Abstract:The purpose of this Phase-II effort is to develop filtered cathodic arc plasma deposition (FCAPD) for applying multi-layer, highly reflective optical coatings to extremely light-weight and large membrane mirrors for space and high-altitude-based high-energy laser applications where glass mirrors are… more
Abstract:AASC proposes to develop a pulsed field emisson electric propulsion system with adjustable specific impulse for microsatellites. A multiemitter liquid metal ion source array is paired with an innovative pulsing network that allows ion emission to be switched using pulses of a few hundred volts. A… more
Abstract:Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation has demonstrated the feasibility of a new type of electric propulsion device dubbed the Magnetically Enhanced Vacuum Arc Thruster (MVAT). This thruster is itself a variant on the Vacuum Arc Thruster that has been demonstrated via a recently concluded Phase I SBIR… more
Abstract:Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to design in Phase I a pulsed neutron source based on dense plasma focus (DPF) technology that is practical for thermal neutron radiography. A fully operational source will be fabricated in Phase II. The neutron production/pulse by available sources and… more
Abstract:75488-Pulsed ion sources are used in a variety of applications from heavy ion fusion to space propulsion. In order to optimize the ion beams that are produced, it is necessary to have a very high degree of reproducibility from pulse to pulse. Liquid metal ion sources have been shown to provide… more
Abstract:The purpose of this Phase-I is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation's Coaxial Energetic Deposition (CED) process to increase the life of gun barrels, specifically the Mk-46 and Mk-48 light-weight machine guns, by depositing a protective refractory metal… more
Abstract:75521-Radio frequency (rf) cavities are a key component in particle accelerators for fundamental high-energy physics research and medical applications. To enhance their capabilities, niobium coated, superconducting copper cavities have shown promise for supporting higher electric field gradients,… more
Abstract:This effort develops automatic detection of malicious binary code based on syntax-independent logical control flow patterns. Control flow patterns yield specific detectable signatures that can be extracted from binary code. Because they are based on functional control flow, these signatures also… more
Abstract:This effort will develop a capability for automated modification of binary code based on canonical algorithm patterns of control flows. Since these methods are based on control flow, they are OS and language independent. The methods offer a path towards building operating systems that are… more
Abstract:Scrub typhus, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi poses a threat to U.S. forces deployed to the Asian/Australian/Pacific regions during contingency and peacekeeping operations. Development of an assay for the detection of O. tsutsugamushi that is rapid, accurate, field-usable and soldier-friendly is… more
Abstract:The first objective of Phase II is to validate the ready-to-use DNA-based dengue diagnostics kit under laboratory conditions using culture-derived dengue viruses as well as clinically confirmed dengue infected samples from different geographic origins. These prototype products will be developed for… more
Abstract:Filament wound fiber reinforced composite rocket motor cases are widely used on MDA missile systems. However, significant performance and behavior characteristics of the composite structure can be affected by degradation resulting from exposure to environmental conditions or damage resulting from… more
Abstract:Acellent Technologies proposes to develop an innovative one-of-a-kind sensor cluster based structural health monitoring system that combines Acellent's current single-element SMART Layer actuator/sensor network together with multi-element phased arrays to produce a Sensor Cluster Network. The… more
Abstract:The performance and behavior characteristics of nearly all in-service structures can be affected by degradation resulting from sustained use as well as from exposure to severe environmental conditions. Condition awareness of structures in (near) real-time is therefore an important factor that can… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposed project is to develop dual E/M impedance and wave propagation based innovative structural health monitoring (SHM) system for application to composite structures for Army rotorcraft and unmanned air vehicle platforms. Composites can incur invisible damage from impacts,… more
Abstract:Acellent technologies, Inc. proposes to develop a dual E/M impedance and wave propagation based innovative structural health monitoring (SHM) system for application to composite structures for Army rotorcraft and unmanned air vehicle platforms. Composites can incur invisible damage from impacts,… more
Abstract:In recent years, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is increasingly being evaluated by the industry as a possible method to improve the safety and reliability of structures and thereby reduce their operational cost. However, the scalability and applicability of SHM systems for the monitoring of… more
Abstract:The Future Combat System (FCS) military diesel engine propulsion systems tribological considerations are predicted to be compromised primarily by the temperature capability of the lubricating fluid. Thermal oxidation resulting in lubricant work in rigid condition breakdown and formation of deposits… more
Abstract:Mastitis, an infection of the milk-producing glands of dairy cows, is a $5 billion problem worldwide. The current, on-site method used to diagnose mastitis, and to monitor its incidence, is to count the total number of "body cells" (white cells and other body cells) present in the milk. There has… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a new Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) detector system, which will measure signals over seven orders of magnitude with a digitization resolution of better than 1 percent (from a single laser pulse). The detector… more
Abstract:75824-Induction cores, used to accelerate the heavy ion beams in inertial fusion, are built around the outer diameter of the cryostat that houses the superconducting quadrupole array. A compact cryostat would be highly desirable for reducing the cost of the induction cores. Recent experience with… more
Abstract:75879-Hydrogen storage materials with a large capacity are needed to store, transport, and utilize hydrogen for fuel cells. This project will employ a unique combinatorial technique for rapidly screening a number of nanocrystalline alloys and intermetallics, in order to identify prospective… more
Abstract:M19 grade silicon steel is the most commonly used soft magnet for a number of applications such as in the manufature of motors. Advanced Materials Corporation proposes to fabricate new, proprietary magnet compositions and bonded magnets employing novel processing techniques. The saturation induction… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase II project is to continuously and fully develop the title parallel computational design tools initiated in Phase I into superpowerful, commercializable prototype design tools (computer codes) in the following manner: (i) adopting/extending our own superefficient Integral… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to develop and validate an improved technology base for the cold-working of high strength aluminum alloys. The improved technology base consists of the following three legs: 1. A test-validated CAD/CAM tool for performing virtual cold-working and for virtual… more
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