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Instrumentation and Conrol Design for Small Modular Reactors

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) of light water designs are moving toward deployment and advanced SMRs are on their way to becoming a reality. Although the fundamental design characteristics of these reactors are well established, a list of important issues still remains. Among them is the… more

Strategy for Implementation of Fixed and Mobile Wireless Technologies in Crowded and Confined EMI Environments of Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Wireless technologies have increased efficiency in many industrial settings across the world by enabling a mobile workforce and improving communications. In fact, some studies project that wireless implementation could save nuclear facilities up to $6,000,000 per year in the maintenance department… more

Development of an In-Situ Method for Cable Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As nuclear power plants extend their operating life beyond 40 years, attention is being focused on the health of the insulation material of important cables. Faced with the prospect of an extremely expensive, wholesale replacement of thousands of miles of cables, nuclear facilities need a… more

Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Replacement of obsolete analog systems with software-based digital systems in nuclear facilities has been hindered by significant costs associated with traditional quality assurance testing. This project proposes advanced software validation tools that will ensure that digital systems are safe,… more

Condition Monitoring of Live Cables in Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As the current fleet of operating nuclear power plants ages, equipment degrades and causes increased incidences of failures which lead to plant shutdowns. This proposal offers to develop testing technology for fault detection in live electrical circuits to identify and resolve problems as they occur… more

Corrosion Protection of High-Value Test&Evaluation Assets

Company: eSpin Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This STTR Phase I proposal proposes to design and develop reactive filter media using nanofiber technology to capture corrosion inducing particulate matter present in coastal region air. The fibrous filter media will be functionalized using ion exchange chemistry which is known to react with salt… more

Advanced Solid Ramjet Fuel

Company: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The potential for solid fuel ramjets (SFRJ) has been demonstrated over the last 40 years. SRFJ"s have significantly higher impulse than rockets (Isp>1200 sec) making them a competitive solution for long range applications such as missiles, missile interceptors, high speed transport and space… more

High Rate Segmented Germanium Detector System (HRGe)

Company: Phds Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The NNSA Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation missions include monitoring, assaying, and identifying Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). These activities commonly occur in facilities having large quantities of additional nuclear materials causing high background count rates that obscure measurements using… more

Modular Planar Germanium Detector Systems for High Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Tracking Arrays

Company: Phds Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Department of Energy maintains germanium gamma-ray detector arrays for Nuclear Physics research. Germanium gamma-ray detector technology has been an important factor in the historic success of these user facilities. The present and next generation facilities would be most effectively utilized by… more

Electrical Energy Storage System by SMES Method for Ultra-High Power and Energy Density

Company: Tai-Yang Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Tai-Yang Research Company (TYRC) of Tallahassee, FL in collaboration with Dr. Justin Schwartz of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC propose in this Phase 2 effort to develop the critical technologies necessary for the implementation and operation of an airborne… more

Game-Based Deployable Trainer with True 3D and High Acuity Display

Company: Third Dimension Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: With the tremendously successful Phase I effort, Third Dimension Technologies (TDT), in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, Rickard Consulting Group and APTUS, plans in Phase II to create, test and evaluate a gaming-based training and rehearsal environment known as the W3DGE (Warfighter… more

Corrosion Resistant Naval Alloys: Innovative Multi-Scale Computational Modeling and Simulation Tools

Company: VEXTEC Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed effort will create software that will serve as an integration tool to link the results of the material degradation research due to corrosion fatigue into a usable structural analysis tool. Fatigue failure due to corrosion is a multi-disciplinary, multi-scale problem that needs to… more

Improved Design Package for Fracture Mechanics Analysis

Company: VEXTEC Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The damage tolerance approach is used widely in aerospace industry and has a physics-based foundation in fracture mechanics. The fatigue crack growth rate can be determined by calculating the SIF and knowing empirically derived material parameters. Similitude is achieved for different… more

Advanced Forging Manufacturing Innovations

Company: VEXTEC Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: It is increasingly difficult for companies to enter the spare parts business. To produce a spare part, the manufacturer must recreate the form, fit and function of the original part, which can be especially difficult with high strength forged metal parts. There are processes available to the forging… more

Freeze Casting of Tubular Sulfur Tolerant Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Company: MillenniTEK LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cells have long suffered from degradation due to impurities in the fuel and complexities associated with dissimilar materials and high operating temperatures. This degradation lowers the usable cell power output and requires ancillary equipment for fuel sulfur removal and… more

Mobile Military CO2 Refrigeration

Company: S-RAM Dynamics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: S-RAM Dynamics (S-RAM) will design, fabricate, test and commercialize a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system using the recently invented S-RAM CO2 oil-less, integrated expander/compressor unit (ECU). This CO2 refrigeration system will be targeted for mobile military cold storage assets and… more

TOPIC 277 PHASE II; COMPANION DIAG: PREDICTIVE AND PROGNOSTIC TEST ENABLING PERSO

Company: INSIGHT GENETICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
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Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Obsolescence, aging, reliability, and performance issues are driving nuclear facilities to replace conventional analog I & amp;C systems with digital technologies. The increased complexity of digital systems, compared to their analog counterparts, has resulted in faults that are often more… more

Condition Monitoring of Live Cables in Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: No method currently exists for detecting intermittent faults in nuclear power plant cable circuits, which include circuit components, connectors, and end devices. Conventional techniques can locate hard faults, such as open or short circuits, but not the intermittent faults that occur … more

Development of an In-Situ Method for Cable Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In the U.S., almost all the 104 operating commercial nuclear power plants have applied or plan to apply for license renewal, many of which have recently received approval. This has given rise to questions about the aging of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) that are important to plant… more

Online Monitoring in Small Modular Reactors

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are one of the most compelling options for meeting the growing clean energy demands of the U.S. While safer and costing less to build and operate than their conventional counterparts, the unique requirements of SMRs pose significant challenges to the maintenance of… more

Advanced Diagnostics for the Control Element Drive Mechanism System in Pressurized Water Reactors

Company: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: A light water reactor is equipped with control and shutdown rods which are inserted into and withdrawn from the reactor core to control reactivity. The positioning of the control and shutdown rods is performed in Combustion Engineering designed plants with the control element drive mechanism… more

PictureRx: Improving Medication Safety in Health Disparity Populations

Company: SAI INTERACTIVE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Abstract Medication safety is an important concern in hospital Emergency Departments (EDs), which provide approximately 136 million patient visits annually in the US and are a common site of care for health disparity populations. In more than one-third ofED visits, patients are unable to provide an… more

Reliable Actuator for Cryo Propellant Fluid Control

Company: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Fluid handling applications in cryogenic and extreme environments require reliable actuation technology that can handle extreme temperatures, mechanical bind-up from ice and foreign contaminants, and operation in poor conditions. A novel EM hammer drive technology is proposed for use in… more

High Flow, Extended-Wear Respirators for Ambient Particulate Matter Protection

Company: eSpin Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I proposal proposes to design, develop, and produce high performance air filter media with low pressure drop and longer life for dust mask application. Non-woven composite filter media with macro and nanofiber will be produced to obtain design specifications. Fiber size, packing… more