Awards

$79.8K

Advanced Wake Turbulence Modelling for Naval CFD Applications

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: Navy
Topic: N15A-T002
Budget: 06/09/15 - 01/15/16
PI: Dr. Glen R. Whitehouse

Predicting the high Reynolds number viscous turbulent flow around realistic aircraft, rotorcraft and ship geometries with CFD is time consuming and computationally expensive, with the number of cells required to resolve the flow driving the computational cost. Even with modern CFD methods, the cost of adequately resolved solutions is prohibitive...

$750K

Compact Energy Conversion Module

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T3.01
Budget: 06/08/15 - 06/07/17
PI: Dr. Robert B. Owen

This STTR project delivers a compact vibration-based Energy Conversion Module (ECM) that powers sensors for purposes such as structural health monitoring (SHM). NASA customers include the Rocket Propulsion Test (RPT) program, the ISS, and the Orion deep space vehicle, all of which need wireless sensors to monitor and assess structural health. Th...

$150K

Higher Order Mesh Generation for Simulation of Complex Systems

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF14-AT07
Budget: 01/15/15 - 10/15/15
PI: Mrs. Vijaya Shankar

ABSTRACT: We propose here a robust production-level high-order mesh generation software for complex geometries. High order accurate numerical methods are becoming increasingly popular in the present time and have demonstrated a great measure of success in efficient error-controlled simulations for a wide variety of important problems. A curved ...

$225K

STTR Phase I: Microwatt-scale GPS Tracking and Timing Platform

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EW
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: Michael Henry

The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is to provide more efficient GPS-based location awareness for next-generation devices. Within the last 20 years, GPS devices have shrunk from brick-sized receivers to cell phones, wrist-watches, and pet collars. This project introduces a transformative approach to GPS tracking that will gre...

$225K

STTR Phase I: Cost-effective production of biopolymers for eco-friendly erosion control and soil revegetation with synthetic microbial consortia

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: CT
Budget: 01/01/15 - 06/30/16
PI: Jeremy J Minty

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will be the development of a new biological route, based on microbial co- cultures, for efficient production of an environmentally friendly (eco-friendly) mixture of biopolymers for revegetation and erosion control applications, with a $375 million...

$225K

STTR Phase I: Development of an Automated Bioreactor System for Tissue Engineered Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Graft Production.

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BM
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: Michael Smietana

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to bring to market a novel tissue engineered graft for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) replacement. Tears of the ACL are one of the most common knee injures among athletes. Existing repair options utilize tissue harvested from the patien...

$99.9K

PSSC: Pictorial Structures for Scene Context

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST14B-003
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: Ben Purman

computer vision, image processing, scene recognition, scene understanding, object recognition, image segmentation, gisting

$750K

Formalism for Millimeter-wave Modeling of RADAR Cross Sections

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: Army
Topic: A12A-T002
Budget: 10/06/14 - 10/05/15
PI: Dr. Kazem F. Sabet

In this STTR proposal, we propose a novel computational technology for analyzing millimeter wave and sub-millimeter wave scattering from complex and electromagnetically extended objects and environments. The core of our formalism lies in a technique for rapidly calculating and coherently adding fields produced by different scatterer constituents...

$79.9K

Detection Avoidance System for Submarines (DASS)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T016
Budget: 08/04/14 - 06/04/15
PI: W. Monach

In this project, we will develop innovative and advanced display and processing techniques, and innovatively combine existing algorithms, software, and systems, to create a Detection Avoidance System for Submarines (DASS) that assists the submarine operator, planner, and commanding officer (CO) in minimizing the probability that a submarine pene...

$80K

Durable Elastomeric Low Adhesion Icephobic Surfaces

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T013
Budget: 08/04/14 - 06/04/15
PI: Kausik Mukhopadhyay

In this Phase I effort, HygraTek will explore a novel anti-ice coating formulation to develop icephobic surfaces for naval ship superstructures, decks, equipment and vehicles on board naval ships, e.g. fighter jets, helicopters etc. HygraTek has recently developed a series of different environmentally safe, non-fluorinated, transparent, icephobi...

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