Abstract:We shall continue to develop a sensitive and selective mental workload assessment software, called PHYSIOPRINT (Physiology and Performance Research Integration Tool), that derives the workload measures in real time from multiple physiological signals (EEG, EKG, EOG, EMG) acquired by our wearable and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Landing gear systems are one of the more problematic subsystems on USAF aircraft. The most common landing gear failures are caused by mis-servicing of the gear, resulting in much higher loads (even for a"normal"landing events or cause excessive fatigue damage than originally… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Amorphous composite (AC) coatings are an alternative coating material to the existing High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Tungsten Carbide Cobalt and Tungsten Carbide Cobalt Chrome (WC-Co and WC-Co-Cr). The purpose of AC coatings are to eliminate spalling on Low and High Strength Steel (LSS… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Temperature control has been a major concern during High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) processing since its introduction to the aerospace industry. Typically, substrate temperature must not exceed 300oF to prevent heat damage/ tempering of steel alloys, and even lower temperature… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: There is currently no repair process to restore aluminum landing gear cylinders inner dimensions. The magnetron sputtering System (MSS) process has the potential of restoring outer cylinders IDs dimensions. This technology is similar to ion vapor deposition (IVD) aluminum, and meets the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Electrolytic Hard Chrome (EHC) has been used in both civilian and military aerospace as the hard wear resistant coating of choice for both high strength and low strength steels. Due to tighter regulations there is a current requirement to eliminate the use of EHC on landing gear… more
Abstract:Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes to develop a thermal management system for cabinet cooling that focuses on the use of silent and primarily passive cooling methods. The passive cooling methods selected have inherently low thermal resistances and will allow the ultimate heat sink to… more
Abstract:This proposal describes a program by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) that will develop a missile engine waste heat recovery system for recharging the batteries of a missile. The proposed system will use heat pipes to transfer the waste energy from the insulation around a missile engine. … more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The purpose of the proposed SBIR program is to develop a thermally enhanced, separable thermal mechanical interface (STMI) that aims to significantly enhance heat transfer by providing a direct thermal path from the high power density components to the heat sink. In the current… more
Abstract:Solar water heaters are an efficient means to harvest energy from the sun to heat water for domestic use (i.e. bathing, washing dishes, etc.). However, the current solar water heating systems cost approximately $133/ft2 and have a payback period of 7-10 years, including incentives and rebates,… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase 1 project will develop a novel methodology to build atomistically-informed chemical kinetics models for oxidation and pyrolysis in particulate filled-rubber composite materials. In Navy operations, these materials are widely used under extreme… more
Abstract:Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes an innovative heat exchanger integrated with thermoelectric devices to achieve 10-15 kW additional cooling capacity to the current Liquid Cooling System (LCS) aboard the E2-D Advanced Hawkeye. The proposed heat exchanger will reduce the cold side… more
Abstract:NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) is developing fission power system technology for future space transportation and surface power applications. The early systems are envisioned in the 10 to 100kWe range and have an anticipated design life of 8 to 15 years with no maintenance. A non-nuclear system… more
Abstract:NASA Glenn is examining small fission reactors for future space transportation and surface power applications. The reactors would have an 8 to 15 year design life and should be available for a 2020 launch to support future NASA science missions. Both 1 kWe thermoelectric and 3 kWe Stirling systems… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop and demonstrate a thermal ground plane (TGP) technology with improved manufacturability and reliability over previous technology generations. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. is developing ultra low thermal resistance and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to enhance the combustion energy of liquid propellants via addition of stabilized aluminum nanoparticles. Aluminum oxidizes readily to create aluminum oxide and releases 30% more heat per unit volume than kerosene.… more
Abstract:Fiber reinforced composites are attractive for several light-weight defense and aerospace applications. However, their inherent anisotropy and complex failure mechanisms limit their use in high-performance structures or components. In order to accurately predict the damage behavior and durability of… more
Abstract:This Fast Track SBIR project aims at developing electrically insulated scanning probes suitable for high resolution electrical nano-imaging in conductive solutions. These probes, when used in atomic force microscopy, enable scanning electrochemical microscopy (AFM-SECM) to be performed. This method… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will employ Nanofiltration to generate sulfate ion feedstocks and high current density on-site generation (synthesis) of the powerful oxidant peroxodisulphate (“persulfate”) with novel, high reliability boron-doped untrananocrystal-line… more
Abstract:Modern synchrotrons are providing higher beam currents and demanding more RF power from the superconducting cavities. The maximum RF power available without beam is limited by the maximum power rating of the WR1800 waveguide RF ceramic window used in the fundamental power coupler. Operation at… more
Abstract:Because of the need to operate in a space-charge-dominated regime, the generation and preservation of femtosecond electron beams is a major challenge for chemical dynamics and accelerator technology R & amp;D. Electrons from a photo-cathode radio frequency (RF) gun can be used as scattering … more
Abstract:Photocathodes have been the focus of intense experimental and theoretical development for many decades, and their use in RF photoinjectors has been indispensible for the evolution of light sources such as free-electron lasers. At present there is a significant science and technology gap for… 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:New technology is needed to collect, stabilize, safen, recover useful materials, and store human fecal waste for long duration missions. The current SBIR Phase I proposal will examine an innovative torrefaction (mild pyrolysis) processing system that can be used to sterilize feces and produce a… more
Abstract:The NASA objective of expanding the human experience into the far reaches of space requires the development of regenerable life support systems. This proposal addresses the development of an integrated air-revitalization system for the space suit used in Extravehicular Activities (EVAs). The… more
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