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Integrated surface acoustic wave and microstructure informatics techniques for rapid identification and quantification of microtextured regions in met

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Microstructure heterogeneities occur commonly in metallic aerospace materials. These are sometimes desired and exploited in tailoring location specific properties (e.g., turbine disks with gradient microstructures). In other instances, they might be undesirable because they lead to… more

Operator Interface for Flexible Control of Automated Sensor Functions

Company: 361 Interactive, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in automated sensor technologies offer opportunities for enhancing mission performance with individual and teams of Unmanned Air Vehicles, reducing operator workload, advancing multi-vehicle cooperation capabilities, and enhancing situation awareness across the intelligence… more

Development of cloud based analysis of additive manufacturing process techNology

Company: AltaSim TechNologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Additive manufacturing technology creates objects using a sequential layering process that directly contrasts with the traditional subtractive approaches commonly used to manufacture the majority of fabricated components. The additive manufacturing technology can be used anywhere throughout the… more

Advanced Algorithms for Non-Resolved Space Based Space Sensing

Company: Applied Optimization, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The research objective of the proposed effort is to demonstrate and transition an autonomous, rapid determination of satellite features to be used for Threat Indication and Warning (TIN). The scope is to enhance and transition the advanced algorithms previously developed under AFRL/RV into operation… more

Robust, Lightweight Composite Coatings Based on Carbon Nanofibers

Company: Applied Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force seeks to develop a new means of repairing aircraft structural composite components that have sustained minor damage. Repair of aircraft components can be a labor intensive and time consuming process. Multi-component repair coatings oftentimes must be applied, removed, and… more

Adaptive antenna structures

Company: BerrieHill Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Unwanted RFI is a growing concern due to the ever expanding RF world around us. Not only are the number of RFI sources increasing, so too is the frequency usage across the RF spectrum. As a result, RF systems like the AFSCN are expected to become more susceptible to disruptions in coverage and… more

Large Volume Production of Core-Shell Nanothermite

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in nanotechnology have promised non-linear improvements in a variety of energetic materials applications; however, the practical application of the technology has not matched its promise. One area of particular interest is in producing core-shell energetic materials based on… more

Plateau Burning Composite Propellants Using Al and TiO2 Nanocomposites

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Double-base propellants are widely used in Navy aircraft ejection seat systems, partially because of their ability to be tailored to exhibit pronounced plateau burning. Due to degradation problems inherent with double-base propellants, it would be very beneficial to develop composite propellants… more

Exhaust Heat Capture Ration Heating System (EHC-RHS)

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current field ration heating systems use fossil fuels as the primary energy source. The use of additional fossil fuels during food preparation increases the frequency of resupply missions and consequently leads to more attacks on supply convoys. Approaches for heating food rations in-the-field and… more

TALOS Hybrid Electric Power Unit

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Cornerstone Research Group Inc.'s (CRG) demonstrated expertise in advanced optimization techniques and lightweight electric propulsion systems presents USSOCOM with the opportunity to obtain an embedded rechargeable power generation and management system capable of long endurance missions that… more

Advanced Materials for Vehicle Headliners

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Light, maneuverable, fast, and fully protected vehicles are needed on today's battlefields. The current fleet of military vehicles is not equipped with sufficient interior trim protection. In a field of operations, US Army vehicles often encounter blast events such as landmines, improvised… more

Large Volume Production of Core-Shell Nanothermite

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in nanotechnology have promised improvements in a variety of energetic materials; however, practical application of the technology has not matched its promise. One area of particular interest is in producing core-shell energetic materials based on metal (fuel)/metal oxide… more

Deep Analytics for Data in Cyber-Physical Systems

Company: EDAptive Computing, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Our proposal specifically addresses the stated requirements of the solicitation; we will develop and deploy tools, methods, and models for improving collaboration between human and cyber-physical systems. The proposed HARVEST solution builds on previous Edaptive Computing, Inc (ECI) knowledge and… more

Development and Verification Tools/Processes for ASICs and FPGAs

Company: EDAptive Computing, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: With a constant push toward improving device robustness and reliability, our proposal is specifically aimed at fulfilling the objectives stated in the solicitation; we will develop and deploy tools, methods, and models for certifying that Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and… more

Eco-Friendly Bipolar Electrochemical Bulk Processing of SRF Cavities

Company: Faraday TechNology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically new or improved bulk processing technologies. Current methods, such as buffered chemical polishing (BCP), use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost, high… more

Acid-Free Electropolishing of Nb Cavities

Company: Faraday TechNology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically eco-friendly final polishing technologies. Current methods, such as conventional and buffered electropolishing, use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost,… more

Manufacturing Next Generation Multifunctional Carbon Fiber Laminated Composites for Air Vehicles

Company: General Nano LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: General Nano is partnering with Top 3 prime to develop next generation composite systems for air vehicles. The core technology involves integrating lightweight, conductive CNT non-woven sheet materials into aerospace qualified prepreg. The program builds from initial Air Force SBIR… more

JTRS Compliant Waveform for LCS Unmanned Vehicle Communications

Company: GIRD Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) work together to provide perimeter protection for the naval forces. Maintaining persistent connectivity with the UUVs/USVs is critical to the success of the operations. GIRD Systems proposes to… more

Non-Linear Damage Model for Carbon-Carbon Composite Design

Company: GoHypersonic Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Currently, difficulties in modeling non-linear behavior and damage modes of carbon-carbon (C/C) composites beyond simplified in-plane models prevent accurate assessment of bending load and thermal stress effects in interlaminar directions where the stress limits can be significantly lower than… more

Novel paper-microfluidic analytical device (uPADs) coupled with Phage-amplification and Quantum dots for multiplexed pathogen diagnostics.

Company: Guild Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current methods of species-specific bacterial detection and identification are complex, time-consuming, and often require expensive specialized equipment and highly trained personnel. There is a growing need for developing fieldable devices to combat both naturally occurring, and deliberate… more

Improved Nb3Sn Strand with High Jc and High RRR and Low Effective Filament Diameter

Company: Hyper Tech Research Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is submitted in response to the SBIR/STTR High Energy Physics Solicitation Topic 33(a). The need is for strands that operate at a minimum of 15 Tesla (T) field, with preference for production scale ( & gt; 3 km continuous lengths) wire technologies at 15 to 25 T with reduced… more

Lightweight Electric Wires and Cables from CNT-Cu Composites for Airborne Platforms

Company: Hyper Tech Research Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This proposal is aimed at the development of an electrical conductor that is lighter weight and has two- to three-times higher current carrying ability per weight when compared to rated copper (Cu) or aluminum (Al) wires for Air force applications. Our approach will be to generate a… more

Aircraft Wheel-Tire Dynamic Interface Pressure

Company: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A new sensor for the measurement of ground reaction forces that terminate into the aircraft wheel-tire interface is proposed. Current measurement methods are limited to capturing normal force values. We propose the use of a thin-film sensor based on Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc… more

Arc jet Test-Article Surface Recession Rate Monitor

Company: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Quantitative ablation recession rate measurements of heat shield surfaces are essential for evaluating the performance of heat shield materials. Currently, these measurements are limited to two-dimensional images that focus on the nose tip regression rate. For wedge testing, recession… more

Plasma Panel Based Neutron Detector

Company: Integrated Sensors, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: New technology is needed to replace 3He-based neutron proportional detectors for neutron scattering. This proposal addresses this need via development of a novel plasma panel based neutron detector designed to take advantage of low cost, large area, plasma display panel TV technology. A new type of… more