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Enabling Flexible Materials, Devices and Processes for Defense

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Emergence and feasibility for flexible body-worn electronics and particularly medical patches requires high performance electronics capability. The problem is that these new technologies must have flexible and conformal physical formats and conventional electronic components are not in… more

Attack Amelioration via Layered Temporal Virtualizaton ("Primer")

Company: Computer Measurement Laboratory, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This project will investigate the feasibility of a computing appliance which uses Temporal Virtualization to help ameliorate the effects of malicious software activity. Temporal Virtualization involves the manipulation of virtual time in Type-2 (software) virtual clients in a way that… more

Improved Design Package for Fracture Mechanics Analysis

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To address the needs of the U.S. Air Force to improve existing software design packages so that they account better for short crack growth regime, Sentient proposes to incorporate its its DigitalClone-Component(DCC) modeling technology into these packages for short crack growth regime.… more

Bioelectronic Fusion Sensor System

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: To address the Navy"s need for a common, scalable, platform for multi-modal 1pA level current sensing for Electrocardiogram (ECG), Electroencephalogram (EEG), and Electrodermal Response (EDR) to be fielded as a miniature wearable device with non-contact electrodes, Sentient and the State… more

Robust 2700 F MC/C Fiber Reinforced Matrices for Turbine Engines

Company: Advanced Ceramic Fibers, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced Ceramic Fibers, LLC has developed a transformational enabling fiber technology for use in UHT turbine engines - alpha silicon carbide/carbon based fibers - with capability above Navy"s goal of 2700 F. Our turbine engine OEM and aerospace team members are excited about the MC/C fibers… more

FleX-3D Wafer Processing for Chip Stacking and Interconnect

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Reliable, readily-manufacturable technologies are needed to create the next generation of high-density, high-functionality 3D integrated circuits (ICs) for integrating silicon pixel detectors with CMOS read-out ICs. Current methods for 3D IC development are severely limited by the thickness of the… more

Enforcing Integrated Circuit Trust Via Unified Multi-Level Countermeasures

Company: Computer Measurement Laboratory, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this work is to demonstrate a prototype of an innovative method to protect military space microelectronics from unauthorized tampering. The method will employ the joint cooperation of multiple countermeasures that operate at several levels of system abstraction. The… more

Modeling of Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Blends

Company: Optimal Solutions Software, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The overall goal of this Phase I project is to show the feasibility of using state-of-the-art parameterization tools for shape changes (i.e., volumetric deformation/morphing provided by Sculptor) coupled with a fast FEA tool (i.e., the MAX method) to quickly calculate the dynamic response of the… more

Modeling to Quantify Improved Durability of Superfinish Gear Processing

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Under this STTR, Sentient Corporation, along with the Ohio State University GearLab as a research partner, will develop a probabilistic physics-based damage modeling tool for the simulation of superfinished gear components. This model will consider critical surface, material, and load parameters for… more

SBIR Phase II: Analytical Modeling and Performance Prediction of Remanufactured Gearbox Components

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The Innovation of this Phase II project is developing physics-based analytical models to analyze gearbox components for safety, longevity, reliability and cost by predicting (1) New component performance, and optimal time-to-remanufacture, (2) Qualification of used components for remanufacturing… more

Self-Reconfigurable Memristor-Based Computing Architecture: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

Company: Bio Inspired Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The chalcogenide based ion-conducting memristor has been shown to be an effective element as the core of a simple neuromorphic computing circuit. The response of the computing circuit is the result of weighted external stimuli, the current state of the device, and the history of exposure… more

Development and Expansion of Melt Organic Baking Fat for Oxidative Stability and Reducing Child Obesity

Company: PROSPERITY ORGANIC FOODS INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In the United States today, the health consequences associated with childhood and adolescent obesity are projected to produce the first decline in life expectancy since the Great Depression. Addressing childhood obesity requires addressing nutritional needs, including dietary fat to support physical… more

SBIR Phase I: Osteoconduction Determination of Mineral Coated Silicon Dioxide Nanosprings

Company: MJ3 Industries Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project addresses the failure of osseointegration, the lack of bonding between an orthopedic device and bone. Failure of the implant does occur with an unacceptably high rate (8-20%). The main driver for revision surgery is aseptic loosening of the… more

SBIR Phase I: Improved Learning and Retention of Health Science Concepts Through the Use of a Just-in-Time Teaching, Mobile Device Simulations

Company: WholeLogic, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is a mobile device healthcare simulation design that engages students in an active learning, pre-class activity. Pre-class assignments are documented to improve student learning but traditional reading meets with poor student compliance.… more

A 45 nm Low Cost, Radiation Hardened, Platform Based Structured ASIC

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The proposed 45 nm radiation hardened platform based structured ASIC architecture offers the performance and density expected of a custom ASIC with the low manufacturing cost associated with a structured ASIC. The low cost, high performance customization of the structured ASIC portion of the chip is… more

Conformal Load Bearing Antenna Structure

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: American Semiconductor will develop and demonstrate structural integration of a conformal load bearing antenna structure (CLAS). Future aircraft will incorporate distributed electronics, sensors, and flight control transducers directly into the composite airframe. For near-term Air… more

Enforcing Integrated Circuit Trust Via Unified Multi-Level Countermeasures

Company: Computer Measurement Laboratory, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This project will investigate the feasibility of an integrated multilevel system for protecting space assets from system hardware and firmware exploitation. The overall strategy is to provide greater collective system protection as a whole than would otherwise be available from the sum of… more

Radiation Hard Electronics for Advanced Communication Systems

Company: ICs Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Advanced reconfigurable/reprogrammable communication systems will require use of commercial sub 100 nm electronics. Legacy radiation tolerant circuits fail to provide Single Event Upset (SEU) immunity at speeds greater than 500 MHz. New base level logic circuits have been demonstrated in Phase I… more

SBIR Phase II: Photochemical Reactor for CO2 Separation in Carbon Capture Process

Company: Pearlhill Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will stimulate the acceptance of carbon capture by companies that own and operate coal-fired plants. The Department of Energy considers the amine absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas of coal-fired power plants as the most… more

Developing and validating a model to understand mixed lubrication regions for fluid-film bearings

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Under this effort, Sentient will develop mixed-EHL models to predict the performance of fluid film bearings for submarine applications. The models will consider critical design and operational parameters such as component geometry and surface finish, start up and shut down speeds/loads, and… more

SBIR Phase I: Analytical Modeling and Performance Prediction of Remanufactured Gearbox Components

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project shall develop analytical fatigue models as applied to the performance analysis of remanufactured gearbox coponents under NSF SBIR Phase I Solicitation 11-577 (Topic NM?Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing, Subtopic M3-Modeling… more

Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The overall goal of this project is to develop an optimized surface texture process in order to maximize the efficiency of rolling/sliding contacts such as gears. Development of this high efficiency, rolling/sliding surface will be guided by Sentient's unique combination of modeling… more

Advanced Seal Technology for Helicopter Drive System Application

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Gearbox seal wear and leakage is a major source of maintenance and downtime for rotorcraft. Sentient will use our advanced tribology modeling technology to evaluate coatings and surface texturing processes for carbon face seals and provide a generalized modeling approach that can replace physical… more

Multi-functional Integrated Drive System Sensor(MIDSS) for Rotorcraft

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Sentient will be developing a Smart DigitalClone Sensor for application to rotorcraft drivetrains and other rotating components on high value systems. This technology is enabled by our DigitalClone Ground Truth model, developed through Navy and Army SBIR funding and validated with multiple OEM… more

Fatigue Crack Initiation Prediction Tool for Rotorcraft Spiral Bevel Gears

Company: Sentient Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Current gearbox life estimation techniques commonly underplay the significance of gear tooth surface fatigue due to the complexity of the phenomenon involved. The Phase I program successfully demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing advanced modeling techniques to predict the onset and propagation… more