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A Fail-Safe Reusable Forward Closure System

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of a fail-safe reusable Forward Closure System (FCS) for use in underwater launch tubes. The proposed FCS will be reusable, fail-safe, scalable, capable of withstanding pressures, and have an opening time… more

Controllable and Adaptable Lateral Support System

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I and Phase I Option effort will demonstrate the feasibility of a controllable missile lateral support system that reacts automatically to shock and vibration inputs. The proposed design concept will utilize a smart material to provide automatically controllable shock and vibration… more

Raw Data Generation Tool for X-ray Security Imaging Systems

Company: TeleSecurity Sciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The X-ray intensity as measured by detectors depends on all aspects of the imaging system ranging from the source spectrum to various scatter events during the photon transport. The proposed simulator models the entire X-ray detection process from photon generation to various scatter events to the… more

High-affinity monoclonal antibodies that target Burkholderia Polysaccharide

Company: DxDiscovery, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Melioidosis and glanders are life-threatening illnesses caused by the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei, respectively. These gram-negative bacilli are endemic to Northern Australia and Southeast Asia, however endemic regions are expanding as surveillance improves. B.… more

Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels

Company: Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (NNTS) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose a platform for aerial environmental monitoring based on the integration of two advanced technologies for the first time: a lightweight, flying robotic platform capable of hovering and swarming, and a compact, low-power chemical sensor platform called the Molecular Property Spectrometer… more

An Ultra-High Carbon Steel Bonded Tungsten Carbide Material for Armor Piercing Rounds

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative tungsten carbide (WC) metal matrix composite for use as a non-carcinogenic penetrator for armor piercing (AP) munitions for small arms. The objectives of this effort are to: 1)… more

A Standardized Assessment Process Supporting Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Facilities to Rural Americans

Company: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The goal of the Developed Outdoor Recreation Assessment Process (DORAP) will be to create a reliable and repeatable method for evaluating 18 different types of constructed features in outdoor recreation areas for compliance with applicable federal guidelines. On-line and in-person training and… more

Precision ACS (PACS) for DACS Low Level ACS

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Our Precision Attitude Control System (PACS) delivers high precision attitude control for Kinetic Weapon (KW) long range target discrimination and acquisition. The PACS utilizes electrically-controlled solid propellant (ESP), an innovative propulsion technology that enables fast burn rate control,… more

Safe Solid Rocket Motor Ignition Systems for Mil. Std. 1901A Compliance Using Electric Solid Propellants and Pyrogens

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In process for public release

Precision ACS

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In process for public release

An Integrated System for Borehole Magnetometric Resistivity and Electrical Resistivity Tomography Data Acquistion, Processing and Visualization

Company: Multi-phase Technologies, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The U.S. DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) was created in 1989 to manage the cleanup of large areas of environmentally contaminated sites. Since the closure of many of these sites, U.S. taxpayers have spent about $220 billion at 74 cleanup sites. However, these sites were the smallest and … more

Bulk Currency Vapor detection in Confined Spaces

Company: Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed goal of Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc for the Phase I program is to select a practical technological solution and develop a Con-Ops for the problem of detecting U.S. currency via unique vapor signature(s) in confined spaces for three related, though unique, application scenarios (bags… more

Improved Thrust Termination Modeling for Solid Rocket Motors

Company: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This effort addresses the need for a predictive model which characterizes the motor ejecta from thrust terminated and burn-to-depletion solid rocket motors. Two models will be developed: an engineering model that provides near term predictive capability and a high fidelity model which will provide… more

Automatic Threat Recognition Algorithm for Volumetric CT Data

Company: TeleSecurity Sciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: For Phase II work, we propose to complete the development of the DICOS compliant ATR algorithm whose feasibility has been demonstrated by results of Phase I work. Important project milestones for the first base year of Phase II are as follows: (1) implementation of the DICOS standard including… more

Computational Modeling of Coupled Acoustic and Combustion Phenomena Inherent to Gas Turbine Engines

Company: Flow Modeling and Simulation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Flow Modeling and Simulation, LLC (FMS), proposes to develop a computational software tool, herein designated AUG3D, that is intended to provide physics-based, multi-level, validated computational simulations of turbine engine component flow fields, particularly those associated with… more

Advanced Analysis and Design Tool for Scramjet Air-frame Propulsion Integration

Company: Flow Modeling and Simulation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The SCRAMSIM computer code will be able to perform analysis for engineering design, stemming from a low order Reynolds Average Navier-Stokes (RANS) to high order (4th or higher) LES using accurate subgrid scale models (SGS). It will also solve thermal non-equilibrium mechanisms,… more

SBIR Phase I: Surface Modified Ground Tire Rubber for Additives of Asphalt Based Shingles

Company: Polymeric Designs LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project relates to the application of a surface modification to ground tire rubber (GTR) particles, enabling use of GTR as an additive to asphalt for roofing shingles, and improving its use in paving. This additive replaces the costly all-polymer… more

Biomarker discovery for immunodiagnosis of invasive candidiasis

Company: DxDiscovery, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Invasive candidiasis (IC) is one of the most serious threats to patients in a critical setting. With as many as 60,000 cases per year in the U.S., the total cost associated with IC in the U.S. may be as high as 2-4 billion/year. One of the most critical factors… more

SBIR Phase I: Enhancement of Industrial Diamond Strength

Company: Simple Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a proprietary technology to enhance the crushing strength of industrial diamonds by 30-40%. If successful, the project will result in a new process which will allow the treatment of large numbers of industrial diamonds at once. The… more

Precision ACS (PACS) for DACS Low Level ACS

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Our Precision ACS (PACS) while combined with either a Liquid or Solid DACS delivers high precision Kinetic Weapon (KW) attitude control for long range target discrimination and acquisition. The PACS features multiple pulse Electric Solid Propellant (ESP) thrusters that are either individually pulsed… more

Electric Pyrogens and Systems for Safer In-line Inititation of Rocket Motors

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: We will use our newly developed smart energetic materials to eliminate flame sensitive pyrogens and the bridge-wire connections for thermal ignition within initiators/squibs which will improve safety for Mil. Std. 1901A compliance. Unlike conventional materials, new pyrogen materials are… more

Direct Plasma Production from Electric Solid Propellant for High Velocity Launch Systems

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: As an alternative to near-obsolete double-base or triple-base propellants, Digital Solid State Propulsion (DSSP) is developing Electric Solid Propellants (ESP) as a safe, green, higher performance highly manufacturable alternative for high velocity electro-thermal-chemical (ETC) gun rounds. These… more

Machine Tool Genome Project

Company: MANUFACTURING LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this research is to enable pre-process milling parameter selection for"first part correct"production. In the proposed solution the Receptance Coupling Substructure Analysis (RCSA) approach will be used to couple the measured spindle-machine dynamics to models of the tool… more

Advanced Fan Coil Unit

Company: Rocky Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: An estimated 20% of a US Navy ship"s total fuel consumption is due to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Reduction in electrical consumption of Navy ship Fan Coil Assemblies with increased energy efficiency is necessary for fuel savings. Rocky Research proposes an advanced Fan Coil… more

High Energy Density and High Power Density Thermal Energy Storage

Company: Rocky Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Thermal energy storage for load smoothing can be beneficial in applications having large transient heat load compared to steady-state heat rejection. Laser weapons and high-power microwave generators are examples where TES can help. Ammoniated complex compound systems can provide heat… more