Abstract:In this Phase II SBIR effort we will dramatically reduce the size, weight, and power requirements of a passive millimeter wave imaging system based on optical upconversion. To this end, we will integrate custom silicon-germanium low noise amplifiers that have been designed to efficiently couple… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is focused on development of an economical process for production of nano-structured non-precious metal electrodes. Currently, many electrode applications use precious metals that make the technologies prohibitively expensive for wide-scale… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will focus on the refinement of catalyst compositions identified during the Phase I program for production of fuels from biomass. New catalyst materials are needed to make liquid fuels and hydrogen from biomass more economical and efficient.… more
Abstract:This project is focused on development of additives for use in advanced propellants. The additives will allow more powerful propellants with reduced blast and flash to be implemented by the Army without the negative effect of increased barrel wear and erosion. The additive works by providing both… more
Abstract:In order to address NASA's needs identified in the RFP, TetraVue proposes the use of a unique, non GPS and non-observer position dependent 3D sensor system to achieve both high lateral and depth resolution during the landing phase of the EDL. The system uses a nanosecond-class laser strobe to… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes to commercialize liquid submersion cooling for computer servers. Liquid submersion cooling involves submersion of heat-generating components in a non-electrically-conductive liquid, replacing air as the heat transfer medium. Liquid is… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop a platform for the production of spider silk fibroins in plant trichomes. Synthetic spider silk has great potential as an environmentally-friendly biomaterial because it is very flexible yet has a tensile strength… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of utilizing a stabilized, cadmium-binding antibody to sequester cadmium in plant trichomes. Heavy metals such as cadmium are ubiquitous contaminants in soil surrounding… more
Abstract:This Phase II SBIR project will develop a full color, 720P, wide field of view (90 degrees ), see-through head mounted display (HMD) prototype based on Innovega"s eyeborne optic concept. This new eyewear architecture is a radical departure from traditional near eye displays. Rather than… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project investigates a novel optical element (OE) that uses liquid crystal (LC) in thin panels to steer sunlight. Any technology using focused sunlight must account for the motion of the sun. For decades this has been accomplished by physically… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop a technology to enable broadband antireflective (AR) coatings for high-efficiency solar cells. Current, AR coatings use bilayers such as TiOx/Al2O3 that are sufficient enough to reduce reflectance losses. However,… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will create a family of bioplastics containing omega-hydroxyfatty acid (omega-HOFAs) repeat units to fill a gap in commercially available bioplastics. First, the effects of omega-HOFA chain length on corresponding polymer (P[omega-HOFA])… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is focused on developing a one-piece functionally graded hybrid (fiber/particle) reinforced aluminum alloy matrix automobile brake rotor. Composite brake rotors have substantial weight savings potential, but costs and performance have limited… more
Abstract:REL has demonstrated that Squeeze Casting a is viable process for encapsulation of ceramic tiles for Warfighter protection systems. The SBIR Phase 1 has demonstrated that squeeze cast encapsulation can offer the following process attributes: a. Use of low tolerance as-pressed tiles, b. Control of… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will produce technology to provide students with print disabilities (i.e., blindness, low vision, and learning disabilities that inhibit processing of text), who are commonly relegated to being passive observers in science classrooms,… more
Abstract:Texas Biochemicals Inc, proposes to develop Polycrystalline Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) as a cost effective material to replace Sapphires for IR transparent multispectral (1-5 microns) sensor windows. We have recently developed a novel technology to produce mono-dispersed, non-agglomerated and… more
Abstract:Highly pure ZnS having high mechanical strength is needed for military aircraft window and missile dome applications to withstand erosion by high velocity rain droplets and sand particles. Current manufacturing processes involve high-temperature and high-pressure equipment, long processing times,… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will build upon recent advances in nanotechnology and laser processing of materials to pursue the large-scale production of stoichiometrically pure silicon carbide (SiC) fibers which are very difficult to obtain by other means. The… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop a fully functional turnkey regenerative semi-active shock absorber for heavy-duty transit buses and other commercial vehicles. An appreciable amount of energy is lost in a typical suspension as heat, especially in… more
Abstract:In this Phase 2 SBIR, we will build 3 sets of regenerative, semi-active shock absorbers, install them on a test HMMWV, and demonstrate damping, energy regeneration, and durability in a field test. The Company will advance semi-active control algorithms, and prepare the combination of mechanical… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a revolutionary approach to the lens and opto-mechanical design and fabrication process for long wave infrared (LWIR) imagers with the goal of reducing cost, size, and weight. To date, the high cost of sensors has made LWIR… more
Abstract:Microwave oscillators based on ferrimagnetic precession and excited with a fast-rise time pulsed input have been proposed to achieve high power microwave (HPM) generation. The properties of ferrite materials utilized in such systems impose limitations on performance, including peak power capability,… more
Abstract:Metamagnetics Inc. proposes to address the limitations of currently available commercial-of-the-shelf tunable microwave filters in terms of cost, insertion loss, linearity, tuning speed, etc. by developing innovative surface mountable ferrite filter technology. The proposed concept offers the… more
Abstract:The energetic material community has a need to produce energetic materials in varying particle sizes and morphologies. Control of particle and morphology allows the formulator to investigate various aspects of processing and performance associated with the energetic material. Unfortunately,… more
Abstract:NALAS proposes to address the challenge for novel fluorine-containing propellant components with a 3-fold approach: 1. Synthesize a fluorinated analog of BTTN as novel fluorinated plasticizer. 2. Prepare fluorinated analogs of hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB). 3. Prepare a novel fluorinated… more
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