Abstract:Ironically people who are blind or have visual impairments that should benefit the most from technology, have great difficulty in interacting with modern home appliances and electronics. This is primarily due to a combination of a lack of accessible features, device complexity, or the lack of a… more
Abstract:Currently, there is no suitable method of monitoring the mass flux of particulate material such as flour, sugar, chocolate chips, etc. for a continuous production process. Therefore, many of the food products are manufactured using batch processes, with very high inefficiencies and wide variation in… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a low-resolution X-Ray tomography system in tandem with a coded aperture scheme to obtain highly resolved profiles of deep holes. Three tasks are planned during the Phase I work: The… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Desired tactical requirements for unmanned aerial systems (UASs) exceed current capabilities for performance, reliability, maintainability, cost and supportability. Mission requirements such as extended endurance, increased power for auxiliary/sensor systems, and low altitude, low speed… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: Development of an Intelligent Sample Introduction System for Mass Spectrometry There is a pressing need for new technologies that enable rapid measurements without significant compromise to the analytical data. Herein, we propose to develop arobust mass spectrometry (MS) based surface… more
Abstract:Operation of turbine engines in marine environments presents a great challenge for bearings and gears composed of Pyrowear 675. The harsh environment reduces bearing life and increases unscheduled maintenance. IBC Materials is developing an industrial-scale, novel thermal process utilizing a unique… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes the creation of a mixed-criticality Java virtual machine (VM) and native code hypervisor of unprecedented flexibility and capability. Current generation mixed-criticality systems rely on proprietary and expensive operating… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our long-term goal is to develop a novel therapeutic strategy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), with focus on relapsed T-cell leukemia. We intend to accomplish this by targeting a unique molecular masterregulator using a new generation of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force is seeking a compact, high torque, rotary EMA technology capable of controlling flight control surfaces directly at the hinge line in the next generation of thin-wing aircraft. Proposed for this application is an advanced EMA technology based on an axial flux,… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop the use of unique artificial protein sequences, known as entropic bristles, to accelerate the study of protein structure by the method of X-ray crystallography. Many interesting proteins have proven to be difficult to… more
Abstract:The development of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors such as GaN has enabled tremendous improvements in power amplifier performance such as operational frequency and output power. These device improvements have in turn enabled performance and capability improvements in the end applications such as EW… more
Abstract:Failures in aircraft electrical power systems can compromise the readiness, safety, and capabilities of the war-fighter. Furthermore, if the root cause for the failure cannot be quickly identified, this can lead to increased maintenance costs and potential downtime for the aircraft. In this effort,… more
Abstract:State-of-the-art electrical starter/generator (ES/G) systems have become increasingly complex in design and integration due to significant power-demand increase in more electric aircraft initiatives such as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). They must provide high performance and high efficiency with… more
Abstract:The overall objective of this research project is to investigate autonomous control architectures for spacecraft power systems. Such techniques will be critical for deep space missions that face inhospitable environments, unpredictable operating conditions, and communication delays. The distributed… more
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 often operated far below rated power due to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The move towards more-electric aircraft continues to increase the complexity of electrical power systems (EPS) on modern airborne platforms. In addition to ever expanding peak and regenerative power demands, several of the loads can introduce very high rates of current change (dI/dt)… more
Abstract:The movement to more-electric architectures during the past decade in military and commercial airborne systems continues to increase the complexity of designing and specifying the electrical power system. The addition of numerous high-power electric loads has drastically altered the dynamics of… more
Abstract:PCKA has developed a dynamic, real-time thermal capacity algorithm and gauge for predicting current and anticipated fuel heat sink capability on a fifth-generation tactical aircraft. Relevant internal and external sources and sinks are tracked with prognostics and adaptive intelligence designed to… more
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
Abstract:The U.S. portion of the International Space Station (ISS), which has been designated by Congress as a National Laboratory, holds great potential for a broad spectrum of researchers who are eager to take advantage of its unique scientific research facilities. The Light Microscopy Module (LMM), which… more
Abstract:Rechargeable batteries self discharge while in storage, and when allowed to remain at an extremely low state of charge for a long period of time, can be damaged permanently and then must be discarded. The USMC finds it far too costly and impractical to perform manual maintenance recharges every 3 to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Techshot, Inc. has successfully completed SBIR Phase I and Phase II research demonstrating that magnetically labeled porcine islets of Langerhans can be isolated from contaminating exocrine tissue by flow sorting usinga quadrupole magnetic separator ( Quadrasep )… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Computational electromagnetics and inverse methods are the foundations of modern methods of eddy-current nondestructive evaluation (NDE). In this project, we apply these methods to the problem of characterizing, in three dimensions, damage in complex aircraft structures. As the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: To achieve the objectives of condition-based maintenance plus prognosis (CBM+), and realize its potential, the location and size of damage at any length scale, e.g., either a crack or a microstructural perturbation, needs to be determined with statistical metrics to feed prognostic… more
Abstract:Wolf Technical Services, Inc. (Wolf) is developing a Modular Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) that is specifically designed for use in blast and ballistic testing. The ATD offers improved biofidelity compared to existing ATDs, with a frangible skeletal system and soft-tissue covering that simulates… more
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