Abstract:ABSTRACT: Phosphor materials are currently being utilized in a wide variety of applications. The requirements for phosphors have become more and more stringent with smaller and smaller particles being required. In the Phase I program UES Inc. in collaboration with Penn State University has… more
Abstract:Particle impacts cause erosion of leading edges of the compressor airfoils as well as the side or surface of the airfoil beyond the leading edge. Although erosion resistant coatings have been developed and applied on the airfoils during the past decade or two and that have protected the side or… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Current methods for restoration of corrosion affected aircraft components in the Air Logistic Complex are in the need of process and equipment improvement. This proposal offers to perform research to identify and characterize aircraft components/areas requiring dimensional restoration… more
Abstract:Hf-based thick refractory coatings will be developed on existing carbon substrates including C-C composites to improve its oxidation resistance at 3200-5000F. A wet-chemical synthesis approach to preparing HfB2VC mixtures will be used which lends itself ideally to control the HfB2VC mixtures and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Phase II SBIR program seeks to develop a new thermal barrier coating (TBC) system with a diffusion barrier coating and low thermal conductivity (k) top coat for alleviating oxidation of the bond coat alloy and moisture induced delayed spallation (MIDS), along with increasing the… more
Abstract:For advanced gas turbines where turbine inlet temperature reaches 2650F and beyond, the current state-of-the-art thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems are not adequate to provide the needed protection for the metallic components of the turbine engine. Thus there is a need to develop new chemistries… more
Abstract:Gas turbine engines utilized in electric power production and aircraft propulsion need to operate at higher temperatures for enhanced efficiency and lower emissions. Development of the proposed thermal barrier coating technology with unique architectural design will enable the operation of turbine… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: UES proposes to develop a thermal model for additive manufacturing by electron beam melting that will enable selection of machine process parameters to maximize first part yield for arbitrarily shaped parts, and provide documentation to support rapid part qualification. The research will… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Advanced electrical loads, such as 270Vdc flight actuators, on high performance military aircraft are of special interest due to the near instantaneous demand and regenerative transients placed on the power system, including the generation components. Recent research has focused on… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Phase I SBIR program seeks a novel process to produce the new hybrid ultra-high temperature (UHTC) ceramic composites that can survive the hypersonic flights. The new process will produce a very unique grain and graded microstructure that can offer high strength (>100 kpsi), high… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: During Phase 1 the technical feasibility of the Extended-Range Atmospheric Sensing Suite (ERASS) which includes a set of sensors at three different wavelengths (0.53, 1.06, and 1.55 microns), capable of operating in strong-scintillation conditions over long (>100 km) propagation paths… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need to accurately hold and cool the end of a high power fibers used in (>1 kW) class fiber amplifiers, Optonicus proposes the development of the FibeR Array Cooling and Holding Management SystEm (FRAME) for high power laser applications. The FRAME system is… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Teraphysics Corporation proposes to design and develop a microfabricated, 71-76 GHz, helical traveling wave tube (TWT) providing at least 100 W of output power with greater than 50% efficiency. In Phase I, we plan to prove feasibility by completing electrical designs of all major… more
Abstract:ABSMaterials, Inc. of Wooster, Ohio has previously developed four important commercial innovations under SBIR development from the US Department of Energy and US National Science Foundation. These previous innovations, cleaning up water from brownfield sites and oil and gas drilling operations, have… more
Abstract:American Engineering Group (AEG) will study the feasibility of utilizing carbon-fiber multiple hoop technology in developing a zero-pressure tire-wheel system. AEG will conduct feasibility study to develop this technology to produce a high-speed, off-road tire that can survive terrain and ballistic… more
Abstract:Most NDT applications require some gauge of image quality prior to evaluation of the image for defects. In order to assess and quantify the image quality of a radiograph, a numerical value is assigned based on accepted imaging criteria. Film radiographs are typically characterized by the film… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Manufacturing of aerospace components requires high precision, complexity, and the ability to perform in harsh environments, thus resulting in low production rates and compromises of efficient-complex designs. Unfortunately, fabrication materials of liquid rocket engines, such as copper… more
Abstract:Built upon our prior efforts and existing industry/academia relationships, our research and development efforts in this Phase II will develop and commercialize an innovative high performance spectrally compliant waveform generator not only for communication waveforms but also for other naval RF… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objectives of this project are to: (1) conduct feasibility study of technologies and policies and determine if the technology and policy exist to deploy a secure authenticated Air Force Weather (AFW) application (app); (2) identify and evaluate potential solution sets if there is a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force and other Agencies face a need to manage plant-life in operating locations without the use of environmentally hazardous chemicals, and without collateral impact to surrounding ecologies. Global Neighbor, Inc. (GNI) has successfully demonstrated that directed energy, in the… more
Abstract:The Navy"s need to analyze data from aircraft platforms for Maintenance, Operations, Safety and Training purposes is expanding exponentially as a result of new platforms and sensor systems capable of producing and storing vast amounts of data. Data is currently recorded in unique formats… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: PolymerPlus proposes to fabricate nonlinear optical (NLO) material by stacking NLO dye doped polycarbonate (PC) films to achieve aberration-free gradient index (GRIN). The current NLO GRIN optics fabrication proposal leverages advances, understanding, and facilities developed in these… more
Abstract:Current state-of-the-art biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) polymer film capacitors exhibit excellent room temperature performance, but show significant deterioration in properties above 85 f°C. In Phase I, poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and polycarbonate (PC) multilayer films were found to… more
Abstract:Linear colliders based on two-beam wakefield acceleration have a modular design. A fundamental requirement of two beam wakefield acceleration that has yet to be demonstrated is the staging of sequential accelerating modules. For a successful staging demonstration two key things have to be… more
Abstract:Most time resolved studies of processes in materials to date have made use of readily available visible and near-visible pump sources to trigger the events and, thus were able to study only a small subset of phenomena. Recently, investigations of the dynamics stimulated by THz pulses have led to… more
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