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High Power Density, High Efficiency Advanced Generator for DEW Systems

Company: Candent Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid state RF and millimeter wave weapons systems require substantial power to operate. Pure solid state systems have limited energy density and require charging over the typical use cycle. The directed energy system must be compact enough to mount on a vehicle such as a HMMWV, a small trailer or a… more

Efficient Light Weight Propulsion for Small Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Company: Candent Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Phase I of this SBIR completed the design, fabrication, and demonstration of a prototype heavy fuel engine for the Class X USV, and also completed the preliminary design of the waterjet propulsor as well as the preliminary design of the systems and the integration with the hull. Phase II of the… more

Combined Extinction/Flourescence Absorption Diagnostics for Pharmaceutical Sprays

Company: En'Urga Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of a pharmaceutical spray quality audit system. The spray quality audit system will estimate the mass distribution of active ingredients and droplet sizes in pharmaceutical sprays using combined fluorescence absorption and light extinction… more

A Low Cost Sensor for Mid-Chord Offset Measurements

Company: En'Urga Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing low cost and high accuracy local position sensors and transmitters to autonomously estimate Mid-chord offset in rails. The two innovative parts of the proposed system are (1) a set of miniature and highly accurate local position… more

Surface Treatments for Stainless Steel Actuators

Company: IBC Materials & Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Stainless steel ballscrew components, such as those found in landing gear and flap actuators on the C-130 aircraft, experience wear and subsequent failure due to corrosion, contamination and foreign object damage (FOD). High"dither"conditions, where the actuator undergoes a… more

Plasma Electrolytic Diffusion Treatments for Reduced Electrochemical Current Density in Aircraft Structural Fasteners

Company: IBC Materials & Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern aircraft make extensive use of fasteners made of steel, titanium, nickel and other alloys mated with aluminum and composite airframe materials. This coupling of dissimilar materials yields galvanic corrosion issues, which degrades mechanical integrity, is costly to inspect, and poses a safety… more

Method for Evaluating Candidates for Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processes

Company: Imaginestics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A challenge which continues to present a barrier to the utilization of AM and wide spread adoption is knowing when to use the technology. This is particularly problematic in aerospace and in MRO operations because the technology is still emerging, and knowledgeable, experienced… more

Air Cycle Toolsets for Aircraft Thermal Management System (TMS) Optimization

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Modern military aircraft are encountering major thermal obstacles as a result of significant increases in on-board heat generation combined with a reduced ability to transfer heat to the ambient environment. Adaptive power and thermal management systems (APTMS) are being studied in great… more

Dynamic Time and Frequency Domain Modeling of Aircraft Power System with Electrical Accumulator Units (EAU)

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The movement to more-electric architectures in airborne systems has drastically altered the dynamics of power flow in the EPS with the addition of numerous high-power electric loads and has increased the complexity of designing the electrical power system (EPS). Such high-power dynamic loads may… more

Intelligent Power Management Module for Autonomous Power Generator Operation

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The US Army and Marines rely significantly on fossil-fuel based tactical power generation to provide electrical energy to deployed troops in small camps and forward operation bases. These generators are sized to support the expected maximum power but are

Quick Release Connector

Company: SkySight Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed SkySight Technologies Quick Release Connector will independently detect an unexpected mechanical load on the power distribution line. The compact and lightweight SkySight Quick Release Connector uses existing methods and hardware to integrate into the infrastructure, and no special… more

Downed Power Line Sensor

Company: SkySight Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed SkySight Technologies Downed Power Line Sensor will detect and alert the presence of a downed power line and its energized status through a sensor on the power line. In the event of a downed power line, an alert message is sent via wireless network to the utility provider regarding the… more

A Universal Device for Performing Cricothyrotomies

Company: Wolf Technical Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The purpose of this multi-phase program is to develop an innovative all-in-one surgical instrument for performing cricothyrotomies and managing airway trauma on the battlefield, with improvements aimed at ultimately reducing mortality rates associated with these procedures. The Wolf QuickCric is… more

Selective Catalysis for One-Step LigNocellulose Delignification and Lignin Valorization to High Value MethoxypheNols

Company: Spero Energy, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The U.S.s global leadership position in the manufacture of high value chemicals (HVCs) relies on its ability to produce and utilize simple and useful organic (SUO) building block chemicals, a $400 billion a year enterprise based on nonrenewable petroleum feedstock. To maintain U.S.s leadership… more

Improving Commercial Fish Meal Free Aquaculture Diets

Company: Bell Aquaculture Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Domestic US aquaculture is moving toward fishmeal replacement in aquafeeds with a variety of alternative protein sources including plant-based, terrestrial and marine proteins. In our Phase I work we showed the feasibility of modifying the protein quality of several alternate protein sources,… more

Inversion Engine: A Custom Hardware/Software/Algorithmic Solution for Fast MBIR Imaging

Company: High Performance Imaging LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Model-based image reconstruction (MBIR) has been demonstrated to have great potential value in a variety of DHS applications including baggage and cargo CT scanning. However, while MBIR has the potential to reduce artifacts and increase resolution, the computational requirements remain a barrier to… more

Novel Prebiotic Fiber as Targeted Dietary Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Company: NUTRABIOTIX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase II SBIR application is to test NTX-1 fiber in patients with constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C) and determine if it can reduce symptoms, beneficially modify gut microbiota composition, and improve gut milieu in these patients. Our… more

Multi-Functional Guidewire for Peripheral Vasculature

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over 8 million Americans have peripheral vascular disease (PAD). Percutaneous transluminal artery (PTA) treatment of severe PAD involves the use of balloons and stents, but delivery of these therapies is often suboptimal due to inaccuracies in angiographic… more

Portable device for monitoring water balance in elderly

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transseptal (TS) access for left heart procedures is an important and rapidly growing space for diagnostics and therapy delivery with an expected total of over 10 million U.S. patients. In the U.S. and/or Europe, TS access procedures are used for atrial… more

A mechanism-based computational tool to optimize pulmonary drug delivery

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a national and worldwide epidemic that places the largest clinical and economic burden on the healthcare system of any disease condition. Patients with stable and acute coronary conditions are often treated with percutaneous… more

Miniaturized, Power Efficient C-band Telemetry

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The program will focus on the design and development of a compact, high efficiency C-Band telemetry transmitter. The transmitter will be capable of transmitting in three separate sub-bands. The user will be able to select the band of operation as well as the desired ARTM waveform. LTCC… more

Very Wide Bandwidth Radar/EW Components and Characterization

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is focused on the development of very wide bandwidth, high efficiency power amplifiers for next generation EW, radar and wireless communication systems. High-Q tunable notch filters, coupled with high efficiency power appliers (PA) will be designed and analyzed. The PA-filter co-design… more

Closed Loop Frequency Control for Tunable High Quality Factor Filters

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project will focus on the development of closed loop frequency control hardware and algorithms for control of high quality factor tunable microwave filters based upon evanescent mode resonators. The developed controller will be integrated with a representative filter. As a system… more

Tunable Bandstop Filters for Suppression of Co-site Interference and Jamming Sources

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This project will develop tunable notch filter for the mitigation of co-site interference and jamming sources. The novel filter technology explored in the Phase I program has displayed excellent potential to provide wide tuning capability, low out-of-band insertion losses, deep notch depths, compact… more

Novel VLP Adjuvant based on the VesiVax system

Company: EUCLID DIAGNOSTICS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over one million prostate biopsies are performed in the US each year to diagnose approximately 200,000 cases of prostate cancer. The majority of these biopsies are performed needlessly. The overall objective of this project is to develop a secondary prostate… more