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Multi-Source Integrated Cooling Heating and Power System

Company: Energy Quest Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The purpose of the project is to develop and deliver an integrated cooling, heating, and power system that operates from multiple energy sources can be easily incorporated onto a building similar to a standard air conditioning system. The objective of the project is to build a prototype… more

Magnetically-quiet Expendable Sono-Launched Unmanned Aircraft System (MESL UAS)

Company: Sensintel Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Sensintel Inc., White River Technologies, and Raytheon Missile Systems propose to develop a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) magnetically quiet enough to enable the employment of small Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) sensors and capable of performing the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare… more

High-Performance Proton Exchange Membranes for Electrolysis Cells

Company: Amsen TechNologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Improvements in performance of the components are needed for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, which is one of the key technologies for DOEs hydrogen production plan. In particular, high- performance ion-exchange membranes are needed that can withstand significantly higher mechanical… more

Wireless Power for Battlefield Airmen Operation

Company: ArmorWorks, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A phase II program is proposed leading to integrate wireless inductive power transfer technology on two prototype tactical vests. The focus of the phase II program would be the development and evaluation of a full-scale inductive power transfer system on a PRC-152 radio by both modifying… more

Multiscale Lagrangian-Eulerian Algorithm for Determining the Vorticity Confinement Term for Rotorcraft Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Computations

Company: D & P LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I project proposes to develop a multi-scale computational algorithm to determine the vorticity confinement term for rotorcraft Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) computations. Similar to the Large Eddy Simulation approach, the proposed approach simulates the large scales in the flow… more

Thick Composite Crack Analysis

Company: Global Engineering Research and Technolo Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Advanced thick composites are increasingly used in components for defense applications as well as commercial structures. The proposed project will lead to the development and commercialization of a validated predictive capability based on the Peridynamic (PD) theory to enhance the performance of… more

Efficient Photometry from Serendipitous Detection of Stars

Company: Hart Scientific Consulting International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Research Objectives: 1) Determine the viability and accuracy of photometric calibration of Resident Space Object (RSO) observations using light from stars serendipitously recorded in the RSO images across the full range of ground-based image data collection scenarios in EO/IR wavebands.… more

A Compact Lightweight Infrared Imaging Interferometer for Space-Based Platforms

Company: Hart Scientific Consulting International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Research Objectives: 1) Quantify the size, weight, power consumption and cost of flight units of the Space-based InfraRed Imaging Interferometer (SIRII) sensor. 2) Quantify the fundamental advantages of the interferometric approach in comparison to conventional sensor design. 3) Quantify… more

Electronic Component Fingerprinting to Determine Manufacturing Origin

Company: NanoTEM Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In the area of supply chain integrity improvement, the US defense and intelligence sectors anticipate multiple uses for the forensic capability to characterize an electronic component for the purpose of identifying the semiconductor fabrication facility w

Advanced Helo Display for Zero-Zero Shipboard Landings

Company: Kutta Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As a primary developer of Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) DO-178C applications for manned and unmanned systems, Kutta is keenly aware of human machine interface (HMI) interaction issues in fixed-wing and rotary wing platforms. For this effort Kutta proposes to develop an Advanced… more

HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties

Company: Kutta Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As a company that focuses on fixed-based and man-packable Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Ground Control Stations (GCSs), Kutta has been privileged to work with the U.S. Government and Prime Contractors on shaping the future of the unmanned resupply capability. Kutta leverages this knowledge and its… more

Ultra-High Power Density Metal Supported SOFC Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR OSD project proposes the development and testing of a porous metal anode-supported intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (PMS-IT-SOFC) that exhibits high electrochemical efficiency, high degree of fuel utilization (reformed JP-8, diesel, or dodecane), and low operating… more

Repair of Gas Turbine Engine Components in Aging Air Force Fleets

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: After original equipment manufacturing (OEM) support and replacement of gas turbine engine components expires, sustainment of aging Air Force fleets are required to maintain continued fleet operability. Additive manufacturing to repair metal engine components which meets Federal Aviation… more

Affordable Spinel Transparent Armor

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Transparent armor is very important to the survivability and situational awareness for the crews of modern land, marine or aviation vehicles. Additionally to the common armor requirements (low areal density and high ballistic performance) transparent armor should provide high infrared and visual… more

Direct Digital Fabrication and Characterization of New Low Cost Titanium Alloys

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective is to develop and demonstrate new high performance aerospace alloys suitable for direct digital manufacturing (DDM). The shift from conventional titanium ingot metallurgy to DDM manufacturing provides the capability to develop alloy compositions which exhibit enhanced exemplary… more

Innovative Approaches to Produce Narrow, Long and Curved Core Passages in Large Metallic Investment Castings

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In the Phase II of this program, work will be focused on producing controlled solidification investment cast (CSIC) articles with net shape, complex, narrow, long, and curved channels within an aluminum alloy article representing military gearbox housing. The program has strict requirements for the… more

Optical System for Precision Atomic Clocks and Stable Oscillators

Company: NP Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Ultra-stable and accurate frequency and timing devices such as atomic clocks are essential for modern communication, navigation, surveillance, and missile guidance systems. There are many atomic oscillators such as neutral calcium and neutral ytterbium that produce clock signal in optical domain.… more

IM Green Propulsion Development

Company: Ogden Engineering & Associates, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Liquid fuel based Divert Attitude and Control Systems (DACS) or LDACS propulsion offers superior performance for future flight systems compared to solids (SDACS) or compressed gas systems. The need for improved system performance while meeting strict safety and insensitive munitions (IM) standards… more

Regenerable, heat-Abating, humidity-Neutralizing, Carbon diOxide Removal System (RANCOR) Phase II

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In Phase I RANCOR successfully demonstrated an innovative enabling humidity control technology to provide very low humidity air to water sensitive, fully reusable CO2 adsorbents. The use of adsorbents enables complete reusability/rechargability and reduces the total heat load on the SCBA to the… more

Paragon Dive System (PDS)

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Terrorist attacks (e.g. USS Cole, chemical and biological warfare) and accident recovery (e.g. TWA 800, Ehime Maru) can require extensive Navy dive operations in contaminated, hazardous environments. However, current diving equipment was not designed to operate in such conditions, much less protect… more

Conformal Onboard Light-weight Durable Passive Low-cost Aquatic Thermal Emission System (COLDPLATES)

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Paragon Space Development Corporation will provide SOCOM with a low-cost, conformal, closed-loop cooling system that is highly resistant to damage and provides superior cooling performance to existing raw water cooling alternatives. This proposed innovation is simple to manufacture, retrofit, and in… more

High-Frequency Energy-Deposition Actuators for Effective Scramjet Control

Company: Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Hypersonic propulsion systems, such as supersonic combustion ramjets (scramjets) are generally expected to operate from Mach 3.5 up to Mach 7-8 and are designed for specific flight Mach numbers to achieve optimum performance. However, realistic flight vehicles will experience a wide range… more

Laser-scopic Approach to Identify, Remove and Clean Galvanic Couple Corrosion in Difficult to Access Areas

Company: Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed effort will investigate and develop a laser-scopic tool that will provide earlier and improved capabilities for corrosion-detection, -removal, -cleaning and -repair due to galvanic couples in hard-to-access areas, without damaging the underlying substrate or adjacent features. The key… more

Heterojunction GeSn based Photonic Devices

Company: QuantTera Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Si photonic devices based on GeSn materials will be very important for the MWIR. The Air Force recognizes the need for next-generation high-performance photonic materials in the SWIR to MWIR infrared spectrum, due in part to the atmospheric high transmissive windows in this wavelength… more

Automated Analog Electronics Design Tools for Obsolete Parts

Company: Ridgetop Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Ridgetop Group will develop design tools to facilitate fabrication of obsolete, radiation-hardened, precision analog components. The methodology that is developed and validated during the nine-month Phase I SBIR program will be transitioned into an easy-to-use prototype software tool… more