Affordable High-Resolution Radiation Detectors
Actinia has developed new systems for dramatically improved detection of X-rays, gamma rays, and neutrons. These systems promise to deliver more than double the performance of today’s standard detectors without increasing their cost. This will enable new applications in medical imaging, physical inspection, and detection of illicit nuclear materials.
Autonomous Space Vehicle with Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES)
An novel Autonomous Space Vehicle is propelled by contrarotating propellers and powered by Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) -- two technologies that are the subjects of ongoing SBIR programs for which American Maglev Technology (AMT) is the prime contractor.
Emergency Underwater PNT using Autonomous Surface Vehicle Constellation
We propose the creation and testing of a global (or at least theater level) precision underwater navigation system for underwater vehicles, making using of small, low-cost autonomous sailing platforms, such as the SubSeaSail, as the “ocean cube sats."
Miniaturized Electronic Safe & Arm Device (MESAD)
Phase 1 Miniaturized Electronic Safe & Arm Device is an innovative approach to upgrade existing inventory munition fuze systems with advanced, state-of-the-art safety features and remote operating capability, specifically designed for integration and use with loitering munitions and other unmanned C2 systems.
Blockchain NFT Inventory and Chain-of-Custody System
Utilize Non-Fungible Tokens and blockchain technology to create a complete system that tracks chain-of-custody of weapons systems, can detect non-nominal movement of inventory through radio tags and sensors, and can validate genuine inventory.
Machine Learning Tools for Rapid Characterization of Nanomanufacturing Parameter Spaces
This innovation utilizes machine learning tools to provide valuable insights into complex parameter interactions of nanomaterial synthesis processes, allowing for more effective optimization of high-sensitivity processes.
Electron Beam Treatment For Invasive Pests
Invasive pests like EAB (the Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that feeds on trees) can infect wood and cost billions of dollars of damage. Fermilab has developed an electron beam treatment that eliminates pests like EAB.
High-efficiency intermediate band quantum dot solar cells
The invention provides a technical approach to solve the pressing problem of manufacturing high efficiency solar cells. The theoretical calculations show that the under a 500-sun concentration, the efficiency limit of the Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) based solar cell described here can be as high as 50 per cent
Pore-Encapsulated Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenolysis of Plastic Waste
Typical issue with polyethylene recycling is that it is difficult for the recycled material to be as high quality as the parent. This technology offers significant performance increase by limiting the conformational freedom of polymers during processing to prevent side reactions and obtain a narrow distribution of commercially useful materials.
Extracting of Lithium from Batteries via Accelerated Plating
This technology takes advantage of lithium electrodeposition for recovery of lithium from the electrolyte in end-of-life batteries. A companion mathematical model was developed to predict the optimal conditions for lithium electrodeposition in graphite-based lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle applications under different charging rates and operating temperatures.
Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Recycling of Li-Ion Battery Waste: Mechanochemical recovery of Co, Li and other essential components
Researchers developed a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly solvent-free mechanochemical method for recycling lithium-ion batteries.This reactive milling process is scalable, works in ambient conditions, and offers high-conversion rate.The process has potential to reduce the recycling time and cost, losses of valuable materials, emission of toxic gases, and energy consumption.
Superconductor Magnetic Shields to Protect Satellites from Cosmic Rays
New generations of superconductors can be used in space efficiently to protect satellites from cosmic rays which cause satellite failure and shortened orbital life. Such magnetic shields are durable and cheap: low weight, no moving parts, and powered when needed by the cosmic rays themselves.
Fueling the EV Revolution
Minerva Lithium, LLC has developed a novel Nano-Mosaic© technology platform that can selectively trap valuable minerals and harmful pathogens from water. We are initially targeting the lithium market due to the rapid growth of the EV market and the rapidly increasing demand for Lithium.
Aggregate Spread Pulse Modulation in LPWANs for IoT applications
The NonLinear solution is an efficient physical layer modulation scheme for LPWANs that offers multiple tradeoffs and versatile control of the quality of service under different propagation conditions, interference scenarios, and design constraints. This creates superior technical flexibility in addressing broader ranges of IoT applications, both static and mobile.
REGENT’s Seaglider: The Next-Generation Wing-in-Ground Vehicle
REGENT’s seaglider is an all-electric hydrofoiling wing-in-ground (WIG) vehicle for high-speed, low-cost maritime mobility. Seagliders fly within a half-wingspan of the water’s surface in an aerodynamic regime called “ground effect” which doubles the range compared to electric aircraft due to increased flight efficiency and decreased reserve fuel requirements.
The Potential for an Aerospace Grade Home Seismic Safety Device
A rapidly inflatable device that provides protection during a major earthquakes and offers flotation during a flood or tsunami. The invention is unique due to its ability is to offer near a instant margin of safety for a wide variety of threats while being being stored compactly.
Active Exoskeleton to improve the life-style of patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This is a motorized exoskeleton with dampers plus additional detachable passive modules for patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to stand up, walk, lift objects and run. This exoskeleton has several motors that are receiving orders from patient’s muscle contraction and mechanical force and angles.
Hybrid Copper-Coated Carbon Nanotube Structures for Multifunctional Coatings
SkyNano will combine our core competency in the production of low-cost CO2-derived carbon nanotubes with Prof. Dustin Gilbert's laboratory's expertise in electroless Cu coating of materials to produce multifunctional Cu-coated CNTs for applications in bioactive coatings with antimicrobial and antiviral behavior.
Phytophotonic Approach to Enhanced Photosynthesis
New fluorescent and phosphorescent materials to provide plants with photons in the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) range for increased crop yields and CO2 fixation.
Scalable Photonic Quantum Computer Design
This full quantum computer only requires a single instance of high performance hardware, moving the quantum computation into the time domain via a series of interacting light pulses that are circulating in a fiber ring configuration. This bypasses current designs requirement of individual high performing components to reduce noise.
Dramatically improving Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of underwater detection
SubSeaSail will improve overall SNR in a multi-domain, multi-modal maritime domain awareness system with improvements/coordination of 3 key sensor systems (acoustic, electric, and magnetometer) across a fleet of vessels
Multilayered gradient thick anti-corrosive coating on Zirconium oxides base
Creation of Zr-ZrO2 coating with thickness up to 500 µm by high-speed electron beam evaporation of zirconium from four sources in the zone of Ar-O2 plasma cloud enables to perform reaction of Zr metal oxidation on nano-level. Regulation of process parameters allows getting Zr-ZrO2 composition.
Artificial photosynthesis of carbohydrates using microfluidic chip
Food production relies heavily on natural photosynthesis of green crops, but its energy efficiency is low (~1%) due to low activity of the enzyme RuBisCO. Our innovation can replicate natural photosynthesis using an integrated microfluidic system with more controllability and much-improved energy efficiency.
Microwave Assisted Catalysis (MAC) System
The MAC system is a modular, compact, and turnkey reactor system that converts remote associated natural gas resources into value-added chemicals, like benzene, toluene, and xylene, as an alternative to flaring. The system uses novel microwave-assisted catalytic technology that enables on-demand chemical production compared to traditionally heated catalytic systems.
Nitride-Based Ultraviolet LED with an Ultraviolet Transparent Contact
This (Al, Ga, In)N ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UVLED) includes a UV-transparent contact, which significantly enhances the light extraction and quantum efficiency of these devices. This technology also eliminates mirrors and/or mirrored surfaces in order to reduce internal reflections and minimize light re-absorption by the emitting layer.
Catalytic Upcycling of Hydrocarbon Polymers to High Value Unsaturated Compounds
This catalytic plastic upcycling technology can be used at moderate temperatures (250°C to 400°C) with high selectivity and significantly reduced energy expenditure compared to current catalytic processes. This technology produces materials that have a higher value than the waste material from which they are derived and eliminates the typical hazardous waste associated with catalytic upcycling.