Abstract:The US Department of Energy has a stated goal to increase the energy efficiency of turbines, and one well recognized method of achieving this is through the use of ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). However, state of the art zirconia-based TBCs have a temperature limit of about 1200oC, and new… more
Abstract:In this SBIR Project MagiCom proposes several innovative concepts to develop a light weight and low power communication system to enable small kill vehicle communications in flight. The proposed Communications Concept will have the lowest possible weight impact on the KV. MagiCom proposes an… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A Universal Data Transfer Device (UDTD) is proposed which will standardize Data Transfer Devices used in various forms of aircraft. This proposal is for a Phase I effort that will investigate options for a new technology developing proposing new standard for digital, removable, ruggedized… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Recent SES full-scale testing of composite Instrument Landing System Glide Slope (ILS/GS) Towers indicates that frangibility for these large NAVAID structures is indeed possible. However, there is currently no clear and definitive definition of frangibility (with respect to force and… more
Abstract:The United States is currently faced with unprecedented energy challenge. Petroleum prices have skyrocketed due to rising competition for energy resources from emerging economies. There is a significant need for processes that can produce hydrocarbons from renewable resources rather than petroleum.… more
Abstract:The proposed contract effort is for the design, development and proof-of-concept demontration testing of a low cost, pressure-fed liquid rocket booster propulsion system concept. The contract focus will be on four key component technologies in the booster system; (1)composite propellant tanks,… more
Abstract:High Performance Computing has enabled computer modeling of everlarger and more complex problems. For some of these problems, models utilizing allhexahedral meshes are preferred due to better accuracy and efficiency. However, algorithms for automatic generation of all hex meshes in general… more
Abstract:In response to this U.S. Department of Energy Phase I Energy Conservation Applications for Solid- State Lighting (OLEDs) SBIR, InnoSys and Universal Display Corporation (UDC) propose to develop and commercialize drivers and power supplies specifically designed for high efficiency phosphorescent… more
Abstract:The development of large-area (m2) photodetectors with time resolutions of picoseconds (10-12 seconds) and submillimeter space resolutions would open new opportunities in many areas, including collider detectors, rare kaon experiments, and neutrino experiments in particle and nuclear physics, X-ray… more
Abstract:The need for wire that is able to be heated up to high temperatures span a very large and diverse number applications and fields of use from everday consumer applications to advanced military and industrial applications. Some of these applications require heater wire that operate at very high… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force has identified a need for efficient, lightweight, millimeter-wave transmitter development that supports future generations of bandwidth efficient military satellite communications and communications links between Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs), satellites and terrestrial… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Advanced wide bandgap (WBG) solid state technology is necessary for future military, defense and related Department of Defense (DoD) applications and needs with increased power demand and higher temperature operation ranges. To make further advancements, an enabling high temperature and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Ground Surveillance Radar (GSR) is a fundamental and proven component of Department of Defense"s (DoD) Battlefield Awareness. Advanced radar systems on large remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) include Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indicators (GMTI). The… more
Abstract:Radar sensor suites used by seekers and ISR platforms frequently must collect multiple types of radar data. In addition to moving target indication (MTI) data used for target tracking (tracking data), such systems often also collect high resolution radar information about specific targets in order… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I will focus on development of novel biopolymers obtained by covalently attaching peptide side chains to hyaluronic acid (HA) backbone polymer chains through carefully controlled chemistry. The resulting material can be used for soft tissue… more
Abstract:A multiscale modeling approach is proposed for the development and implementation of physics-based EOS and constitutive models within a multimaterials continuum modeling framework. Accurate EOS and rate-dependent constitutive (flow, yield stress, damage) models for plate glass, PMMA and segmented… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop an 840 nm spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for intravascular imaging applications. The system will be designed to provide images equal to or better than what is currently clinically available… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Conductive Composites has developed lightweight materials that provide high levels of conductivity and electromagnetic (EM) shielding for composite and advanced polymer materials systems. Conductive materials include metal coated carbon fibers and nonwovens, along with nickel nanostrands.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Traditional shielding enclosures are fabricated from heavy metallic materials. Polymer and composite systems have been used extensively in enclosures for due to their significant weight and manufacturing advantages, but have not been able to provide adequate levels of electromagnetic… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A method of fabricating highly conductive and shielding electrical conduit and associated fittings is proposed. The technology will be based upon creating conductive composite tubes and fittings. Such composites have proven their ability to shield as well as their aluminum counterparts… more
Abstract:Ocean wave energy has the potential to support approximately 10% of domestic and global electricity demand. Despite considerable investment over the past decade, however, wave energy is unlikely to make a material contribution to domestic or global energy supplies unless new technologies with… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Silicon Technologies, Inc. (STI) proposes to extend the results of a DARPA sponsored contract # W31P4Q-11-C-0046,"Design Tools For Highly Regular Circuit Geometries"to develop a set of design tools and analog cells specifically for use in automating the design of Rad Hard analog… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This effort seeks to identify an effective paint remover that does not contain Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) and does not interfere with the metal removal process at the Hill Air Force Base Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plan (IWTP) while also meeting mil-spec requirements for… more
Abstract:The Navy seeks to develop new, innovative motor/generator technologies that can effectively operate at speeds up to 1,000 kRPM at power densities of 40 kW/kg (excluding heat exchanger) with an overall system efficiency of 95% or better. Such a motor/generator will have a wide range of applications,… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Over half of spacecraft system anomalies attributed to interactions with the natural space environment including - electron upsets, damage to components, power system debilities, and complete satellite failures - are attributed to spacecraft charging. While measurements of electron… more
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