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Alternative Materials for Tactical Vehicle Wheeled Hubs

Company: KaZaK Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: KaZaK Technologies and our program subcontractors and technical associates are proposing several concepts to reduce Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) wheel hub weight to increase cargo capacity and improve vehicle handling. An increase in cargo capacity provides the MTVR to be outfitted… more

Novel Textile for Use on Low Cost Parachutes Employing Trigger Technology to Rapidly Degrade

Company: Tex Tech Industries Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Parachutes are a vital technology for moving equipment, ammunition, and other supplies to the battlefield. Cargo parachutes are used to drop military equipment and supplies from aircraft. The U.S. Army currently uses Low Cost Aerial Delivery Systems (LCADS) parachutes for 99% of operational airdrops… more

Strain Measurement System for Operation in Extreme Environments

Company: Environetix Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a critical need for new robust strain sensors capable of accurately measuring the strain of structural components in high temperature harsh environment applications. During Phase I, Environetix will leverage extensive experience in wireless high temperature sensor… more

SBIR Phase I: Feasibility of Manufacture of an Enzyme for Delignification of Pulp and Biomass to Improve Sugar Yield

Company: Tethys Research LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project helps unlock the potential of forests to provide sustainable, carbon-neutral raw material for much of the nation's energy and chemical needs. Current technology cannot efficiently separate cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin (the major… more

SBIR Phase II: Reactive and Refractory Metal Processing

Company: Arcast Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will deliver a system that can continuously process advanced refractory metal alloys from elemental, scrap or preprocessed feed stock into powder or small castings. The advanced hybrid plasma arc induction furnace uses the latest in… more

High Flux Ti Nanofiltration Membrane for Efficient Processing of Bioproducts

Company: Cerahelix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Sustainable global economic growth requires the diversification of energy sources and chemical feedstocks away from conventional fossil fuel supplies. One way to meet this need is to convert renewable resources such as cellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals; however a major roadblock is the high… more

Development of a modular submersible mussel raft for use in semi-exposed Maine waters subject to drift ice

Company: PEMAQUID MUSSEL FARMS, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Despite a 40 year history of aquaculture production of edible marine mussels in the United States, domestic mussel farmers currently capture only about 10% of the fresh mussel market, valued at $40 million and growing. The growth of U.S. mussel raft culture, which is utilized to protect crops from… more

SBIR Phase I: Inserting Microalgae and Oysters into RAS for Waste Management Purposes

Company: RAS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine whether integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) can be imported from off-shore salmon farms where the concept is being pioneered into on-land recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). RAS Corporation, and the University… more

STTR Phase I: Developing Alternate Aquafeeds Utilizing Marine Invertebrates and Plants Cultured from Fish Fecal and Feed Waste

Company: RAS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project seeks to develop an alternate aquafeed that does not rely on the inclusion of captured, oceanic forage fish such as menhaden and sardines for its omega-3 content and is suitable for culturing marine fish in land-based recirculating… more

Development of Next-Generation Composite Flywheel Design for Shock and Vibration Tolerant, High Density Rotating Energy Storage

Company: KaZaK Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: KaZaK Technologies and our program subcontractors and technical associates our proposing several concepts to significantly increase rim rotational velocity and increase storage energy density/ unit as identified by the Navy as a pre-requisite for shipboard integration of flywheel energy stowage… more

A Novel Advanced Propulsion System for Large Class Unmanned Aerial Systems

Company: Peregrine Turbine Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The steadily rising cost of fossil fuels together with a heightened sensitivity to emissions has created a new backdrop against which the performance of traditional aircraft powerplant technology is no longer acceptable. Thermal efficiencies of current offerings hovering around 30% and… more

Development of Lightweight, Recyclable Low Cost, Nonwoven Cloth Duck Material

Company: Tex Tech Industries Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Nylon fabric is a polyamide that is lightweight, strong and durable. The fabric dries quickly when wet and provides comfort. Nylon is used in multiple applications ranging from apparel, home furnishings, industrial applications and geo-textiles. The cloth specified by this proposal is Mil-C-… more

Mission Reconnect: Promoting Resilience and Reintegration of Post-Deployment Vete

Company: COLLINGE AND ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an urgent and growing need for mental health interventions supporting both short- and long-term reintegration of veterans of OIF and OEF into their communities and significant relationships. Innovative approaches are needed to support the well-being of… more

Intracellular Detection of Small Molecules in Live Cells

Company: Orono Spectral Solutions Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The goal of this Phase I STTR project is to investigate the application of a new class of metallic nanoparticles exhibiting a star-shaped geometry (nanostars) for use as in vivo probes of chemical and biological warfare agents. In contrast to their more commonplace spherical cousins,… more

Preconcentration Technoloogy for Infrared Analysis of Organophosphates in Water

Company: Orono Spectral Solutions Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Organophosphates cannot currently be analyzed in the field using existing technologies, due to insufficient sensitivity of currently fielded instruments. This inability reduces the number of analyses that a government agency can perform on a water supply to ensure its safety to humans and the… more

Improved M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper for Facilities Monitoring

Company: Orono Spectral Solutions Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this Phase II project is to design, build, and test a prototype self reporting detection system that utilizes a ruggedized version of M8 chemical agent detection paper for detecting and reporting potential liquid chemical warfare attacks at fixed military sites and installations. … more

Smart Chart AIS

Company: Technology Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The ability to track small vessels is critical to national security, but not easily accomplished due to the sheer volume of craft and the range of environments which they operate within. The introduction of smart-phones with location, orientation, camera, and Internet capabilities is… more

Next Generation Textiles for Multi-Threat Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Company: Wizbe Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: When responding to an incident, first responders often do not know what environments they will encounter at the incident scene. Although the garments that they are wearing may provide protection in their normal working environment, it may not be suited for unexpected conditions they encounter when… more

Fabric with Variable Air Permeability for Use in Parachutes

Company: Wizbe Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Wizbe Innovations has developed a fabric with controllable air flow. This system used in parachutes has the potential to reduce opening shock, the time in the air, stability, directional control, and the landing speed. During Phase II, further development of the concepts derived in Phase I will be… more

SBIR Phase II: Novel Microarray Platforms For Detection Of Rare Molecules In Complex Mixtures

Company: Maine Manufacturing LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will provide an optimized composite polymer protein binding surface for proteomics applications. The new surface will be specifically designed for reverse phase protein microarrays to enable detection of rare molecules in complex… more

A Thermal Deoxygenation Process for Cellulosic Biomass Conversion to Energy-Dense Biofuels

Company: SeaChange Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Department of Energy Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase I project proposal aims to develop an intensive thermo chemical conversion method of biomass to non-ethanol biofuels. There is a substantial need for alternative sources of domestic transportation fuels to displace demand… more

Alloying and Casting Furnace for Shape Memory Alloys

Company: Arcast Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The concept in the proposed project is to create a melting, alloying and casting furnace for the processing titanium based SMA using cold crucible techniques. The cold crucible furnace configuration will allow the material to remain pure without ceramic contamination. By using a combination of arc… more

SBIR Phase I: Reactive and Refractory Metal Processing

Company: Arcast Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate an improved method of producing advanced reactive and refractory metal alloys on a medium to large scale. The proposed concept will offer a route to produce alloys, castings and powder using clean melting techniques. Advanced… more

High Flux Ti Nanofiltration Membrane for Efficient Processing of Bioproducts

Company: Cerahelix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Complex mixtures encountered in biomass derived process streams include components which can inhibit fermentation. This can have a negative impact on the production capacity of the biorefinery as it can greatly decrease the output from the conversion of the biomass derived sugars to fuels and… more

Development of a modular submersible mussel raft for use in semi-exposed Maine waters subject to drift ice.

Company: PEMAQUID MUSSEL FARMS, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: In this SBIR Phase I project, Pemaquid Mussel Farms (PMF) seeks to determine the feasibility of fabricating a submersible mussel raft that will eliminate problems associated with surface mussel rafts (mussel drop off, wave and ice damage to rafts, lower yields, visual impacts) while improving crop… more