Abstract:Sensor development researchers and engineers have perpetually sought novel methods to reduce sensor size and improve performance. Continued miniaturization of sensors through micromachining has enabled novel applications and introduced new paradigms for engineered systems to interact with the world.… more
Abstract:This proposal is for an intelligent, in-line, power disconnect system (I2P) which is directly applicable to existing power line infrastructure. It requires
no interruption in utility service for installation. The proposed connection would be coupled with strain sensing gauges and an array of sensors… more
Abstract:Our approach utilizes a mature, portable inflatable beam shelter to house modified commercial car wash equipment operated by an automated control
system. The inflatable beam shelters are currently deployed with the US Military and are commonly used as decontamination shelters for military
Abstract:Soldiers are very dependent on electrical power for laptops, radios, handheld devices, smart phones, ISR platforms and weapon systems. Existing generators are heavier and lack compatibility with readily available fuels. They must operate reliably across a wide range of environmental conditions. A… more
Abstract:Scientic, Inc. proposes to enhance interceptor communications through the utilization of an advanced miniature software defined radio (SDR) interceptor data link. Scientic is leading the industry in this area by utilizing commercial electronics developed for mobile computing and telephony,… more
Abstract:A high-voltage, high-capacity, inexpensive cathode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is proposed. The cathode material employs carbon nanotubes and additional nanostructures to support efficient transport of Li ions. The resulting LIBs will support high transient and pulsed loads while… more
Abstract:Due to growing defense and aerospace system complexity and associated power management and distribution schemes, there is an ever-increasing need for monolithic, fully integrated, high efficiency, Point-of-Load (POL) converters to replace the centrally tailored power distribution approaches of the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In today"s limited government budget environment, the push is towards smaller spacecraft with more rapid development times (<24 months) than traditional systems, which are averaging 48-60 month development timelines. Our team has been a proponent of small satellites and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Scientic, Inc. will team with Vanderbilt University to produce innovative new vacuum field emission (VFE) devices developed from Vanderbilt proprietary laterally configured VFE triode configurations. As a prototype demonstration device, Scientic and Vanderbilt will develop a novel low… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force has identified the need to improve satellite communications by increasing bandwidth, yet seeks to accomplish this without increasing the antenna payload footprint and without introducing vulnerability to transmission interference or jamming. One mature and popular… more
Abstract:With the 4 billion tons of uranium estimated to be dissolved in the earth & apos;s oceans, an essentially unlimited resource is available to those with easy and affordable access. With decades of research towards the extraction of uranium from seawater, focus has been directed towards the… more
Abstract:To improve the at sea recovery of the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV), the Advanced Optical Systems (AOS) has teamed with Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) to deliver a solution employing passive optical sensors capable of detecting 6DoF position with accuracies surpassing the human… more
Abstract:The AEgis Technologies Group Inc. is proposing this Phase II SBIR development effort to address the data bandwidth bottleneck that currently exists between Hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) Scene Generation computing clusters and the sensor stimulators. The existing data links use COTS based video… more
Abstract:The use of commercial off-the-shelf laser systems as weapons is increasingly becoming real. Battery operated visible and infrared lasers can be purchased with powers near 1-watt, sufficient to cause permanent eye damage. Future threats may include frequency agile lasers. It is critical that… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Aerobotix personnel have engineered and delivered eight turn-key robotic painting systems to apply performance coatings to the inlet ducts of several major programs. These successful systems are comprised of off-the-shelf FANUC robots outfitted with long composite tools to reach inside… more
Abstract:ASI is pleased to team with ATK to present a novel concept for enabling large nozzle area ratio increases for future solid divert and attitude control system (SDACS) valves/thrusters. The proposed effort will demonstrate feasibility of this advanced concept through a thorough design study that… more
Abstract:The goal of the proposed effort is to demonstrate feasibility of using selective laser melting (SLM, an emerging manufacturing technique) to manufacture a subscale combustion chamber liner that features an advanced regenerative cooling technique that combines high performance with low pressure drop.… more
Abstract:A small Mars (or other celestial body) ascent vehicle is unlikely to achieve the necessary propellant fraction required to achieve orbit. Scaling down of liquid propulsion systems, as shown in the figure, is difficult. In the 100-kg class of vehicles, liquid propellant vehicle designers should… more
Abstract:This work directly addresses a technology of interest listed in Section 9, sub-section H1.01 In-Situ Resource Utilization, specifically "Highly efficient reactors for carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide (CO/CO2) conversion into methane (CH4)."The proposal will investigate combining recent work… more
Abstract:Recent data shows that reported natural disasters have nearly ten-folded over the past century. Aside from the threat to human lives, they pose a great
threat to America's infrastructure and power grid. Nearly 90% of all power interruption occurs at the distribution level and over 75% of these… more
Abstract:Advances in structured heterogeneity together with nanomaterials tailoring has made it possible to create thermoelectrics using high temperature, polymer composites. While such thermoelectrics do not have the capability to approach the efficiency of top performing ceramic modules such as BiTe, they… more
Abstract:Computer simulations of multi-phase flows are important for many applications. In the proposed work, we plan to advance Eulerian-Lagrangian methods by using Adaptive Mesh Refinement for multi-scale resolutions, and CPU-GPU parallelization to drastically reduce computing time. Eulerian-Lagrangian… more
Abstract:The goal of this SBIR project is to develop a computational tool for characterizing TM and GPS antennas mounted on plasma-engulfed hypersonic missiles and re-entry vehicles. The computational tool leverages coupled Computational Electro-Magnetics (CEM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)… more
Abstract:Protein manufacturing is of paramount importance to chemical and biological defense applications. High-throughput protein purification is a critical need for rapidly scaling the target protein product. Existing purification methods primarly rely on synthetic-resin based chromatography, which is… more
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