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Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: US production of Helium, a critical and irreplaceable resource that is currently produced from a few helium-rich natural gas reservoirs, is in rapid decline as these currently viable rich reserves are being depleted. The new technology being developed herein is required to recover helium from vast… more

An additive manufacturing technology for the fabrication and characterization of nuclear reactor fuel

Company: Free Form Fibers Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Department of Energy (DOE) has been tasked by the US administration to give priority to developing enhanced fuels and cladding for Light Water Reactors to improve safety in the event of accidents in the reactor or spent fuel pools. Within this context, the DOE is calling for advanced… more

SpectroCCD X-ray Camera for energy dispersive spectrometers

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Worldwide there are a number of synchrotron beamlines dedicated to resonant soft x-ray inelastic scattering. There are also new beamlines currently being designed to take advantage of improved third generation synchrotron radiation sources and this powerful experimental technique for probing… more

HERMES-Based X-Ray Strip Detector

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The effectiveness of synchrotron radiation science is being hindered by the limited availability of advanced detectors. This is due to the limited deployment of existing detectors as well as limited development effort to provide new advanced capabilities. As synchrotron radiation experiments become… more

A Low Cost Modular Approach to Flight Testing of Hypersonic Systems

Company: ACENT Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Airbreathing hypersonic weapon systems utilizing ramjet/scramjet and/or combined cycle engines will open the door to many new capabilities for the warfighter. Applications include systems ranging from small tactical hypersonic missiles, hypersonic intelligence, surveillance &… more

Intracellular Detection of Small Molecules in Live Cells

Company: Agave BioSystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Protection of first responders who are exposed to hazards including chemical warfare agents (CWAs) is a very critical need. The need is derived from not only their welfare but their ability to respond, protect the community and provide logistical support to the response. A simple… more

Code Ray: Software Assurance Risk Management Framework for Hybrid Analysis Mapping

Company: Applied Visions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Secure Decisions is developing a software assurance risk management technology called "Code Ray" to: (1) Improve the speed, accuracy and confidence in detection of vulnerabilities by cross-mapping and normalizing the output of hybrid application security testing (HAST) techniques -- dynamic analysis… more

A Scalable, Mobile Layer-1 M2M Architecture to Connect First Responders at the Incident Site

Company: BALFOUR Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: First Responders need to leverage automated (M2M machine-to-machine), mobile connectivity at an incident site. With connectivity automated through M2M network technology, responders would have much improved situational awareness, and can effectively focus their complete attention on the necessary… more

Low Cost, High Reliability Proximity Switches

Company: BHTechnology, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: a novel family of proximity switchs is proposed based on EM technology field perturbation.This technology enables the proximity switch to be low cost, light weight, highly accurate and meets all MIL_PRF_24711B requirements. The proposed switch can be used in new NAVY vessel design as well as… more

Fusion in a Cloud

Company: Black River Systems Company, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: One of the major benefits of tactical cloud computing is improved net-centric capabilities and operations with the objective of information dominance. The reassign-able pools of computing resources and efficient information across operational boundaries can produce a more accurate and up to date… more

High Dynamic-range Wideband Digital-RF Receiver

Company: HYPRES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The ability to capture wide instantaneous bandwidth with high fidelity is essential for analysis of various signals-of-interest. Superconductor analog-to-digital converters (ADC) offer discriminating advantages in both bandwidth and fidelity due to very high sampling rates (up to 100 GHz… more

Reworkable Epoxy Bonding for Superconductor Multi-chip Modules

Company: HYPRES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: HYPRES, in collaboration with University of Arkansas (UA), proposes to develop a method for manufacturing superconductor multi-chip modules (MCMs) using nano-engineered cryogenic adhesives. A superconductor MCM comprises a carrier and several flipped chips. Before final assembly on the carrier,… more

Magnesium Diboride DC and Data Cables for Digital-RF Systems

Company: HYPRES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Successful cryopackaging of superconductor Digital-RF Receivers relies on efficient electrical wiring of superconductor chips attached to the cryocooler. High-quality DC and RF cables are currently made of normal metals and are optimized for specific current and frequency ranges respectively. This… more

3-D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials

Company: Multiscale Design Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: An experimental and computational effort is proposed to develop a data-driven experimentally-validated framework for analysis of plastically bonded energetic materials at meso and micro scales. A unique data-mining strategy and model reduction technology based on thermodynamics and… more

Multi-Modal Oil Quality and Debris Sensor

Company: Innovative Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An integrated oil quality and debris monitoring system is proposed to provide automated oil analysis capability directly on-platform. The overall program objective is to develop a packaging with form factor and interconnections that permit direct substitution of existing debris monitoring systems on… more

Open-Source Visualization and Analysis Platform for 3D Reconstructions of Materials by Transmission Electron Microscopy

Company: Kitware Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Three-dimensional characterization of materials at the nano- and meso-scale has become possible with transmission and scanning transmission electron microscopes. Its importance has extended to a wide class of nanomaterialssuch as hydrogen fuel cells, solar cells, industrial catalysts, new battery… more

Web-Based Computational Model Builder for Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation

Company: Kitware Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: According to the World Nuclear Association, the U.S. is the largest producer of nuclear power worldwide. In fact, the U.S. provides over 30 percent of the worlds nuclear generation of electricity. Although few new reactors have been built in the past 30 years, the association anticipates that four… more

Low Cost Finishing of Optical Ceramic Domes with Embedded Grids

Company: Optimax Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Traditional methods of manufacturing ceramic domes with an embedded grid involves manufacturing two thin and precise domes that fit together, placing a grid between them, and bonding the assembly together. This method is costly as the optician has to make two precise domes to make"embedded grid… more

Innovative Data Anomaly Detection and Transformation for Analysis Applications

Company: Quanterion Solutions Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Navy has invested significant resources in constructing, maintaining and updating various information systems/databases that contain data/information that needs to be manually filtered to detect/remove anomalies prior to transforming it to perform useful analyses. The proposed approach will… more

Geometry and Mesh Generation for Nuclear Reactor Simulations

Company: Simmetrix Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The application of predictive simulations is critical to the effective design and safe operation of complex systems such as aircraft, cars and nuclear reactors. Advances in numerical analysis methods and large-scale parallel computing has provided industry and government the opportunity to apply… more

Automated Simulation of Selective Laser Melting Additive Manufacturing for Process Design

Company: Simmetrix Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Additive Manufacturing (AM), where three-dimensional (3D) objects are created from a digital model by depositing and fusing successive layers of material, provides the ability to produce low-volume, customized products with complex geometries relatively quickly at a moderate cost. However, AM… more

Prevention, Repair and Mitigation of CO2 Storage Leaks Using SPI Gels

Company: Impact Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: It is proposed that SPI gels be used to provide a multi-layered protective barrier for active and plugged carbon sequestration injection wells to ensure long term CO2 storage. SPI gels are patent pending, liquid silicate based gel systems that are near water viscosity until they set-up into strong,… more

High-Power Microwave (HPM) Weapons"Effects and Failure Analysis Tool

Company: ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This research effort is to develop a tool to model the electromagnetic vulnerability/interference (EMV/I) of electronic systems, subsystems and components to directed-energy HPM weapons. A complete HPM-Expert conceptual framework has been developed for performing simulation-based failure analyses… more

Landing Gear Strut Operational Readiness Monitoring

Company: Dayton T. Brown, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Dayton T Brown, Inc. (DTB), a leader in aircraft system engineering and testing services, is proposing to develop a comprehensive, robust, and accurate system for monitoring and assessing the operational readiness of landing gear systems via verification of proper serving (i.e. fluid… more

Integrated Wear and Oil Condition Sensing System

Company: Poseidon Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Poseidon Systems, LLC, in collaboration with Impact Technologies (Sikorsky Innovations), Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce, proposes the development of an integrated online oil debris and oil condition sensing system. The proposed device will perform inline health monitoring of the lubrication… more