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Low-Erosion and Affordable Nozzles for Advanced Air-to-Air Missiles

Company: Knobley Technical Associates LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Advance the TRL level of highly-loaded rate-augmented multi-pulse reduced-signature propellant solid propulsion system nozzle technologies selected in Phase I by developing desigh architectures and a credible materials data base required to establish accurate analytical design models and verifying… more

Optimized Process for Ultrasonic Consolidation of Metallic Composites

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop an improved ultrasonic consolidation (UC) process for metal matrix composites (MMCs). The Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of using a fiber-matrix unit cell finite element analysis to study the thermal and acoustic softening that… more

Innovative Ignition System Technologies for Advanced Tactical Solid Rocket Motors

Company: Knobley Technical Associates LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Advance the TRL level of the highly-loaded rate-augmented multi-pulse solid propellant tactical rocker motor ignition system technologies selected in Phase I by developing the procedured for integrating it into the motor manufacturing process and verifying its performance through full-diameter… more

Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Technology for Tactical Missiles

Company: Knobley Technical Associates LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Knobley Technical Associates Phase Il Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Technologies for Tactical Missiles program includes design, analysis, development and testing efforts to define and mitigate technical and operational challenges to be investigated and resolved for successful maturation of… more

Multi-material Helipad

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The goal of the Phase 1 effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a structurally flexible multi-layered insulation for increased thermal management and reduced weight for a portable helipad for austere environments compared to the current single material system. Hor gases and thrust… more

Metal Matrix Composite Feedstock for Advanced Fiber Placement Process

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed research pursues a path for reducing structural weight, increasing structural performance, and reducing fabrication cost while also minimizing maintainability. The approach, which is a based on selective reinforcement, is a change in the basic design philosophy and will result in the… more

Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Technology for Tactical Missiles

Company: Knobley Technical Associates LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Knobley Technical Associates Phase I Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Technology for Tactical Missiles program is planned to identify and evaluate technology advancing weight and risk reducing processes, component designs and increased energy reduced signature propellant systems for the rate… more

Low-Erosion and Affordable Nozzles for Advanced Air-to-Air Missiles

Company: Knobley Technical Associates LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Knobley Technical Associates, LLC's baseline Phase I proposed program for the Navy's SBIR Solicitation Topic Number N121-014 for Low-Erosion and Affordable Nozzles for Advanced Air-to-Air Missiles will identify and evaluate in a trade study, a series of emerging and innovative nozzle… more

Theoretical and experimental development of an atmospheric sensing suite for deep-turbulence research

Company: Radio-Hydro-Physics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase I SBIR will produce a concept, and algorithms, for a Sensor Suite which can be used as a research tool to characterize strong atmospheric turbulence. Previous and on-going theories, statistics, and empirical data will be evaluated to arrive at an optimal Sensor design concept… more

Optimized Process for Ultrasonic Consolidation of Metallic Composites

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop an improved ultrasonic consolidation process for metal matrix composites (MMCs). This will be done through the development and validation of multiscale models of the bonding process and the laminated structures produced. These models will… more

Auxetic Fabric Technology Development for Military Protective Clothing

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The United States Navy has identified the need to investigate the use of auxetic fabric for military personnel protective clothing including jackets, shirts, pants, helmets, boots, gloves, and even body armor. Auxetic fabric technology has a unique feature in that it exhibits a negative… more

Metal Matrix Composite DACS Components

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Touchstone proposes an innovative solution to the composite overwrapped helium tank that will lower the cost and reduce the weight. The current configuration consists of storage tank for the fuel, the oxidizer, and a gas that is used to pressurize the fuel and oxidizer. The gas tank design… more

CFOAM Durable Composite Tooling with High Performance Cement Coatings

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. proposes to develop a composite tooling technology based on its CFOAM structural carbon foam as a core material with High Performance Cement (HPC) coatings. This approach will evaluate low CTE HPC coatings that have previously demonstrated a high degree of… more

SBIR Phase II: Serious Gaming Platform for Mastering the Physician-Patient Diagnostic Interview

Company: IntelligentSimulations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will complete development of the Artificial Intelligent (AI) Patient platform. This immersive simulation platform helps medical students hone their listening and rapport-building skills by interacting with ?virtual? patients. The… more

Haptic Immersion Platform to Improve STEM Learning for the Visually Impaired

Company: Information Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Purpose: For most of the 20th century, students with visual impairments were placed in separate schools from their peers. With major advances in public policy, it is now more common that all students (regardless of such disabilities) be integrated within schools and in classrooms. Recent research… more

Innovative Ignition System Technologies for Advanced Tactical Solid Rocket Motors

Company: Knobley Technical Associates LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Knobley Technical Associates Phase I Innovative Ignition System Technologies for Advanced Solid Rocket Motors proposed program will identify and evaluate emerging innovative technologies leading to the feasibility demonstration of the selected system in a prototype low-cost and reliable ignition… more

Virtual Labs for High School Physics

Company: Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Purpose: With national attention on the shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals, enrollment in science is expected to be on the rise in the years to come. Laboratory work is seen as an essential part of many STEM courses, because labs enable students to… more

Radar Detection and Discrimination of Small Maritime Targets at High Altitude and Grazing Angle

Company: Radio-Hydro-Physics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Proof of principle concerning certain new concepts for discrimination of signatures of interest to the US Navy. Exploitation of airborne sensors for detection of dynamic geometric surface changes, and electro-magnetic field effects.

Multifunctional Metal Matrix Composite Filament Wound Tank Liners

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPVs) are used for storing pressurized gases on board spacecraft when mass saving is a key requirement. All future mass critical space applications will be designed to use COPVs to minimize vehicle mass. Saving mass is critical for facilitating deep space… more

Aluminum-Lithium Alloy 2050 for Reduced-Weight, Increased-Stiffness Space Structures

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Touchstone Research Laboratory, along with Alcan Rolled ProductsÂ? Ravenswood WV, has identified the Aluminum-Lithium Alloy 2050 as a potentially game-changing material replacement for current space structural alloys such as Aluminum-Lithium alloy 2195. AA2050 is available in significantly thicker… more

Energy Savings Processing of Highly Competitive Novel Composite Matrix

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Because of their high strength-to-weight ratios, engineered polymers are often used as substitutes for structural members in various applications in aerospace markets due to their reduced fuel consumption; however, high materials and fabrication costs make them cost-prohibitive for wide-spread… more

Development of Multi-layer Aluminum Alloys for Armor

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The proposed STTR Phase II study is aimed at exploring lightweight and multi-layer materials towards enhancing their armor performance. Different Al alloys will be assembled into a multi-layer configuration with good metallic bond between inter-layers. 2139-T8 Al alloy evolved by efforts of Alcan… more

Thermoplastic Composite Lockers for Hazardous Material Storage on Navy Ships

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd (Touchstone) is proposing to use a building-block approach to develop an innovative all-composite solution to solve the Calcium Hypochlorite storage locker problem that the Navy is currently facing. An all-composite storage locker will eliminate corrosion… more

Highly Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Alloys: Innovative Processing Methods to Enhanced Corrosion Resistance (e.g., layered structures, etc.)

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this proposed Phase II work is to develop a production method for manufacturing rolled plates of a high-strength aircraft aluminum alloy (7075) with high SCC (stress corrosion cracking) resistance. The corrosion resistance is to be improved without a loss in tensile strength. The… more

SBIR Phase I: Serious Gaming Platform for Mastering the Physician-Patient Diagnostic Interview

Company: IntelligentSimulations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to implement a new strategy for teaching medical students to interact with and relate to patients. Present teaching methods are labor intensive for instructors and students and limited to fixed settings. The project team will… more