Available Technologies by Category
Derivative-Free Output Feedback Adaptive Control for Vehicles
  • New Derivative-Free Output Feedback Adaptive Control for Vehicles improves adaptive control stabilization and tracking performance while achieving a simpler architectural model.
  • Innovation allows for faster adaptation and can be used for aircrafts, missiles, spacecrafts, industrial process, automotives, and airframes.
  • Novel technology uses generalization of assumptions to reduce modeling error while maintaining robustness and improving performance.
Leverage the Advantages of Aluminum Nitride for Superior Ultra-Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for High-Power, High-Temperature Diodes and Transistors
  • Metal modulated epitaxy method enables the production of p-type beryllium-doped aluminum nitride films as key components in ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors for the first time. 
  • Achieves high reverse breakdown voltage—a significant advantage over wide bandgap materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride.
  • Improves current conduction over best previous results in p-type aluminum nitride (AIN) by 30,000,000 times and n-type AlN by 6,000 times.
Predictive Maintenance System for Large-Scale Operations Offers Potential for Significant Cost Savings
  • Consistent workflow improvements: Offers repeatable and consistent enterprise-level improvements to the maintenance workflow.  
  • Proactive readiness: Improves maintenance scheduling, allowing for improved logistics, scheduling, virtual kitting, and part/component availability. 
  • Customizable: Customers can build and tailor their PMx solutions according to their needs, providing increased data control and an alternative to costly and limited solutions.
Monitor Vehicle Location and Maintain Vehicle Health During Long-Term Storage
  • Vehicle health and location monitoring system automatically establishes a mesh network for vehicle fleet monitoring by a human, drone, or mobile robot.
  • Checks battery and other vehicle health status as well as determines locations of all connected vehicles in storage.
  • When a vehicle is found with low battery levels, a mobile robot can safely provide a charge to the battery to get the vehicle running.   
Quantum Tunneling Radio Positioning System Achieves Higher Levels of Accuracy and Longer Range for Next-Generation Wireless Networks
  • This radiolocation system uses quantum tunneling tags (QTT) capable of operating in non-line-of-sight conditions to achieve longer range communications in outdoor and indoor applications. 
  • The use of QTTs, paired with a frequency hopping reader, results in positioning accuracy not achievable with standard methods.
  • QTTs are inexpensive and operate under low power requirements to offer an affordable orientation system with long battery life.
Deployable Critical Active Learning (DECAL) System Offers Better Characterization for Improved Diagnostics and Imaging
  • The deployable critical active learning (DECAL) system’s bi-modal interface enables better characterization with large training sets that generate more accurate output for higher precision.
  • The algorithm used during the initialization period creates a framework that can be expanded and generalized to any data method and application.
  •  The DECAL algorithm samples uniquely important, unlabeled data to aid existing active learning systems in generalizing more quickly, providing faster diagnosis statistics.
Artificial Neural Network (ANN) with Unique Input Design that Significantly Reduces Computational Costs of Complex Engineering Systems
  • Neural network’s novel input can utilize first-order schemes and local patches and allows for discontinuities to be reflected accurately and with greater resolution than existing products.
  • This adaptable ANN can be adopted by commercial and scientific research as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with existing software. 
  • Lower costs for running complex and repetitive computations can be achieved by implementing this neural network with an input system that processes low-cost numerical solution patches arising from two or more converging solutions.
Anodically Coloring Molecular Electrochromics (EC) Improve Contrast, Color, and Transitions
  • True black-to-clear transitions with high contrast and color tuning are now possible with anodically coloring electrochromics.
  • Broad absorption supports color mixing and color tunability in the charged state, and color tuning is enabled by manipulating the oscillator strengths of radical cation transitions.  
  • Energy required for practical electrochromic applications is effectively decreased by much lower oxidative potentials, as compared to their corresponding polyamides.
Biologically Inspired Connected Advanced Driver Assistance System
  • Cost-effective: Leverages existing vehicle infrastructure (e.g., sensors, lights) along with an affordable software upgrade to provide enhanced collision avoidance capabilities, typically for less than $500
  • Safety-enhancing: Designed to help prevent up to 94% of automotive crashes by providing reduced lag time and enabling faster driver reaction rates 
  • Convenient: Aims to optimize vehicle travel speeds and reduce traffic congestion and travel times
Atomic Metal Catalysts
  • Innovative: Generates new isomers by changing the order in which atoms are added in a hetero-atomic cluster (can maximize available catalytic sites)
  • Efficient: Creates and optimizes active isomers of atomic metals such as Au and Pd, increasing the catalytic efficiency of these high-demand metals (requires minimal precious catalytic metal)
  • Scalable: Provides a scalable process resulting in theoretically predictable catalytic properties
6451, 5217
Reprocessing, Recycling, and Repairing Covalent Adaptable Network Polymers
  • Environmentally friendly: Recycles fibers and polymers without the use of supercritical chemicals (e.g., acids) 
  • Effective: Allows for pressure-free surface repair and welding 
  • Efficient: Reclaims fibers and polymer with the same mechanical properties as fresh material for use in new products
Two-Phase Thermal Management System for Integrated Motor Cooling
  • High-performance: Utilizes three-dimensional silicon carbide packaging and novel drive topologies with reduced switching losses, leading to increased power density and lower motor system size and weight
  • Embedded: Integrates with the motor and drive electronics rather than requiring an externally attached heat exchanger system
  • Efficient: Dramatically increases volumetric heat removal rates in electric motor systems by employing a wick structure designed to assist liquid delivery to enable evaporative cooling
Heat Dissipation for Microelectronic Systems via Capillary Trap
  • Effective: Dissipates large heat fluxes via 3D heat spreading and evaporative cooling that could approach kW/cm2 and beyond while keeping the surface temperature under 90oC
  • Preventive: Mitigates coolant dry-out at the critical heat flux levels that result in a rapid and large temperature rise and thus cause device burn-out
  • Efficient: Exploits high cooling capabilities associated with phase-change heat transfer through evaporation
Energy Storage for Automotive/Portable Applications
  • Increased storage density — backbone offers high surface area for hydrogen storage
  • Fast and easy — polymer readily folds and unfolds for hydrogen storage and fast release in response to actuation
  • Suitable for packaging — uses compliant polymers as a matrix to assume any form factor
Integrated Cascaded Atomic Beam
  • Reduced cost – due to fabrication techniques that enable mass manufacture and spread of technology
  • Increased generation of collimated atomic beams – due to the miniaturizing of clocks
  • Maximized accuracy of the clock – by improving signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
Variable Center of Gravity for Coaxial Aircraft
  • Efficient- improved payload capacity and increased efficiency
  • Cheaper- reduction in maintenance cost per flight hour due to decreased complexity of rotating components
  • Simpler- reduction in the mechanical complexity
Method for Measuring Quality of Dielectric Liquids
  • Broad applications — can be used for any system that uses weakly-electrolytic fluid
  • Low cost — more accurate results prevent premature fluid changes
  • Efficient — highly sensitive measurements in very short time periods
Scalable, Portable Hydrogen Generation
  • Controlled operation: achieves maximum conversion of fuel to hydrogen and CO2
  • Optimal sizing: performs at most favorable operating conditions to optimize output
  • Rapid scale-up: allows reactors to be stacked for increased processing capacity
3824, 3899, 6239
Micro-scale Fuel Processor for Hydrogen Fuels
  • Scalability — processor can be configured for a variety of processes
  • Ease of operation — simple and robust
  • Compact — overall design can be only a few millimeters to a few centimeters in size
Reducing Vibration During Engine Start
  • Uses a linear combination of constant and time-varying components to tailor the torque profile provided by the EM
  • Results suggest a promising and straightforward technique for reducing vibrations during ICE starting/restarting
  • Improve drive-ability and the overall driving experience, resulting in increased consumer acceptance of HEVs