Abstract:The personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by firefighters protects them against burns and hazardous environments. This equipment works so well that they may not notice that their environment has become so hot that is no longer safe. Although current thermal sensor technologies (generally built… more
Abstract:Electric ships and other Naval applications employing batteries (and ultracapacitors) for energy storage need a universal battery management system (BMS) that can diagnose device degradation and ensure safe operation. The Navy currently faces a difficult situation; where each energy storage device… more
Abstract:Military personnel must be protected from diseases transmitted by ticks and fleas, including plague and Lyme disease. Effective surveillance of tick and flea vectors is vital to determine the population present, whether they are carrying disease, and whether control campaigns are working.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The cleaning of aircraft maintenance facilities requires a detergent to remove soils including hydraulic fluids, fuels, oil and grease. The wastewater must be treated to remove toxic heavy metals (particularly chromium and cadmium) before it is discharged to a municipal wastewater… more
Abstract:TDA Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder will team together to develop a responsive sequestration temporary coating for chemical warfare agents. The coating will be easily applied to surfaces where it will cover and contain chemical warfare agents on tactical vehicles, planes or other… more
Abstract:The electricity produced from fossil fuels is essential to the worlds prosperity and security. On the other hand, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration caused by the fossil fuel combustion are causing concerns regarding global warming. Although there are several methods for… more
Abstract:Synthesis gas, a mixture of H2 and CO, is one of the top-ten platform chemicals produced from biomass and can be used to produce fuel-ethanol. However, existing heterogeneous catalysts have only a low selectivity for ethanol and produce too much low-value methane. As a result, the production of… more
Abstract:TDA Research Inc. has developed a catalyst that will enable mixtures of coal and biomass to be co-gasified to produce synthetic fuels. Our catalyst exhibits resistance to deactivation that is better than existing commercial catalysts for this application. By mixing agricultural waste with coal to… more
Abstract:DHS requires the ability to respond to an attack with biological agents. Specifically, it requires a decontaminant to kill anthrax spores on building
exteriors and interiors, and other surfaces. In this proposal we describe an innovative bio-agent decon technology that is particularly suitable for… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Current aircraft fuel tank coatings provide excellent corrosion protection but do so by incorporating chromates. Unfortunately, these hexavalent chromates are known carcinogens and their use and disposal is strictly regulated. An ideal aircraft fuel tank coating would provide effective… more
Abstract:The corrosion of military equipment and facilities is a significant and ongoing problem. In total, corrosion cost the Department of Defense $23 billion annually and is the number one cost driver in military life-cycle costs. The effective monitoring of aircraft structural health is essential to… more
Abstract:TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes a new route for the chemical synthesis of the explosive compound CL-20. CL-20, which is an acronym for 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitro-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexaazaisowurtzitane, is an oxidizing explosive nitramine molecule that has higher energy density than the widely used… more
Abstract:Ablative thermal protection system (TPS) materials are widely used in spacecraft and missiles that re-enter the atmosphere. Since they constitute a significant portion of the re-entry body"s mass, improving their performance could greatly reduce mission cost or increase payload. The ablative… more
Abstract:Climate variability and the increased frequency of climate-related risks are redefining how communities address urban development and planning, Better storm risk assessment will lead directly to better preparedness which will save lives, reduce costs, and increase resiliency. Riverside proposes a… more
Abstract:Aircraft equipped with On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS) selectively filter nitrogen and other gaseous contaminants in air from the aircraft's engine to provide the aircrew with an oxygen enriched breathing gas. Under suboptimal operating conditions, toxic byproducts can breach the… more
Abstract:Advancements are needed to improve and optimize the performance of existing and future nuclear power plants and nuclear power systems by developing and improving the reliability of advanced instrumentation. A need has been identified for an improved control rod position sensor for fault free… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A significant challenge in developing aerospace engine and vehicle sensor systems is reliability. The issues involve multiple considerations, including the use environment, materials, architecture, redundancy, and communication. The fielded reliability of state-of-the-art (SOA) sensor… more
Abstract:Sporian proposes to develop a wireless sensor suite for rotorcraft Generator Control Unit (GCU) and Main Power Relay (MPR) health monitoring. This sensor suite will monitor the GCU for changes in component characteristics (e.g. resistance of relay contacts), temperature, vibration extremes, voltage… more
Abstract:This project targets the development of a commercially viable silicon-nitride (SiN) Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) process for gallium nitride (GaN) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) applications. In particular, this project will provide a higher quality substitution for commonly used… more
Abstract:This project targets the development of commercially viable Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) process for the manufacturing of high voltage metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors for gallium nitride (GaN) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) applications. In particular, the objective of this… more
Abstract:The Department of Energy has spent millions of dollars on the development of numerical software libraries whose use in commercial settings has been limited. However, the cutting edge capabilities offered by these packages could have a substantial commercial impact and value. One of the main… more
Abstract:Satellite electronics design requires the ability to compute the radiation dose on circuits inside a mechanical object to know whether they will survive long enough to complete their mission. Similarly, in radiation therapy there is a need to compute the radiation deposited in objects outside the… more
Abstract:Highly anisotropic magnetic materials, such as grain-oriented steel, have been shown to significantly increase the allowable peak fields in rapidly pulsed magnets, such as the magnets needed for the currently proposed rapid cycling syncrotron for muon acceleration. Detailed, cost-effective design of… more
Abstract:Plasma sheaths near metallic and dielectric surfaces in the presence of oscillating electric fields impart physics effects of critical significance for fusion experiments and industrial plasma processing applications. In magnetic fusion research, thin sheaths form near radiofrequency (RF) antenna… more
Abstract:Robust H ion sources are a key component for the Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL. Antennas used to produce H ions often fail when plasma heats the protective insulating coating on the antennas, exposing the bare metal and causing structural failure. Reducing antenna failures, which are… more
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