Awards

$100K

Gaseous, Liquid and Gelled Propellant Hypergolic Reaction Mechanisms

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: Army
Topic: A06-T001
Budget: 08/07/06 - 02/03/07
PI: Subhash Dutta

This proposed STTR Phase I program addresses elucidation of the underlying physics and chemistry associated with ignition delay in hypergolic propulsion systems. More specifically it addresses if the differences observed in ignition delay for liquid and gelled hypergolic propulsion systems are due to mainly physical and/or chemical effects. Pro...

$100K

A Portable Microreactor System to Synthesize Hydrogen Peroxide

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: Army
Topic: A06-T004
Budget: 07/21/06 - 01/17/07
PI: Subhash Dutta

This proposed STTR Phase I program addresses design, development, fabrication and testing of a safe, convenient and economical catalytic microreactor that is capable of generating vaporous hydrogen peroxide (VHP) on demand by direct synthesis of hydrogen and oxygen that could be generated by electrolysis of water aboard a portable hydrogen perox...

$100K

Electromagnetic Launching for Affordable Agile Access to Space

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-T001
Budget: 08/01/05 - 05/01/06
PI: Rainer B. Meinke

The project aims at developing a reliable and responsive electromagnetic launch system. In the proposed concept, a magnetically levitated sled is accelerated to a velocity of 7 km/sec by a high power linear motor system for the launch of samll payloads. A novel design of electromagnetic guide system with real-time feedback stabilizes the traject...

$69.7K

Infrared Materials Modeling for Next Generation Focal Plane Architectures

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA03T-002
Budget: 07/25/03 - 01/25/04
PI: Dr. Thomas J. Sanders

This proposal is a response to the request by the United States Missile Defense Agency for Infrared Materials Modeling for Next Generation Focal Plane Architectures. We will create an improved model for infrared (IR) material growth structures used in HgCdTe IR focal plane arrays. Models should address the material processes needed for fabrica...

$70K

Information Centric Security

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: Navy
Topic: N03-T008
Budget: 07/01/03 - 04/30/04
PI: Dr. Herbert H. Thompson

Computer security research has historically dealt with technology to secure the perimeter of computing infrastructures. This is the case despite the general agreement that the most numerous and damaging attacks have been carried out by "insiders", those individuals that are trusted to operate inside perimeter defenses such as employees or guests...

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AUTOMATED LEARNING FOR REAL-TIME EXPERT SYSTEM IN MONTORING AND CONTROL

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 03-1
Budget: 01/01/03 - 12/31/03
PI: Mr. Brian Buckley

NASA/KSC is a center that is rich in needs for affordable, reusable software control systems. Population of knowledge for a control system has been labor-intensive and costly task prone to errors and omissions. This STTR addresses the need to automatically populate control system tools from historical archives. The use of Adaptive Machine Learni...

$99.8K

Nonintrusive Cryogenic Mass Flow Rate Sensor

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 01-1
Budget: 01/01/01 - 12/31/01
PI: John Justak

The Stennis Space Center has identified a need to perform continuous facility and test article Health monitoring. Florida Laser Systems proposes the development of an innovative non-intrusive cryogenic mass flow rate sensor. The sensor system is based on the Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometric (EFPI) sensor technology being refined at the Flor...

$99.9K

Not Available

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 00-1
Budget: 01/01/00 - 12/31/00
PI: Unavailable