Abstract:ABSTRACT: Microstructure heterogeneities occur commonly in metallic aerospace materials. These are sometimes desired and exploited in tailoring location specific properties (e.g., turbine disks with gradient microstructures). In other instances, they might be undesirable because they lead to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Advances in automated sensor technologies offer opportunities for enhancing mission performance with individual and teams of Unmanned Air Vehicles, reducing operator workload, advancing multi-vehicle cooperation capabilities, and enhancing situation awareness across the intelligence… more
Abstract:Additive manufacturing technology creates objects using a sequential layering process that directly contrasts with the traditional subtractive approaches commonly used to manufacture the majority of fabricated components. The additive manufacturing technology can be used anywhere throughout the… more
Abstract:The research objective of the proposed effort is to demonstrate and transition an autonomous, rapid determination of satellite features to be used for Threat Indication and Warning (TIN). The scope is to enhance and transition the advanced algorithms previously developed under AFRL/RV into operation… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force seeks to develop a new means of repairing aircraft structural composite components that have sustained minor damage. Repair of aircraft components can be a labor intensive and time consuming process. Multi-component repair coatings oftentimes must be applied, removed, and… more
Abstract:Unwanted RFI is a growing concern due to the ever expanding RF world around us. Not only are the number of RFI sources increasing, so too is the frequency usage across the RF spectrum. As a result, RF systems like the AFSCN are expected to become more susceptible to disruptions in coverage and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Advances in nanotechnology have promised non-linear improvements in a variety of energetic materials applications; however, the practical application of the technology has not matched its promise. One area of particular interest is in producing core-shell energetic materials based on… more
Abstract:Double-base propellants are widely used in Navy aircraft ejection seat systems, partially because of their ability to be tailored to exhibit pronounced plateau burning. Due to degradation problems inherent with double-base propellants, it would be very beneficial to develop composite propellants… more
Abstract:Current field ration heating systems use fossil fuels as the primary energy source. The use of additional fossil fuels during food preparation increases the frequency of resupply missions and consequently leads to more attacks on supply convoys. Approaches for heating food rations in-the-field and… more
Abstract:Cornerstone Research Group Inc.'s (CRG) demonstrated expertise in advanced optimization techniques and lightweight electric propulsion systems presents USSOCOM with the opportunity to obtain an embedded rechargeable power generation and management system capable of long endurance missions that… more
Abstract:Light, maneuverable, fast, and fully protected vehicles are needed on today's battlefields. The current fleet of military vehicles is not equipped with sufficient interior trim protection. In a field of operations, US Army vehicles often encounter blast events such as landmines, improvised… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Advances in nanotechnology have promised improvements in a variety of energetic materials; however, practical application of the technology has not matched its promise. One area of particular interest is in producing core-shell energetic materials based on metal (fuel)/metal oxide… more
Abstract:Our proposal specifically addresses the stated requirements of the solicitation; we will develop and deploy tools, methods, and models for improving collaboration between human and cyber-physical systems. The proposed HARVEST solution builds on previous Edaptive Computing, Inc (ECI) knowledge and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: With a constant push toward improving device robustness and reliability, our proposal is specifically aimed at fulfilling the objectives stated in the solicitation; we will develop and deploy tools, methods, and models for certifying that Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and… more
Abstract:The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically new or improved bulk processing technologies. Current methods, such as buffered chemical polishing (BCP), use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost, high… more
Abstract:The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically eco-friendly final polishing technologies. Current methods, such as conventional and buffered electropolishing, use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost,… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: General Nano is partnering with Top 3 prime to develop next generation composite systems for air vehicles. The core technology involves integrating lightweight, conductive CNT non-woven sheet materials into aerospace qualified prepreg. The program builds from initial Air Force SBIR… more
Abstract:The Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) work together to provide perimeter protection for the naval forces. Maintaining persistent connectivity with the UUVs/USVs is critical to the success of the operations. GIRD Systems proposes to… more
Abstract:Currently, difficulties in modeling non-linear behavior and damage modes of carbon-carbon (C/C) composites beyond simplified in-plane models prevent accurate assessment of bending load and thermal stress effects in interlaminar directions where the stress limits can be significantly lower than… more
Abstract:Current methods of species-specific bacterial detection and identification are complex, time-consuming, and often require expensive specialized equipment and highly trained personnel. There is a growing need for developing fieldable devices to combat both naturally occurring, and deliberate… more
Abstract:This proposal is submitted in response to the SBIR/STTR High Energy Physics Solicitation Topic 33(a).
The need is for strands that operate at a minimum of 15 Tesla (T) field, with preference for production scale ( & gt; 3 km continuous lengths) wire technologies at 15 to 25 T with reduced… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal is aimed at the development of an electrical conductor that is lighter weight and has two- to three-times higher current carrying ability per weight when compared to rated copper (Cu) or aluminum (Al) wires for Air force applications. Our approach will be to generate a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A new sensor for the measurement of ground reaction forces that terminate into the aircraft wheel-tire interface is proposed. Current measurement methods are limited to capturing normal force values. We propose the use of a thin-film sensor based on Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Quantitative ablation recession rate measurements of heat shield surfaces are essential for evaluating the performance of heat shield materials. Currently, these measurements are limited to two-dimensional images that focus on the nose tip regression rate. For wedge testing, recession… more
Abstract:New technology is needed to replace 3He-based neutron proportional detectors for neutron scattering. This proposal addresses this need via development of a novel plasma panel based neutron detector designed to take advantage of low cost, large area, plasma display panel TV technology. A new type of… more
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