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Eonix has developed a novel salt that reduces device resistance by 40% and increases capacitance by 10%. This increase in ion mobility is now being leveraged to mitigate the resistive contributions of high stability, low conductivity solvents that can expand the voltage window of ultracapacitors.
Lux Semiconductors can significantly improve the performance of large area, thin-film semiconductors through a patent pending recrystallization process. By leveraging a century of innovations in bulk crystal growth and applying them to low cost thin-films for the first time, Lux will deliver an entirely new class of flexible semiconductors to serve as a next generation material platform for integrated electronics. The platform will be suitable to host a range of electronic components and fully integrated system-on-chip designs including sensors, RF, displays, lighting, processors, memory, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), energy harvesting, and similar ‘internet of things’ devices.
TCPoly is an advanced materials company that has developed high thermal conductivity 3D printing filaments and use their patented materials to fabricate thermally conductive tooling, heat exchangers, and other thermal management devices. TCPoly’s vision is to enable high volume 3D printing manufacturing by combining the design freedom of low-cost FDM production with their functional materials to produce new, value-add products.
Black Diamond Structures is a developer and manufacturer of an innovative nanomaterial solution, MOLECULAR REBAR®, which produces individual, functional, clean, and open-ended carbon nanotube formulations that have a high aspect ratio. The nanomaterial improves both the mechanical and electrochemical properties of batteries when added as active materials.
OGRE Skin Designs, LLC is a start-up based in Austin, Texas. They have invented a new patent pending protective energy distribution architecture that can assist in more than 50 unique applications and use cases where opportunities exist to improve numerous commercial, military, and space technologies.
TexPower, is working to provide high-energy prototype lithium battery cells of >500 Wh kg-1 at the cell level while containing zero cobalt. These battery cells can be used in unmanned aircraft systems and many other military applications. The proposed battery technology can cut weight by 50% while doubling usage time per charge compared to commercial military batteries.
HealthReel, a NASA spinout, combines patented NASA technology and computer vision via your smartphone camera to provide personalized health reports spanning health risk, metabolic health, and body composition to inspire mindful health and fitness decisions.
Syncopated Engineering has developed an RF decoy system (MockingBird) based on our established Cognitive Radio product line that is capable of emulating military RF systems in order to obfuscate the RF spectrum and deceive our adversaries at a fraction of the cost of the system it protects.
SURVICE Engineering Company is a family-owned small business that has provided high-quality analytical products and services since 1981. They specialize in the survivability, lethality, and vulnerability disciplines as they relate to the design, development, testing, and fielding of systems to protect, enhance, and enable the mission of defending our nation.
LiquidPiston's High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle combines the best features of various other cycles, including 1) high compression (i.e. Diesel); 2) Constant-volume combustion (i.e. Otto); and over-expansion (i.e. Atkinson cycle). The X engine can be likened to an "inside out" Wankel rotary engine.
Pitch Aero, a US Air Force spinout, specializes in the development and production of cyclorotors: multi-blade propulsion devices capable of near instantaneous thrust vectoring in 360 degrees. Cyclorotors allow for a new class of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) which enable precise, touch-based, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and maintenance of industrial assets.
Nth Cycle was created to disrupt the electronics manufacturing and recycling industries by changing their linear material model into a more efficient, circular one. Our mission is to help transition the United States away from their reliance on primary mining and refining of metals overseas, toward the recycling of rare earth and specialty metals (e.g., Co, In, and Y) domestically from (1) the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing processes themselves, and (2) the products at their end-of-life during the recycling process, for reuse in future advanced manufacturing processes.
Polyphosphate (polyP) is an endogenous polymer that accelerates coagulation at the injury site. Cayuga uses IV nanopolyP (a polyP-coated nanoparticle) to safely and effectively deliver polyP to improve clot formation at the injury site without inducing unwanted thrombosis in healthy vessels.
Vita Inclinata's Load Stability System (LSS) is the first and only active system that completely stabilizes the oscillatory swing and rotational spin that suspended loads undergo. The solution is being applied to modernize & stabilize helicopter hoisting and sling load missions.
Bounce Imaging designs and manufactures 360-degree throwable tactical cameras for use by military, police, and first responders. Founded out of the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab), our cameras capture video across multiple spectrums and stitch the images into a pannable video feed, instantly accessible to end users.
Ion Storage Systems is a manufacturing-driven startup focused on the scale up of their high energy density and completely safe ceramic battery architecture for a 2021 market release. They are initially targeting the defense and aerospace markets, with extreme applications in electric flight, high temperature operation, and other austere environments.
Direct Kinetic Solution created a unique solution to solve limited power , liability and weight and sizing across different applications. Isotopes are a dense, low power output energy source. We have a patented method to capture that energy and release it as needed.
IoT/AI delivers a sensor platform that fuses cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and edge networking to unlock the power of the edge across harsh IoT, Industrial IoT and Military/Defense environments. Our mission is to amplify situational awareness, cognitive insights and value at the edge of the network across an unlimited number of nodes.
NEON® delivers ubiquitous, low-cost, GPS-denied location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and patented dynamic mapping algorithms. NEON location technology provides the foundation for a number of commercial applications including NEON® Personnel Tracker and NEON® Signal Mapper.
Orbital’s strategic mission is to optimize the performance of rotating systems. Orbital provides affordable, cost effective solutions for power generation, automation, and optimization using a simple mechanical device for power balancing and speed control to optimize performance. Orbital is actively working with the DoD on system optimization for on-vehicle applications including power generation.
Ascend Manufacturing designs and fabricates novel industrial additive manufacturing equipment born out of industrial need. Our new technology is the first technology to truly enable agile manufacturing industry 4.0 which perfectly supplements existing manufacturing technologies. The new technology used in these systems, developed by the founder through collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of South Florida, are able to provide components for prototyping or production in low to high volumes, with superior mechanical performance and with exotic materials. The goal is to supplement conventional manufacturing technologies (such as machining, injection molding, thermoforming, etc) with the ability to economically and quickly create components and quantities, previously out of reach of these manufacturing technologies.
MantaPoole technologies is developing a next generation imaging solution that can enable machines to see the “what” and “where” of their application in a single camera form factor. This advanced capability is enabled by the novel optical system MantaPoole Technologies is developing called Plenoptics 3.0. Plenoptics 3.0 will enable the capture of both spectral and depth information without a reduction of the image quality. This advanced imaging solution will enable smart machines to tell what an object is made of, its shape, and where it is.
Endeavor Composites, Inc.; a spin off from exclusively licensed technology of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); is implementing an innovative mixer system for the hydroentanglement process that offers several advantages over the current fiber dispersion techniques. The innovation evolves around the ability to disperse long (one to one and half inch) carbon fiber (CF) to produce, in a continuous scale, defect free non-woven mats and preforms with excellent quality control (density std. deviation bellow 3%).
Neptune Fluid Flow Systems LLC is a scientific hardware startup founded in 2016 by Dr. Trevor McQueen to improve the sample preparation, handling, and delivery processes for scientific research. Our current mission is to assist structural biologists and material scientists by making cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) a reliable, reproducible, and repeatable way to visualize and study the three-dimensional soft material structures in order to advance drug design and advanced manufacturing industry in the U.S.
Purist is developing a technology to enable a distributed network of small-scale and underutilized nuclear reactors produce high purity radioisotopes. Purist will complement the efforts of existing production facilities to serve the current and growing demand of the medical radioisotope market, increase domestic radioisotope production capabilities, and work towards ensuring no medical procedure is compromised due to radioisotope supply constraints.
Andluca Technologies, a Princeton University spinout, designs transparent, thin-film power sources that convert ultraviolet light into useful energy at the point of use. These flexible power sources can conform to any shape and disappear into their environment to enable discreet, wireless operation of smart glass.
UHV Technologies (also known as nanoRANCH) is a high-tech R&D company with expertise in advanced materials, instrument and equipment manufacturing, and different applications of artificial intelligence in industrial markets. UHV's business model involves developing new technologies and commercializing them through spin-offs and strategic partnerships.
ATI, Inc. is an aluminum alloy and process development company for aerospace and military applications. ATI Inc set out to develop a new material to reduce weight without compromising survivability of military armored vehicles. Their product is a weldable alloy with strength higher than currently available weldable aluminum alloy with acceptable SCC Resistance.
II-VI Optical Systems is a Military, Defense and Aerospace focused business leveraging the II-VI company expertise in Engineered Materials, Design for Manufacturability, and Precision Assemblies. They provide their customers with high quality and performance parts, assemblies, and solutions that enable critical DoD applications to run at peak efficiency.
Compared to motors with the same power output, a Merciless Motor is 50% lighter, 33% smaller in size, and 5-10% more efficient. For electric vehicle manufacturers for the Army, this increases vehicle range and reduces manufacturing costs.
LynQ is a venture-backed startup changing how data is communicated, allowing any device to transmit low-bandwidth data for miles without cellular networks or infrastructure -- in a manner that’s uniquely difficult to intercept and detect.
Electro-Active Technologies is developing a modular system to convert organic waste into renewable hydrogen. The underlying technology is called microbial electrolysis, which contains a microbial community that has been designed to work synergistically to produce electrons from waste. We grow these microbes as a biofilm on the anode which actively extracts the electrons and drives hydrogen production at the cathode in our microbial electrolysis cell. This technology can enable companies and waste haulers to more effectively process organic waste while producing low-cost zero emission fuel in the form of hydrogen.
Many dielectric materials needed for next-generation technologies can be synthesized at industrial-scale but require post-synthesis purification that cannot be performed cost-effectively. American Nanotechnologies, Inc. (ANI) is developing technology for large-scale phase separation of dielectric materials. If successful, the implementation of these systems could drastically improve the efficiency and scale of manufacturing high-purity dielectric materials.
ERG Duocel® develops solutions for high performance material applications including heat exchangers, energy absorbers, filters, electrodes, and many more for the aerospace, defense, semiconductor, biomedical, and scientific industries. Since 1967, Duocel® has been integrated for optimal performance in numerous products ranging from flame arrestors to thermal batteries for Mars landers.
Novaa has developed an ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna capability, enabling multi-band operation across the C, X, Ku and Ka SATCOM bands. This powers multi-functional operations, replacing numerous separate antenna systems with a single, low-profile aperture.
NCP transforms regular foam products into “Smart” products that can measure impact and pressure. By adding conductive particles to liquid foam, we created the world’s first foam sensor. This technology measures the magnitude, location, and frequency of impact with lab-quality accuracy.
Grid Fruit uses artificial intelligence (AI) and data to keep food fresh while reducing the energy needed for commercial refrigeration. The technology simultaneously procures savings for food retailers and provides grid services for electrical utilities.
MMS, a Naval Surface Warfare Center spinout, is a producer of ultra-high strength, low weight materials that provide game-changing capabilities for many applications. This includes high performing custom buoyancy for undersea and surface use, lower density at every depth rating than the best performing syntactic foams and is easily machinable with common tools. MMS is an SBIR Phase I winner.
FPH provides advanced engineering products and systems for ground-based military vehicles. From concept engineering, prototyping, validation, to production, FPH's focus is on helping customers provide the most technically advanced and cost effective vehicles in the world to their end users.
Pliant labs, an Air Force Research Lab spinout, is an energy startup that aims to make the new generation of energy storage and generation devices that provides advanced durability (being able to withstand exposure to a high temperature which causes typically rapid performance degradation of traditional lithium-ion batteries) as well as improved safety.
Mafic USA LLC is a privately owned fiber technology company with a principal US manufacturing site based in Shelby, NC. They are the first commercial producers of continuous basalt fiber in the United States with the world’s largest furnace, capable of producing 6,000 tons of fiber annually. Their goal is to expand capacity to 72,000 tons/year in the coming six years.