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Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable Aperture

Company: Virtual EM Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Virtual EM is proposing a solution for achieving electrically small high-efficiency VHF transmit antennas suitable for use on medium size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In the proposed approach, maximum use of the UAV"s airframe for the antenna improves radiation efficiency while dynamic… more

SBIR Phase I: A MEMS Environment Resistant Resonant Sensor (ERRS) Process for Very High Performance and High Reliability Inertial Sensors and Oscillators

Company: ePack, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of the environment resistant resonant sensor (ERRS) process which will enable a next generation of high performance and high reliability sensors. In the last 5 years, microelectromechanical… more

Master Clock Vibration-Isolation Technology Improvements for Aircraft Avionics

Company: ePack, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The goal of this work is to provide the Navy with a new, ultra-small vibration suppression system for quartz oscillators, which will be used as a master clock reference for fast data rate sensor arrays, radar, anti-jamming, and other electronic countermeasures used in high vibration environments.… more

SBIR Phase I: High-performance Polymer Composites for Mouth Guards

Company: Akervall Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses the urgent need for new mouth guard materials that provide better protection. Despite widespread use of mouth guards in sports, there are more than 1 million dental injuries per year costing $500 million in the US alone. Akervall… more

A Rapid-to-Deploy Agent-Based Wireless Sensing Architecture for Autonomous Structural Collapse Prediction

Company: Civionics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: While most media attention in the wake of a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, or even a single building fire focuses rightly on the safety and wellbeing of the general public, one often overlooked aspect of these catastrophic events is the extreme risk taken by first responders who enter… more

SBIR Phase I: Novel low temperature, in-situ processing route for high performance, light weight structural materials

Company: Vinci Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project relates to the use of nano-structured chemicals in the processing of light-weight magnesium (Mg) alloys for high performance applications. It is postulated that reactive nano-structured chemicals such as polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane… more

Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Improvement Via Variable Compression and Expansion Ratios

Company: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Diesel compression ratios are normally set high (16:1 to 23:1) for cold starting, yet data show optimum fuel efficiency and emissions occur at compression ratios below 14:1. The industry trend has been to steadily reduce compression ratio. Literature findings indicate that reducing Diesel… more

Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Improvement Via Piston Temperature Control

Company: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Diesel engine manufacturers need a way to improve fuel economy as well as limit NOx and particulate emissions to meet upcoming federal, state, and global regulations. A large percentage of emissions and fuel consumption occurs during cold start and light to medium load operation. EMA proposes to… more

Re-generable Field Emission Cathodes

Company: Aerophysics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A significant challenge in scaling micro-propulsion devices up to 100s of Watts as well as scaling macro devices down to sub-kiloWatt level is the lack of a compatible neutralizer technology in the meso scale. Sub-kiloWatt EP systems require cathode technology that can produce sufficient current… more

Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation Cell for Purification of Water

Company: Vesitech, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Vesitech, Inc. has developed a totally new class of water treatment technology utilizing novel carbon based electrodes that have been shown to electrochemically produce advanced oxidation (AO) species in-situ in contaminated water. Depending upon the electrode formulation and configuration, the… more

Transit Safety

Company: The Mackinac Technology Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The Mackinac Technology Company is proposing to develop a novel antireflection film that will virtually eliminate the reflection of interior lighting on transit bus windshields and significantly improve driver visibility and passenger/pedestrian safety. Additives are incorporated into windshield… more

Substrucured, Meshless and Parametric Modeling of Vibroacoustic Systems

Company: Comet Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Aerospace structures are often subjected to a broad spectrum of mechanical and/or aerodynamic excitations and, therefore, there is a real need for the development of a modeling technique which can be used for the vibroacoustic analysis, with high fidelity and adequate spatial and spectral… more

Fiber-Optic Pyrometer for Thermal Protection Systems

Company: ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Surface temperatures in atmospheric reentry simulations range from 1500-2300 K, while stagnation temperature on the leading edge of a Mach 6 flight vehicle at 25 km altitude is 1817 K. Sensors that can operate at temperatures well above 1273 K are needed to provide reliable validation data for TPS… more

Energetic Ion Mitigation Methodology for High Power Plasma Thruster Cathodes

Company: ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The presence of energetic ions, that appear under high cathode current operation, stand as a showstopper to the realization of high power electric propulsion. Physical barriers such as the use of carbon electrodes (e.g. NEXT) are no longer sufficient as ion energies measured greatly exceed the… more

Nanosatellite Ground Station Communications Phased Array Antenna

Company: EMAG Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this SBIR project is to develop a man-portable S- and C-band communication antenna that can simultaneously track and communicate with multiple nanosatellites in several planes. We propose a low-cost phased array antenna design whose particular architecture could be adapted to a… more

Advanced Ballistic Shielding for Crew Served Weapons Stations

Company: GS Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The Navy in support of the sailor has identified the need for an advanced ballistic shield for Crew Served Weapons Stations that will allow for a required level of ballistic protection without interfering with other shipboard duties that need to be performed. This proposed system will protect the… more

High-Voltage Intelligent Power Distribution Solution

Company: Global Embedded Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Future military vehicle systems require 600VDC power buses to improve mobility and save fuel through hybrid power system configurations. This is a compelling proposition at a time when the military needs to find ways to address decreasing budgets, while increasing capability. High voltage systems… more

Adjusting Computer Input Device Settings Automatically to Meet User Needs

Company: Koester Performance Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Abstract - The goal of this work is to enhance the productivity and comfort of computer access for people whose impairments affect their ability to use the computer keyboard and mouse. In Phase I, we will develop and evaluate a software tool for the automatic configuration of computer keyboards. The… more

Instrumented Projectiles for Measuring Impact Forces to Characterize Ballistic Behavior of Fabrics and Composites

Company: LIUMAN TECHNOLOGIES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Due to the complex wave propagation and vibration involved in dynamic loading, commonly used sensors, such as electrical resistance strain gauge and accelerometer, cannot adequately measure the true loading history without a specially designed mechanism. In the Phase I study, an innovative mechanism… more

RIDES: Raman Icing Detection System

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an integrated LIDAR instrument capable of identifying icing conditions while also providing air data sensing capabilities. The resulting Raman Icing Detection System (RIDES) will be an integrated air data sensing and icing condition detection… more

Volcanic Ash Detection Using Raman LIDAR: "VADER"

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Volcanic ash is a significant hazard to aircraft engine and electronics and has caused damage to unwary aircraft and disrupted air travel for thousands of travelers, costing millions of dollars. Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) proposes to demonstrate the concept feasibility of a Raman Light… more

MARVY: Mars Velocity Sensor

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The successful landing of the large Mars rover Curiosity on August 5, 2012 outlined the increasing complexity of safely landing large rovers on the planet. A precise knowledge of the spacecraft speed is required in order to initiate the landing sequence near 900 mph; the present method uses IMUs to… more

An ADS-B derived ATC linked ER System for NextGen Safety

Company: Munro and Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The Phase I verified ADS-B-ER feasibility-based on compatibility with the ADS-B operational standards and design specs, bandwidth and the iPAD EFB capability for performing the trajectory computations for avoiding hazardous weather, terrain, traffic and restricted airspace. We then assured that… more

HPC Modeling to Aid Accelerator Component Manufacturing

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Electromagnetic and particle modeling is an important part of the design and manufacturing of accelerator components, such as electron beam sources and RF accelerating cavities. The premier electromagnetic and particle modeling tools today allow users to exploit parallel computing… more

Development of a High-brightness Field-Emission Superconducting RF Gun

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Field emission cathodes are well known in the field of electron microscopy and extensively used because their very small source size (e.g.: sharpened end of a needle) can lead to very high- brightness electron beams. Recently, important developments in field-emission arrays have made them a… more