Abstract:KaZaK Technologies and our program subcontractors and technical associates are proposing several concepts to reduce Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) wheel hub weight to increase cargo capacity and improve vehicle handling. An increase in cargo capacity provides the MTVR to be outfitted… more
Abstract:This Phase I proposal determines the feasibility of growing multiple species of macroalgae in commercial marine aquafarm environments. Marine aquaculture is a logical outgrowth of successful wild harvest seaweed businesses over the last several years. Developing a marine aquaculture prototype will… more
Abstract:Parachutes are a vital technology for moving equipment, ammunition, and other supplies to the battlefield. Cargo parachutes are used to drop military equipment and supplies from aircraft. The U.S. Army currently uses Low Cost Aerial Delivery Systems (LCADS) parachutes for 99% of operational airdrops… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a critical need for new robust strain sensors capable of accurately measuring the strain of structural components in high temperature harsh environment applications. During Phase I, Environetix will leverage extensive experience in wireless high temperature sensor… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project helps unlock the potential of forests to provide sustainable, carbon-neutral raw material for much of the nation's energy and chemical needs. Current technology cannot efficiently separate cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin (the major… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will deliver a system that can continuously process advanced refractory metal alloys from elemental, scrap or preprocessed feed stock into powder or small castings. The advanced hybrid plasma arc induction furnace uses the latest in… more
Abstract:Sustainable global economic growth requires the diversification of energy sources and chemical feedstocks away from conventional fossil fuel supplies. One way to meet this need is to convert renewable resources such as cellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals; however a major roadblock is the high… more
Abstract:Despite a 40 year history of aquaculture production of edible marine mussels in the United States, domestic mussel farmers currently capture only about 10% of the fresh mussel market, valued at $40 million and growing. The growth of U.S. mussel raft culture, which is utilized to protect crops from… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine whether integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) can be imported from off-shore salmon farms where the concept is being pioneered into on-land recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). RAS Corporation, and the University… more
Abstract:This Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project seeks to develop an alternate aquafeed that does not rely on the inclusion of captured, oceanic forage fish such as menhaden and sardines for its omega-3 content and is suitable for culturing marine fish in land-based recirculating… more
Abstract:KaZaK Technologies and our program subcontractors and technical associates our proposing several concepts to significantly increase rim rotational velocity and increase storage energy density/ unit as identified by the Navy as a pre-requisite for shipboard integration of flywheel energy stowage… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The steadily rising cost of fossil fuels together with a heightened sensitivity to emissions has created a new backdrop against which the performance of traditional aircraft powerplant technology is no longer acceptable. Thermal efficiencies of current offerings hovering around 30% and… more
Abstract:Nylon fabric is a polyamide that is lightweight, strong and durable. The fabric dries quickly when wet and provides comfort. Nylon is used in multiple applications ranging from apparel, home furnishings, industrial applications and geo-textiles. The cloth specified by this proposal is Mil-C-… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The goal of this Phase I STTR project is to investigate the application of a new class of metallic nanoparticles exhibiting a star-shaped geometry (nanostars) for use as in vivo probes of chemical and biological warfare agents. In contrast to their more commonplace spherical cousins,… more
Abstract:Organophosphates cannot currently be analyzed in the field using existing technologies, due to insufficient sensitivity of currently fielded instruments. This inability reduces the number of analyses that a government agency can perform on a water supply to ensure its safety to humans and the… more
Abstract:The objective of this Phase II project is to design, build, and test a prototype self reporting detection system that utilizes a ruggedized version of M8 chemical agent detection paper for detecting and reporting potential liquid chemical warfare attacks at fixed military sites and installations. … more
Abstract:The ability to track small vessels is critical to national security, but not easily accomplished due to the sheer volume of craft and the range of
environments which they operate within. The introduction of smart-phones with location, orientation, camera, and Internet capabilities is… more
Abstract:When responding to an incident, first responders often do not know what environments they will encounter at the incident scene. Although the
garments that they are wearing may provide protection in their normal working environment, it may not be suited for unexpected conditions they
encounter when… more
Abstract:Wizbe Innovations has developed a fabric with controllable air flow. This system used in parachutes has the potential to reduce opening shock, the time in the air, stability, directional control, and the landing speed. During Phase II, further development of the concepts derived in Phase I will be… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will provide an optimized composite polymer protein binding surface for proteomics applications. The new surface will be specifically designed for reverse phase protein microarrays to enable detection of rare molecules in complex… more
Abstract:This Department of Energy Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase I project proposal aims to develop an intensive thermo chemical conversion method of biomass to non-ethanol biofuels. There is a substantial need for alternative sources of domestic transportation fuels to displace demand… more
Abstract:The concept in the proposed project is to create a melting, alloying and casting furnace for the processing titanium based SMA using cold crucible techniques. The cold crucible furnace configuration will allow the material to remain pure without ceramic contamination. By using a combination of arc… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate an improved method of producing advanced reactive and refractory metal alloys on a medium to large scale. The proposed concept will offer a route to produce alloys, castings and powder using clean melting techniques. Advanced… more
Abstract:Complex mixtures encountered in biomass derived process streams include components which can inhibit fermentation. This can have a negative impact on the production capacity of the biorefinery as it can greatly decrease the output from the conversion of the biomass derived sugars to fuels and… more
Abstract:In this SBIR Phase I project, Pemaquid Mussel Farms (PMF) seeks to determine the feasibility of fabricating a submersible mussel raft that will eliminate problems associated with surface mussel rafts (mussel drop off, wave and ice damage to rafts, lower yields, visual impacts) while improving crop… more
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