Ghost Train Generator
Fermilab has developed a simple, inexpensive, effective device to reduce collision incidents related to vehicles stuck on railroad grade crossings. The device simulates continuity of locomotives or other rolling stock from rail to rail, closing the existing DC track circuit and mimicking the presence of a train.
Small Satellite Chemical Propulsion System
GreenScale Technologies is developing a chemical micropropulsion system that will provide SmallSats/CubeSats with a high-performance, low-cost option for increasing the value of existing mission architectures, or enabling new mission concepts.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“One-PotÃ¢â‚¬Â Biomass Pre-Treatment, Saccharification and Fermentation Systems
JBEI pioneered economically competitive Ã¢â‚¬Å“one-pot" systems for bio-based fuels and chemicals that simplify biomass pre-treatment, hydrolysis and fermentation. Integrated processes combine compatible ionic liquids, enzymes, and microbes. Ionic liquids enable rapid and high-yielding sugar recovery from biomass. JBEIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one-pot systems are key to economic feasibility.
Solid-State Ultracapacitor for Improved Energy Storage
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a solid-state ultracapacitor using a novel nanocomposite, dielectric material. The materials design is based on the internal barrier layer capacitance (IBLC) concept, and it uses novel dielectric and metallic conductive ink formulations.
Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence Auto-Measurement Equipment (FAME)
Fluorescence Auto-Measurement Equipment (FAME) automatically and continuously measures chlorophyll fluorescence (F) of a leaf, plant or canopy in both laboratory and field environments, excited by either artificial light source or sunlight. It also allows measurements of environmental variables complementary to the F signals.
Rapid Detection of Drugs-of-abuse in Urine and Oral Fluid by Mass Spectrometry
Direct analysis of drugs-of-abuse in urine and oral fluid can be achieved using ambient ionization techniques. Only simple and rapid extraction is involved in the analysis. The limit-of-detection of drugs can fulfill the requirement of international standards. The analytical time can be greatly reduced using the new techniques.
Newport News, VA
Nuclear Physics Detector Technology for Radioisotope based Molecular Imaging
Novel high energy particle detector technologies used in nuclear physics research are leveraged to build application specific radioisotope detectors and imaging cameras for biomedical and ecological research applications. The technologies have been applied to cancer detection in humans and photosynthesis studies in plants.
Newport News, VA
Boron Based Special Materials
Boron is the basis of two patented technologies developed by Jefferson Lab. One is a boron based nanotube material capable of maintaining its unique properties in extreme environments and another is a construction material that uses the neutron shielding capability of boron for applications in nuclear power and radiation therapy.
Durable Icephobic and Superhydrophobic Coating Systems
UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center has invented cost-effective and durable coatings that present icephobic and superhydrophobic characteristics. Our icephobic/superhydrophobic surface technology is designed to high-speed mass production processes; it is suitable to a wide range of polymer chemistry, curing conditions, and compatible over multiple substrates.
Low-cost Digital Ground Penetrating Radar
Digital innovations in the control and signal processing of ground penetrating radars enable low-cost high performance scanning of underground infrastructure and through structure features. Pipes, beams and other hidden items are identified and mapped into digital information databases (BIM, GIS) for archiving, analysis and condition assessment.