Technology transition is the core of Lynntech
Lynntech develops world-class technology solutions and is actively engaged in all the stages of technology development from preliminary concept generation and feasibility demonstration all the way through advanced engineering, manufacturing and commercialization.
We have numerous technologies which have progressed from early stage scientific proof-of-concept to advanced research and engineering development, culminating in commercialization.
Cross functional teams bring collaborative benefits to all stages of development at Lynntech. Collaboration plays a key role in transitioning ideas from concept through commercialization.
Lynntech’s Business Development team plays an active role in supporting technology transition. Business Development brings extensive expertise in researching evolving industry needs and in connecting scientists and engineers with potential customers, collaborators and subject matter experts in relevant aerospace, defense and human health platforms.
The following projects were transitioned from an idea stage into the prototype stage and beyond. These projects are at an advanced engineering stage and successfully designed and implemented technology solutions to meet specific customer requirements.
Navy Phase II.5: Electrochemical Breathing Device for Hypoxia Training – Coming to Market Q3 2017 –
High altitude flight presents many risks to pilots including hypoxia which severely affects cognitive function. Current normobaric training devices, such as the Reduced-Oxygen Breathing Device (ROBD) are bulky and impose heavy logistical burdens including the replacement of large compressed gas cylinders and the need for CO2 absorption canisters. Lynntech has developed a mobile, low maintenance, and lightweight Electrochemical Oxygen Separator (EOS) based ROBD with pressure-on-demand capability which delivers oxygen depleted air via an oxygen mask (compatible with the existing mask used by the hypoxia training facilities) to the hypoxia trainee. The Lynntech device includes a pure-oxygen delivery feature to ensure trainee safety and aid recovery in the event of oxygen starvation. Find out more…
Navy Phase II.5: Flexible Power Management System Architecture – Undergoing Operational Testing Q4 2016 –
Lynntech has developed an innovative hybrid energy system for use in mission critical UUV applications. Currently, UUV endurance and capability is reduced by the limited energy density of batteries and the power requirements of high priority missions. The Lynntech UUV fuel cell system solution can accommodate a variety of mission power profiles and can operate as a fully closed system. The Lynntech power solution combines a hybrid battery and fuel cell in order to create a responsive and capable power system for UUVs.
Department of Homeland Security Phase III: Embedded Airborne ISR Solution for Small Target Detection in Maritime Environment – Undergoing Operational Testing Q1 2016 –
Lynntech has developed a powerful Aided Target Detection System (AiTD) for open-water and littoral airborne search. Airborne maritime search is among the most operationally demanding missions facing crews today. Detection requires a constant, detailed scanning of a dynamic environment, seeking a subtle indication of the search target. The new Lynntech technology is revolutionary and has demonstrated drastically improved detection performance for small maritime targets.
Highlights from Current Projects
Lynntech Engineers are leading an effort to develop advanced fuel cell based power systems for unmanned underwater vehicles as an alternate solution to batteries. If successful, this technology has such a broad impact – these vehicles that we are designing power systems for have advanced sensing capability and have been used in tracking down wreckage and the black boxes of recent commercial and private aircrafts that disappeared. They are also used by the military for various stealth operations. Current battery based UUVs can perform missions that last only a very small duration of time, and these vehicles need to be charged overnight before they can go back out for another missions. If Lynntech’s technology is successful, it will allow such UUVs to conduct missions that are twice as long, and can potentially be refueled and turned back around in 1/10th the time it takes batteries to be recharged.
Another example of an Engineering effort that Lynntech engineers are leading includes developing advanced image processing algorithms for airborne maritime search, which is among the most operationally demanding missions facing aircrews today. Detection requires constant, detailed scanning of a dynamic scene for a fleeting, subtle indication of the search target. The environment is physically taxing and missions typically extend over several hours. Current search methods rely on extraordinary human visual acuity and processing capability, unwavering focus, and luck. Lynntech Engineers are developing a revolutionary Wide Area Infrared imaging based technology that has demonstrated drastically improved detection performance for small maritime targets for both commercial and military applications. Our technology displays high-probability regions to the operator for several seconds substantially enhancing the opportunity for target recognition and subsequent identification.