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Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Company: Brayton Energy Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Brayton Energy is a developer of turbomachinery systems, specializing in gas turbines, turbojets, turbochargers, and turbo-compounding equipment. In the proposed program, Brayton will design and bench-test the critical elements of novel single-shaft turbocharger with integral motor/alternator… more

Mobile Vibratory Impactor for AI-Based Detection of Void under AM-2 Matting

Company: AAC International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A mobile vibratory roller impactor system is proposed, using AI-based pattern recognition for identification of voids through analyzing the tapping force on the AM-2 mat exerted by the roller impactor. The Phase I project will conduct feasibility demonstration of the proposed technology. The basic… more

TECHNICAL PROPOSAL FOR THE SHIPBOARD LIGHTING SYSTEM (AVIATION LIGHTING SYSTEM-CONTROL PANEL SET (ALS-CPS)) SBIR N04-081 PHASE II

Company: C3I, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Proposal identifies the tasks to be performed by C3I for the partial completion of the Aviation Lighting System Control Panel Set (ALS-CPS) technology developments of SBIR Topic N04-081. The Advanced Lighting System Control Panel Set (ALS-CPS) components include a 12"Control Panel… more

Compact Advanced Hypoxia Training System (CAHTS)

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Hypoxia is a dangerous condition for naval aviators that impacts critical thinking, resulting in a lack of awareness that prevents aircrew from taking appropriate corrective actions. Practical hypoxia training allows pilots to experience the effects of hypoxia so that the symptoms are more readily… more

A High-Precision, High-Resolution Turbine Blade Inspection System

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern jet engine turbine blades are single-crystal superalloy structures with excellent resistance to high-temperature creep, allowing tight tolerances to be maintained over the blade"s life. However, turbine blades have complicated features that can promote the growth of discrete crystal… more

Development of an Advanced Bearing for Extreme Service Environments

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Aircraft carriers are the backbone of the U.S. Navy"s fleet, which operates around the globe, with the sole purpose of launching and recovering aircraft to support U.S. military and peacekeeping interests. The ability to quickly and safely launch aircraft can become a key limitation for an… more

A CubeSat-Compatible Neutral Wind Sensor

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
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

Modular Anatomical Test Target for Non-Lethal Weapons

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Non-lethal weapons (NLWs) are increasingly being used in conflict situations where lethal force is undesirable. As new non-lethal systems are developed, careful evaluation is required to confirm both effectiveness and non-lethality over various payload and range conditions. Computer simulations can… more

A Low Cost Electromagnetic Induction Ground Fault Detector

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Machinery Control System (MCS) cabling faults can be difficult to identify and locate since as many as 3,000 to 5,000 I/O points are used and multiple junctions exist in each cable. A single MCS fault can require as many as four maintainers and a full day of troubleshooting to isolate and resolve,… more

Low-Cost Compact Microchannel Heat Exchanger With Uniform Flow Distribution

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Increasing use of high power density electronics systems in military vehicles and buildings will significantly increase thermal loads of their Environmental Control Systems (ECS). Advanced thermal management technology is needed for these ECSs. We propose to develop a highly effective, low-cost heat… more

Passive Optical Combustion Sensors for Scramjet Engine Control

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
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, Reliable Air Dryer to Prevent Icing in Air Cycle Machine

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Reducing the temperature of air exiting an Air Cycle Machine (ACM) is an effective way to increase the cooling capacity of Environmental Control Systems. However, this requires a colder turbine inlet air, which can increase the risk of icing in the upstream condenser. To mitigate this… more

A Novel Smart Installation System for Airframe Production

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The installation of EDDIE BOLT fasteners in aerospace assembly is a time consuming process requiring multiple inspections of 100% of the installation of thousands of fasteners per aircraft. After installation, the fastener is inspected multiple times to ensure proper installation,… more

High-Signal, Unseeded Molecular Tagging Velocimetry in Hypersonic Nitrogen Flows

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Velocimetry measurements in large-scale hypersonic test facilities are challenging because intrusive physical probes produce shock waves that disturb the flow field and conventional seeded methods require injection of particles or gas that are unacceptable. Seedless velocimetry… more

A Compact Repair System for Shipboard Fuel Piping

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Navy ships often develop small, pinhole leaks in stainless steel fuel piping while at sea. Due to the long duration between in-dock maintenance cycles (typically one and a half to three years), temporary patches are often used to repair the leaks. The current composite patches that represent the… more

Field-Serviceable Superconducting Cable Housing

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
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

Ultrasonic Communication System for Noisy Environments

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
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

An Adaptive-Configuration Control System for Aircraft Thermal and Energy Management System

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Hybrid technologies and adaptive resource management can significantly enhance the capability and range of next-generation aircraft. To implement this strategy, we propose to develop a control system to configure the Adaptive Power and Thermal Management System (APTMS) based on the… more

Imaging Techniques for Passive Atmospheric Turbulence Compensation

Company: Solid State Scientific Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose a Phase I SBIR program to develop a unique technique for imaging through atmospheric turbulence. The proposed idea combines the use of specially designed hardware and associated algorithms to yield improved performance over current… more

Establishing and Maintaining Mission Application Trust in a Shared Cloud

Company: Solid State Scientific Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose a secure development and production framework for insuring mission application trust and security in a shared cloud environment. The approach described is comprehensive and supports platform and network infrastructure, secure… more

Real Time, Long Focal Length Compact Multispectral Imager

Company: Solid State Scientific Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose this SBIR program to design and develop a compact, long focal length, real-time, multi-spectral imaging sensor prototype for enhanced intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).… more

Gas-Bearing Centrifugal Compression System for Radionuclide Monitoring

Company: Creare LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Radionuclide monitoring systems are an important tool for detecting nuclear weapon tests around the world. These systems must be reliable and have low contamination potential because nuclear detonations can occur without warning and the opportunity to detect these events is relatively brief. … more

Continuous Casting of Metallic Nuclear Fuel Pins

Company: Creare LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Economical production methods for metal nuclear fuel are needed to support the development of safe and environmentally friendly nuclear power plants. This SBIR project aims to develop advanced technology for low-cost production of nuclear fuel from uranium alloy.

Multiscale Hydrogeologic-Biogeochemical Process Monitoring and Prediction Framework

Company: Subsurface Insights, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Remediation and long term management of contaminated sites is likely to require hundreds of billions of dollars. Most of the sites which remain in the US inventory of contaminated sites do not have simple solutions, and effective remediation of these sites will require a fundamental, timely and… more

Anti-Exploitation Software Protection Systems

Company: Siege Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: State-of-the-art software protection and anti-tamper systems move critical software and data"out-of-band"to the adversary, by using a hypervisor or on"secure"hardware. Unfortunately, the systems running this software are built using untrusted commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts… more