NanoLab, Inc. | Date: 2014-05-05
A method for the production of a transparent conductor deposit on a substrate, the method comprising:
NanoLab, Inc. | Date: 2014-03-19
NanoLab, Inc. | Date: 2015-08-28
A bearing comprising a static component, a liner, a wear indicating sensor and a movable conductive component that will wear the liner, a) where the wear indicating sensor is first affixed to the static component, and said sensor is comprised of a first insulating layer in contact with the static component and a second conductive layer, configured such that the metallic layer and the static component are not in electrical contact, and b) where the liner is positioned between sensor and the moving component, where the liner comprises an insulating layer and a conductive layer, configured such that the insulating layer faces the moving metallic component, and the conductive layer faces the sensor, such that the conductive layer is in electrical contact with the conductive layer of the sensor.
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 149.94K | Year: 2014
ABSTRACT: NanoLab proposes to develop a non-contact data transfer device to replace slip-rings in rotating assemblies. The proposed device will offer up to 300 channels of secure data delivery across the rotating frame at speeds of 20khz or higher. Further this device will be able to handle multiple input types, including thermocouples, strain gauges, and other analog and digital sources. BENEFIT: Slip rings are widely used to carry data and power between stationary and rotating components. That said, they are a significant maintenance burden, and are limited in their ability to handle data. A novel solution is proposed that is non-contact (to reduce the maintenance burden) and capable of high data rate.
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 124.26K | Year: 2016
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 699.42K | Year: 2013
Need: NASA faces challenges in imaging and characterizing faint astrophysical objects within the glare of brighter stellar sources. Achieving a very low background requires control of both scattered and diffracted light.Significance of the Innovation: Aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes have recently been recognized as having world-leading optical absorption, far above competing state of the art materials. The nanotube array's diffuse reflectance (10-7) was demonstrated at two orders of magnitude lower than commercially available low reflectance carbons (10-5). The integrated total reflectance 0.045%, bested the field of competing materials, which are typically>1% at optical wavelengths. However, these arrays were produced on silicon, so they have limited utility for aerospace applications. NanoLab identified the potential to grow these arrays on flexible substrates, and proposed a Phase I effort to explore their properties.
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 747.76K | Year: 2013
A sensor was developed in the Phase I effort that enabled the measurement of a wear liner thickness in a bearing. The goal of the Phase II effort is to mature that sensor into a system that can be qualified in spherical bearings such as AS81820 and AS81819. To reach that goal, NanoLab and its subcontractors will refine the sensor design, demonstrate their insertion and operation in a bearing environment, develop readout electronics for maintainers, and test the bearings with sensors against the applicable standards.
NanoLab, Inc. | Date: 2015-08-20
Apparatus for detecting and identifying a chemical species in an environment, the apparatus comprising: a plurality of carbon nanotubes arranged to form a network, the network comprising a plurality of inter-carbon nanotube junctions; a plurality of electrical contacts, each of the plurality of electrical contacts being connected to the network such that the anisotropic electrical characteristics of the network can be measured dynamically while the network is exposed to the environment; wherein the network possesses electrical anisotrophy such that the ratio of the number of inter-carbon nanotube junctions which must be traversed by current per length of the plurality of carbon nanotubes differs for different directions within the network along the path from one of the plurality of electrical contacts to another of the plurality of electrical contacts, and further wherein the electrical anisotrophy of the network changes when a chemical species is present in the environment.
NanoLab, Inc. | Date: 2013-10-15
NanoLab, Inc. | Date: 2014-10-31
A spherical bearing comprising: