Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

Company: CU Aerospace Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be… more

Automated Antenna CAD for Installed Performance Assessment and Optimization

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Modern military and commercial aircraft include numerous RF systems and associated antennas serving a multitude of functions. The designed free-space performance of these antennas can be degraded by their installation on the airframe due to interactions with the platform, and the co-siting of so… more

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Acceleration for Cosite Interference Prediction Tools

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Modern military systems contain numerous avionics and electronic systems that must perform to very high standards in hostile environments in the presence of numerous potential sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). On airborne platforms for example, there could be dozens of RF systems… more

Development of Adaptive Vorticity Confinement Based CFD Methodology for Rotorcraft Applications

Company: IllinoisRocstar LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The accurate representation of the rotor wake, especially the tip vortex structure, in a computationally efficient and algorithmically straight forward way is crucial for prediction of rotor aerodynamic performance, noise emission, and rotor structural dynamics. A promising approach for design and… more

Direct Injection Systems for Improved Performance, Durability, and Economy

Company: Kinetic BEI, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Kinetic BEI, LLC. proposes a dual path approach to fulfilling the need for a direct injected heavy fuel delivery system for engines under 200 Hp. The primary focus will be to advance the Miniature CI Fuel Injection System, a system whose individual components have been demonstrated in on-engine… more

High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off

Company: MicroLink Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors… more

Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

Company: MicroLink Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: MicroLink and its collaborators, Rochester Institute of Technology and Magnolia Solar, will develop a high-efficiency, single-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) GaAs solar cell by incorporating nano-scale features, such as quantum dots and optically functional textures, within the solar… more

Increasing the Specific Power of Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells for Cost-Effective, High-Efficiency, Flexible Photovoltaics

Company: MicroLink Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: MicroLink Devices has developed, and is currently producing, thin epitaxial lift-off inverted metamorphic solar cells for flexible solar sheets using a four-inch GaAs wafer platform. These cells have been demonstrated in a variety of applications including panels attached to Marines"backpacks… more

High-Speed Electronically Tunable Multi Fiber-Optic Wavelength Filter based on Ultra-High-Resolution Super-Compact Grating on Silicon-Photonic Platfor

Company: OptoNet Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on monolithically integrated ultra-high-resolution super-compact grating (UHR-SCG) technology that has been developed in OptoNet.… more

Aluminum Alloy Development and Use in Additive Manufacturing Process Design for Drive System Gear Boxes

Company: QuesTek Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this Phase I SBIR program, QuesTek Innovations, a leader in the field of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME), proposes to design and develop novel aluminum alloys specifically optimized for the unique processing conditions and challenges of Additive Manufacturing processing.… more

Radiation Model Development for Combustion Systems

Company: Tetra Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Evolving demand for robust and accurate multi-physics modeling tools for high performance combustion devices is being driven by increasingly complex design, analysis, and simulation requirements, but existing models and their underlying assumptions need to be rigorously examined in light of their… more

Integration of computational geometry, finite element, and multibody system algorithms for the development of new computational methodology for high-f

Company: Computational Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this project is to build on the successful feasibility studies of Phase I to develop and to start commercialization of a new FE/MBS software that allows for the integration of computational geometry methods. This code will be designed to meet DOD and industry needs for the… more

20-year Lithium Primary battery for Missile-Implantable Corrosion Monitoring Systems and as Primary Power Sources for mini-UAVs

Company: American Energy Technologies Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: American Energy Technologies Co., a woman-owned small business concern of Illinois will partner with Lockheed Martin Corp"s Missions Systems and Sensors and with Analog Devices, in order to develop and demonstrate a new and improved primary battery capable of delivering up to two thirds of the… more

A Scalable Semantics-Based Verification System for Flight Critical Software

Company: Runtime Verification Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Modern flight-critical systems include hundreds of thousands to millions of lines of code. The Boeing 777, for instance, includes over 2 million lines of code. Future projects will only feature an increasing amount of source code, mostly written in the C programming language. The only way to… more

SBIR Phase II: Sensors for Smart HVAC controls

Company: Dioxide Materials Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop inexpensive carbon dioxide sensors for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls. CO2 sensors are now being used to lower heating bills and improve air quality in new commercial buildings, but they have… more

Infowriter: A Student Feedback And Formative Assessment Environment For Writing Information And Explanatory Texts

Company: Common Ground Publishing, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The project team is developing a prototype of InfoWriter, a Web 2.0 concept mapping tool and writing environment to support students in writing informational and explanatory texts. The product will be used in middle and high school English Language Arts classrooms, and others as appropriate, to… more

Modified Nanoparticles for Lipophilic Toxin Sequestration

Company: AuraSense, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites of molds and fungi, many of which are pathogenic to humans. In general, mycotoxins enter the body through the skin, digestive tract, or through respiration. Exposure to a few milligrams can be lethal. Mycotoxins have a high likelihood of … more

Fast-Track : Conductive Diamond Probes for Scanning Elecrochemical Microscopy

Company: ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Fast Track SBIR project aims at developing electrically insulated scanning probes suitable for high resolution electrical nano-imaging in conductive solutions. These probes, when used in atomic force microscopy, enable scanning electrochemical microscopy (AFM-SECM) to be performed. This method… more

Remediation of Oil Contaminated Ground and Surface Water Using Sulfate Nanofiltration Combined with High Efficiency On-Site Generation of Peroxodisulfate Using Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrodes

Company: ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will employ Nanofiltration to generate sulfate ion feedstocks and high current density on-site generation (synthesis) of the powerful oxidant peroxodisulphate (“persulfate”) with novel, high reliability boron-doped untrananocrystal-line… more

A highly multiplexed, scalable ultrananocrystalline diamond microarray sensor for

Company: ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an acute need for the development of a new class of selective and sensitive portable analytical sensors to enable reliable monitoring of multiple classes of chemical analytes in complex biomatrices. Current preferred methods for determining the… more

NIH Phase II-UNCD as Bio-Inert Interface for Anti-Thrombogenicity Applications in

Company: ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Artificial cardiovascular devices (ACDs) including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and mechanical heart valves (MHVs) have been implanted into millions of patients, to save or improve their lives. The increasing success of ACD implants has been accompanied… more

Ceramic Matrix Composites for Advanced Tactical Missile Radomes

Company: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Advanced missile radomes require robust high temperature materials for high speed flight. Current advanced radome materials are limited by thermal, electrical, and impact performance. ATFI has developed an oxide ceramic matrix composite (CMC) which has demonstrated required electrical, thermal and… more

Scalable Parallel Algorithms for Formal Verification of Software

Company: Aries Design Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We will develop an efficient Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) based parallel Binary Decision Diagram (BDD) software package, and will also combine it with our GPU-based parallel SAT solver that we are currently developing in a NASA SBIR Phase II project in order to solve much larger and more complex… more

Formal Verification of Interactions of the RTOS, Memory System, and Application Programs at the PowerPC 750 Binary Code Level

Company: Aries Design Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In the proposed project, we will formally verify the correctness of the interaction between a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and user processes under various operating scenarios, such as multitasking, interrupt handling, user and kernel mode switching. The formal verification will be done… more

Rapid and Accurate High-Resolution Radar Signature Prediction of Sea Targets

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Radar signatures of small boats and ships are inherently complex due to their myriad topside features: railings, antennas, masts, ladders, armaments, pilot stations, outboard engines, storage bins, etc. In boats, the use of fiberglass and other radar-penetrable materials for hulls and decks further… more