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  • CUBEGEN - Get It Right the First Time, Trillion Cell Mesh Generator | TechLink
    CUBEGEN and TMax software CUBEGEN software is a highly accurate and fast Cartesian mesh generation technique with colossal cell capacity using minimal computation and storage resources This feat is accomplished by using a memory efficient ray tracing method a highly accurate ray facet intersection test and a novel exact tie breaking algorithm for rays intersecting facet edges and vertices Because of exact arithmetic operations the automated generated mesh is almost always right the first time no user intervention or iteration needed If electromagnetic simulation were desired TMax software then solves Maxwell equations on the CUBEGEN Cartesian mesh using the finite difference time domain method and generates output Other solvers can be applied on the CUBEGE mesh to solve problems of interest to other disciplines such as CFD Benefits Fast and efficient CUBEGEN software can almost always get the mesh right the first time no iteration needed it can easily generate a 10 billion cell volume on a laptop and a trillion cell volume on a workstation TMax software can easily simulate a 2 billion cell volume on a workstation Accurate with high resolution With this high resolution capability complex shapes can be modeled accurately errors such as stair stepping and numerical dispersion are negligible Benefits realizable by users with million cell problems Modelers solving million cell and larger problems will see noticeable efficiency and resolution gains Compatible with nearly all CAD packages Reads standard tessellation language STL format The Opportunity TMax software used for mission essential projects including RF illumination of printed circuit board lightning strike field penetration helix antenna engine stopper and cargo bay RF penetration Code in Fortran 90 TMax software user manual complete Patent 8 059 122 Cartesian Mesh Generation Technique and software modules available for license Potential for collaboration with US Air Force Research Laboratory inventor

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/cubegen (2016-02-09)
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  • Surface Energy Measuring Device | TechLink
    a calibrated adhesive strip attached to the surface to be measured The end result is a product that goes beyond ASTM D 3330 to accurately characterize the surface energy of any material in the form of a portable inexpensive device that uses no toxic materials Traditional surface energy measurement systems are complex require expensive equipment often use toxic chemicals and are ill suited for field measurements The US Navy has developed a system that overcomes those limitations based on the same phenomena at work when tape becomes stuck to itself and pulls off in thin useless triangular sections Accurate measurements of surface energy are important for identifying materials selecting the optimal adhesive identifying the need to reapply non stick coatings and training and quality control situations where surface energy measurements can identify clean or contaminated surfaces The US Navy has a patent pending on this technology and the patent application is available for licensing and commercialization Additional Info Measurement Sciences Conference 2010 A Progress Report on Measuring the Surface Energy of Solids Benefits Accurate Inexpensive Excellent results without the need for costly equipment Simple Easy to use system requires minimal training Portable Readily utilized in a field environment The Opportunity

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/surface-energy-measuring-device (2016-02-09)
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  • Technology Summaries | TechLink
    stand off distance Read more about Photothermal Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy PT IRIS for Stand off Trace Detection Quick Manufacturing Route to Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Li ion Batteries The US Army RDECOM seeks a partner to license and commercialize a facile synthesis route to a family of halogen modified lithium manganese Li Mn spinel materials suitable for use as cathodes in rechargeable lithium electrochemical systems Read more about Quick Manufacturing Route to Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Li ion Batteries Fast Rope The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division seeks a partner to commercialize a patented fast rope for use with helicopters that is resistant to wind and rotor downwash and can be gripped nearer the attachment point for easier egress Read more about Fast Rope Predictive Performance Optimizer PPO The US Air Force Human Effectiveness Directorate has developed a suite of software tools based on cognitive science to aid instructors and trainees with performance predictions and optimization of future training regimes around specified goals This invention is especially useful in honing skills for complex tasks in the face of limited resources including time and equipment constraints Read more about Predictive Performance Optimizer PPO Centrifugal Casting Improved Aluminum Engine Cylinders The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division seeks a partner to further develop and commercialize a patented technique to create harder aluminum engine cylinders via centrifugal casting while mitigating strength losses Read more about Centrifugal Casting Improved Aluminum Engine Cylinders COR TUF Ultra High Performance Concrete The US Army Corps of Engineers seeks partners to license and commercialize a concrete with ultra high compressive strength 190 244 MPa that maintains workability and production economy Read more about COR TUF Ultra High Performance Concrete High Fidelity Composition C 4 Explosive Simulant The US Navy has developed a high fidelity non explosive training

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/all?items_per_page=10&page=11 (2016-02-09)
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  • TMax™ Electromagnetic Solver | TechLink
    method a highly accurate ray facet intersection test and a novel exact tie breaking algorithm for rays intersecting facet edges and vertices TMax software then solves Maxwell equations on the Cubegen Cartesian mesh using the finite difference time domain method and generates output modeling situations of interest to the electromagnetic community Benefits Fast and efficient Cubegen software can easily generate a 10 billion cell volume on laptop and a trillion cell volume on a work station TMax software can easily simulate a 2 billion cell volume on a workstation and a trillion cell volume on a super computer Accurate with high resolution With this high resolution capability complex shapes can be modeled accurately errors such as stair stepping and numerical dispersion are negligible Benefits realizable by users with million cell problems E M simulators solving million cell and larger problems will see noticeable efficiency and resolution gains Compatible with nearly all CAD packages Reads standard tessellation language STL format The Opportunity TMax software used for mission essential projects including RF illumination of printed circuit board lightning strike field penetration helix antenna engine stopper and cargo bay RF penetration Code in Fortran 90 TMax software user manual complete Issued US Patent

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/tmax%E2%84%A2-electromagnetic-solver (2016-02-09)
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  • Field Programmable Multi-Light | TechLink
    provides a compact easy to use light source that can be used as an infrared identification marker emergency S O S non RF communication device using Morse Code flashlight and illumination device The FPML has a variety of preloaded identification patterns that are fast and easy to program in the field In manual mode the FPML provides the user the ability to control the light pattern directly The battery of choice by combat forces is a standard 9v which is lightweight with a large energy density and is easy to replace and carry One 9v battery in the FPML can provide 120 hours of continuous high intensity IR marking in the field The elegant design size and cost of the FPML provides the ability to carry multiple spare units increasing mission flexibility and duration Benefits Applications Personal safety flasher for highway construction workers Safety and signaling device for Transportation and Energy workers Multifunction light for back country sporting Signaling and marking for first responders law enforcement and military Key Advantages Compact 1 26 x 88 and lightweight Easy to use and program in the field Multi function and economical Exceeds the operational requirements for a variety of military missions The

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/field-programmable-multi-light (2016-02-09)
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  • Email Based Content Delivery and Marketing | TechLink
    and information delivery system The software is written in PHP and is prototyped and tested This software will work with any hardware device that has email capabilities like smart phones tablets and computers Since it relies on standardized email networks it is platform independent and works with Windows Apple Google etc devices All software is installed on the email server so there is no software installation on the user device The software allows greater intimacy and security with customers and users Information can be user initiated on demand or pre scheduled and pushed out This software works with email to text platforms Benefits Applications Content Marketing Query based email FAQ content delivery Email based customer service Automated product support Key Advantages Utilizes email infrastructure no browser and web surfing required No software installation on the user device Provides a more intimate relationship with customers and clients Allows for high security information exchange The Opportunity The email based content delivery system is patented and is available for licensing from the US Air Force Collaborative R D with the Air Force is a possibility Contacts Sean Patten CLP Senior Technology Manager Leader for Software Licensing Montana State University TechLink Bozeman Montana spatten

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/email-based-content-delivery-and-marketing (2016-02-09)
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  • Lipid-Coated Surgical Mesh | TechLink
    repair The Air Force is seeking a development and licensing partner The Technology In this invention a biological mesh is coated with lipids from a porcine omentum on the basis that angiogenesis is one of the principle functions of the mammalian omentum The lipid enhanced mesh was compared by histological examination against a control mesh in a mouse model Indications of improved healing and broader vascular proliferation were observed in samples using the omental coating Additional testing on the mouse model is scheduled for 2013 Benefits Cost effective mammalian omentum is plentiful and inexpensive Processing the omentum to manufacture pure lipid molecules and coating the mesh requires routine processes Promotes rapid healing by stimulating angiogenesis and inflammation in tissues around the biological mesh and providing a scaffold for tissue incorporation and growth the invention aims to promote quicker recovery and shorter time to final strength as well as less risk of recurrence and infection Potential applications Hernia repair radiation injuries diabetic ulcers cold injury and orthopedic injuries The Opportunity US Patent Application AFD 1132 available for license Collaborative research opportunity potentially available Contacts Dan Swanson CLP Senior Technology Manager Licensing Leader Montana State University TechLink Bozeman Montana dss montana edu

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/lipid-coated-surgical-mesh (2016-02-09)
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  • Eyewear Fog Tester Apparatus | TechLink
    no widely established test method for the quantitative assessment of anti fog coating efficacy Disparate standards apply to sub segments of the eyewear market such as ski goggles or personal eye protection Protective eyewear is required to prevent eye injuries and reduce solar glare However heavy exertion can result in fogging of the eyewear creating negative impact on effectiveness and safety The Natick device uses empirical measurements of delta haze to determine effectiveness of coatings under condensation inducing conditions The 2nd generation test apparatus is suitable for testing spectacles and goggles The 3rd generation device will be enhanced to test gas masks and similar items as well as measure the effects of helmets and other items on the overall system effectiveness of eyewear designs The Army has been working with eyewear manufacturers to improve the test systems design Natick has also engaged with industry and ASTM to work toward an industry standard Additional Info Update on Eyewear Fog Tester Apparatus presented May 12 2011 at the Military Combat Eye Protection MCEP Program Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry APBI Benefits Empirical Performance Measurement Quantitatively assesses the efficacy of coatings while tracking environmental parameters such as temperature and humidity Broadly Applicable Current device effective for spectacles and goggles next generation device will handle gas masks and other full face devices as well as assess overall systemic performance when used with helmets and other ancillary headgear Standardization The Natick device offers potential for an industry standard performance measure for anti fog coatings in eyewear The Opportunity Issued US Patent 8 365 619 available for license 2nd generation device built and tested 3rd generation device in development Potential for collaboration with US Army Soldier RD E Center researchers to further develop and test this device for military and commercial use Contacts Dan Swanson CLP

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/eyewear-fog-tester-apparatus (2016-02-09)
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