environments presents an important challenge for the scientific and engineering community. Air Force maintenance personnel working in close proximity to operating jet aircraft can be exposed to sound levels approaching 150 dBA. At these levels,… More

A Cryogenic Heat Transport Loop for Space-Borne Gimbaled Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $858,973.00
Abstract:
A high-performance cooling system for gimbal-mounted infrared sensors is a critical need for future space-based target acquisition and tracking systems. A candidate approach uses a high performance cryocooler remotely located on the spacecraft platform combined with a high conductance, cryogenic… More

An Advanced Cryocooler for Space-Borne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
Future Department of Defense (DoD) space electro-optical payloads will require reliable, efficient, and lightweight cryocoolers for sensor cooling. Turbo-Brayton cryocoolers are an ideal candidate for these payloads. The technology is reliable and space proven with one unit having provided over… More

An Advanced Thermal Management System for Gimbal-Mounted Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,946.00
Abstract:
Future missile detection systems will require improved thermal management for cooling gimbal-mounted sensors and optics. Current systems utilize cryocoolers placed on the gimbal, which necessitates the cryocooler heat to be rejected directly from the gimbal. A far superior approach in terms of… More

TimeScan: A Scalable Wireless Imaging Sensor Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Miller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,639.00
Abstract:
Wireless automated threat detection networks currently concentrate on non-imaging technology such as acoustic, seismic, and magnetic data. This proposal details our innovative "TimeScan" solution to fully enable video imaging devices to become a powerful yet economical addition to the arsenal of… More

Micromachined Nano-G Accelerometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Odile Clavier, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,923.00
Abstract:
Micro- and nano-satellites are being planned for use on future scientific space missions. However, since their payloads are much smaller than traditional satellites, the instruments used on these next generation satellites need to be miniaturized (in mass, size, and power). In order for small… More

Highly Efficient, Lightweight, High Temperature Blower for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Weibo B. Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,722.00
Abstract:
Long-endurance unmanned vehicle (UV) and munition systems require lightweight, compact, and efficient power systems. Advanced fuel cells are promising technologies that can be used for both primary propulsion and auxiliary power units for these applications. A lightweight, high temperature,… More

Very Low-Cost, Rugged, High-Vacuum System for Mass Spectrometers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
NASA, DoD, DHS, and commercial industry have a pressing need for miniaturized, rugged, low-cost high-vacuum systems. Recent advances in sensor technology at NASA and other government laboratories, in academia, and in industry have led to the development of very small mass spectrometer detectors as… More

A Novel, Ultra-Light, Heat Rejection System for Nuclear Power Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jay Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $596,957.00
Abstract:
For lunar-based fission power systems that will support In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) or Mars robotic and manned missions, power requirements may vary from 10s to 100s of kWe to support initial human missions and longer term lunar bases. Due to the large amounts of waste heat generated by… More

Lightweight, Compact, Heated Glove Insert for Diver Hand Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
Navy divers require thermal protection for their hands in cold water to extend dive durations and to improve manual dexterity. Creare proposes to develop an innovative heated glove insert to improve hand dexterity. The proposed technology uses a very thin glove insert with a high distributed… More

Automated System for Digital Measurements of Ear Canal Geometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jerry Bieszczad, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,749.00
Abstract:
The widespread incidence of hearing loss in veterans throughout the Armed Forces, coupled with the lack of compliance with earplug usage guidelines for active personnel, necessitates a new approach to hearing protection. When properly fitted and worn, custom earplugs have the potential to provide… More

Lightweight, Efficient Blower for Personal Air Ventilation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $749,882.00
Abstract:
A personal air ventilation system (PAVS) can dramatically improve the environment inside chemical/biological protective clothing, protecting the health and safety of soldiers and enabling peak physical/mental performance for long periods. However, existing air blowers that can produce the flow rate… More

Lightweight, Flexible, and Freezable Heat Pump/Radiator for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,683.00
Abstract:
Manned lunar exploration will require extravehicular activity (EVA) suits that surpass existing technology. We propose an innovative thermal control system for EVA suits that uses an absorption heat pump with a flexible radiator that offers reduced size, lighter weight, conformability, rugged… More

Efficient, Long-Life Biocidal Condenser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,912.00
Abstract:
Environmental control systems for manned lunar and planetary bases will require condensing heat exchangers to control humidity in manned modules. Condensing surfaces must be hydrophilic to ensure efficient operation and biocidal to prevent growth of microbes in the moist, condensing environment. … More

Star Tracker Augmented Inertial Navigation System for High Altitude UAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a low-cost, high-precision navigational sensor system for air vehicles flying at high altitudes and high Mach number that does not rely on satellite navigational systems. We plan to combine a low-cost inertial navigation system with one or more star tracking cameras to provide… More

HTS Degaussing Cable

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,895.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cables offer major advantages over the conventional copper cables currently used to reduce the magnetic signatures of Navy ships. A degaussing system utilizing HTS cables would be smaller, lighter, and cost less to install than current systems. However, new… More

Acoustic Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,762.00
Abstract:
The military needs better methods of monitoring remote facilities to protect them against burglary and vandalism. Many of these facilities cover large areas, contain numerous buildings and other valuable assets, and are at high risk for theft. New acoustic monitoring technologies are needed that… More

A Laser-Assisted Machining Approach for the High-Performance Machining of CMCs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,833.00
Abstract:
Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are desirable for high-performance aircraft engines due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio and their ability to withstand high temperatures. However, CMCs are expensive to machine due to their low thermal conductivity, high hardness, and abrasiveness. … More

The Affordable Pre-Finishing of Silicon Carbide for Optical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jay Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,949.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop a novel, laser-assisted, pre-finishing process for chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coated silicon-carbide ceramics. Our innovation will enable the affordable single-point turning of CVD silicon carbide from a near-net shape blank to a pre-finished aspheric optic. We will… More

Reactive Flash Volatilization JP-8 Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MINNESOTA
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,811.00
RI Contact: Lanny D. Schmidt
Abstract:
Compact, efficient, and sustainable electric power generators are needed to provide electric power for deployed military operations. In order to meet logistical requirements, the military is seeking to convert combustion-powered systems to a common fuel: JP-8. Generators that operate on JP-8 fuel… More

Systemic Safety Improvements for Aircraft Carrier Launch Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $149,922.00
Abstract:
During the preparation to launch aircraft from the carrier, deck crews must work very close to the aircraft to complete their tasks. The area near the aircraft presents a dangerous area, especially for modern aircraft such as the Joint Strike Fighter, which has very powerful engines and extremely… More

HTS Degaussing Cable Junction Box

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,958.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cables offer major advantages over the conventional copper cables currently used to reduce the magnetic signatures of Navy ships. A degaussing system utilizing HTS cables would be smaller, lighter, and cost less to install than current systems. However, new… More

Demonstration of Inter-Turbine Burners for Part-Power Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Roger W. Hill, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $734,757.00
Abstract:
Conventional gas turbine engines are often optimized for a specific narrow range of the flight envelope and perform much less efficiently at off-design conditions. Introduction of an inter turbine burner (ITB) into a gas turbine design can add a level of adjustability to the engine performance that… More

Advanced, Long-Life Cryocooler Technology for Zero-Boil-Off Cryogen Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
Long-life, high-capacity cryocoolers are a critical need for future space systems utilizing stored cryogens. The cooling requirements for planetary and extraterrestrial exploration missions, Crew Exploration Vehicles, extended-life orbital transfer vehicles, and space depots will range from 10 to… More

Diver Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: STATE UNIV. OF NY AT BUFFALO
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,971.00
RI Contact: Claes E. Lundgren
Abstract:
Divers operate in a hostile environment that is physically stressful and mentally demanding. They must also function autonomously as communications are very limited during the dive. Each diver must be responsible for his/her own safety, as well as accomplishment of mission objectives. For some… More

Long Period Heave Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,970.00
Abstract:
New types of surface combat vessels are being developed for use in littoral warfare. These ships are designed to meet the evolving mission of the Navy which includes providing forward presence and dominance and support of expeditionary forces. The new mission requirements motivate the use of new… More

Urban Seismic Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William E. Audette, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,771.00
Abstract:
Lack of situational awareness in urban environments is a significant problem. In-city ground assets are vulnerable and airborne assets are expensive and limited. Seismic surveillance using offset arrays offers a solution that is persistent, stealthy, defendable, and relatively inexpensive. … More

Self-Powered Microclimate Cooling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,904.00
Abstract:
Microclimate cooling is a critical need for soldiers serving in hot climates. Power requirements for conventional cooling approaches can add considerable battery mass to the system, since refrigeration consumes a large amount of power and systems must run for four or more hours without recharge. … More

Repeatable Release Holdback Bar Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $79,884.00
Abstract:
The Repeatable Release Holdback Bar (RRHB) is critical to the safe and effective catapult launch of carrier-based aircraft. The current RRHB is a purely mechanical device with no integral electronic health monitoring or warning capabilities. All records regarding the use of a particular RRHB must… More

Measurement/Control System for On-Machine Inspection and Tool Path Correction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $149,824.00
Abstract:
Current practice for machining ceramic radomes used in millimeter wave missiles relies on 20-year-old technology. The result of these antiquated processes is that the yield of machined radomes is unacceptably low and the time required to machine the parts is exceedingly long. These result because… More

Shaft-Mounted Cryogenic Refrigerator for HTS Motors and Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,827.00
Abstract:
Due to their high-power density and efficiency, large-capacity, high-temperature, superconductor (HTS) motors and generators offer a number of advantages over conventional electrical machines for ship propulsion and power generating systems. One of the key practical issues with HTS machines is the… More

Serious Game for Rehabilitation of Auditory Processing Disorders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Odile H. Clavier, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
A large proportion of patients suffering from blast-related injuries also suffer from traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury often leads to communication impairments associated with (central) auditory processing disorders ((C)APD). Properly designed auditory training has been shown to… More

Portable Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer for Nuclear Forensics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kline-Schoder, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
Analysis of nuclear material samples in the field 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… More

Ultra-High Heat Flux Condenser for Electronics Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,926.00
Abstract:
Temperature control systems for high-power electronics in future military platforms are likely to use two-phase cooling systems, either in the form of two-phase pumped loops or vapor compression refrigeration systems. Either type of system will require a compact condenser to reject heat from the… More

A Portable Swaging Machine for Aircraft Carrier Purchase Cable Terminals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. AYTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $488,626.00
RI Contact: Brian Frock
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy requires a swaging tool for attaching arresting gear purchase cable terminals on ship. Swaging is a well understood process, and there are many suppliers of adequately powerful machines. However, these machines are too large and cumbersome to be used in the shipboard environment. … More

A Fast Acting Solid-State Circuit Breaker for Electrical Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
Increased demands for electric vehicle performance have resulted in large power requirements and the potential for extremely large fault currents. This is true not only for over-the-road electric and hybrid vehicles, but also for ships and aircraft, which are increasingly moving toward all-electric… More

A High-Temperature Battlefield Fuel Vaporization Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Jaeger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,905.00
Abstract:
The Army seeks to standardize all equipment on its battlefield logistics fuel, JP-8. JP-8 is difficult to use for small-scale, low-power applications, however, since its low vapor pressure and complex composition inhibit complete vaporization. Existing methods for vaporizing logistics fuels are… More

CFD Toolkit for Modeling Parachutists in Freefall

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,945.00
Abstract:
A recent increase in the occurrence of pilot parachute deployment hesitation events during training has focused attention on the flow field about parachutists in freefall. An improved understanding of this flow will contribute to better equipment and improved safety. Computational Fluid Dynamics… More

Catapult Elongation Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $749,982.00
Abstract:
Creare's ultimate objective is to provide the Navy with an improved method for determining the elongation of aircraft carrier catapult cylinder rows. During Phase I, we developed benchtop prototypes and conducted extensive laboratory tests in representative environments and considered integration… More

Advanced In-Flight Rebreather

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $749,916.00
Abstract:
Flight crews require supplemental oxygen for emergency high-cabin-altitude operations. Some personnel require a walk-around oxygen supply to move freely throughout the cabin until the altitude is reduced to a safe level. Current low-pressure bottles cannot supply oxygen for an adequate duration in… More

High Temperature Superconductor Quick Disconnect

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $569,826.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cables offer major advantages over the conventional copper cables currently used to reduce the magnetic signatures of Navy ships. A degaussing system utilizing HTS cables would be smaller, lighter, and cost less to install than current systems. However, new… More

Flameholder Designs for Improved Augmentor Stability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $381,719.00
Abstract:
Augmentor stability is critical to the operational performance of military aircraft that rely on gas turbine propulsion. Compared to early augmentor designs, the distance between the point of fuel injection and the flameholder has become progressively shorter in modern augmentors. These so called… More

A Superconducting Fault Current Limiter for Shipboard Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $299,922.00
Abstract:
Superconducting materials are ideal candidates for fault current limiters (FCL) due to their low insertion loss and inherent ability to transition to high impedance in a very short time. Creare proposes to develop an FCL based on the use of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) that can be applied… More

Microburner for Deployed Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $747,988.00
Abstract:
Compact, efficient, and sustainable electric power generators are needed to provide mobile electric power for deployable military bases. Fuel cells with fuel processors that run on logistic fuels are attractive candidates due to inherent efficiency, practicality, sustainability, and safety. In… More

A Universal Tactical Cryocooler Drive

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $447,795.00
Abstract:
SuperConducting Electronics (SCE) systems are becoming commonplace due to their substantial benefits in performance and cost when compared to traditional, semiconductor-based components. To achieve widespread adoption of SCE systems, low-cost and rugged cryocoolers and associated drives are needed.… More

System for Image-Guided, Minimally-Invasive Kidney Surgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $140,318.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma each year. The disease kills about 12,000 Americans each year and has the highest mortality rate of all urologic cancers (about twice the mortality rate of prostate and bladder cancer). In… More

Lightweight Magnetic Cooler with a Reversible Circulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,248.00
Abstract:
NASA's future missions to investigate the structure and evolution of the universe require highly efficient, very low temperature coolers for low-noise detector systems. We propose to develop a highly efficient, lightweight space magnetic cooler that can continuously provide remote/distributed… More

Compact Refrigeration System for Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,959.00
Abstract:
Marines must drink over a gallon of water a day to operate safely and effectively in hot climates. We propose to build field test prototype units to demonstrate innovative technology for a compact drinking water chiller. The chiller can boost water consumption by cooling an individual soldier's… More

A Magneto-Hydrodynamic System for Generating High-Pressure Impluses in Spallation Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Kaszeta, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) produces neutrons that allow researchers to study key material properties. Neutrons are produced by the interaction of a very short (1 µsec), highly intense (1 MW at 60 Hz) pulse of protons with a flowing bath of mercury… More

Co-located Earphone/Microphone for Active Noise Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Klineschoder
Award Amount: $717,843.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to design, fabricate, and test co-located earphones/microphones for use in in- ear, active noise reduction (ANR) systems. Our innovation is based on a micromachined membrane that serves as both the sensing element for a… More

Advanced Helmet for Maintainer Head and Hearing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $1,479,816.00
Abstract:
Improved head and hearing protection is required for aircraft maintainers working on a carrier flight deck during launch and recovery operations. Legacy Flight Deck Cranials are inadequate in many aspects including hearing protection, impact protection, cleaning, comfort, and compatibility with… More

High-Speed Machining of Titanium Alloys Using Indirect Cutting Tool Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,768.00
Abstract:
Titanium"s high strength and low density make it an exceptional material for numerous military applications. However, titanium aerospace components are notoriously expensive and difficult to machine at high speeds, driving up per-part costs, and limiting application of this material where it could… More

Multi-Fuel Burner for Stirling Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $725,686.00
Abstract:
Compact, efficient, and sustainable electric power generators are needed to provide mobile electric power for deployable military bases. Stirling engines are attractive candidates to meet the Army's future deployed electric power needs because they are quiet, efficient, and have the potential to be… More

An Advanced Thermal Management System for Gimbal-Mounted Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $999,877.00
Abstract:
Future missile detection systems will require improved thermal management for cooling gimbal-mounted sensors and optics. Current systems utilize cryocoolers placed on the gimbal, which necessitates the cryocooler heat to be rejected directly from the gimbal. A superior approach in terms of payload… More

Ultra-High Heat Flux Condenser for Electronics Coo

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $721,932.00
Abstract:
Temperature control systems for high-power electronics in future military platforms will need two-phase cooling systems, either in the form of two-phase pumped loops or vapor compression refrigeration systems. Either type of system will require a compact condenser to reject heat. We propose to… More

Compact, Efficient Water Recovery for Advanced Fuel Cell Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,978.00
Abstract:
Fuel cell power systems that run on common, high-sulfur logistic fuel have the potential to meet future demands for distributed, shipboard power generation and to generate power at forward deployed bases. A key practical problem with this technology is the need for a continuous supply of… More

Adaptable, High-Performance, Low-Integration-Cost Magnetometer for Satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Odile Clavier, Director of Sensor Develo
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop an adaptable, high-performance, low-integration-cost magnetometer that can be used on a wide range of Air Force, other DoD, NASA, and commercial satellites. Accurate, space based magnetic measurements are critical for mapping of magnetic fields around Earth, which is… More

Thermal Management System for Superconducting Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,824.00
Abstract:
Aircraft powered by hydrogen power plants or gas turbines driving electric generators connected to distributed electric motors for propulsion have the potential to transform the aircraft design space by decoupling power generation from propulsion. Resulting aircraft designs such as blended wing… More

Diver Health Monitoring System (DHMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Research Foundation at SUNY
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $491,377.00
RI Contact: Martina Tsai
Abstract:
Divers operate in a hostile environment that is physically stressful and mentally demanding. They must also function autonomously as communications are very limited during the dive. Each diver must be responsible for his/her own safety, as well as accomplishment of mission objectives. For some time,… More

The Affordable Pre-Finishing of Silicon Carbide for Optical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jay Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,939.00
Abstract:
Large aperture, lightweight optical mirror technologies are critical for the future of lightweight telescopes and their attendant missions to explore the planets in our solar system and beyond. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coated silicon carbide (SiC) has been shown to be a viable alternative… More

A Highly Stable Two-Phase Thermal Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,973.00
Abstract:
Future weapons and electronics systems will have multiple components that generate large amounts of heat at intense heat fluxes. Advanced thermal management technology is needed to control the temperatures of these components. We propose to develop a highly stable two-phase thermal management… More

Advanced, Long-Life Cryocooler Technology for Zero-Boil-Off Cryogen Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,965.00
Abstract:
Long-life, high-capacity cryocoolers are a critical need for future space systems utilizing stored cryogens. The cooling requirements for planetary and extraterrestrial exploration missions, Crew Exploration Vehicles, extended-life orbital transfer vehicles, and space depots will range from 10 to… More

Very Low-Cost, Rugged, High-Vacuum System for Mass Spectrometers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,875.00
Abstract:
NASA, the DoD, DHS, and commercial industry have a pressing need for miniaturized, rugged, low-cost, high vacuum systems. Recent advances in sensor technology at NASA and other government laboratories, in academia, and in industry have led to the development of very small mass spectrometer… More

Seismic Source Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $99,785.00
Abstract:
Surveillance of remote border areas is a significant problem. Detection of walking or running subjects is currently performed using multi-modal unattended ground sensors that measure seismic, acoustic, passive infrared (PIR), and magnetic activity. Current systems rely primarily on the seismic and… More

Functional Hearing Evaluation For Military Occupational Specialties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Odile Clavier, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
Communication requirements vary widely across Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) and mission readiness depends on the applicant's ability to perform their jobs safely and efficiently. Some specialties require the soldier to perform hearing-critical tasks that may take place in non-optimal… More

Superconducting Power Transmission for Directed Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,964.00
RI Contact: Michael C. Corcoran
Abstract:
Airborne directed energy weapons offer advantages over conventional weapons as they minimize collateral damage, reducing the cost of post-conflict reconstruction. However, the high power levels required by these weapons present size and weight challenges for airborne applications. In particular, the… More

An Advanced Cooling System for In-Situ Resource Utilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
NASA plans to produce cryogenic oxygen and hydrogen to power regenerative fuel cells for lunar surface exploration. The oxygen and hydrogen will be produced by electrolysis of water from In Situ Resource Utilization reactors. The electrolysis products will be warm high-pressure gases, requiring… More

A Hybrid Machining System for High Performance Titanium Machining

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
RI Contact: Mary D. Millsaps
Abstract:
Titanium alloys are desirable for high performance military systems due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio and their ability to withstand high temperatures. However, titanium alloys cannot be machined rapidly due to their low thermal conductivity and high strength. These factors render… More

Miniature, Variable-Speed Control Moment Gyroscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,964.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to design, develop, demonstrate, and deliver a miniature, variable speed control moment gyroscope (MVS CMG) for use on small satellites. Creare's MVS CMG has the potential to revolutionize the design and operation of small satellites (i.e., mass from less than 1… More

Compact, Efficient, and Reliable Ventilation Fan for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
Advanced EVA suits for space exploration will need a portable life support system (PLSS) that is compact, lightweight, and highly reliable. A key component is a blower that circulates air through the space suit ventilation loop. We propose to develop an innovative air blower that can meet the… More

Systemic Safety Improvements for Aircraft Carrier Launch Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,887.00
Abstract:
During the preparation to launch aircraft from a carrier, deck crews must work very close to the aircraft to complete their tasks. The area near the aircraft presents a number of dangers, especially for modern aircraft such as the Joint Strike Fighter, which has very powerful engines and extremely… More

An Advanced Cryocooler for Space-Borne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Ph.D., Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $2,794,459.00
Abstract:
Future Department of Defense (DoD) space-borne electro-optical payloads will require reliable, efficient, and lightweight cryocoolers for sensor cooling. Turbo-Brayton cryocoolers are an ideal candidate for these payloads. The technology is reliable and space proven with one unit having provided… More

Mixing Enhancers for Compact Combustors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger W. Hill, President/CEO & Technical
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
Compact combustors are being considered as a means to improve gas turbine performance for military and commercial applications. An application of particular interest for the compact combustor is to provide heat addition between the two turbine stages. Achievement of small combustor size requires… More

A Laser-Assisted Machining Approach for the High Performance Machining of CMCs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,912.00
Abstract:
Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials are desirable for high performance missile components due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio and their ability to withstand high temperatures. However, CMC materials are expensive to machine due to their low thermal conductivity, high hardness, and… More

Measurement/Control System for On-Machine Inspection and Tool Path Correction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Vice President – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $748,993.00
Abstract:
Current practice for machining ceramic radomes used in millimeter wave missiles relies on 20-year-old technology. The result of these antiquated processes is that the yield of machined radomes is unacceptably low and the time required to machine the parts is exceedingly long. These result because of… More

Micromachined Nano-G Accelerometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Odile Clavier, Engineer
Award Amount: $746,396.00
Abstract:
Future scientific and military space missions plan to use micro and nano-satellites. Because their payloads are much smaller than traditional satellites, the instruments used on these next generation satellites need to be miniaturized. If micro and nano-satellites are to be used to map and model the… More

Turbocharger and Electrically Buffered Control System for Military Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,921.00
Abstract:
Diesel generators that operate at partial power can experience wet stacking, low efficiency, and poor exhaust emissions. These problems create excessive maintenance, reduced lifetime, high fuel consumption, and poor air quality. Although exhaust treatment systems can improve air quality, most… More

Advanced Thermal Management for Low Profile On-the

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry, President
Award Amount: $69,914.00
Abstract:
Electronic components in on-the-move satellite communications antennas generate large amounts of waste heat. Cooling systems must control the temperature of these components in very hot environments without increasing the thickness of the antenna or consuming excessive power. We propose to develop… More

Noise-Tolerant Medical Record Voice Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Vice President
Award Amount: $98,658.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to design, develop, and deliver a Noise-Tolerant Medical Record Voice Recorder. Currently, medical personnel attending to injured soldiers at the point of injury do not have a consistent and accurate method to transfer vital medical information to final point of care medical… More

Improved Fuel Spray Models for Augmentors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Ph.D., Director
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
Augmentor stability is critical to the operational performance of military systems that rely on gas turbine propulsion. For modern close-coupled designs, the distance between the point of fuel injection and the reaction zone is short, resulting in imperfect mixing and vaporization of the fuel… More

A Lightweight, High Efficiency, Heat Rejection System for HALE Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jay Rozzi,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,846.00
Abstract:
The ability to obtain reconnaissance anywhere in the world within a short time after launch is critical to the information gathering capability of the United States. High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) vehicles were designed for this purpose. Creare's innovation is a novel High Altitude Heat… More

Advanced Coating Tool for ID Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Jaeger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
The Air Force currently spends millions of dollars replacing cylindrical hydraulics components that are worn or scratched on the ID surfaces. These components may be otherwise salvageable, but there is currently no practical method for restoring the ID tolerances of the sealing surfaces. Such… More

Seismic Perimeter Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,713.00
Abstract:
Maintenance of a secure perimeter around military camps is a significant problem. Visual surveillance and electronic imaging currently serve as the primary surveillance modalities. However, in using these methods, it is often extremely difficult to detect insurgents making effective use of stealth… More

Lightweight Turbo-Rankine Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,989.00
Abstract:
Military operations require small engines to convert heavy fuels into mechanical power and electricity. Current engines/generators in the 7.5 kW (10 HP) range are too heavy, inefficient, and noisy for extremely mobile and/or clandestine operations. Fundamental scaling penalties and manufacturing… More

Low Maintenance, Low Cost Cryocooler for HTS Degaussing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick Magari, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cables offer major advantages over the conventional copper cables currently used to reduce the magnetic signatures of Navy ships. A degaussing system utilizing HTS cables would be smaller, lighter, and cost less to install than current systems. However, the… More

Compact Turbo-Rankine Bottoming Cycle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,927.00
Abstract:
Electric generators for military and civilian applications produce large amounts of waste heat. This heat can produce additional electric power via a bottoming cycle. The resulting power would enable the use of more electronic devices and/or reduce fuel consumption and its associated costs and… More

Beam Director/Expander for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,872.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to design, fabricate, and test a compact, low power, aircraft-mounted Beam Director/Expander (BD/E) for High Energy Laser (HEL) Applications. Examples of HEL applications include: (1) directed energy weapons from air- and space-borne sources, and (2)… More

An Integrated, Out-of-Autoclave Composite Curing System for Aerospace Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Ph.D., Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $99,840.00
Abstract:
Polymer matrix (e.g., IM7/5250-4) and epoxy-resin (IM7/977-3) composites are desirable for high performance aerospace structures including blade seals, spars, and fairings due to the significant weight reductions that can be achieved while attaining sufficient strength. Currently, such components… More

Directed Heating System for High Speed Manufacturi

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Ph.D., Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,522.00
Abstract:
Polymer matrix thermoplastic (e.g., PEEK/IM7) composites exhibit excellent toughness, fatigue strength, and strength-to-weight characteristics over their all-metal counterparts. These characteristics make them desirable for high performance military structures such as artillery components for… More

Affordable Small Diameter Heading Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,916.00
Abstract:
The detection range and bearing resolution of towed array sonar is limited by the fact that the towed array cable will bend due to ocean currents and towing vessel maneuvers. There is therefore a need for sensors that are able to measure and quantify the attitude at intervals along the cable. The… More

A Novel Non-Contact Soldering Iron/Heat Gun for Electronics Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,943.00
Abstract:
While contact-based soldering irons have been sufficient for the Navy's needs for a number of years, the need to support new lead-free and older leaded solders is impossible with the current soldering irons without the risk of cross-contamination. In addition, the combination of the soldering iron… More

JP-8 Powered Flameless Griddle for Army Field Kitchens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,108.00
Abstract:
As part of the "One Fuel Forward" approach to fuel logistics, the Army is seeking to develop more efficient, safer JP-8 burners for griddle appliances in field kitchens. To meet the Army's needs, several technologies are needed: efficient atomizers for vaporizing JP-8 fuel; a flameless combustor… More

Regenerative Cryogenic Helium Circulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,904.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cables offer major advantages over the conventional copper cables currently used to reduce the magnetic signatures of Navy ships. A degaussing system utilizing HTS cables would be smaller, lighter, and cost less to install than current systems. However, the… More

A Magneto-Hydrodynamic System for Generating High-Pressure Impluses in Spallation Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Kaszeta, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,385.00
Abstract:
The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) produces neutrons for neutron scattering studies that allow researchers to study key materials properties. These neutrons are produced by the interaction of a very short (1 µsec), highly intense (1 MW at 60 Hz) pulse of… More

Functional Hearing Evaluation for Military Occupational Specialties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Odile Clavier, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
Mission readiness in the military depends on a soldier's ability to perform a particular job or task safely and efficiently. Some military specialties require the soldier to perform hearing-critical tasks that may take place in noisy and distracting environments. Further, communication… More

Non-Invasive Bubble Detection in Tissue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROJECTS
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $1,467,007.00
RI Contact: Christine Bothe
Abstract:
Despite decades of research, numerous unanswered questions remain about the etiology of decompression sickness (DCS)a serious risk for individuals exposed to large environmental pressure changes such as divers, rescued submariners, aviators, and astronauts. Several studies have suggested that… More

Light Field Imaging for Dense Sprays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Mass Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Darin Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,982.00
RI Contact: Michael P. Corcoran
Abstract:
The performance of modern combustion systems used in propulsion devices (e.g., gas turbine main combustors, augmentors, rockets, etc.) is largely dependent on the mixing of fuel and oxidizer (e.g., compressor air, vitiated air, and oxygen). This mixing process, usually involving a liquid jet… More

Wireless, Wide Frequency Band Otoactoustic Emissions Probe

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Northern Colorado
Principal Investigator: Odile Clavier, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,954.00
RI Contact: Deanna Meinke
Abstract:
The nature and requirements of military operations lead to high noise levels, exposing military and civilian personnel to the possibility of noise-induced hearing loss. Otoacoustic emission (OAE) probes can assess the health of the inner ear by testing the response of the cochlea to various types of… More

A Magnetostrictive Energy Harvester for Shipboard Mechanical Vibration Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Dayton Research Inst.
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,984.00
RI Contact: Claudette Groeber
Abstract:
There are many efforts underway to develop distributed shipboard health monitoring sensors. These devices face strong opposition by fleet maintainers unless the requirements for power supply cabling and/or battery maintenance are eliminated. Consequently, methods for harvesting energy from local… More

Miniature, Rugged Vacuum System for Portable Mass Spectrometers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorenson
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
DHS and the military have an urgent need for sensitive detectors of harmful materials such as toxic industrial chemicals, explosives, and chemical and biological warfare agents. Handheld instruments must be sensitive, able to detect a wide variety of target compounds in a matter of seconds, reliably… More

Multi-Stage Current Leads for Superconducting Power Transmission Cables

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
RI Contact: Michael P. Corcoran
Abstract:
Legacy power distribution cables will not be able to meet the future requirements of Navy electric ships. While power distribution systems employing high temperature superconductors (HTS) have the potential to meet this need, further development work is required to improve the performance and… More

A Battery Pack Risk Assessment Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: National Renewable Energy Lab
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,957.00
RI Contact: Barbara Goodman
Abstract:
When many Lithium-ion battery cells are integrated into a large pack, the possible outcomes resulting from individual cell faults are complex and difficult to predict. Consequently, there is great interest in developing design tools to aid in the optimization of pack performance as well as to… More

An Efficient 35 K Cryocooler Driven by Electrochemical Compressors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,978.00
RI Contact: Carol A. Fisher
Abstract:
Next-generation missile defense systems will utilize infrared sensing technologies that will require efficient cooling at low temperatures. We propose to develop an innovative solid-state cryocooler that can provide cooling at temperatures below 35 K while rejecting heat at temperatures up to about… More

Performance Enhancement for 4 K Pulse Tube Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,942.00
RI Contact: Cheryl E. Gest
Abstract:
Future military communication systems will utilize advanced superconductor digital electronics that will require efficient cooling at low temperatures near 4 K. We propose to improve the efficiency of pulse-tube cryocoolers by addressing the two primary performance limitations. These are operation… More

A Non-Contact Displacement Sensor for Estimating Sound Pressure Level in Pipes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Boston University
Principal Investigator: Jed Wilbur, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,889.00
RI Contact: Ronald A. Roy
Abstract:
The presence of noise in piping systems often serves as an early warning of mechanical problems such as faulty or cavitating pumps and valves, or boiling in cooling lines. Additionally, in many Naval environments, especially submarines, minimizing noise radiated from vibrating pipes is highly… More

Compact Vacuum Pump for Titan Lander Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,904.00
Abstract:
NASA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and commercial industry have a pressing need for miniaturized, rugged, low mass, power efficient, high vacuum systems that can achieve vacuum pressures as low as 10E-8 torr while exhausting to greater than 1 atm. Advances in… More

Smart System for Auditory Assessment in Hearing Conservation Programs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Odile Clavier, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
The nature and requirements of many military operations lead to high noise levels, thereby exposing military personnel to the possibility of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tinnitus. Hearing Conservation Programs (HCP) are designed to protect noise-exposed individuals from developing… More

Advanced Radiative Emitters for Radioisotope Thermophotovoltaic Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Kaszeta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,968.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) are critical for future space and planetary exploration missions. Small improvements in the RPS performance, weight, size, and/or reliability can have a dramatic effect on the scientific capability of the vehicle and the overall mission costs. Radioisotope… More

An Advanced Cooling System for In-Situ Resource Utilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,951.00
Abstract:
NASA plans to produce cryogenic oxygen and hydrogen to power regenerative fuel cells for lunar surface exploration. The oxygen and hydrogen will be produced by electrolysis of water from In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) reactors. The electrolysis products will be warm high-pressure gases,… More

A Two-Phase Cooling Loop for Fission Surface Power Waste Heat Transport

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
Current lunar-based Fission Surface Power (FSP) Systems that will support sustained surface outposts consist of a nuclear reactor with power converters, whose waste heat is transported to radiator panels to be rejected to the environment. The current approach is to transport waste heat using a… More

Nonventing Thermal and Humidity Control for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,943.00
Abstract:
Future manned space exploration missions will require space suits with capabilities beyond the current state of the art. Portable Life Support Systems for these future space suits are extremely challenging, since they must maintain healthy and comfortable conditions inside the suit for… More

Micromachined Active Magnetic Regenerator for Low Temperature Magnetic Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
NASA's future science missions to investigate the structure and evolution of the universe require highly efficient, very low temperature coolers for low noise detector systems. We propose to develop a highly efficient, lightweight Active Magnetic Regenerative Refrigeration (AMRR) system that can… More

Miniature Reaction Wheel for Small Satellite Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-Schoder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,973.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to design, develop, demonstrate, and deliver a miniature, high torque, low-vibration reaction wheel for use on small satellites. Creare's miniature reaction wheel has the potential to revolutionize the design and operation of small satellites (i.e., mass from… More

Compact, Efficient, and Reliable Ventilation Fan for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,944.00
Abstract:
Advanced EVA suits for space exploration will need a portable life support system (PLSS) that is compact, lightweight, highly reliable, and meets stringent requirements for oxygen safety. A key component is a blower that circulates gas through the space suit ventilation loop. We propose to develop… More

A Maximum Power Tracker for Improved Thermophotovoltaic Power Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Richard Kaszeta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,533.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) are critical for future flagship exploration missions in space and on planetary surfaces. Small improvements in the RPS performance, weight, size, and/or reliability can have a dramatic effect on the scientific capability of the vehicle and the overall mission… More

System for Image-Guided, Minimally-Invasive Kidney Surgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor
Award Amount: $1,200,582.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma each year. The disease kills about 14,000 Americans each year and has the highest mortality rate of all urologic cancers (about twice the mortality rate of prostate and bladder cancer). In… More

Reactive Flash Volatilization JP-8 Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $742,110.00
RI Contact: Lanny D. Schmidt
Abstract:
Compact, efficient, and sustainable electric power generators are needed to provide electric power for deployed military operations. In order to meet logistical requirements, the military is seeking to convert combustion-powered systems to a common fuel:

Novel Tools for Augmentor Ignition Modeling and Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,883.00
Abstract:
Reliable ignition is critical to the operational performance of augmented military jet engines. Augmentors must reliably ignite when thrust is needed or the system (and pilot) safety could be compromised. Augmentor ignition is particularly challenging because the igniter must function over a range… More

Small Hole Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,863.00
Abstract:
The efficient, effective measurement of small drilled holes continues to be a challenge for key aerospace applications. While manufacturing methods for fabricating holes have improved significantly over the last ten years, measurement and metrology methods have not advanced at the same pace. … More

Improving the Performance of High Temperature Power Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
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… More

A High-Performance, High Capacity Turboalternator for Cooling Electro-Optical Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
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… More

A 10-20 K Cryocooler for Cooling Electro-Optical Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
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… More

A Highly Stable Two-Phase Thermal Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $749,929.00
Abstract:
The Air Force, Navy, and Army all project increasing heat generation in military vehicles from advanced electronics systems and weapons systems. Advanced thermal management technology is needed to control the temperatures in these systems. We propose to develop a highly stable two-phase thermal… More

High Density Solid Hydrogen Storage for Long-Duration Soldier Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,891.00
Abstract:
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… More

Innovative Cooling Technologies for FADEC Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,818.00
Abstract:
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… More

JP-8 Powered Flameless Griddle for Army Field Kitchens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Darin Knaus, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $729,993.00
Abstract:
The Army is seeking to develop more efficient, safer logistics fuel burners for cooking appliances in field kitchens. Existing appliances that operate on logistics fuel primarily involve open flames which are inherently inefficient and vent both heat and potentially hazardous combustion products… More

Adaptable, High-Performance, Low-Integration-Cost Magnetometer for Satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Odile Clavier, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $749,953.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes to develop an adaptable, high-performance, low-integration-cost magnetometer measurement system that can be used on a wide range of Air Force, other DoD, NASA, and commercial satellites. Accurate, space-based magnetic measurements are critical for mapping magnetic fields around… More

Compact Microclimate Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,904.00
Abstract:
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… More

Shaft-Mounted Cryogenic Refrigerator for HTS Motors and Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, PhD, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $2,486,672.00
Abstract:
Due to their high power density and efficiency, large capacity, high temperature superconductor (HTS) motors and generators offer a number of advantages over conventional electrical machines for ship propulsion and power generating systems. One of the key practical issues with HTS machines and other… More

Compact Turbo-Rankine Bottoming Cycle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $490,140.00
Abstract:
Electric generators for military and civilian applications produce large amounts of waste heat. This heat can produce additional electric power via a bottoming cycle. The resulting power would enable the use of more electronic devices and/or reduce fuel consumption and its associated costs and… More

Repeatable Release Holdback Bar Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Patrick Magari, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $749,952.00
Abstract:
The Repeatable Release Holdback Bar (RRHB) is critical to the safe and effective launch of carrier-based aircraft. The current RRHB is a purely mechanical device with no integral electronic health monitoring or warning capabilities. All records regarding the use of an RRHB must be maintained… More

An Advanced Battery Management System for Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,928.00
Abstract:
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… More

Affordable Small Diameter Heading Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,842.00
Abstract:
One of the key limits to the detection range and bearing resolution of towed array sonar systems is the fact that the towed array cable will bend due to ocean currents and towing vessel maneuvers. There is therefore a need within the Navy for sensors that are able to measure and accurately quantify… More

Long Period Heave Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $399,954.00
Abstract:
Accurate measurements of ship heave are critical to evaluate the dynamic behavior of new vessels being developed for littoral and amphibious operations, as well as improving the accuracy of weapons targeting. Existing methods of heave measurement are based on double integration of measured… More

Thin-Film Sensor Suite for Measuring Detonation Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Jaeger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,876.00
Abstract:
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… More

Portable Mass Spectrometer with Disposable Mass Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Jaeger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
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… More

High-Reliability Gas-Bearings for Military Air Cycle Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $79,919.00
Abstract:
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… More

Advanced Burner for Field Kitchen Appliances

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darin Knaus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
The Marines and other military branches are seeking to develop more efficient, more reliable, and safer logistics fuel (JP-8) burners needed for field kitchen cooking appliances. Existing appliances that operate on logistics fuel have a number of significant shortcomings. In some cases, existing… More

Systemic Reliability Improvements for Rechargeable NiCD Battery Packs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,856.00
Abstract:
Nickel Cadmium (NiCD) batteries have long been one of the best rechargeable battery chemistries due to high reliability and excellent energy density, especially for low voltage commercial products requiring a small number of series connected cells. For larger packs that require higher voltages and… More

A Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly, Compact Energy Storage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,963.00
Abstract:
A critical need for renewable energy systems is a cost-effective energy storage system that would enable the systems to provide power reliably and continuously when renewable energy resources are not available. We propose to develop such a cost-effective, compact, and environmentally friendly energy… More

Enhanced Dielectric Barrier Discharge Devices for Active Control of Flow Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Kaszeta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,874.00
Abstract:
One of the most important factors in improving aerodynamic performance of aircraft is the ability to control flow separation from lift and control surfaces. On many military aircraft, passive vortex generators are currently used to create high levels of vorticity along control and lift surfaces, but… More

Compact, Solar-Powered Water Purification System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,907.00
Abstract:
Fresh, purified water is critical for support of humanitarian, disaster relief, reconstruction, and expeditionary operations. Producing potable water from indigenous sources is energy intensive, and supplying fuel to power conventional water purifiers can be a logistical challenge. We propose to… More

MRI-Compatible Hyper/Hypobaric Chamber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick Magari, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,919.00
Abstract:
Hyperbaric and hypobaric environments are known to have profound effects on the physiology of animals and humans. These effects can limit mission capabilities or, in some cases, even be life threatening. In other cases these environments can induce very beneficial, sometimes life saving health… More

Cooling and Dehumidification for Protective Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,963.00
Abstract:
Protective suits that isolate a marine 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 environmental control system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside… More

A Cryogenic Grinding System for the High Productivity Grinding of Advanced Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DLA
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,879.00
Abstract:
High performance metals, ceramics, and hard coatings are used in military applications to enhance the performance of key systems needed by the warfighter. One of the most prevalent operations to remove material, achieve the desired surface finish, or enhance part quality is bulk and finish… More

Automated System for Digital Measurements of Ear Canal Geometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jerry Bieszczad, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $415,970.00
Abstract:
In order to reduce risks for hearing loss among sailors, the Navy seeks new methods to accelerate widespread deployment and usage of custom earplugs. When properly fitted and worn, custom earplugs can provide consistent, reliable hearing protection. In this project, Creare is developing a new… More

Low-Cost, Durable Water Vapor Transport Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
Fuel cells promise tremendous benefits in fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness; however practical fuel cell systems require balance of plant components that are economical and durable. Water management is a critical need for all types of fuel cells and fuel processors. Without low cost… More

A Robust High Speed Switch for Pulsed Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
Pulsed power applications such as high energy accelerators and colliders are pushing the requirements for semiconductor switches toward faster operation and higher voltages, currents, and power levels. Existing devices such as IGBTs which were developed for use in traction drives and converters… More

Web-Enabled Cognitive/Neuropsychological Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Kline-schoder – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $745,485.00
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase II project is to prove that Creare's innovative Web-Enabled Cognitive/Neuropsychological Evaluation System for Substance Abusers improves clinical outcomes and provides the enabling infrastructure to collect data from large cohorts of subjects involved in human subject… More

Micromachined Active Magnetic Regenerator for Low Temperature Magnetic Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,852.00
Abstract:
NASA's future science missions to investigate the structure and evolution of the universe require highly efficient, very low temperature coolers for low noise detector systems. We propose to develop a highly efficient, lightweight Active Magnetic Regenerative Refrigeration (AMRR) system that… More

Nonventing Thermal and Humidity Control for EVA Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,824.00
Abstract:
Future manned space exploration missions will require space suits with capabilities beyond the current state of the art. Portable Life Support Systems for these future space suits face daunting challenges, since they must maintain healthy and comfortable conditions inside the suit for long-duration… More

Compact Vacuum Pump for Titan Lander Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,821.00
Abstract:
For a number of years Creare has developed, fabricated, and tested highly miniaturized, high vacuum pumps specifically designed for mass spectrometers used on NASA Mars missions. These pumps would also be useful on other missions to planets and satellites with atmosphere, such as Titan, as well as… More

Intercooled Turbo-Brayton Power Converter for Spaceflight Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
Future NASA space missions require advanced systems to convert thermal energy into electric power. These systems must be reliable, efficient, and lightweight. In response, we propose to develop an intercooled turbo-Brayton power converter with high efficiency and specific power. The converter… More

An Ultra Low Power Cryo-Refrigerator for Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
Future NASA Space Science Missions will incorporate detectors, sensors, shields, and telescopes that must be cooled to cryogenic temperatures. An enabling technology for these missions is advanced cryocoolers that can provide continuous and distributed cooling with minimal input power. On this… More

An Efficient Heat Exchanger for In Situ Resource Utilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
In situ resource utilization (ISRU) is essential for several of NASA's future flagship missions. Currently envisioned ISRU plants include production of oxygen from hydrogen reduction of lunar regolith and extraction of water from Martian regolith or asteroid material. These ISRU processes… More

Long-Life, Hydrophilic, Antimicrobial Coating for Condensing Heat Exchangers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
Environmental control systems for manned exploration spacecraft and lunar/planetary bases will need a condensing heat exchanger (CHX) to control humidity in crew habitat modules. Antimicrobial coatings are needed to prevent growth of microbes and formation of biofilms on the condensing surfaces… More

An Advanced Wet Expansion Turbine for Hydrogen Liquefaction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
This proposal is responsive to NASA SBIR Topic X10.01, specifically, the need for efficient small- to medium-scale hydrogen liquefaction technologies including domestically produced wet cryogenic turboexpanders. Future NASA missions will require hydrogen liquefaction systems for earth-based,… More

Axial-Flux Permanent-Magnet Generator for Advanced Aircraft Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Dartmouth College
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Breedlove, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,924.00
RI Contact: Charles R. Sullivan
Abstract:
Mobile production of electric power requires generators that are compact, lightweight, efficient, and reliable. Although standard generator approaches that use radial magnetic fields are very mature, they are also larger and heavier than desired. In response, we propose to develop an axial-flux… More

Superconducting Power Transmission for Directed Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: M.I.T.
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $1,409,812.00
RI Contact: Michael P. Corcoran
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Airborne directed energy weapons offer advantages over conventional weapons as they minimize collateral damage, reducing the cost of post-conflict reconstruction. However, the high power levels required by these weapons present size and weight challenges for airborne applications. In… More

A Compact Swaging Machine for Aircraft Carrier Purchase Cable Terminals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Old Dominion University
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $935,214.00
RI Contact: Jerry B. Robertson
Abstract:
For the U.S. Navy, Creare is developing a Compact Swaging Machine (CSM) to attach arresting gear Purchase Cable terminals on ship. Our CSM utilizes three innovative features to dramatically reduce the size and weight of the swaging machine to make it usable in a shipboard environment: (1) a high… More

Performance Enhancement for 4 K Pulse-Tube Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $742,832.00
RI Contact: Cheryl E. Gest
Abstract:
Future military communication systems will rely on advanced superconductor digital electronics. These electronics will require efficient cooling at low temperatures near 4 K. Pulse-tube cryocoolers are a candidate cooling technology for this application. We propose to improve the efficiency of the… More

Wave Front Imaging for Dense Sprays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Mass Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Darin Knaus, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $495,227.00
RI Contact: Michael P. Corcoran
Abstract:
The performance of modern combustion systems used in propulsion devices (such as gas turbine main combustors, augmentors, and rockets) is largely dependent on the mixing of fuel and oxidizer. This mixing process, often involving a liquid jet emanating into a gaseous flow followed by subsequent… More

Development of an extremely efficient nebulizer for intranasal vaccination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James J. Barry, PhD – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $999,866.21
Abstract:
Extremely Efficient Nebulizer for Intranasal Vaccination. Specifically the nasal delivery device could reduce health care associated infections by providing a needle-free method of delivery of vaccines and therapeutics which are currently delivered by injection with all the attendant risks of… More

High-Vacuum Package for MEMS Inertial Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Michael Jaeger, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,953.00
RI Contact: Helen Tanabe
Abstract:
High-sensitivity resonant vibratory microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors are typically vacuum packaged in discreet packages. Wafer-scale vacuum packaging offers size, weight, and cost advantages, and the packages are more shock and vibration tolerant. However, the high internal pressures… More

Low-Cost UUV Deployed Self-Scuttling Acoustic Source for Littoral Bottom Surveys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Principal Investigator: Jed Wilbur, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,959.00
RI Contact: Olga Carr
Abstract:
Ocean bottom acoustic surveys are an important component of a number of littoral missions. Knowledge of local ocean bottom acoustic properties is necessary for modern anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and mine and other buried object detection missions to be successful. Bottom-hugging Unmanned Undersea… More

Diver Hearing Protection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Buffalo
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,978.00
RI Contact: Martina Tsai
Abstract:
Although helmeted divers are routinely exposed to noise levels that pose an increased risk of hearing damage, modern dive helmets do not include additional hearing protection. Noise sources from underwater tools, breathing noise, and high-volume communications all contribute to a dangerous noise… More

An Ultra Low Power Cryo-Refrigerator for Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,951.00
Abstract:
Future NASA Space Science Missions will incorporate detectors, sensors, shields, and telescopes that must be cooled to cryogenic temperatures. An enabling technology for these missions is advanced cryocoolers that can provide continuous and distributed cooling with minimal input power. On this… More

An Advanced Wet Expansion Turbine for Hydrogen Liquefaction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,945.00
Abstract:
This proposal is responsive to NASA SBIR Topic X10.01, specifically, the need for efficient small- to medium-scale hydrogen liquefaction technologies, including domestically produced wet cryogenic turboexpanders. Future NASA missions will require hydrogen liquefaction systems for spaceport,… More

A Turbo-Brayton Cryocooler for Aircraft Superconducting Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,921.00
Abstract:
Hybrid turbo-electric aircraft with gas turbines driving electric generators connected to electric propulsion motors have the potential to transform the aircraft design space by decoupling power generation from propulsion. Resulting aircraft designs such as blended-wing bodies with distributed… More

Water Recovery for Regenerative Life Support Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,988.00
Abstract:
Thermal and environmental control systems for future exploration spacecraft must meet challenging requirements for efficient operation and conservation of resources. Regenerative CO2 removal systems are attractive for these missions because they do not use consumable CO2 absorbers. However, these… More

A Multi-Environment Thermal Control System With Freeze-Tolerant Radiator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,907.00
Abstract:
Future space exploration missions require advanced thermal control systems (TCS) to dissipate heat from spacecraft, rovers, or habitats to external environments. We propose to develop a lightweight, reliable TCS to effectively maintain cabin and equipment temperatures under widely varying heat… More

Miniature Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer for In-Situ Resource Utilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,967.00
Abstract:
In situ resource utilization (ISRU) is essential for several of NASA's future flagship missions. Currently envisioned ISRU plants include production of oxygen from hydrogen reduction of lunar regolith and extraction of water from Martian regolith or asteroid material. These ISRU processes… More

Non-Contact Inspection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David B. Kynor, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,972.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Inspection of machined composite laminate parts is currently performed using a precision milling machine (PMM) to maneuver a touch probe. When performed on complex parts, this inspection process is extremely time consuming and ties up the PMM for longer time periods than the actual… More

Low-Cost Hybrid Cryocoolers for Next-Generation Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,983.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Future airborne imaging sensors will utilize next-generation focal plane technology that must operate at temperatures from 25 to 30 K. Passive cooling techniques such as stored cryogens are heavy and logistically undesirable. Current airborne cryocoolers are too inefficient in this… More

A CubeSat-Compatible Neutral Wind Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Theodore L. Beach, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,984.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: CubeSats provide a new, low-cost platform for space weather missions. They enable new mission paradigms, such as the ability to perform multiple measurements of the same physical phenomena globally from several satellites, in contrast to high accuracy measurements of multiple phenomena… More

Improved Mass Balancing of Turbo Machine Rotors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorensen, Ph.D., Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,976.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The efficient, effective balancing of jet engine rotors and subassemblies continues to be a challenge for key aerospace applications. While manufacturing methods for balancing have improved significantly over the last ten years, measurement methods and procedures and fixturing have not… More

Compact Adaptive Condenser With a Built-in Thermal Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,953.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Next-generation thermal management systems in advanced aircraft must utilize all available heat sinks, including fuel, ram air, and bleed air flows to effectively manage aircraft thermal loads. To this end, we propose to develop a compact, highly integrated condenser to prevent heat… More

Passive Optical Combustion Sensors for Scramjet Engine Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Micka, Ph.D., Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,977.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Dual-mode scramjet engines must operate over a wide range of flight Mach numbers. Closed loop engine control is necessary to maintain thrust and flame stability while preventing unstart over the large flight envelope. High-frequency sensors and actuators will be a key component of… More

Compact, Inexpensive, Microchannel Recuperators for Small Gas Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,878.00
Abstract:
Small manned and unmanned aircraft need advanced propulsion technology to increase mission capabilities and improve reliability. We propose to develop an innovative recuperator technology that can significantly reduce fuel consumption for small gas turbines. Our microchannel recuperators are built… More

A Water Vapor Trap for Measuring Cumulative Humidity Exposure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Jaeger, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,927.00
Abstract:
The advanced properties achieved by modern ceramic matrix composite (CMC) structures depend critically on the surface condition of reinforcement materials used in the manufacturing process. Contamination of reinforcement surfaces can result in brittle phases, low melting point eutectics, or foreign… More

Novel Sensor for Real-Time Particle Loading Measurements in Operational Gas-Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Darin Knaus, Principal Invesigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,917.00
Abstract:
Sand and dust ingestion can be a significant issue for military aircraft operating in desert environments. For gas-turbine engines, ingested sand erodes engine components such as turbine blades, accelerating engine wear. Currently, no operational systems exist for tracking sand and dust loading in… More

A Low Cost Electromagnetic Induction Ground Fault Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,923.00
Abstract:
Cabling faults can be difficult to identify and locate when a large number of interconnections are used such as in the shipboard Machinery Control System. Ungrounded systems further complicate diagnosis, since signal voltages and currents are small amplitude. It often takes a considerable amount of… More

An Advanced Flame Test Manikin

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Barry, President – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,948.00
Abstract:
Instrumented manikins are used to assess the risks of burn injuries and evaluate the ability of clothing and other protective equipment to mitigate the injury potential during compartment or flash fires or other thermal threats. Recent data indicate that fabric stresses due to body motion are… More

Reactant Delivery System for Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Patrick Magari, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,873.00
Abstract:
Advanced underwater vehicles (unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), torpedoes, etc.) are key to achieving long-term objectives for undersea force projection and surveillance. Existing battery-based power systems for these vehicles do not meet mission requirements due to low energy density,… More

A Power Dense Modular Capacitor Charging Converter for Pulsed Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Calman Gold, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,946.00
Abstract:
Industrial medium-voltage capacitor charging converters are currently limited in applicability for future Electromagnetic Rail Gun (EMRG) systems by low-power density, undesirable charging profiles, and incompatibility with shipboard DC voltages, liquid cooling, EMI, shock, and vibration… More

High-Temperature Superconducting Tape Connection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,895.00
Abstract:
A method is needed to rapidly and reliably make low-resistance connections between high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes. These tapes are used in cables for Navy degaussing and power distribution systems. Superconducting cables are smaller, lighter, and more efficient than the copper cables… More

A Nanophosphate Lithium-ion Chemistry Source for Crossover Power Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,947.00
Abstract:
The MK-48 torpedo requires a temporary crossover power supply until main engine activation and alternator power becomes available. Due to the low energy density, high cost, and deteriorating availability of presently used thermal batteries, a suitable replacement power source using innovative energy… More

Automated Rangefinding System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,913.00
Abstract:
The Navy requires improved methods for passive rangefinding using imagery obtained from photonics masts. Present passive ranging methods rely on manual measurement of object size requiring some advance knowledge of vessel size. Creare proposes development of a passive rangefinding algorithm that… More

Field-Serviceable Superconducting Cable Housing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Barton, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,928.00
Abstract:
Legacy copper-based power distribution and degaussing cables will not be able to meet the future requirements of Navy ships and submarines. While cable systems employing high temperature superconductors (HTS) have the potential to meet this need, further development work is required to improve the… More

Compact Airborne Acoustic Transmitter for Buried Object Stimulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jed Wilbur, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,921.00
Abstract:
Landmines and buried improvised explosive devices (IED) represent a clear and present danger to the modern U.S. warfighter. The ability to survey a potentially hazardous area from the air using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-mounted optical acoustic system has the potential to greatly reduce… More

A 10-20 K Cryocooler for Cooling Electro-Optical Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $738,792.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Advanced space-borne infrared detectors require cooling in the 10 to 20 K temperature range. Cooling loads will be approximately 0.25 W to 1.0 W for the detectors, with additional loads at higher temperatures for other subsystems. A multistage cooler, capable of providing refrigeration… More

Advanced Fuel System for Low-Bandwidth Screech Suppression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Scott D. Phillips, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $749,968.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Combustion stability is critical to the performance of augmented military jet engines. Instabilities such as screech can result in reduced augmentor performance, blowout, or even catastrophic failure. Screech remains a difficult problem to predict and mitigate, and its occurrence can… More

A Hybrid Thermal Management System for Space Electro-Optical Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $742,107.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Advanced space-borne electro-optical payloads 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. During this program, we propose to build and test a… More

Passive Optical Sensor for Real Engine Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Darin A. Knaus, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $749,842.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Combustion instabilities, such as screech, are an ongoing challenge for augmented military propulsion systems. Diagnostics that elucidate the mechanism(s) of combustion instability are needed to increase the robustness of current engines and to develop improved design rules for future… More

High Density Solid Hydrogen Storage for Long-Duration Soldier Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $728,820.00
Abstract:
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… More

Neurological Head Simulator for In-the-Field EEG Recordings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Prinicpal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $368,522.00
Abstract:
Neuroscience is rapidly expanding beyond its traditional role in the clinic to a practical method of evaluating cognitive performance in the field. The transition of clinical neuroscience tools into operational environments is of particular interest to the military due to the need for soldiers to… More

Advanced Refrigerator for Cooling Cryo-Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $488,179.00
Abstract:
Superconducting electronics have the potential to revolutionize digital communications and to improve real-time situational awareness in the battlefield environment, but must operate at cryogenic temperatures. Commercial cryogenic refrigerators are large and inefficient and are unable to meet… More

Protective Suit Environmental Control System (PSECS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Izenson, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $749,841.00
Abstract:
Protective suits that isolate a marine 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 environmental control system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside… More

Flight Hearing Protection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Dietz, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $747,865.00
Abstract:
Creare proposes a cost-effective upgrade to the Navy"s helmet for helicopter aircrews that will improve the hearing protection provided by this device. The upgrade will be engineered for the higher noise levels expected in the new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter. We will focus on maximizing the… More

Turbo-Rankine Power System for Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Breedlove, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $746,774.00
Abstract:
Hydrothermal vents emit large amounts of hot water, which has the potential to produce electric power. This type of power source can enable remote sea sensors, recharge autonomous underwater vehicles, and facilitate a variety of deep sea activities. Developing a power system for this application is… More

A Robust Heat Exchanger for Gas Turbine Exhaust Heat Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $495,038.00
Abstract:
Marine gas turbine engines are typically 30 to 40% efficient at full power resulting in 60 to 70% of the input energy being exhausted to the environment as waste heat. These engines are even less efficient at partial power conditions where they often operate. Bottoming cycles, such as organic… More

MEMS-Based North-Orienting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Sorensen, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,630.00
Abstract:
The Army uses Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) for the location and tracking of enemy soldiers and vehicles. The sensors can often determine range and relative bearing to the signal source, but without knowing its own orientation, these data cannot be converted to source geo location and ground… More

MEMS-Based Sensor System for Gun Tubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Sorensen, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,587.00
Abstract:
The targeting accuracy of mortar rounds is critically dependent on obtaining accurate gun barrel azimuth and elevation data to feed to the fire control system. Current barrel attitude determination is not sufficiently accurate and requires manual readouts. Creare proposes to build a sensor for the… More

A Modular Silicon Carbide Based Electrical Distribution Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
Upgrades to the Bradley and Stryker vehicles and concepts for a next-generation ground combat vehicle require substantial expansion of the electrical power generation and distribution system. The upgrades must be implemented within very tight spaces, and this requires technology advances such as… More

Adherence Monitoring for Substance Abuse Clinical Trials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Odile H. Clavier – 603-643-3800
Award Amount: $149,498.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The evaluation and selection of safe and effective pharmacotherapies for drug abuse and addiction is performed through clinical trials that rely on patients taking the studied medication at the specified time and frequency. To ensure accurate efficacy measures,… More

Contamination-Free, Lightweight, Helium-Rubidium Vapor Circulation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,969.00
Abstract:
Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Systems (DPALS) have great potential for missile defense and other applications. These systems require a uniform, steady, flowing mixture of helium and rubidium vapor at elevated pressure and temperature. Significant challenges exist because rubidium is a very reactive… More

Improved Pulse Power and Thermal Management Capabilities for Aircraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bruce Pilvelait, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,897.00
Abstract:
Next generation aircraft systems will include weapons, sensors and actuators requiring large amplitude pulse power capability which will exceed the continuous power delivery capacity of most aircraft. Compact, lightweight and efficient power conversion and thermal management systems are required to… More

High-Quality, Low-Cost, Multi-Channel EEG System for Non-Traditional Users

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William E. Audette III, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $99,724.00
Abstract:
To accelerate advances in cognitive science, and to facilitate the invention of novel brain-centered technologies, tremendous benefit would be gained by expanding the accessibility of Electroencephalography (EEG) to non-traditional users. A key driver for expanding accessibility is lowering cost… More

Advanced Technologies for Reducing Decompression Obligation in Extreme Dives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jed C. Wilbur, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $99,808.00
Abstract:
Despite over 100 years of research, decompression illness (DCI) remains the mission-limiting factor in the design and execution of combat dives. Divers may spend over an hour decompressing after spending as little as ten minutes at the target depth. While decompressing, the diver is limited in… More

A Miniature Autoinjector for Multicomponent Drugs and Vaccines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Jaeger, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $99,962.00
Abstract:
Chemical, biological, or toxin attacks in military and civilian settings are a serious and growing concern. Standard first aid for exposure to many chemical warfare agents and toxins includes the immediate administration of relevant antidotes using an autoinjector. When an attack occurs, prefilled… More

Integrated Sensors for Balance Augmentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,900.00
Abstract:
Soldiers recovering from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or relearning how to walk on a prosthetic lower limb often struggle with their balance. Of patients recovering from acute blast-induced mTBI, almost all (90%) report unsteadiness. These balance deficits affect ability to return to duty… More

Physics-Based, High Resolution Soil Strength Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jerry Bieszczad, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Effective Army-scale mobility predictions in austere environments require knowledge of soil strength conditions at high spatial resolution (100 m or less). The Army"s knowledge of the battlespace is greatly hindered because available weather-scale near-surface soil moisture data, a primary… More

High-Temperature Hybrid Foil Bearing for Unmanned Aerial System Gas Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Magari, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
Small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are a critical element in current military operations, and their use will increase substantially in the future. The propulsion system is a key design constraint in any UAS, and current small gas turbines for these vehicles are limited by the conventional… More

SiC Based Electrical Distribution for High Voltage Vehicle Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bruce R. Pilvelait, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $98,921.00
Abstract:
Power system upgrades for next-generation ground combat vehicles require technology advances such as higher operating temperature, greater power density, and increased functionality. Silicon Carbide (SiC) based power electronic devices offer advantages over silicon devices, especially for high… More

A Novel High-Conductance Thermal Interface for Aerospace Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jay C. Rozzi, PhD, Principal Engineer – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,918.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current separable thermal mechanical interfaces (STMIs) found in advanced digital processing electronics are unable to efficiently remove dissipated heat from the active electronics, limiting electrical performance far below their capability. The standard approach produces high thermal… More

Cryocooler for Sensor Cooling in Cryo-Vacuum Test Chambers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Zagarola, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $149,897.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force uses specially designed facilities to perform ground testing of infrared detector focal plane arrays at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC). The current approach for cooling the detectors down to 8 K utilizes liquid helium. The systems to transport and store the… More

HEL Analysis Tool with Experimentally Corroborated DPAL Rate Coefficients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Air Force Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $99,971.00
RI Contact: Glen Perram
Abstract:
Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Systems (DPALS) have great potential for missile defense and other applications. Proper design of these systems is challenging because many interrelated processes impact their performance and critical kinetic rate coefficients are not well known. In response, our team… More

Improved Mass Balancing of Turbo Machine Rotors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorensen, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $722,350.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The efficient, effective balancing of jet engine rotors and subassemblies continues to be a challenge for key aerospace applications. While manufacturing methods for balancing have improved significantly over the last ten years, measurement methods and procedures and fixturing have not… More

Hole-to-Edge Measurement Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Kynor, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $1,015,556.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Accurate determination of the distance between fastener holes and part edges is critical to ensure structural integrity in military aircraft. These measurements are particularly important as part flanges are reduced and tolerances are tightened to save weight and increase performance. … More

A Turbo-Brayton Cryocooler for Aircraft Superconducting Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anthony J. Dietz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $696,846.00
Abstract:
Hybrid turboelectric aircraft with gas turbines driving electric generators connected to electric propulsion motors have the potential to transform the aircraft design space by decoupling power generation from propulsion. Resulting aircraft designs such as blended-wing bodies with distributed… More

A Novel Plasma-Based Compressor Stall Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Kaszeta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,985.00
Abstract:
Modern aircraft gas turbine engines utilize highly loaded airfoils in both the compressor and turbine to maximize performance while minimizing weight, cost, and complexity. However, high airfoil loading increases the likelihood of flow separation at lower mass flow rates. Dielectric Barrier… More

A Reliable, Efficient Cryogenic Propellant Mixing Pump with No Moving Parts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,947.00
Abstract:
Refueling spacecraft in space offers tremendous benefits for increased spacecraft payload capacity and reduced launch cost. A key technology challenge for space refueling is the storage of liquid cryogenic fuel in space. To meet this need, we propose to develop a reliable, compact, efficient… More

Turbo-Brayton Power Converter for Spaceflight Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Breedlove, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,972.00
Abstract:
Future NASA space missions require advanced systems to convert thermal energy into electric power. These systems must be reliable, efficient, and lightweight. In response, we propose to develop a turbo-Brayton power converter with high efficiency and specific power. The converter will use gas… More

Lightweight Superconducting Magnets for Low Temperature Magnetic Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Weibo Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,910.00
Abstract:
NASA's future science missions to investigate the structure and evolution of the universe require efficient, very low temperature coolers for low noise detector systems. We propose to develop a highly efficient, lightweight Active Magnetic Regenerative Refrigeration (AMRR) system that can… More

Ultra-Miniaturized Star Tracker for Small Satellite Attitude Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Principal Investigator: Paul Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,951.00
RI Contact: Lauren Magruder
Abstract:
Creare and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University propose to design, develop, test, and deliver an ultra compact star tracker specifically intended for small satellites such as the CubeSat platform. Our design is based on proprietary "folded optics" technology previously… More

Miniaturized Variable-Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $199,983.00
Abstract:
NASA has recognized the need to develop new on-orbit analysis capabilities. This need arises because of the high cost associated with returning samples to Earth for analysis, the limited availability of crew time, and the relatively modest capabilities and interfaces of the existing hardware on the… More

Renewable Long-Life Biocidal Hydrophilic Coating for Condensing Heat Exchangers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $124,972.00
Abstract:
Future manned spacecraft and lunar or Mars outposts will need a condensing heat exchanger (CHX) to control humidity in the cabin atmosphere. Condensing surfaces must be hydrophilic to control the condensate flow and ensure efficient operation, and biocidal to prevent growth of microbes and… More

Water Recovery for Regenerative Life Support Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Izenson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,955.00
Abstract:
Thermal and environmental control systems for future exploration spacecraft must meet challenging requirements for efficient operation and conservation of resources. Regenerative CO2 removal systems are attractive for these missions because they do not use consumable CO2 absorbers. However, these… More

Miniature Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer for In-Situ Resource Utilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul H. Sorensen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $697,655.00
Abstract:
In situ resource utilization (ISRU) is essential for several of NASA's future flagship missions. Currently envisioned ISRU plants include production of oxygen from hydrogen reduction of lunar regolith and extraction of water from Martian regolith or asteroid material. NASA's Regolith… More

Hermetic Seals for Chemical/Biological Protective Garments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Jaeger, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $99,892.00
Abstract:
Interfaces on existing military chemical/biological protection garments are not designed to fully eliminate air gaps at fabric folds, fabric surfaces, or hook-and-loop closures, and thus do not provide a hermetic barrier against exposure. Creare proposes to develop a hermetic garment closure system… More

Screech Suppression via Heat Release Modification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darin Knaus, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,977.00
Abstract:
Combustion stability is critical to the performance of augmented military jet engines. Instabilities such as screech can result in reduced augmentor performance, increased sustainment requirements, or even catastrophic failure. Screech remains a difficult problem to predict and mitigate, and its… More

Ultrasonic Communication System for Noisy Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Audette, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,940.00
Abstract:
Safe efficient operations on the flight line or on the deck of an aircraft carrier require effective communications between members of the crew and between members of the crew and the aircraft pilot. Maintainers working on the flight deck or flight line are often subject to extremely loud noise… More

Crimpless Flexhose for Life-of-Ship Service

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Barton, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
The need to isolate mechanical shock and vibrations between shipboard machinery and the ship hull requires the use of flexible hose assemblies (FHAs) and resilient mounting structures. Resilient mounting structures and FHAs, in particular, are ubiquitous on all U.S. Navy ships, serving as a… More

Advanced Tactical Cryocoolers for UAV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Zagarola, Principal Investigator – (603) 643-3800
Award Amount: $79,938.00
Abstract:
Cryogenic electronics have the potential to revolutionize digital communications from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), but must operate at cryogenic temperatures. Commercial cryocoolers are large and inefficient and are unable to meet size, weight, and power requirements for UAVs. Our approach and… More

Automated Discrete Event Modeling of Aircraft Carrier Deck Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: